As one Marine intelligence analyst said in a leaked report, “The U.S. military is no longer able to defeat a bloody insurgency in Western Iraq or counter al-Qaeda’s rising popularity…”1 … Continue Reading Operation Iraqi Freedom: Iraq and the Battle of Fallujah
On August 8, 2017, Trump bolded stated with the world watching, “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”1 The North Korean regime fired … Continue Reading Trump’s Preemptive Strike Option: What If?
August 6, 2017 In recent years, the cold waters in the South China Sea have become the hottest spot for a potential political or military clash. With President Trump … Continue Reading Dragon In the South China Sea: Analysis of PLAN Expansion and Capabilities
In his recent Democracy Declassified, Michael P. Colaresi evaluates the multi-dimensional state of national security with regard to transparency in democratic governments. Calling upon a wide spate of historical … Continue Reading Chapter Review: Michael Colaresi’s “Democracy Declassified” and the Efficacy of Oversight
The Tasks of the Trinity Section 3 of 3 (;Bonus article in draft;) Where I had left off, in the 2nd section of this anthology, I described the gaps between … Continue Reading ENLIGHTENMENT IN “THE FIRM”
Dubbed “Operation Ajax” by the American intelligence community, the CIA orchestrated coup d’état of nationalist Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadeq epitomizes a crucially necessary course of covert action required to limit … Continue Reading Twenty-Twenty Hindsight Part II: A Historical Assessment of Operation Ajax
Liberal – Conservative Juxtapositions
A nexus of contracts in which there is no “there-there”.
*forewarning: sensitive content* Sexual assault doesn’t happen behind glass windows. Most of us don’t want to talk about it. We don’t want to think about it, but we have to discuss … Continue Reading Let’s Talk About: What Happens Behind Closed Doors.
As we get closer and closer to graduation, most seniors, including myself, are looking forward to going off to college and experiencing whatever new things life throws at us. As … Continue Reading Lets Talk About: Regret, Forgiveness, and Letting Go of All of It
Earlier this February, incumbent Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced a series of extensive cuts to the United States’ military budget which would progressively scale back overall spending by nearly … Continue Reading Keeping The Fire Hot: On US Defense Spending
For nearly half a century, the small island nation of Cuba was known by the United States and other Western powers as the infamous “Red Menace”, a pejorative reference … Continue Reading U.S-Cuba: A New Era For Progression