Military

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    Confucius Institutes raise red flags

    Yes, the pun in the headline was intended. Natalie Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon details concerns surrounding academic centers bankrolled by the Chinese communist government. Republican lawmakers expressed concern over new research partnerships between the Defense Department and American universities, several of which host Chinese government-funded Confucius…
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2018
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    Pondering ‘space force’ possibilities

    Natalie Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon seeks expert opinions about the Trump administration’s proposal for a new military “space force.” The Trump administration’s recently called for the creation of a “Space Force” by 2020, but the independent military service dedicated to war fighting in space is likely…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2018
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    Support for a ‘space force’

    Noah Rothman writes at the New York Post that the Trump administration’s plan for a “space force” makes sense. When President Trump first floated the idea of an entirely new branch of the armed forces dedicated to space-based operations, the response from political observers was limited to bemused…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Charlotte is scheduled to host the Republican National Convention in 2020. Rick Henderson assesses the pros and cons for the Queen City during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders explains why North Carolina leaders might want to look west to New Mexico for ideas…
    Mitch Kokai, August 3, 2018
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    Military unprepared for … war?

    Natalie Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon details disturbing news about the American military’s preparations for a large-scale conflict. The Defense Department needs to conduct robust experiments and more frequent war-gaming tests to prepare the military for the future fight, according to a new report from the Heritage…
    Mitch Kokai, July 31, 2018
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    A centennial worth remembering

    Patrick O’Donnell writes at National Review Online that Americans should spend time reflecting on the significance of an upcoming anniversary. This summer marks the hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood, which changed the course of World War I and gained the U.S. Marines their honored reputation. With…
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2018
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    A bold move could blunt criticism of Trump’s approach to Russia

    Marc Thiessen argues in a column published in Jewish World Review that one big move could help President Trump answer critics who believe he is too soft on Russia. If President Trump wants to shut down the critics of his performance this week in Helsinki and strengthen U.S.
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2018
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    Don’t tell the N&O, but there are questions worth asking about the Amazon Wind Farm

    Carolina Journal reporting discusses issues surrounding the Amazon Wind Farm that other media prefer to ignore.
    Jon Sanders, July 19, 2018