Brandon joins the Geopolitics & Empire podcast to discuss how America is in dire need of reviving its space effort and how China’s economic rise could mean obtaining technological and ultimately military superiority.
This article originally appeared in Brandon J. Weichert’s November 5, 2020 op-ed column at The Washington Times. Should former Vice … More
For 20 years, the United States has engaged in a series of policy failures in space that weakened our presence there and inspired our rivals. We need a total reassessment of U.S. space policy.
This article originally appeared in Brandon J. Weichert’s October 19, 2020 column in The Washington Times. Blubbering before a national … More
By taking over control of Iran’s oil-rich islands, China is effectively removing American military action off-the-table for Iran.
BRANDON J. WEICHERT | THE WEICHERT REPORT Scattered reports are coming in–all unconfirmed–that the North Korean strongman, Kim Jong-un, is … More
It’s time to draw-down U.S. forces from South Korea and move them on to Taiwan, only then can the United States build a proper defensive perimeter around China in the Asia-Pacific and only then will Washington be playing to its traditional strengths as a maritime power.
Once it becomes clear to Kim that the president is not going to acquiesce to North Korean demands the way that former President Obama gave into Iranian demands in 2015, North Korea will have to reassess. If they refuse and persist in their ambition to acquire a nuclear arsenal, Pyongyang will precipitate a conflict the likes of which Kim and his regime will not survive—and regime survival, at this point, is essential for Kim. In fact, it is likely the desire for regime survival that belies North Korea’s continued quest for nuclear arms. He needs to be made to see that this is not the way to achieve that goal.
“Once U.S. forces are gone, only the region’s local actors will be left. And, nothing kills a toxic relationship—such as the one between China and North Korea—like proximity. For once, the United States might end up taking the role of a neutral mediator in any future conflict in northeast Asia. That is much to be preferred over being at the front of a potential nuclear conflict on the Korean peninsula.”
“America faces a world of severe threats with rapidly growing capabilities to threaten the United States—from space. A succession of American administrations have watched the threat grow over the last 30 years and done little to deter it. Now the threats are metastasizing. The solution, as Donald Trump has shown since 2016, is in nationalism—that is, space nationalism.”