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" (www.theweichertreport.com), 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.

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|

Trump’s Manful North Korea Policy

The Trump-Kim Jong-un summit should not be seen as a “victory” for either party. However, the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un sets the proverbial stage for more fruitful forthcoming talks between the two leaders (remember: the Cold War did not end after one meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev—it’s about building

By | 2018-06-11T19:48:51+00:00 June 11th, 2018|

Peace in Our Time? The Trump-Putin Summit

The Wall Street Journal reports that the White House is working toward a summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump. In the meeting, expect Trump to share whatever national secrets he hasn’t already divulged to Putin while eating  copious amounts borscht. Maybe Jared Kushner and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov could

By | 2018-06-03T15:31:18+00:00 June 4th, 2018|