Category Archives: Military

General raises concerns about military standards with women in combat

Daniel Wiser reports for the Washington Free Beacon on a top American military leader’s concerns surrounding recent changes in attitudes about women in combat. Current and future U.S. military leaders will face immense pressure to lower standards in the services in order to allow more women to serve in combat roles, a top general recentlyContinue Reading

Implications of China’s military buildup

Peter Navarro, a University of California-Irvine business professor, focuses the latest Barron’s editorial commentary on China‘s military. China’s factories are now rapidly producing military capabilities that will eventually rival those of the U.S. The only remaining debate is whether China will achieve parity by 2020, 2030, or later. … … This rise of Chinese militarismContinue Reading

Historian Johnson pans Obama’s response to ISIS

British historian Paul Johnson shares with Forbes readers his unflattering assessment of the 44th president’s response to the nation’s largest foreign policy challenge. No, I’m not describing climate change. Only two entities have had much success in standing up to ISIS. One is the rump of the old Syrian state, controlled by the Assad family,Continue Reading

Taking the Obama administration’s foreign policy to task

Daniel Wiser of the Washington Free Beacon reports on a discouraging new assessment of President Obama’s approach to terrorist threats in the Middle East. Al Qaeda or the Islamic State could launch a mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil if the Obama administration does not alter its current strategy to defeat the terrorist groups, according toContinue Reading

National Review columnist says Obama is proving he’s still not serious about terrorism

President Obama’s recent televised address from the Oval Office left David French of National Review Online unimpressed. In an era where a jihadist army controls more territory, commands more fighters, and has demonstrated broader striking power than any jihadist force in modern history, the President of the United States spends just about as much timeContinue Reading

Russian spaceflight failure of the moment

The Russians have quality control problem with their rockets. The latest example, per Spaceflight Now: A Russian defense payload built to monitor maritime activity, and possibly track the movements of submarines, is stuck to the upper stage of its rocket after launching Saturday from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, multiple Russian news agencies reported. The Kanopus STContinue Reading

British defence U-turn of the moment

Britain for the past 60 years or so has been very good at having very poor defence policy, particularly in the air and at sea. The Ministry of Defence has regularly thrown big money at locally-produced weapons systems only to see them fail to live up to expectations, run vastly over budget, and have toContinue Reading

President remains undeterred by facts

Jonah Goldberg‘s latest column at National Review Online emphasizes President Obama’s decision to double down on his questionable foreign policy. According to legend, if not actual historians, Harold Macmillan was once asked what he most feared could derail his agenda. The British prime minister allegedly said, “Events, my dear boy, events.” Macmillan may never haveContinue Reading