Month: June 2016

Nuclear Brink / End of Times

Last week we wrote of President Obama and his National Security counsel as they prepared to leave office and leave behind the power of the White House to shape security policy. This week we continue on the theme of the president’s legacy and strategic nuclear risks by again considering My Journey at the Nuclear Brink […]

Brexit, Day One

The Costs of Failed Policy: One has to question US/UK policy and decision-makers as the consequences of past policies reverberate today producing concussions shaking the political economic sphere across Europe. The UK is the first domino to fall, but no doubt there will be other institutions falling as blowback and costs from failed Mideast wars […]

A New Nuclear Arsenal and Reflections on a President’s Last Days in Office

A decade ago your editor organized a policy conference in Washington DC with a group of national security experts that ranged from a former NSC senior staffer (and Kissinger aide who resigned in protest of the Cambodia invasion) Roger Morris to current National Security Advisor Susan Rice. The 2006 conference was inauspiciously called “Surviving Victory”

New Space

If the first generation of space flight was almost exclusively government-planned and -operated, today’s next generation in space is creating a public-private mix unachievable until now. A new era, a “Democratization of Space”, looks to new definitions and missions. Exploration outward and earth science facing homeward have launched and a New Space era is on course

Another Point of View: Clinton’s “Major” Foreign Policy Speech

One has to ask after watching this week’s foreign policy speech from candidate Clinton, billed as a “major” policy presentation, where were the foreign policies and national security positions? The speech was an unrelenting attack on candidate Trump, yes, but Clinton tough talk and a ‘new neo-con’ confrontational foreign policy remains a major issue