US-Japan Unifying Command Structure

A long overdue strengthening of a key alliance.

Red Lines

The perils of speaking loudly while carrying a small stick.

Protecting Privacy in a World Without Privacy

A well-intentioned but likely doomed effort.

Biden and Trump Are Apparently Old

Stop me if you’ve heard this one . . .

A Bad Year For The West?

The BBC’s security correspondent thinks so.

Bill Richardson, 1947-2023

The longtime politician and statesman is gone at 75.

Ukraine vs Taiwan

Do we have to pick one?

Alabama Chinese Property Bill Update

The state Senate has amended the bill considerably.

“Ukraine Fatigue Resolution”

Another bill doomed to die.

We’re Doomed! Doomed!

We’re all gonna die, folks.

Japan’s Shift to Robust Military Ally

A more dangerous world is changing the relationship.

Policies in Conflict

The Biden Administration wants clean energy but only for some.

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.