Military Matters/Foreign Policy

I began blogging in December 2012.   Although I have archive searches by month and category, here’s a listing of my posts on military issues and foregn policy.




2012 Blog Posts

December 20, 2012:  Another Viewpoint from Gladius Maximus

December 21, 2012:  KT McFarland Analyzes Benghazi Report

December 24, 2012:  Suggested Reading

December 27, 2012:  Link To Terrific Dave Grossman Article

December 28, 2012: A Conflict of Cultures or a Matter of Opinion: Arab Spring in Context by Gladius Maximus
December 30, 2012:  Afghanistan: Already A Lost Cause

December 31, 2012:  Obama’s Syria Policy (Or Lack Thereof)




2013 Blog Posts

January 1, 2013:  New Year’s Challenge: How many Hillary Policy Successes Can You Name?

January 3, 2013:  Multiculturalism My Way

January 3, 2013:  A day late and a dollar short…..

January 4, 2013:   Napoleon’s Footprints

January 5, 2013:  Putin By A Mile

February 7, 2013:  Who Is A Terrorist???

February 20, 2013:  Military Expertise: Maybe Not So Much

February 20, 2013: Link To Opinion Piece: – “Women in Foxholes”

February 22, 2013:  Remembering Why

March 4, 2013:  Our Ever Useful Idiots

March 7, 2013:  Soviet MIA Soldier Found Alive In Afghanistan

March 7, 2013:  Hillary’s Top Achievements

March 13, 2013:  Our Pacific Commander Prepares for Global Warming

March 20, 2013:  As the world churns, where does the US stand?

April 3, 2013:  A Few Links On North Korea’s Strategy

April 4, 2013:  KT McFarland’s Excellent Analysis on the North Korean Crisis

April 9, 2013:  Margaret Thatcher: a true transformational leader

April 10, 2013:  Mark Helprin’s Excellent Article On Obama’s Foreign Policy

April 10, 2013:  Equal Opportunity For Dummies, Courtesy Of US Army

April 18, 2013:  Fearless reporting continues…. well, I’ll report and you can decide

April 27, 2013:  Boston Marathon Questions Swirl

May 1,2013:  Christians The Latest Obama Target

May 10, 2013:  Just the facts, please….

May 25, 2013:  America at the crossroads

May 25, 2013:  Remember the cost of freedom

May 29, 2013:  The Mom World Peace Solution

June 2, 2013:  The GOP policy maverick rides again (unfortunately)

June 4, 2013:  Military leadership 101: Set the standard

June 10, 2013:  NSA Junk Mail Folders

June 17, 2013:  The emperor and his metadata robe (Diana West’s perfect metaphor)

June 18, 2013:  Global Zero: Another Nothing-burger Plan

June 20, 2013:  Paving the path to Peace

June 23, 2013:  Sweet land of liberty…..(or land of the gullible?)

June 28, 2013:  Excellent opinion piece on our nuclear arsenal

June 30, 2013:  The Pretty in Pink American Foreign Policy

July 9, 2013:  The “zero option”

July 11, 2013:  Beyond the long arm of the law

August 28, 2013:  Our strategic-thinking deficit (Obama &the girls at work)

August 28, 2013:  A Serious Strategic Question For the Iran Faction Proponents

September 2, 2013:  Send in the clowns, oh wait, they’re here….

September 3, 2013:  Stumbling upon some facts in less than 5 minutes…

September 4, 2013:  Our flat on our back strategy

September 8, 2013:  President Obama: Defining his foreign policy big picture

September 12, 2013:  Institute for the Study of War fires Elizabeth O’Bagy

September 13, 2013:  The journey continues

September 14, 2013:  A face-saving exercise

September 15, 2013:  Oh, those pesky “facts”

September 18, 2013:  Stealing an Arkie blog post

September 18, 2013:  Gladius predicts end game:  Russia 10; US 1

September 19, 2013:  Hillary might need to invest in a broom factory

September 22, 2013:  Benghazi ARB Report: Bird Cage Liner or Probing Investigation?

September 24, 2013:  The epitome of macho manliness

September 27, 2013:  John McCain staff requirement – just be a liar

September 28, 2013:  A strong tonic for America

October 4, 2013:  Obama’s raiders launch firebombing campaign (laughter is the best defense)

October 8, 2013:  General Hayden, what a laugh…

October 9, 2013:  G. Murphy Donovan: “The Decline and Fall of National Security”

October 19, 2013:  Following the map to American irrelevancy

October 21, 2013:  It’s called the Second Oldest Profession for a reason

October 23, 2013:  On the march with some old Romans

October 24, 2013:  More of Malcolm’s links

October 28, 2013:  Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should

November 5, 2013:  Alas Babylon by Kinnison

November 11, 2013: Eggs Benedict

November 17, 2013:  Educating Comrades




2014 Blog Posts

January 2, 2014:  Interesting Stratfor Article

January 4, 2014: “the best opportunity to succeed” (code for lower standards)

January 5, 2014:  Some more links

January 8, 2014:  Sans context: America’s foreign policy adrift

January 11, 2014:  Our Gumby really does have feet of clay…..

January 20, 2014:  Israel hunkers down

February 8, 2014:  One life

February 9, 2014:  The Russians, the lone wolf brothers and the Wolves of Islam pack

February 11, 2014:  Another Benghazi Report

February 14, 2014:  A Map

February 15, 2014:  Someone else says Saturday

February 16, 2014:  Through a smudged looking glass

February 21, 2014:  Just links

February 22, 2014:  An outsider look at Ukraine

February 23, 2014:  Connecting a few dots

February 23, 2014:  Another dot

February 23, 2014:  Max Fisher on Ukraine ethnic/political divide

February 26, 2014:  In full retreat

March 1, 2014:  Flubbering about on the world stage……again

March 2, 2014:  Putin: the geopolitical adventure capitalist

March 8, 2014:  Lord Tennyson’s famous poem

March 9, 2014:  How to become a Ukraine expert in 5 minutes

March 10, 2014:  Theodore Dalrymple’s Excellent Essay

March 11, 2014:  Selfskies…..

March 11, 2014:  Stratfor’s Geopolitical Weekly (Ukraine polarization)

March 12, 2014:  A few US military funding links

March 20, 2014:  Brain-sucking spiders

March 24, 2014:  Who will defend our castle?

March 25, 2014:  Just links

March 27, 2014:  When in doubt, listen to George Friedman

March 27, 2014:  The Orient Express….

March 29, 2014:  A picture paints a thousand words….

April 3, 2014:  Putin/Palin chat

April 6, 2014:  Rainy day news

April 7, 2014:  Stay tuned

April 22, 2014:  News slop

May 2, 2014:  Dude, this was like two years ago…

May 5, 2014:  Quick Ukraine Update

May 14, 2014:  #AmericanPaperTiger

May 14, 2014:  You owe them your freedom

May 24, 2014:  Reporting while under the influence….enter at your own rick;-)

May 25, 2014:  We here must speak of heroes

May 28, 2014:  Mr. President, “You didn’t build that!”

May 31, 2014:  Repaid in kind

June 1, 2014:  Obama’s Libyan circus caravan rolls on

June 1, 2014: “A good soldier in standing”

June 2, 2014:‘Working to free all Guantanamo prisoners’ tweet from account of released soldier’s father deleted

June 2, 2014:  Don’t Back Down From The Sharks (Admiral William H. McRaven)

June 2, 2014:  Reading the Three Cups of Tea leaves

June 2, 2014:  Susan Rice: Bergdahl Served With Honor and Distinction / Weekly Standard

June 2, 2014:  Ambassador Susan Rice: Libya Attack Not Premeditated

June 3, 2014:  “Five-sided Kennel of Cowardice” by Russ Vaughn

June 3, 2014:  Military jargon 101 or Portrait of courage (not)

June 3, 2014:  The Bowe Bergdahl POW videos

June 3, 2014:  Recommended reading: In From the Cold post

June 4, 2014:  Another lie?

June 4, 2014:  They embraced it

June 4, 2014:  Undue Command Influence

June 5, 2014:  The Choices We Make

June 5, 2014:  A short piece by Stanley McChrystal

June 6, 2014:  D-Day, 6 June 1944

June 7, 2014:  Enemies, both foreign and domestic

June 8, 2014:  Spin continues

June 8, 2014:  Abandoned in Afghaistan?

June 9, 2014:  Bergdahl Could Receive 300K in Retroactive Pay/Military.com

June 9, 2014:  Some VA information

June 11, 2014:  Another Obama “ending the war”

June 13, 2014:  Iraqi democracy project implodes

June 13, 2014:  Worsening Violence in Iraq threatens Regional Security

June 17, 2014:  Is it real or is it memorex…

June 20, 2014:  Best advice on Iraq!

June 22, 2014:  Obama offers 300 sacrificial lambs to Islamist radicals

June 29, 2014:  One American Team

July 3, 2014:  MERRY: Iraq’s stern rebuttal to a simplistic neocon vision – Washington Times

July 5, 2014:  Bad news updates

July 25, 2014:  Obama’s girls strike again….

August 6, 2014:  American Dirge

August 6, 2014:  Afghanistan to cost more than Marshall Plan- watchdog says-news-Stripes

August 6, 2014:  Pentagon selling-and scrapping-equipment in Afghanistan – Stripes

August 6, 2014: Cowards!

August 9, 2014:  Canaries in the mine shaft……still chirping

August 9, 2014:  Iraq-ISIL/ISIS  and the U.S. Humanitarian Aid Mission by Jim Waurishuk

August 9, 2014:  Between 2011 (Libya) and 2014 (Iraq) Obama Appears To Have Found His Pen…

August 9, 2014:  Weekly Address:  American Operations in Iraq|White House

August 10, 2014:  Worse than Nazis by Gene Schwimmer

August 10, 2014:  Please define out broader strategy Mr President

August 16, 2014:  Ebola update

August 17, 2014:  Obama’s mercurial foreign policy

August 19, 2014:  Three-star army general to lead legal team for Benghazi Select Committee

August 22, 2o14:  Wonderings…

August 23, 2014:  It IS what IS is (pssst a Caliphate)

August 23, 2014:  A must-read Gates of Vienna blog post

August 23, 2014:  We shall know them by their name (s)

August 26, 2014:  Rick Moran article on Islamic State

August 28, 2014:  Terrorism as Theater

August 28, 2014:  The bodies pile up

August 31, 2014:  More “experts”, please

September 1, 2014:  Mission creep in Iraq continues as US launches airstrikes in Amerli – Threat Matrix.

September 3, 2014:  Still mulling over my ISIS plan

September 4, 2014:  Patrick Poole vets the Free Syrian Army….

September 6, 2014:  Al Qaeda Wasn’t On the Run| The Weekly Standard

September 7, 2014:  Let’s not keep shooting elephants to avoid looking a fool

September 11, 2014:  As Caliphates Compete, Radical Islam Will Eventually Weaken

September 11, 2014:  One hell of a mess

September 13, 2014:  The leader from behind goes to war

September 14, 2014:  The Kagan battle plan (the “moderate” delusion redux)

September 15, 2014:  What generals are talking about

September 21, 2014:  Dissecting Obama’s “comprehensive strategy”

September 24, 2014:  President Obama Cites White House Legal Authority For War (107-40) Which He Asked For Repeal Two Months Ago…

September 26, 2014:  Convenient optics of war

September 27, 2014:  Seeking cover from air strikes

September 27, 2014:  The Chechen contribution

September 28, 2014:  Marching Into battle without foot soldiers….

September 29, 2014:  Turkey Must Tread Carefully Against Islamic State

October 2, 2014:  Ebola walks in

October 3, 2014:  You can’t fool Mother Nature

October 4, 2014:  Political potpourri

October 5, 2014:  The ebola experts’ crisis response-lots of plans/little action

October 5, 2014:  The impolite questions

October 6, 2014:  Another Ebola victim – Spain

October 7, 2014:  Islamic State expanding?

October 9, 2014:  Islamic States used MANPADS to shoot down Iraqi helicopter near Baiji – Threat Matrix

October 10, 2014:  Bergdahl update

October 11, 2014:  Another half-baked cakewalk

October 12, 2014:  Kobani questions abound

October 13, 2014:  NBC’s health professional, LOL, OMG, or WTF?

October 17, 2014:  Scary Thoughts

October 17, 2014:  Is Foggy Bottom working to with terrorists to fight ISIL?

October 20, 2014:  “Ebola and the Centers for Dissimulation and Confusion” from the American Thinker

October22, 2014:  “A riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma” (the Obama war plan)

October 23, 2014, Evaluating Ebola as a Biological Weapon

October24, 2014:  Jihadist training camps proliferate in Iraq and Syria – The Long War Journal

October 25, 2014:  Fallout from Somalia still haunts US policy 20 years later – News- Stripes

October30, 2014:  Thomas Lifson – On the Natanyahu/Obama kerfluffle

November 5, 2014:  U.S.-Armed ‘Vetted Moderate’ Syrian Rebel Groups Surrender, Defect  to Al Qaeda

November 16, 2014:  Asking the right questions

December 1, 2014:  Militarization in America, except for the US Armed Forces

December 7, 2014:  President Obama releases more terrorists

December 19, 2014:  Not so fast on bashing Sony

December 21, 2014:  Another lone wolf home-grown terrorist?

December 22, 2014:  “Pyongyang Accepts Hollywood’s Surrender” by G. Murphy Donovan




2015 Blog Posts

January 12, 2015:  Journalists and Jihadis at the American Thinker

January 13, 2015:  A “counter-narrative”?

January 13, 2015:  Rewriting the “counter-narrative”

January 17, 2015:  Military justice takes a long winter’s nap

January 21, 2015:  A Naked Phrase Goes Clothes Shopping

January 25, 2015:  The Yemen “Success” Story in Flames

January 26, 2015:  New York Times Discovers Yemen’s “Death to America” Houthi Rebels are Moderates and Possible U.S. Partners

January 27, 2015:  Bowe Bergdahl to be charged with desertion

January 28, 2015:  “A Tale of Two Soldiers: Benjamin Netanyahu and Caroline Glick” at The American Thinker

January 30, 2015:  Truth in advertising…..not

January 31, 2015:  Seeking “clarity”

February 4, 2015:  The Age of Musterbation

February 5, 2015:  A view from across the pond

February 6, 2015:  No, Putin Does Not Have Autism

February 7, 2015:  Dishonoring a real war hero – another Obama narrative

February 11, 2015:  Muslim Brotherhood Official Says White House Official Was Present During Meeting With State Department… 

February 11, 2015:  The palace guard revolts

February 11, 2015:  Hillary Clinton Libya war genocide narrative rejected by U.S. Intelligence – Washington Times

February 16, 2o15:  Another excellent GMD analysis

February 21, 2015:  Libertybelle learns the rules of the game

February 22, 2015:  #Nothing-burger Plan

February 27, 2015:  More answers to why jihad

March 12, 2015:  GMD breaks down the Islamic threat (a must read)

March 19, 2015:  GMD’s latest pearl of wisdom: “The Faces of Foreign Policy Failure”

March 20, 2015:  A city-by-city Iraqi mirage

March 27, 2015:  Russ Vaughn: “Grounding Bergdahl’s escape turkey”

March 30, 2015:  Getting to know “them”

March 30, 2015:  Rick Moran: “How screwed up is Obama’s foreign policy” 

March 31, 2015:  Cultural relativism run amok

April 3, 2015:  The new mob rule model

April 7, 2015:  All in for “moderates”

April 7, 2015:  Top Spy:  Hillary’s Emails ‘Likely’ Hacked by China Russia, Iran| The Weekly Standard

April 12, 2015:  What happened to the Ebola crisis?

April 17, 2015:  Hail to the chief….

April 19, 2015:  A real discussion on ISIS

April 21, 2015:  Calling for a time-out to regroup

April 21, 2015:  Suggested Reading

May 6, 2015:  A Short Foreign Policy Primer For Dummies

May 8, 2015:  Free thinking: the key to defeating radical Islam

May 8, 2015:  I Support Free Speech, but….

May 9, 2015:  From the American Thinker: Embracing dhimmihood

May 9, 2015:  Cliff Kincaid: “Liberal Media Work With Jihadists

May 9, 2015:  Huma Abedin’s Muslim Minority Affairs: Not Just a Journal

May 10, 2015:   Follow the money

May 11, 2015:  Wise Mom delivers alarming message

May 11, 2015:  The dark cloud of agendas and money

May 11, 2015:  The “vetted-moderate Syrians” myth exposed

May 11, 2015:  Patrick Poole – what an investigative journalist should be!

May 11, 2015:  Justice Department link

May 15, 2015:  Good news:  We might have found copies of Hillary’s emails!  Bad news: Foreign governments have them?

May 16, 2015:  If we build it; we can fix it

May 18, 2015:  Let me count the reasons why….

May 18, 2015:  Benghazi/Syria gun-running update

May 18, 2015:  Another sighting of Lenin’s ghost

May 19, 2015:  In Wake Of Fall Of Ramadi, White House Calls ISIS Strategy A Success – Truth Revolt

May 20, 2015:  President Obama……lied again

May 22, 2015:  FBI admits Patriot Act snooping powers didn’t crack any major terrorism cases – Washington Times

May 23, 2015:  Ralph Peters: Bin Laden Documents Meant To Distract From Ramadi, “Look At Timing”

May 24, 2015:  Remembrance 

May 25, 2015:  #MarieHarfHistoricalFacts

May 25,2015:  About the sacrifices

May 25, 2015:  ‘Solemn ceremony’: Guess how Hillary paused to reflect today

May 26, 2015:  No easy road ahead

May 28, 2015:  Report from The Long War Journal

May 29, 2015:  A SSI paper on defeating the Islamic State

May 31, 2015:  A report on life in the new caliphate

June 7, 2015: Winning my heart and mind

June 13, 201: Lily pads…..

June 14, 2015: Martin van Creveld weighs in on Syria

July 8, 2015: Jade Helm 15 Update

July 11, 2015: Daily Mail report on female ISIS

July 13, 2015: Let’s keep pretending

July 14, 2015: More on transgenders in the military

July 16, 2015: Wolf Blitzer Makes a Fool Of Susan Rice On Iran Funding Terrorists

July 17, 2015: Awaiting the fairy tale White House narrative

July 18, 2015: Has the CINC called the families?

July 19, 2015: Patrick Poole schools the media

July 28, 2015: The Syrian moderate mirage again

July 29, 2015: Patrick Poole’s – Part 2

July 29, 2015: No sacred cows in America

July 31, 2015: Senator Cotton – WOW!

August 5, 2015: A short Mugabe primer

August 8, 2015: Iran: The Big Sell|Foreign Policy Research Institute

August 14, 2015: Cherry-picking intelligence

August 16, 2015: White House Played Role in Iran Deal Letter Signed by Former Flag Officers

August 25, 2015: You’ve got mail… problems

August 25, 2015: What a tangled web we weave

August 28, 2015: The Obama Narrative continues

August 30, 2015: Ex-Army Chief in Britain declared Cameron lacked “balls” to defeat ISIS

August 31, 2015: Wikileaks is a Front for Russian Intelligence

September 1, 2015: What Russian Intelligence Knows About Hillary Clinton

September 7, 2015: Beware of US government and religious charities on refugee crisis

September 8, 2015: A revamped Refugee Resettlement Program needed

September 9, 2015: Who are the feds’ “private contractors” for refugee resettlement?

September 10, 2015: US will take 10,000 Syrian refugees

September 13, 2015: Revisiting the “best opportunity to succeed”

September 14, 2015: Next will be quotas

September 16, 2015: Austin: Only ‘Four or Five’ US-Trained Rebel Fighters Remain In Syria

September 16, 2015: Liars and damned liars!

September 18, 2015: Lunatics running the asylum

September 22, 2015: Birds of a feather and “The Polish Plan”

September 22, 2015: UK Telegraph report

September 24, 2015: Senator Cotton asks the right questions

September 26, 2015: Putin begins his PR campaign

September 26, 2015: Explaining Russia’s True Presence in Syria

September 27, 2015: Charlie Rose interview of Putin

September 27, 2015: No they didn’t; yes they did

September 28, 2015: We’re led by the Captain of the JV team

September 28, 2015: The largest power vacuum in the world

September 29, 2015: I’m shocked I tell you…..

September 30, 2015: Another Russian charade

September 30, 2015:  #Hands up, Don’t shoot Vladimir

October 1, 2015: More Obama administration pretzel logic

October 2, 2015: Put on your thinking caps, America

October 4, 2015: Ahrar al Sham claims rocket attacks on airbase where Russians are stationed|The Long War Journal

October 4, 2015: Al Qaeda brigade claims attack on Russian forces in Syria|The Long War Journal

October 4, 2015: NY Times on training foreign fighters

October 5, 2015: Defining the American strategy: REGIONAL STABILITY

October 5, 2015: My bare-bones plan

October 6, 2015: Propaganda at work?

October 6, 2015: Grenada tourist map from 1983

October 6, 2015: More on Hillary’s Libya campaign….

October 7, 2015: The “Bosnia Plan” is a bust

October 8, 2015: Another ISW map

October 8, 2015: My Plan for the Syria mess inches along

October 9, 2015: Wandering in circles in the desert

October 10, 2015: Ideology breeds lies, deceptions, delusions

October 12, 2015: An idea takes hold…. imagine that

October 14, 2015: Another comment

October 15, 2015: Tried the Left

October 15, 2015: “A prudent and practical measure”

October 16, 2015: Our Generalissimo….. (Lord, help us all)

October 16, 2015: At last: A voice of reason in the strategic wilderness

October 17, 2015: Charles Krauthammer stuck in neocon strategic quagmire

October 17, 2015: Another comment at National Review

October 19, 2015: What’s old becomes new again: REGIONAL STABILITY is back in style…

October 22, 2015: Ambassador Stevens met with Al Qaeda affiliate

October 28, 2015: Obama’s turbulent Mid-East magic carpet ride

October 30, 2015: Mutually assured destruction?

November 3, 2015:  Some loose foreign policy threads

November 3, 2015: Adding it up

November 5, 2015: News from amongst the Syrian rebels

November 13, 2015: An ominous bellwether

November 13, 2015: FBI Has Nearly 1,000 Active ISIS Probes Inside U.S.

November 14, 2015: Dead wrong…again!

November 14, 2015: The Barbarians Are Inside The Gate And There Are No Gates

November 14, 2015: Known Wolves Involved

November 17, 2015:  The Islamic Civilization Circle of Life

November 19, 2015: Bloomberg’s Carlson: Maybe Terrorists Here Will Become Americanized and Not Kill Us| Truth Revolt

November 22, 2015:  Just a matter of time

November 22, 2015:  Al Qaeda has not been neutralized|The Long War Journal

November 22,2015: Answering the Syrian refugee question

November 24, 2015: Another tale from the Obama Chronicles

November 24, 2015: Mapping the dots

November 25, 2015:  An ambush, not a defensive reaction?

November 29, 2015: Thinking aloud on radical Islam

December 1, 2015: A “get real” approach

December 3, 2015;  Just Get Real!

December 6, 2015:  Ralph Peters unloads

December 8, 2015:  A niggling incongruent bit of information

December 9, 2015:  What he should have said

December 16, 2015:  Some good reads

December 21, 2015:  Inciting terror…

December 26, 2015:  Muslim Immigration is Exactly What ISIS Wants|Frontpage Mag




2016 Blog Posts

January 13, 2016:  America on its knees

January 16, 2016:  The plot thickens runaway narrative, or fatal system error

January 16, 2016:  Iran: ‘American Sailors Started Crying After Arrest’

January 16, 2016:  America taken for a Persian magic-carpet ride

January 16, 2016:  The other side of the “swap”

February 2, 2016:  Committing crimes isn’t “great

February 5, 2016:  MORE Chinese Infiltration

February 6, 2016:  A Cautionary Tale

February 9, 2016:  We still have The Constitution as our rule of law!

February 9, 2016:  LB’s guide to profiling

February 11, 2016:  Pretty lame propaganda gambits *yawn*

February 16, 2016:  When new information comes to light

February 24, 2016:  Some global hotspots

March 2, 2016:  Update on Navy investigation into captured US sailors

March 5, 2016:  Trump “war crime” policy heard around the world

March 6, 2016:  An American wake-up call

March 8, 2016:  Clinton Hacker Extradited to the U.S.

March 23, 2016:  Just some links

March 30, 2016:  Cutting through the “fog of war”….maybe

April 8, 2016:  Obama’s Syrian refugee program on steroids

April 10, 2016:  Obama’s kind of “surge”

April 15, 2016:  Another dire U.S. military readiness warning

April 29, 2016:  Pentagon Warns of Conflict OverChinese Buildup Over Disputed Islands

April 29, 2016:  What wins wars

April 30, 2016:  Another Cry In The Wilderness

May 30, 2016:  A day to remember

June 8, 2016:  More on the “great” General David Petraeus

June 8, 2016:  The winds of war blow hotter

June 19, 2016:  Obama’s final “transformation”

July 5, 2016:  Oh, those “what ifs”

July 12, 2016:  More Obama “fundamental transformation”?

July 12, 2016: Escalation of tensions…

July 25, 2016:  Putin moves?

July 25, 2016:  Happy Trails

July 26, 2016:  Does anyone remember Soviet disinformation campaigns?

July 30, 2016:  The Pieces of the Media Messaging Puzzle

July 30, 2016:  Geesh, Russian active measures….

August 1, 2016:  Amen, General Dempsey!

August 7, 2016:  #PurpleHeartDay

August 25, 2016:  While America watches the 2016 Reality TV Show….

August 30, 2016:  French beach police…. but no secure borders….

September 5, 2016:  The Russians are coming?

September 15, 2016:  What to tell Putin

September 16, 2016:  Out of the Mouths of Babes

September 29, 2016:  Where do you report a suspicious tweet?

October 4, 2016:  The Russian Big Picture (Part 1)

October 11, 2016:  Scorched Earth: The Death Match Edition

October 13, 2016:  Meow…

October 20, 2016:  Repetitive Messaging

November 20, 2016:  Obama Pentagon used plagiarized Wikileaks info in report




2017 Blog Posts

January 19, 2017:  Russia continues playing chess

February 21, 2017:  Speech by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster

March 8, 2017:  Info War… Russian-style

March 18, 2017:  Having your cake and eating it too

March 31, 2017:  Learning From Mistakes

April 8, 2017:  Coughing up catchphrase strategic hairballs

May 16, 2017: Afghanistan questions

May 17, 2017: Perfect Timing

May 18, 2017: Putin diagnoses “political schizophrenia” in America

May 24, 2017: Information Warfare, both foreign and domestic

June 17, 2017:  Nothing new under the sun

June 29, 2017:  Easily manipulated or 12-dimensional chess?

August 10, 2017:  Tough talk is not strategy

August 12, 2017:  No Good Options

August 24, 2017:  All leadership boils down to trust

October 11, 2017:  The Russians again

October 19, 2017:  Mutually Assured Destruction

November 8, 2017:  Seeing Russia through your “Windows”

November 25, 2017:  “A few leaves of grass” for remembrance




2018 Blog Posts

January 27, 2018: Another Obama national security fail

January 29, 2018:  Just a couple links

February 13, 2018:  Define “imminent threat”

April 17, 2018 Interesting list of strategic assumptions

June 12, 2018 Trump Sells “North Korean Deal” Snakeoil

June 13, 2018 Trump: Our Russian messaging czar & most useful idiot

June 19, 2018 The smell of a manufactured crisis

July 7, 2018 The odds of Trump making a great deal with Russia

July 15, 2018 Putin already won

July 18, 2018  You ain’t seen nothing yet

July 20, 2018 Interesting read

July 21, 2018 Putin might end up asking for his ball back…

July 22, 2018  A few foreign policy links

October 2, 2018 A few Cyber & Defense links

October 11, 2018 Quest for common American values

November 12, 2018 Veterans Day thoughts

November 16, 2018 Military readiness report raises serious concerns




2019 Blog Posts

February 12, 2019 Color me a skeptic

April 3, 2019 The privacy concerns metastasize 

May 27, 2019 Our American Heroes




2020 Blog Posts

January 6, 2020 Trump gives “conventional wisdom” the boot

January 9, 2020 A quick Trump score card on the Iran crisis

August 10, 2020 China’s AI quest fueled by global data acquisition

To be continued…