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Ukraine

There has been considerable celebration over Ukraine's offensive against Russia. The Ukrainians have liberated large parts of their...

Morality and Intelligence...And Beyond

I was watching a portion of a podcast on TikTok, hence the watching rather than listening, where the concept of enhanced interrogation,...

The Woke Military?

Woke: aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice) - Merriam-Webster I...

The Intelligence Assault on the West

Agent of Influence: An agent of some stature who uses his or her position to influence public opinion or decision-making to produce...

We Are Destroying This Nation

I spent 28 years of my adult life defending this country. I don't say that to obtain admiration, to pat myself on the back, or to gain...

Can We Win A New Cold War?

I was re-reading NSC-68 the other day (NSC-68 United States Objectives and Programs for National Security (fas.org), the height of...

Afghanistan - This is on All of US

I have been hesitant to write about the current situation in Afghanistan. There are thousands of articles on the topic, not to mention...

The China Threat

By now, everyone should be painfully aware of the “China threat.” It is all over the place: television, newspapers, periodicals, you name...

Counternarcotics and the War on Drugs

You don't hear much about the war on drugs anymore. Partly because it has been displaced on the news by the War on Terror, War in Iraq...

National Security Background - Iran

As I noted in my previous post on national security background, we need to understand the other side, we need to view the situation from...

 

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