Category Archives: China

Darwin a Positive Evolution for American Foreign Policy

This past week’s announcement that the United States would station 2,500 Marines in Darwin, Australia is a positive development for American foreign policy. Incidentally, seven years ago I made this recommendation as part of a student group in a defense management class … Continue reading

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Battle of the Crater: Fascinating Tale of a Little-Known Battle

Battle of the Crater is Newt Gingrich’s and William R. Forstchen’s fascinating historical  novel about this infamous battle, in which the Union Ninth Corps attempted to end the siege of Petersburg, Virginia (Click here to listen to an excerpt from the audiobook … Continue reading

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9/11 in Numbers (Part III): How Have Things Changed?

Since 9/11, the government and most individuals are in weaker financial health, government has aggressively expanded, and the United States appears to be in a weaker position as a global superpower. That said, the United States still remains unmatched militarily, and … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Jobs Speech: Marxism Redux?

Scapegoating one group of people to convince the rest to follow your self-destructive policies blindly into oblivion is the way of demagogues. President Obama’s speech tonight teetered dangerously on the edge of this technique. I was hoping the President would … Continue reading

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Plague Year: Riveting Novel About Nanotechnology Gone Awry

Plague Year is Jeff Carlson’s riveting novel about a nanotech machine plague that breaks out in Northern California, and ultimately kills nearly five billion people. The hook: the machine plague has a hypobaric trigger that renders the plague inert at elevations over 10,000 feet. While I normally do … Continue reading

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Cyber War: Why “Click and Kill” Is the Next Threat to Modern Civilization

Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do about It is Richard A. Clarke’s and Robert A. Knake’s all-encompassing tome on current and future cyber security threats. The authors wrote the book in a clear and concise manner so that anyone … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Aspiring Presidential Candidates: Seven Questions

Yesterday, I invited all of the current declared Presidential nominees to my site for a 10-question interview on all elements of their policies ranging from healthcare to international security. I suggested that I would post a series of 7 questions … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Aspiring Presidential Candidates

As competition for the Republican Presidential nomination heats up, I wanted to invite all of the current declared Presidential nominees to my site for a 10-question interview on all elements of their policies ranging from healthcare to international security. Format … Continue reading

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Huntsman Announces Candidacy for President

Today, Jon Huntsman, Jr. formally announced his candidacy for President of the United States. As I noted in a prior post, Huntsman continues to show an intellectualism lacking in many of the other Republican candidates. He also seems to have a … Continue reading

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Huntsman to Declare Candidacy Next Week

Jon Hunstman announced yesterday that within a week, he will formally declare his intention to run for president. Speaking at an event in New York City to promote Henry Kissinger’s new book, On China, the future presidential candidate had remarkably … Continue reading

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