THE recent nuclear deal with Iran has caused a predictable furor among Middle East hawks. But it offers an opportunity for a much bigger breakthrough: rapprochement and, eventually, even strategic cooperation with Iran.
America must now begin to think about a gradual realignment of its Middle East policy, one that aims to reintegrate Iran [...]
“The homeland is no longer a sanctuary,” Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said. “Some strategic seminars we ran about a year ago [showed that] if we’re engaged in a conflict virtually anywhere in the globe there is likely to be [...]
Let’s be clear: At stake in the East China Sea are not just some flyspeck islands, but regional power balance, a rules-based order, freedom of navigation of the skies and seas, and access to maritime resources, including seabed minerals. If China gets its way, the path to a Sino-centric Asia would open.
First, let’s take Flash (Dec. 17), which ran a “Simulated breakout of war over the Senkakus,” with Mamoru Sato, a former Air Self-Defense Force general, providing editorial supervision. Flash’s scenario has the same tense tone as a Clancy novel, including dialog. On a day in August 2014, a radar operator instructs patrolling F-15J pilots to [...]
For the first time in U.S. history, Chinese Communist troops conducted exercises on U.S. soil. The administration says this was an important opportunity for America and China to get to know each other better and build trust. But is inviting your enemies into your house really such a good idea?
Today marks the 72nd anniversary of the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. It is clear that the lessons of that terrible day have been all but forgotten by the United States. As they did in the months and years before December 7, 1941, the lights of freedom and safety are going out across the globe.
‘Pollak also said he has felt like he was reliving the Mbeki years during Obama’s tenure as president.’
Pollak told Levin that since Mandela retired, “South Africa has gone in a more statist” and “tyrannical” direction. He noted that Mandela’s successor, Thabo Mbeki, believed in “top-down leadership and redistribution,” while dividing the country much like [...]
The Naval Research Lab just launched a drone from a submerged submarine – giving a huge edge to the future of special operations.
It took six years to develop and launch an all-electric, fuel cell-powered, folding-wing drone aircraft from a submerged submarine. The eXperimental Fuel Cell Unmanned Aerial System, or XFC UAS, was fired from [...]
‘It means that the equilibrium of Asia is being deranged. We should expect the risk of armed conflict [with China] to grow unless and until the United States moves decisively to repair its defenses and reinforce its alliances.’
So after a long period of time Asia has reached a tipping point: Stable state (peace) to [...]
‘”Experts know quite well that it takes U.S. missiles 15 to 16 minutes to reach Moscow from the Barents Sea,” Putin said, according to the Associated Press.’
Apparently, nuclear attack is on the mind of Putin. Is it on the mind of anyone in the West?
The Russian leader replied that the United States hasn’t [...]