Vice President Joe Biden's trip last week to Poland and the Czech Republic may have helped soothe rattled allies after Team Obama pitched overboard the W-era, anti-Iran missile shield that was to be deployed in both countries.
Replete with Olympian fanfare, China just a few days ago "celebrated" the 60th anniversary of the founding and achievements of the People's Republic. Unfortunately, not everyone is celebrating -- especially not military analysts.
2009/10/8, 5 Comments
While some are touting "progress" at the just-concluded talks with Iran in Geneva last week over its nuclear program, we're nowhere near the end of this horror movie.
2009/10/7, 1 Comment
What a shock: Iran has another undeclared nuclear facility that is likely supporting a nuclear weapons program!
There's certainly a lot of hand-wringing these days on both the left and right over the war in Afghanistan. Among Americans, support for the fight is slipping, almost eight years after U.S. forces entered the country.
2009/9/16, 1 Comment
The Obama administration is getting ready to throw the proposed Eastern European-based U.S. missile-defense system under the bus.
2009/9/10, 1 Comment
American and Russian teams will start another round of talks in Vienna as early as Monday on a new nuclear-arms-reduction pact to replace the expiring Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
The Obama administration's decision to release a previously classified 2004 CIA interrogation report and appoint a special prosecutor to look into possible misdeeds by personnel involved in questioning high-value terrorists is a huge mistake.
The Pentagon says it's not worried about a couple of Russian Akula-class attack submarines patrolling some 200 miles off the U.S. East Coast -- that it raises no "red" flags at the moment. Fair enough -- but the boats should still prompt long-term concern.
With dictators on the rise, democracy under assault and foreign powers making inroads in Latin America, it's not clear the Obama administration has a plan for dealing with it - other than more of its "Have a Coke and a Smile" brand of foreign policy.
2009/8/5, 1 Comment