Category POTUS

Trump Pushes Advisers To Pull Troops From Afghanistan Due To COVID-19

Trump pushes advisers to pull troops from Afghanistan due to COVID-19 NBC News · by Carol E. LeeCarol E. Lee is an NBC News correspondent. · April 27, 2020 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has pushed his military and national security advisers in recent days to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan amid concerns about a major […]

Why The U.S. Withdrew Its Bombers From Guam

David Maxwell Comment:  “Strategic reassurance. Strategic resolve.  This author thinks we are giving them up.”    Conclusion:   From within the US, questions are bound to arise about America’s commitment to maintaining forward deterrence while a major potential adversary, China, is building up capabilities and adding impressive technology-based systems to its arsenal. Why the US […]

Trump Chooses Tata, A Retired General, For Top Defense Post

Trump Chooses Tata, a Retired General, for Top Defense Post Bloomberg · by Jennifer Jacobs · April 23, 2020 Anthony Tata, a retired Army brigadier general and Fox News commentator, will be named to a top job at the Pentagon, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday night. Tata, a West Point graduate who has published […]

CIA Agents: How Bill Clinton Stopped Us From Preventing 9/11

CIA Agents: How Bill Clinton Stopped Us From Preventing 9/11 In an exclusive clip from the Showtime documentary “The Longest War,” premiering April 19, CIA agents explain how Bill Clinton blocked the U.S. from killing Osama bin Laden. Marlow Stern Senior Entertainment Editor Published Apr. 19, 2020 5:00AM ET The Daily Beast · by Marlow Stern · April […]

Thornberry Wants $6 Billion This Year To Launch Counter-China Fund

Excerpts:   “The Indo-Pacific has been called our highest priority theater and I believe that is true. It is time to put our money where our mouth is,” Thornberry told Defense News. “This effort consolidates and funds the policies, infrastructure, and platforms needed to reassure our allies and partners while we deter China. It also […]

U.S. Offers $5 Million Reward For Information On North Korean Hackers

May  want to be very careful with this. It would not be a surprise at all — if at times Kim Jong-Un sets up some of his own people/hackers, and attempts to collect on the reward somehow.  RCP, fortunascorner.com  US offers $5 million reward for information on North Korean hackers | ZDNet ZDNet · by Catalin Cimpanu […]

COVID-19 Slams West’s Nuke Carriers While China Signals Taiwan, Japan

Excerpts: Navy officials say it’s still unclear how COVID-19 made it aboard the TR. Many observers have pointed to its March 4 port call in Da Nang, Vietnam, blaming Capt. Brett Crozier for the visit. However, the port call had been signed off on by his boss’ bosses, Indo-Pacom commander Adm. Philip Davidson and Adm. […]

The Shakedown of South Korea Has Failed | The American Conservative

The Shakedown of South Korea Has Failed | The American Conservative The American Conservativ South Korean President Moon Jae-in and President , Donald Trump in November 2017. By Korea Culture and Information Service/Public Domain April 13, 2020| 7:39 pm Daniel Larison The Trump administration’s attempt to strongarm South Korea into a large increase in spending on the basing […]

Hypersonic Weapons COVID-19 And The Weapons Of The Future: By Seth Cropsey

  Seth Cropsey is always worth reading. Feel the same with respect to Bing West.  RCP, fortunascorner.com   Hypersonic Weapons COVID-19 and the Weapons of the Future Seth Cropsey Seth Cropsey – The American Interest The coronavirus outbreak is straining U.S. deterrence and power projection abilities—and revealing our glaring vulnerabilities in the realm of hypersonic […]

Inside Trump’s Standoff With South Korea Over Defense Costs

David Maxwell Comment:  “A good overview.  We need to stop the madness and get this resolved.  Victor Cha advocates for a 1 year interim agreement (https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20200410000300325?section=news)and I recommend a 2 year agreement sustained at the current level of funding (https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2020/03/18/competing-crises%3A-a-failed-rok-us-burden-sharing-agreement-and-the-coronavirus-in-north-korea). We cannot allow this to drag on.  We are hammering people, we are reducing readiness, and […]