America’s military power: global policing or paranoia?

American Military Fist

Summary:  The world watches the tragedy of a great nation pouring its wealth down the toilet. America and our allies have an immense superiority over other nations by almost every metric, yet we live in fear. Why? Is it psychological projection or paranoia? See this story in pictures. As the world leader, we have set … Continue reading America’s military power: global policing or paranoia?

A post-holiday bulletin: government fear-mongering makes us less prepared!

Summary:  We've survived yet another brush with death from terror, although we disregarded the barrage of warnings on cable news to wet our pants on command of the FBI. There are lessons from this, if we wish to learn. Fear-mongering makes us less prepared for the eventual attack.  This is a post-holiday follow-up to Prepare … Continue reading A post-holiday bulletin: government fear-mongering makes us less prepared!

Are we fools? Yes, if we repeat the “who lost China” madness.

America's combination of hubris and paranoia produces many strange things -- which we baffle our descendents -- but the repeating debates in the form of "who lost China" must take the booby-prize. "The Coming Failure On Iran", Jackson Diehl (a deputy editor), Washington Post, 4 October 2009 -- The title says it all.  If Iran … Continue reading Are we fools? Yes, if we repeat the “who lost China” madness.

America’s Most Dangerous Enemy

Summary:  This essay examines the most dangerous enemies of America.  Two little known dangers appear far most serious than the usual suspects.  Appropriate responses are discussed. Threat definition is the key phase when developing a grand strategy. Especially today, as America faces many dangerous enemies.  Who are our most dangerous foes?  China?  Islamofascism?  The "gap … Continue reading America’s Most Dangerous Enemy