NATO

AS OUR WORLD TURNS IN TRANSITION… (…its known order of things seems to be falling apart) Long ago, as a mush-brained freshman at Georgetown University, one of our favorite courses was something called – The History of Civilization – .

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HEADING BACKWARDS TO SQUARE ONE AGAIN… (…and much too close to the line for a confrontation that could destroy us all) The current major NATO exercise going on in Poland seems to be another exercise in saber rattling which can

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MISSILE, MISSILE…WHO THE HELL’S GOT OUR MISSILE? (…or how to lose sensitive munitions…without really trying) A recent news item in the Wall Street Journal caught our attention the other day. Mainly because it seems to confirm that we Americans have

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STRATEGIC STEALTH MOVES… (…for expanded economic hegemony in East Asia) The presidents of both Taiwan and China will be meeting for talks in Singapore shortly, after more than a half century of each opposing and pretending that the other had

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ADAPTATIONS FROM THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE PLAYBOOK… (…as a scenario to create rabid hounds for the spread of jihadist terror…) The recent barbaric assault on the French weekly magazine – Charlie Hebdo – in Paris, should disabuse everyone that the extreme

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MYOPIC NATIONAL AGENDAS BLOCKING EFFECTIVE STRATEGIC EFFORTS (…as the US and Turkey just tiptoe further into the fray with only band-aid support…) The ISIS/ISIL wildfire continues to rage with little or no containment, much less any real signs of it

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SOUNDING MUCH LIKE THE JAWBONING OF ASSES… (…and that ain’t the way Sampson did it) The Russia-Ukraine crisis rumbles on…and off…and on…and off. Another dismal example of what happens when – talk- is the only response to aggression. The problem

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