Archiv der Kategorie: Diplomacy

Diplomacy Round Up

Around the world of diplomacy, some good news! From America’s most effective diplomats, after Redlegs, a dash of awesome: “‘No Second Guesses:’ Selfridge Pilots Share Story of Emergency Landing” There’s an old saying in the Air Force: Any landing you … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Air Force, Aviation, China, Diplomacy, Korea | Verschlagwortet mit | 1 Kommentar

Ignoring Relevant Information

Austin Bay offers this opinion on the current application of American power against Kim Jong-Un. Did you see or read any of these news stories referenced in the opinion? Or, was your newsfeed caught up in the cluck-fest of Diplomat … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Diplomacy, Elements of National Power, Korea | 2 Kommentare

Hawaii Under the Gun?

Yes. Alaska too, I believe. Stand by for high winds and heavy seas. I certainly hope this does not go catastrophic, but I earnestly hope and desire that this country and her allies can de-fang the rogue state of North Korea. … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Defending the Homeland, Diplomacy, Korea | 3 Kommentare

War Sycophants and ROTC Kids

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Tom Ricks lecture at Arizona State University.  In his retirement as a defense reporter he is a Fellow at Center on the Future of War.  He currently writes the Foreign Policy Blog: … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Afghanistan, Air Force, Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, China, Diplomacy, Friends & Allies, Marine Corps, Mattis, NATO, Uncategorized | 2 Kommentare

Lost in the 50s, or Something

Seems like the 1950s are hip and with it again. Are the parallels valid? Michael Totten reviews Ike’s PhD seminar in foreign affairs. And he thought Montgomery was bad! Thank goodness, then, for Hudson Institute senior fellow Michael Doran’s valiant … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Constitution, Diplomacy, History | 1 Kommentar

State Department Leadership Vacancies

While the chattering classes gasp and wheeze, I view this as a positive development: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s job running the State Department just got considerably more difficult. The entire senior level of management officials resigned Wednesday, part of … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Diplomacy, Idiocy | 2 Kommentare

Birthright Citizenship

This post is in response to a question raised by our fellow alum and master educator (not kidding – he’s won an award for his teaching – belated congrats Prof!) MikeB. The question posed was: “…[W]ould you consider ending ‚birthright … Weiterlesen

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Landmines: Not a Love Story

I have been in a few minefields. Some I knew about, some I didn’t. In one case, we conducted a marksmanship range for our companies of the Afghan National Army near Pol-i-Charki. Marksmanship is a rather loose interpretation of sending … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Constitution, Defending the Homeland, Diplomacy | 5 Kommentare

Potty-mouthed Squirrels

While the News Media fixes the attention of Low-Information Voters with a game of „SQUIRREL! (the Potty-mouth Edition),“ the Russians are very busy executing a far-reaching strategy. SQUIRREL! (the Potty-mouth Edition): entertainment + voting guidance for the voter who just … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Declaration of War, Diplomacy, Russia, Strategy | Kommentar hinterlassen

State Department Spokesmouth Laughs at Transparency

WTF?? A top State Department spokesman on Thursday boasted that his department is open and transparent, but could hardly finish the sentence before erupting in laughter. „Welcome to the State Department,“ spokesman Mark Toner said. „I think we have some … Weiterlesen

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