Category: National security

Speaker Pelosi Should Receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom

Speaker Pelosi Should Receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom

Americans of all political pursuasions owe Speaker Pelosi a deep debt of gratitude to know that someone in authority is still willing to stand up for American interests.
Trump’s Treachery Now Has Americans Fired on in Retreat

Trump’s Treachery Now Has Americans Fired on in Retreat

Donald Trump's decision to back down in northern Syria now not only has cost our erstwhile allies, the Kurds, in their blood. Now Trump's cowardice may well result in American blood spilled, as well.
Trump’s Decision to Abandon Kurds May Not Be Impeachable, But it Helps Make the Case

Trump’s Decision to Abandon Kurds May Not Be Impeachable, But it Helps Make the Case

Some 11,000 Kurds have given their lives in the fight against ISIS. And now Donald Trump has sold them out, plain and simple. That is a political calculus all Americans can easily understand.
The Department of Energy: The Agency Rick Perry Forgot

The Department of Energy: The Agency Rick Perry Forgot

The truth is that Perry has not been alone in his ignorance: the Department of Energy historically has been a very misunderstood federal agency.
Whistleblower Scandal: Pence May Join Trump In the Bullseye

Whistleblower Scandal: Pence May Join Trump In the Bullseye

If it is indeed proven that Pence also holds culpability, the United States could well be for a constitutional and presidential crisis not seen since Watergate--indeed, dwarf Watergate.
Lying About His Statements, Donald Trump Seems To Think He Leads North Korea

Lying About His Statements, Donald Trump Seems To Think He Leads North Korea

Trump appears to be confused with his dear friend, the autocratic Kim Jong Un. This isn't North Korea. Trump can't say something--anything--especially on tape and think he can pretend he never said it.
‘This Felt Much More Like a G6 Than a G7’

‘This Felt Much More Like a G6 Than a G7’

Donald Trump spent a weekend meeting with world leaders largely trying to sell them on gathering next year at one of his luxury properties--but otherwise largely ineffective, according to a variety of political observers.
How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon

How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon

Tech moguls like Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt have gotten unprecedented access to the Pentagon. And one whistleblower who raised flags has paid the price.
“No Comment”: Emails Show the VA Took No Action to Spare Veterans From a Harsh Trump Immigration Policy

“No Comment”: Emails Show the VA Took No Action to Spare Veterans From a Harsh Trump Immigration Policy

The VA’s approach differs sharply from the Pentagon’s, which won an exemption for active-duty members of the military.
Iran Has Hundreds of Naval Mines. U.S. Navy Minesweepers Find Old Dishwashers and Car Parts.

Iran Has Hundreds of Naval Mines. U.S. Navy Minesweepers Find Old Dishwashers and Car Parts.

As tensions heat up in the Persian Gulf, the Navy’s minesweeping fleet may once again be called into action, but its sailors say the ships are too old and broken to do the job. “We are essentially the ships that the Navy forgot.”