Trump’s Nuclear Options

Movement toward a new Cold War is a legacy of the Obama administration with a trillion-dollar US nuclear weapons modernization underway. The nuclear weapons world that the Trump administration will be inheriting and determining is this week’s scan, as the new Commander-in-Chief daily shakes his fist and threatens perceived enemies via his Twitter feed

Hollywood and War

Today, in a series of messages, the subject of an Iranian-US flashpoint in the Persian Gulf was discussed. The War Powers Act came up, as did the preemptive legacy of the “Bush Doctrine”. The threat of provocation and rapid escalation was the take away. What wasn’t discussed is the effect on soldiers, warriors…  

A Time to Remember

As the new administration continues to form its upper echelon of appointees, it’s an appropriate time to recall a core mission in foreign and domestic policy — security as a highest goal. In this pursuit of ‘national security’, it is time to remember how security must be pursued in the 21st century

‘Satan’ Sarmat

Via RT — Russia has unveiled the first image of its new thermonuclear missile system, RS-28 Sarmat, nicknamed “Satan-2” by NATO. The MIRV’d Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles, designed to be fitted with hypersonic warheads, are expected to go into production as early as 2018. Tags: Calculus of War; Cold War 2.0; Nuclear Proliferation; Hypersonic Arms Race

As the US Preps for a New President

At StratDem we look out at the security horizon and continue our attempt to develop “New Definitions of National Security” with an emphasis on bringing together “Environment Security with National Security”. Today we look at two key executive presidential actions in this regard, and a poll of American voters on likelihood of nuclear weapons use […]

The Mission of the Intelligence Community: Security, National and Global

Under the heading of “New Definitions of National Security”, StratDem this week quotes the US Director of National Intelligence. The Intelligence Community (IC) is coming to realize, as has the Pentagon, that environmental conditions globally are changing radically and traditional threats and threat estimates must take into account this ‘new reality’. Disruption is the future

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