“We now know from various accounts that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as former CIA Director David Petraeus, advocated an ambitious program of arming various Syrian rebel factions in the Syrian Civil War. Theirs was not a popular policy even among the Obama national security team. In fact, it was so unpopular that the Obama team decided not to make an official determination about whether or not to arm the Syrian rebels. In this murky area of indecision they hatched a plan for a limited program to move weapons from Libya into Syria through Turkey.”
Tag: Obama Administration
The MOAB Strike in Afghanistan Was Not For Kim Jong-un
Despite what many pundits are claiming, the MOAB attack against ISIS in Afghanistan was nothing more than a tactical move. Any wider geopolitical implications are inferred.
VLOG: Are Western Sanctions Against Russia Speeding Up the European Union’s Decline?
In this video I analyze how Western sanctions have drastically diminished the vital trade linkages between the European Union and Russia
When Turnbull Met Trump…
The recent row between U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has sent the mainstream analysts and media spasming again. Fears of the end of the U.S.-Australian alliance abound. These fears, like so many fears today, are groundless. The alliance is strong. The reasons? China, the U.S. Navy, and Australia’s maritime trade. Understand this dynamic and you understand why the U.S. and Australia are virtually inseparable. Read more to learn why
Why the Deputy Secretary of Defense Matters: The Case for Robert O. Work
In my most recent piece over at American Greatness, I make the case that current Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work should remain in place for at least the first 3-6 months of the incoming Trump Administration (possibly even longer than that, given his unique talents and abilities).
VLOG: The Failure of the Obama Doctrine: The Collapse of Russo-American Relations
I talk about the failures of the Obama Doctrine regarding U.S. relations with Russia. It would seem that wounded egos and pride, more than actual strategic interests, are driving the Obama Administration and Putin Regime toward the escalation of conflict.
The U.S. Needs A Preemptive Cyber Warfare Doctrine
In the wake of another round of massive, debilitating cyber attacks upon America from a rival state, the U.S. needs to get serious about cyber warfare. As it stands, our current doctrine is totally insufficient at preventing cyber attacks. Thus, the U.S. needs to craft a preemptive, offensive cyber warfare doctrine to force other actors to come to the table and agree to a framework for the responsible usage of cyberspace in peacetime.