For Those Not Keeping Track…

This is the China that states and entities have been fearing for several decades. This nightmare story has been making the rounds amongst global leaders, analysts and China watchers for the past couple of days. Lest anyone think this an aberration, it isn't nor is it intended to be by the CCP. China takes Uganda's …

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Book Review: Leningrad: State of Siege

Leningrad: State of Siege by Michael Jones My rating: 4 of 5 stars Westerners tend to think of their losses, sacrifices, etc., when thinking about WWII, and Americans in particular like to "brag" on how not only did they save the world twice in less than 35 years, but "won" WWII. I'm an American with …

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Book Review: The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict and Culture in the 21st Century

The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict and Culture in the 21st Century by Parag Khanna My rating: 4 of 5 stars This isn't a bad book. In fact, it's pretty good. But I'm torn on what to rate it. On one hand, it could potentially deserve 5 stars for accuracy, a good overview, it being …

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Welcome to the Space Force LinkedIn Outer Space Warfare Discussion Group

I received a very interesting and unique email last week regarding a LinkedIn group of which I'm a member. There are several things that make it fairly unique. For one thing, while this is not necessarily the first time, it still is very rare to receive a message of this nature via email sent specifically …

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Book Review: Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power

Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power by Sheila A. Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars Before I say anything about this book, I need to confess I know the author (to whatever degree), highly respect her expertise on Japan (she's the Council on Foreign Relations' Senior Fellow for Japan), so this commentary and …

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My Years In Books: 2019

Every year, I participate in the Goodreads Annual Reading Challenge. At the beginning of each year, you set a goal for how many books you’ll read that year. Goodreads keeps track of your running total and then lets you know how you’ve done and what percentage of your goal you met. You can also see …

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ID Cards and Certificates for Some of My Zillion Professional Organizations

I want to try to blog more, but my health is very poor and I'm horribly busy, largely trying to buy a house in another region of the country and get us moved -- all remotely. It's been far more time consuming and labor intensive than I anticipated, it's wearing me out and not leaving …

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Nuclear Proliferation Coming Down The Road…

(Non)proliferation. For the past 60+ years, the US has led the world in arguing for nonproliferation and with the NPT some decades ago and a lot of diplomacy to go with it, virtually every country in the world signed it. The few that didn't were known or thought to have nuclear weapons and these were …

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