Category: National security

Bolton Says Russia Controversy Highlights Trump’s ‘Lack of Interest in Intelligence’

Bolton Says Russia Controversy Highlights Trump’s ‘Lack of Interest in Intelligence’

Donald Trump's emergent scandal in which Russian operatives apparently paid Afghan insurgents bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan while Trump allegedly did nothing to stop it is due to his general lack of interest in intelligence, according to a White House national security adviser who served Trump.
‘You Can Pick the Side of U.S. Troops or You Can Pick the Side of Vladimir Putin’

‘You Can Pick the Side of U.S. Troops or You Can Pick the Side of Vladimir Putin’

Donald Trump's trouble is deepening over allegations that he had been briefed about Russian operatives paying Afghan insurgents bounties to kill US troops.
‘The View’ Rips John Bolton: ‘You Never Said a Word Until Someone Gave You $2 Million’

‘The View’ Rips John Bolton: ‘You Never Said a Word Until Someone Gave You $2 Million’

Hosts of the ABC daytime talk show The View pressed former White House national security adviser John Bolton for holding onto the revelations detailed in his memoir until he got a $2 million book deal, pushing him to answer why he didn’t testify during Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
With Firing Which Put ‘Politics Above Force Protection,’ Capt. Crozier Backed as Next Navy Sec’y

With Firing Which Put ‘Politics Above Force Protection,’ Capt. Crozier Backed as Next Navy Sec’y

The dismissal of an American Naval aircraft carrier captain for trying to get the word out about the spread of the novel coronavirus among his crew, reeks of the politics of pleasing Donald Trump, according to some analysts.
U.S. Military Still Able to Defend Nation During Coronavirus, Retired Marine Corps Colonel Says

U.S. Military Still Able to Defend Nation During Coronavirus, Retired Marine Corps Colonel Says

The US military is still in a position to defend the nation despite the country being caught up in the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak and COVID-19 pandemic, according to a former senior Marine Corps officer.
Trump Activates National Guard to Handle Coronavirus: ‘We’re at War’

Trump Activates National Guard to Handle Coronavirus: ‘We’re at War’

Speaking at the Coronavirus Task Force Briefing on March 22nd, President Donald Trump announced he was activating the National Guard in the states of New York, California, and Washington, where the virus has hit the hardest, to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.
De Blasio Compares Coronavirus Outbreak to War: Divert Military to COVID-19

De Blasio Compares Coronavirus Outbreak to War: Divert Military to COVID-19

Today on Morning Joe, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized the U.S. federal government for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Value of A Polarizing Op-ed: Do We Have The Critical Thinking to Make it Worthwhile?

The Value of A Polarizing Op-ed: Do We Have The Critical Thinking to Make it Worthwhile?

A recent article by a Taliban spokesman falls squarely in the tradition of op-ed pages of major American newspapers for decades. Op-eds, including the most polarizing opinion pieces such as the one penned by the Taliban spokesman, serve an important function, if only we are capable of enough critical thinking to make them worthwhile, according to a media historian, professor, author and former radio broadcaster.
Mike Lee Is Right: It Is Unamerican Not to Debate Military Action on Iran

Mike Lee Is Right: It Is Unamerican Not to Debate Military Action on Iran

It is unamerican. It is also insulting and demeaning for officials from the Trump administration to use the guise of a classified briefing on military action against Iran to tell senators, in Lee's words, "we need to be good little boys and girls and run along and not debate this in public."
Trump’s ‘Space Force’ Is More Like a Lead Balloon

Trump’s ‘Space Force’ Is More Like a Lead Balloon

What is today's compelling need--the current rationale--for establishing a Space Force now?