Brandon J. Weichert

About Brandon J. Weichert

Brandon J. Weichert is a contributing editor to American Greatness. A former Republican congressional staffer and national security expert, he also runs "The Weichert Report" (, an online journal of geopolitics. He holds master's degree in statecraft and national security from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. He is also an associate member of New College at Oxford University and holds a B.A. in political science from DePaul University. He is currently completing a book on national security space policy due out next year.

War with Iran is Coming

In recent weeks, two seminal events have occurred that make war with Iran more likely. First, Iran (currently struggling with growing domestic unrest because of the horrific economic conditions in that country) has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz. Second, Iranian-backed Houthi Rebels in Yemen have attacked two Saudi Arabian-flagged oil tankers

By | 2018-07-28T22:44:14+00:00 July 29th, 2018|

Peter Strzok’s Affair is a National Security Crisis

FBI agent Peter Strzok held one of the most important national security positions in the entire bloated federal government. Strzok was the chief of the counterespionage section of the FBI. While working in that capacity, Strzok oversaw the FBI’s much-maligned investigation into Hillary Clinton’s personal email server. Strzok’s fingers were in several other major

By | 2018-07-15T05:27:59+00:00 July 15th, 2018|

Putin Needs a Deal With Trump

The Russian Federation controls one of the largest nuclear arsenals in the world. In fact, Russia’s nonstrategic nuclear weapons arsenal is likely larger and more advanced than its counterpart in the United States. To compound matters, the Russians have stationed a large portion of those nonstrategic nuclear warheads in a part of Europe

By | 2018-07-07T17:45:10+00:00 July 8th, 2018|

Obama and Bush Were the Autocrats, Not Trump

The supposed autocrat, President Donald J. Trump, relentlessly has followed the law in seeking to gain approval for his executive order placing a temporary travel moratorium on seven countries (five of which happen to be majority-Muslim states). Some autocrat! Because of tweets the president issued about the moratorium (and a few statements Trump

By | 2018-06-29T13:00:42+00:00 June 29th, 2018|

The Pentagon Should Build the Wall

Illegal immigration into the United States is surging yet again. In response, the Trump Administration in April enacted a controversial “zero-tolerance” policy to prosecute anyone caught crossing the border unlawfully. As a result, a few thousand children—some quite young—were separated from their parents, many of whom were requesting asylum. Last week, President Trump

By | 2018-06-25T00:15:18+00:00 June 25th, 2018|

Space Nationalism Now!

Donald Trump has yet again followed through on one of his promises: he is reinvigorating America’s space policy. The White House has finally taken seriously those of us who have called for the weaponization of space. Placing strategic weapons into orbit would better defend the United States from attack, as well as threaten

By | 2018-06-19T18:18:05+00:00 June 20th, 2018|

The Deep State is Winning

The Justice Department on Thursday released its highly anticipated inspector general report detailing how the FBI handled its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails during the 2016 presidential election. Bottom line: it was all former FBI Director James Comey’s fault. Oh, it also casts some blame on the former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch,

By | 2018-06-15T18:09:10+00:00 June 16th, 2018|

A Nation of Laws, Not Regulations—Or Regulators

For several months, the American people have been inundated with a total media freakout about the Trump Administration’s consistent violation of sacrosanct “processes.” Whether it be President Trump’s endless tweets; his unwillingness fully to cooperate with the special counsel’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia; or Trump’s recent spate

By | 2018-06-14T00:15:01+00:00 June 14th, 2018|