Brandon J. Weichert

About Brandon J. Weichert

Brandon J. Weichert is a geopolitical analyst who manages The Weichert Report. He is a contributing editor at American Greatness and a contributor at The American Spectator . His writings on national security have appeared in Real Clear Politics and he has been featured on the BBC and CBS News. Follow him on Twitter at @WeTheBrandon.

The Democratic Party, Not America, Is Experiencing a Civil War

Contrary to the overheated speculation of so many, the United States is not on the cusp of another civil war. Sure, things are tense in America’s political system. Things usually are. Americans are not, however, about to take up arms against each other and hunt down those with whom they disagree. Instead, what

By | 2019-04-02T18:32:36-07:00 April 2nd, 2019|

Andrew Yang Is Right: Americans Will Need a Guaranteed Income

The Democratic Party features a litany of presidential candidates who are, for various reasons, unelectable. Among them, however, is one candidate who is at least raising a vital issue with the potential to affect every American. He is Andrew Yang. A Gen-Xer who made his wealth in Big Tech, Yang has been on

By | 2019-03-27T13:13:43-07:00 March 26th, 2019|

America’s Defense Establishment: Too Big to Succeed

The United States has a problem: it has a military-industrial complex built on assumptions about international security dating from the last century. Despite maintaining a larger defense budget than the next 10 countries behind it, the United States has been painfully slow to respond to the new, relatively cheap, threats of the 21st

By | 2019-03-19T18:00:51-07:00 March 19th, 2019|

Switzerland’s Foreign Policy Should Be a Model for America

As I have written previously, many elites think of the United States as being in a position similar to that of the vulnerable Hapsburg Empire: a large empire possessing indefensible frontiers. But, this comparison flawed. In fact, a more precise analogue to the United States is Switzerland. A federal republic like the United

By | 2019-03-07T23:41:05-07:00 March 7th, 2019|

Tulsi Gabbard vs. the War Party

Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is the latest victim of the corporate media’s smear machine. Although a liberal Democrat, Gabbard is a retired U.S. Army major who served in a medical unit during the Iraq War. Despite a number of untenable domestic policy positions, her foreign policy instincts reflect a far more conservative predilection

By | 2019-03-04T19:45:21-07:00 March 4th, 2019|

Trump Lost Nothing in Hanoi

When Donald J. Trump took office in January 2017, the outgoing Obama Administration national security team cautioned Trump’s transition team that North Korea was a significant nuclear threat. Obama White House officials explained how North Korea’s leaders had built up their nascent nuclear arsenal. Since at least 2013, the Obama Administration knew about

By | 2019-02-28T13:36:00-07:00 February 28th, 2019|