National Defense

Iran’s Space Threat is the Problem

One can expect Iran to launch many more satellites into orbit over the next year or so to complete the constellation it is developing. At that point, both North Korea and Iran would have the capability to threaten the technological American military with certain defeat.

Why the Russian Obsession at State?

In designating the Russian Imperial Movement as a “terrorist organization” without designating the Muslim Brotherhood, the U.S. foreign policy bureaucracy has brushed aside all the objections raised over the years for blocking designation of the foreign-based Islamist terrorist support network.

Is Xi Jinping Losing China’s ‘Mandate of Heaven’?

The coronavirus outbreak and its impact on Chinese politics is probably the most important event for China since Mao’s “Great Leap Forward.” China’s long history suggests there is a pattern to these events that ends with the old regime being swept away and replaced by another.

Do We Own Our Military?

This is bigger than just one buggy, unflyable fighter jet. This is a matter of national security and American sovereignty.

A Cyber Terrorism Campaign Is Coming

Rather than obfuscate the recent events in Pensacola, the U.S. government should declare that the country is at risk as never before to a jihadist cyberattack. And it must go on an emergency war footing to defend our vulnerable assets in cyberspace.

Prudence and Presidential Pardons

While it may sound strange to some, the idea of restraint in war helps to civilize a brutal human activity and to limit the descent of soldiers into barbarism. But war also gives rise to ambiguous situations.