Ash Carter, 1954-2022

A brilliant national security leader is gone too soon.

Biden Continuing Trump Foreign Policy?

Normalcy is not a bad thing.

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Doves Split Over Ukraine

Foreign policy makes strange bedfellows.

Shinzo Abe Murdered

Japan’s longest-serving prime minister was killed at a campaign rally. He was 67.

Zelensky’s Plea for Help

Ukraine’s leader wants more help than he’s going to get.

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Putin’s Offramp?

It’s hard to see how this crisis ends.

The Beginning of a Response to the Beginning of an Invasion

The first shoe has dropped.

Is Autocracy Really Winning?

A depressing magazine piece argues it is.

Milley and Woodward Revisited

A follow-up to yesterday’s analysis.

OTB 2003 Revisited

A blast from the past.

North Korea Restarts Yongbyon Reactor

Because Afghanistan and Hurricane Ida weren’t enough for the Biden administration to deal with.

Donald Rumsfeld, 1932-2021

He was both the youngest and oldest man to run the Pentagon.

The Ivies=NK?

Or, you know, not.

Ralph Puckett Gets Medal of Honor 70 Years Too Late

The 94-year-old legend is finally getting his due.

President Biden’s First Press Conference

The media became the story but the President was the news.

Jay Leno Apologizes for Asian Jokes

His stale jokes about eating dog have drawn fire for years.

The SolarWinds Attack

Our enemies are getting more brazen and sophisticated in their cyber warfare.

Foreign Interference in the 2020 Elections

The Russians are at it again, with the cooperation of the Trump administration and its enablers.

Tulsa Flipped the Script from Horror to Comedy

Something significant was going to happen to Tulsa. Who could have predicted a genre shift?

Bolton: Trump Asked China to Help Re-Election

Some explosive charges in the former National Security Advisor’s book.

Kim Jong Un Makes Public Appearance

The reports of the the North Korean dictator’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

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What if Kim Jong Un is Dead?

Some informed speculation.

Rumor Has It…

North Korea’s Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un, may be seriously ill.

Liberty U. Sticking with Face-to-Face Instruction

It is hard not to see this as a politically driven move.

Trump’s Threat To Attack Iranian Cultural Sites Would Probably Be A War Crime

President Trump’s threat to attack Iranian cultural sites would most likely constitute a war crime if he actually carried it out.

More on Trump’s Foreign Policy

Policies towards Iran and NK are both a mess.

The Vacuity of Trump’s NK Policy

More evidence that Trump really doesn’t know what he is doing. (Or just doesn’t care).

Kim Jong-Un Announces End Of Testing Moratorium

With one speech, Kim Jong-Un has demonstrated the Trump Administration’s North Korea policy to have been an utter failure.

North Korea Treated Trump Like A Chump, And He Fell For It

New reports indicate that the North Koreans never took any of the steps to reduce their research programs that President Trump claimed they did.

New Year Likely To Bring A “Gift” From North Korea

The DPRK is promising a “gift” to the United States. The only question seems to be what form it will take.

It’s Official, Trump’s Policy Toward North Korea Is A Failure

WIth North Korea’s end of the year deadline for progress on talks quickly approaching, it is clear that the Trump Administration’s policies with regard to the DPRK have failed.

Trump’s Brain Dead North Korea Policy

With the clock ticking down to the end of the year and a deadline imposed by the DPRK on talks with the U.S., the Trump Administration’s North Korea policy is in a shambles.

The Trouble With Trump’s Pardons For War Criminals

Donald Trump’s pardons of soldiers convicted of war crimes sends the wrong message to the military, to our allies, and to the world.

Democrats Clash In Fifth Debate

The fifth Democratic debate brought some candidate clashes, but hardly the no-holds-barred type of event you might expect for this late in the pre-primary process.

North Korea Not Interested In Any Talks With U.S.

The Trump Administration’s strategy in North Korea is an utter failure.

Trump Clears American Soldiers Involved In War Crimes

Against the advice of his top military advisers, President Trump has cleared three American soldiers of war crimes, sending a horrible signal to the world and to the troops in the field.

Elizabeth Warren And The Commander In Chief Test

So far at least, Elizabeth Warren is not doing a good job of articulating her foreign policy positions. That needs to change if she’s going to be a serious candidate.

Senate Report Details Russian Interference In 2016 Election, Warns About 2020

A new Senate Intelligence Committee report adds to the evidence regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election.

North Korea Throws Cold Water On Future Negotiations

North Korea appears to be pulling back from any future negotiations over its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, leaving the Trump Administration’s Korea policy in shambles.

Trump Promised Xi That The U.S. Would Remain Silent About Hong Kong

President Trump has reportedly pledged to Chinese President Xi Jinping that the United States would not speak out against Chinese actions in Hong Kong.

Trump Phone Call Triggered Whistleblower Complaint

A mysterious conversation with a foreign leader is at the center of a controversy between the intelligence community and Congress.

Bolton Was A Bad Consigliere, But Trump Is A Bad Don

John Bolton was not a good National Security Adviser, but the real problem with Trump Administration foreign policy comes from the man at the top.

President Trump Fires John Bolton

President Trump took to Twitter late this morning to fire his third National Security Adviser.

North Korea Sends Another Warning To The Trump Administration

Meanwhile, on the Korean Peninsula…..

Pressure Continues On Mike Pompeo To Run For Senate In Kansas

Republicans from around the country want Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for Senate in Kansas. Because they’re afraid they can’t win without him.

Trump: I Am “The Chosen One”

Donald Trump’s delusions of grandeur are getting more and more bizarre.