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  • Trump’s National Security Strategy Reverses Obama’s Policy Of Leading From Behind

    12/19/2017 5:20:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 19, 2017 | Megan G. Oprea
    Now that the National Security Strategy has been released, the American public can get a closer look at what the Trump administration considers important for foreign policyThe Trump administration released its National Security Strategy (NSS) yesterday to a media and foreign policy establishment that waited with bated breath. Everyone has something to say about it, and criticisms abound. Yet there’s no doubt the NSS got one thing right: China and Russia are indeed America’s major national security threats.Congress requires the White House to release a National Security Strategy every two years. This document outlines the administration’s top national security...
  • Media, Academia Freak Trump Removed Climate Change As a National Security Threat

    12/19/2017 7:02:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    President Trump's national security report has been released, and climate change is not on it. That is a departure from not only the Obama administration, but the George W. Bush administration, some media are noting.Since 2003, the Defense Department has indicated that climate change threatens "disruption and conflict," refugee crises, border tensions and other military conflicts. President Obama saw the threat as more dire, putting climate change in the same conversation as the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in his 2015 memo. Climate change, that document warned, was contributing to "increased natural disasters, refugee flows and conflicts over...
  • Trump’s National Security Plan Warns of ‘Great Power Competition’ With Russia and China

    12/18/2017 5:01:50 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 23 replies
    The New York Slime ^ | December 18, 2017 | MARK LANDLER and DAVID E. SANGER, Misdirection desk
    President Trump declared Monday that the United States faced growing competition from Russia and China, two great-power rivals that he said “seek to challenge American influence, values and wealth.” But Mr. Trump, in presenting a new national security strategy that carried distinct echoes of the Cold War, said nothing about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, even though the official strategy document itself warns briefly of “Russia using information tools in an attempt to undermine the legitimacy of democracies.” Mr. Trump referred instead to a Sunday telephone call from President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, who thanked him for...
  • Trump to Say in Security Speech That China Is Competitor: Officials (Wow, took an entire generation)

    12/16/2017 4:54:15 PM PST · by cba123 · 5 replies
    US News and World Report / Reuters ^ | Dec. 16, 2017, at 4:42 p.m. | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will lay out a new U.S. national security strategy on Monday based on his "America First" policy and will, among other items, make clear that China is a competitor, two senior U.S. officials said on Saturday. Please see link, for full article.
  • Trump Admin To Remove Climate Change From List Of National Security Threats

    12/15/2017 11:57:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    The Trump administration will reverse course from previous Obama administration policy, eliminating climate change from a list of national security threats. The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection, according to a source who has seen the document and shared excerpts of a late draft. “Climate policies will continue to shape the global energy system,” a draft of the National Security Strategy slated to be released on Monday said. “U.S. leadership is indispensable to countering an anti-growth, energy agenda that is detrimental to U.S. economic...
  • Trump Admin To Remove Climate Change From List Of National Security Threats

    12/15/2017 5:20:38 PM PST · by smileyface · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    The Trump administration will reverse course from previous Obama administration policy, eliminating climate change from a list of national security threats. The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection, according to a source who has seen the document and shared excerpts of a late draft. “Climate policies will continue to shape the global energy system,” a draft of the National Security Strategy slated to be released on Monday said. “U.S. leadership is indispensable to countering an anti-growth, energy agenda that is detrimental to U.S. economic...
  • [Truth Paragon] BBC: RT (Russian State Broadcaster) Leaked 'Sherlock' Series Finale

    01/15/2017 11:04:50 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 13 replies
    Telegraph Co UK ^ | 01/15/2017 | Patrick Foster and Roland Oliphant
    The BBC is trying to establish whether an episode of Sherlock was deliberately leaked from within the offices of a Russian state broadcaster, after last night’s hotly-anticipated series finale was circulated on the internet ahead of transmission.
  • Jerry Pournelle Wins the National Space Society Robert A. Heinlein Award

    04/13/2016 9:21:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    File 770 ^ | April 12, 2016 | Mike Glyer
    National Space Society members have voted the 2016 Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award to Dr. Jerry Pournelle... (This award is distinguished from the Heinlein Award given by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society and co-funded by The Heinlein Society, and the Heinlein Prize for Accomplishments in Commercial Space Activities administered by The Heinlein Trust.)
  • Obama wants to quadruple military spending in Europe to counter Russian aggression

    02/02/2016 5:42:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 2, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    In another acknowledgment that sanctions and diplomacy haven't deterred Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, the Obama administration said Tuesday it wants to quadruple military spending in Europe to reassure NATO allies still anxious over Moscow's intervention in Ukraine. The spending would increase to $3.4 billion under the new plan, which will be introduced next week as part of Mr. Obama's final budget. Having been unable to dislodge Russian President Vladimir Putin's proxy forces from Ukraine through diplomacy, Mr. Obama now wants to spend the extra money on "continuous U.S. armored brigade rotations" through stations in Central and Eastern Europe, beefed-up...
  • Obama acknowledges California attack as terrorism

    12/05/2015 2:21:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/15 | Matt Wanderman
    President Barack Obama says that the US "will not be terrorized," after ISIS congratulated Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik for killing 14 people in California this past week. Malik swore allegiance to ISIS on her Facebook account and the FBI says that it is treating the incident as an act of terror. "It is entirely possible that these two attackers were radicalized to commit this act of terror," acknowledged President Obama. During his weekly address to the public, Obama said, "We are Americans. We will uphold our values -- a free and open society. We are strong. And we are...
  • MSNBC frets “tsunami of hatred” will meet Muslims in France

    11/15/2015 12:25:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/15/15 | Pamela Geller
    <p>This is pathological. The enemy is killing us in our own homeland – everywhere and the left’s chief concern is destroying anyone that speaks against it or tries to stop them.</p> <p>This led host Tamron Hall to “recall concerns that a ‘tsunami of hatred may await Muslims.’” The extent of support that the Islamic State may have among Muslims in France was of no concern to Tamron Hall. MSNBC, without thinking twice about the jihad threat, simply falls into default mode: Muslims are victims, no matter how many Infidels are dead.</p>
  • Chuck Todd: Obama Foreign Policy ‘Doesn’t Seem To Exist’

    02/07/2015 5:41:15 PM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | February 05, 2015
    Chuck Todd: Obama Foreign Policy ‘Doesn’t Seem To Exist’ By Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times - Friday, February 6, 2015 NBC’s “Meet the Press” host teased this weekend’s edition by saying he would talk about President Obama’s foreign policy, which “doesn’t seem to exist.”
  • Obama security agenda urges ‘strategic patience,’ drawing criticism amid ISIS threat

    02/06/2015 6:39:04 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 47 replies
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | 2/6/15 | FoxNews/AP
    President Obama unveiled a national security strategy on Friday that called for "strategic patience" and warned against American "overreach" -- an approach that drew criticism as some lawmakers say the rising threat from the Islamic State demands a more urgent response. The 29-page document is meant to serve as a blueprint for Obama's final two years in office. The strategy cast the U.S. as an indispensable force in combating global challenges -- including terrorism, climate change and cyber threats.
  • CDC: U.S. health worker with Ebola should not have flown on commercial jet

    10/15/2014 2:27:20 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    The second Dallas health care worker who was found to have the Ebola virus should not have boarded a commercial jet Monday, health officials say.
  • Can anyone recommend any good books on American foreign policy?

    02/05/2014 7:55:55 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    February 5, 2014 | Ennis85
    About a year ago, I posted a thread asking for recommendations for good republican memoirs. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2981964/posts Since then I've complied quite a reading list. Going on the recommendations that were given to me(which I'm pretty grateful for), I got a few Richard Nixon books(No more Vietnams, The real war, Leaders) George Bush and Dick Cheney's books and others. I'm still to get through the last two, but I've finished reading through No more Vietnams and currently getting through the other Nixon books. But No more Vietnams really quite impressed me by how well detailed and informative it was and this...
  • Tarnished Brass: Is the U.S. Military Profession in Decline?

    02/01/2014 6:27:41 PM PST · by robowombat · 49 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | Spring 2009 | Richard H. Kohn
    Tarnished Brass: Is the U.S. Military Profession in Decline? Richard H. Kohn Nearly twenty years after the end of the Cold War, the American military, financed by more money than the entire rest of the world spends on its armed forces, failed to defeat insurgencies or fully suppress sectarian civil wars in two crucial countries, each with less than a tenth of the U.S. population, after overthrowing those nations’ governments in a matter of weeks. Evidence of overuse and understrength in the military abounds: the longest individual overseas deployments since World War II and repeated rotations into those deployments; the...
  • Saturday Night Lies

    01/13/2014 10:00:44 AM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 6, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    In October, shortly after her controversial MTV Video Music Awards act, Miley Cyrus hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live.” She gave audiences another R-rated performance by donning a brown wig to cover her blond Mohawk and grinding to the song, “We Did Stop”—a spoof of her summer hit, “We Can’t Stop.” Who was Cyrus supposed to be? Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), partying with a flamboyant Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), portrayed by cast member Taran Killam. Bachmann (Cyrus) and Boehner (Killiam) were celebrating the successful shutdown of the federal government, thus proving they could “do whatever they want.” Ha. Politically...
  • Athletes' Minds Excel at Motion Tracking

    01/31/2013 2:34:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    LiveScience ^ | January 31, 2013 | Tanya Lewis
    What made Wayne Gretzky a hockey legend or Ronaldo a soccer star may have had more to do with brains than brawn. Professional athletes process complex visual scenes faster than other people, a new study finds.
  • Navy Expected to Recommend a Force of About 300 Ships

    03/23/2012 9:08:26 PM PDT · by U-238 · 30 replies
    National Defense Magazine ^ | 3/16/2012 | Sandra Erwin
    A "force structure" review that is about to be completed is likely to recommend that the Navy needs around 300 ships to meet its future demands. The study is not yet finished, but could be presented to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus as early as next week, said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert. A 300-ship Navy is slightly larger than the current fleet of 285, but it is smaller than previous recommendations. Navy leaders since 2006 have said the fleet should grow to 313 ships. During a breakfast with reporters March 16, Greenert said the review is not...
  • Pakistan’s Failed National Strategy

    05/04/2011 10:53:12 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 5 replies
    The American Interest ^ | August 17, 2010 | Walter Russell Mead
    August 17, 2010 Pakistan’s Failed National Strategy Walter Russell Mead The unremitting spate of bad news from Pakistan continues; rains are still drenching the highlands and the devastation continues to spread down the river valleys.  This year’s harvest has been ruined; increasingly, it seems unlikely that farmers will be able to plant fall crops.  While visiting Pakistan earlier this month, I posted on the roots of Pakistan’s rage, doing my best to explain why so many Pakistanis are so angry with the United States.  That is one side of the story; but equally mysterious to many people and especially in...