Category POTUS

A (Resignation) Letter To Defense Secretary Mark Esper

A (Resignation) letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper By James N. Miller The Washington Post · by James N. Miller · June 2, 2020 June 2, 2020 Hon. Mark T. Esper Secretary of Defense The Pentagon Washington, D.C., 20301 Dear Secretary Esper, I resign from the Defense Science Board, effective immediately. When I joined the Board in early 2014, […]

USS Mustin Guided Missile Destroyer Conducts Freedom-Of-Navigation Ops In South China Sea

USS Mustin The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation in the South China Sea this week, challenging claims by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam over access to the waters near the Paracel Islands. Here’s a look at USS Mustin (DDG-89) on recent deployments and training exercises. https://www.nationalreview.com/photos/uss-mustin-navy-guided-missile-destroyer/#slide-1 Pictured: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin transits the Philippine Sea, March […]

‘A Single Clenched Fist’: Russia Defiant But Anxious As U.S. Seeks To End Its Monopoly On Manned Space Flight

‘A Single Clenched Fist’: Russia Defiant But Anxious As U.S. Seeks To End Its Monopoly On Manned Space Flight May 29, 2020 17:05 GMT Updated May 30, 2020 20:01 GMT Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty By Matthew Luxmoore Astronauts Doug Hurley (left) and Robert Behnken on their way to SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft. MOSCOW — As veteran NASA […]

U.S. Eyes Use Of Security Brigade In Tunisia Amid Russia Concerns

U.S. eyes use of security brigade in Tunisia amid Russia concerns Reuters · by 2 Min Read · May 30, 2020 TUNIS (Reuters) – The United States is looking to use one of its Security Force Assistance Brigades in Tunisia, its military said on Friday, amid concern over Russian activity in Libya. Libya’s civil war has drawn in […]

Some Options Open To Trump In Response To Hong Kong crisis

Some options open to Trump in response to Hong Kong crisis in.reuters.com · by 3 Min Read FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump is seated prior to signing an executive order regarding social media companies in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo (Reuters) – China’s parliament is […]

Inhofe, Reed Back New Military Fund To Confront China

David Maxwell Comment:  “Recall when we excited the “Asian Pivot” during the previous administration?  We provided almost no resources to do and it was really a lip serve exercise.  I think in the ned it was going to raise the apportioned force level from 50% of US military forces to 55% but as “apportioned” forces […]

Xi Jinping To Chinese Military: ‘It Is Necessary To Prepare For War’

Xi Jinping to Chinese Military: ‘It Is Necessary to Prepare for War’ 77 Kevin Frayer/Getty Images John Hayward 28 May 2020394 4:32 In an address to Chinese military officers at the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress (NPC), Communist China’s rubber-stamp legislature, dictator Xi Jinping said it was important to “step up preparations for armed […]

Communist China’s Imperialist Dreams Of Dividing The World

Communist China’s imperialist dreams of dividing the world Belt and Road Initiative is about more than infrastructure washingtontimes.com · by Clifford D. May Communist China’s imperialist dreams illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times more > ANALYSIS/OPINION: A century ago, Vladimir Lenin wrote a book titled “Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism.” I doubt it occurred to […]

U.S. Officially Declares That Hong Kong Is No Longer Autonomous

U.S. Officially Declares That Hong Kong Is No Longer Autonomous ‘It is now clear that China is modeling Hong Kong after itself,’ said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-officially-declares-that-hong-kong-is-no-longer-autonomous-11590596133?mod=hp_lead_pos6 By Jessica Donati Updated May 27, 2020 6:57 pm ET WASHINGTON—The State Department determined that Hong Kong no longer has a high degree of autonomy from […]

Last Chance For U.S. To Counter China’s Rise

Last chance for US to counter China’s rise China has leveraged the Covid-19 crisis to assert its power across Asia while traditional US allies feel increasingly left in the lurch asiatimes.com · by Grant Newsham · May 27, 2020 When you’ve got a house full of sick people you don’t usually go out looking for a fight. But […]