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Trump’s Foreign Policy, With the Press Distracted, Is Starting To Cohere

Trump’s Foreign Policy,  With the Press Distracted,  Is Starting To Cohere By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun | March 21, 2017   Though it is hard to believe some days, the political atmosphere in Washington is slowly settling down. The Democrats drone tiresomely on, battering the piñata that there is no evidence that President Obama tapped candidate […]

The World On January 20, 2017: By Victor Davis Hansen

The World On January 20, 2017 March 14, 2017 3:31 pm / Leave a Comment / victorhanson by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review Red-blue tensions at home, mounting dangers abroad Most Americans are worried about our domestic crises. Obama left office after doubling the debt to $20 trillion. Near-zero interest rates over eight years have […]

Two Articles/Studies: ‘Iran’s Assad Regime;’ & ‘The Pitfalls Of Relying On Kurdish Forces To Counter ISJIS’

Iran’s Assad Regime The Pitfalls of Relying on Kurdish Forces to Counter ISIS_ Both studies were produced by the Institute For The Study Of War; and can be accessed at the links provided above.  V/R, RCP

What An Egyptian-Iranian Thaw Would Mean For U.S. Foreign Policy In The Region

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/322293-what-an-egyptian-iranian-thaw-would-mean-for-us-foreign What An Egyptian-Iranian Thaw Would Mean For U.S. Foreign Policy In The Region BY HAISAM HASSANEIN AND WESAM HASSANEIN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 03/04/17 09:00 AM EST 6 51 51   © Getty Images The Trump administration has adopted an aggressive approach towards Iran.  It seeks to establish a unified front of Arab Sunni states against Iranian […]

BREAKING NEWS: Islamic Extremists ‘Shoot Down Syrian Fighter With Home-Made Anti-Aircraft Missile

BREAKING NEWS:  Islamic Extremists ‘Shoot Down Syrian Fighter With Home-Made Anti-Aircraft Missile http://www.fortunascorner.com      Hannah al-Othman writes in the March 4, 2017 edition of the Daily Mail Online, that “Islamic extremists shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter aircraft near the Syrian town of Idlib, along the Turkish/Syrian border earlier this morning.   The […]

NATO And EU Need ‘Grand Strategy’ To Resist Putin, Says General

https://www.ft.com/content/e8dc5f7c-ff67-11e6-8d8e-a5e3738f9ae4 Financial Times MYFT Financial Times MYFT Nato‎ NATO And EU Need ‘Grand Strategy’ To Resist Putin, Says General Senior British officer in alliance concerned over Russian opportunism General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, deputy supreme commander of the Allied Forces in Europe © AFP YESTERDAY by: Sam Jones in Mons Nato cannot deter Russia alone and […]

The Future Of Transatlantic Defense: More Europe

http://nationalinterest.org/ blog/russias-nuclear-missile- death-train-arriving-2019- 19581 The Future Of Transatlantic Defense: More Europe February 26, 2017 | Kaitlin Lavinder Photo: iStock.com/artjazz The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. subscribe now Europe faced a wave of ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks last year, from Brussels to Nice to Berlin. As ISIS-occupied territories in Iraq and Syria continue […]

Will There Be A “Great Raid” Into Syria?

Will There Be A “Great Raid” Into Syria? by Gary Anderson Journal Article |  February 25, 2017 – 3:37pm http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/will-there-be-a-%E2%80%9Cgreat-raid%E2%80%9D-into-syria Will There Be A “Great Raid” Into Syria? Gary Anderson If CNN sources are correct, Pentagon officials are contemplating advising the president to send conventional ground troops to Syria. There are some good reasons to do […]

The Tactics Russian Intelligence Uses To Harass Foreign Diplomats

Comments by Dave Maxwell:  The 64 page report can be downloaded directly here.  https://www.teabeamet.ee/pdf/2017-en-c482143c.pdf  Thanks to the Estonians for putting this together.   We should not jettison the lessons of the Cold War and the Soviet era.  We should remember the threats our diplomats face from the Russians. The Tactics Russian Intelligence Uses To Harass Foreign […]

Russian Cruise Missile, Deployed Secretly, Violates Treaty, Officials Say

Russian Cruise Missile, Deployed Secretly, Violates Treaty, Officials Say By MICHAEL R. GORDONFEB. 14, 2017 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Share Tweet Email More Save Photo President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia last week. Russia’s reported deployment of a new type of missile presents another challenge to its relations with the United […]