Category Archives: Foriegn Policy

APAC Developments

A little while back, I posted about the increased intercepts of Chinese aircraft that were happening in Japan.  Over the last several days, several other pieces of news in the region caught my eye.  Now, maybe it is just me … Continue reading

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Shocked…

It appears that the International Atomic Energy Agency agrees with what the world has assumed to be true for four years now. Well, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN’s nuclear watchdog agency has come out and said that it strongly thinks … Continue reading

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Border Incursions

Well it looks like things on the southern border are beginning to heat up, and get some more media attention.  The most recent focus has seemed to be on the cartel battles taking place within Mexico, and any flow of … Continue reading

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9 Year War and Grand Strategy

Interesting piece of work. “9/11 and the 9-Year War is republished with permission of STRATFOR.” By George Friedman It has now been nine years since al Qaeda attacked the United States. It has been nine years in which the primary … Continue reading

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Korean Garands

A lot of controversy surrounding a recent decision to not allow the return or sale of a number of weapons that we provided to S. Korea.  Seems to me that it all is a bunch of nonsense.  We provided the … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

The phrase of the year (or two), “Unintended Consequences”.  I think we have certainly seen a lot of that out of our current administration. Today, we see reports of the transfer of significant military hardware within the middle east.  Specifically … Continue reading

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Illegal Border Crossing – Technology

Here’s one that got my blood simmering this morning. It seems that some of the good folks at the University of California at San Diego have determined that the folks who cross our southern border without going through official channels … Continue reading

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The “Surge”

Life has been intruding lately and I have been absent from meaningful posting.  Apologies.  Even though it is very near the holidays, and demands on the “spare time” are high, I am working to remedy my absence. We start with … Continue reading

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Scary Season

The scary season of Halloween is rapidly approaching, and all of the little ghouls and goblins are preparing for the event.  The decorations are coming out in the neighborhood, with tombstones, and skeletons rising from the front lawns of suburbia. … Continue reading

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My How Times Have Changed

Today we have “journalists” that have been convicted for crimes in North Korea.  Historically our response would probably have been to overtly move a carrier battle group into the area.  Supplement that with some covert activity in North Korean waters, … Continue reading

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