Category Archives: War

Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty Can the President withdraw from a treaty? Surprisingly, he can. While treaties must be confirmed by Congress, there is little precedent for Congressional approval for withdrawing, particularly when the treaty provides for this. This seems inconsistent, … Continue reading

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Conditional success

Said the calculated risk to the educated guess, let’s evaluate the climate for conditional success. –remembered lines from a four-line poem, circa 1970, title and author beyond recall Will voters buy promises of conditional success, promises which sound good only … Continue reading

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Why do we pay?

Speak softly and carry a big stick.–TR In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, President Trump points out that he alone is fighting to reform defense pact spending that costs American taxpayers. “We’re protecting immensely wealthy countries and they’re not … Continue reading

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Korea–A criminal plot?

THE AMERICAN military is holding “secret drills” as part of a “criminal plot to unleash war” claims a state controlled North Korean newspaper after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled a planned visit to the dictatorial state. North Korea … Continue reading

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Is this how we win?

The Trump Administration’s foreign policy: North Korea’s Kim is a good guy, smart. Disparage allies, praise enemies. Taliban and ISIS resurgent in Afghanistan. Trump and Putin enabling Assad to continue his murderous rule in Syria. American military resources killing people … Continue reading

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Foreign wars

“Erik Prince, founder of the controversial firm Blackwater, is trying to convince President Donald Trump to privatize America’s war in Afghanistan.” Richard Nixon campaigned in 1968 on a promise to end the draft. The draft of middle class Americans was a source … Continue reading

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Nuclear Weapons

If Kim Jong-un does not commit to peace it will only leave the United States with the option of military force.–Rep. Tom Reed, facebook Once the Soviet Union exploded a hydrogen bomb, it was clear that nuclear war was out … Continue reading

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