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US President Talks at the UN

In what is arguably one of the more threatening addresses since the creation of the United Nations, the US president lays out a vision of nations’ interests,  “sovereignty”, and America first within the international community. He goes on, lecturing, gesturing, and warning of evil as he threatens US force

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Shifting National Security Terrain

Steve Bannon out as US presidential adviser. The Bannon agenda returns to Breitbart news with a Bannon message that he intends to ‘go to war‘. The ‘McMaster era’ begins as the national security adviser formerly at odds with Bannon reports to an unpredictable president. Will more ‘globalist’ extension, troops and conflicts across hemispheres result

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The Ayes Don’t Have It

The US National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2018 encounters the blind-eye in Congress as Rep. Perry [R-PA] attempts to block a study of climate change impacts on national security. StratDem again takes this moment to stress that definitions of national security must change to meet the urgency of a changing horizon of threats  

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Long-game Diplomacy — or War

As the US president ramps up his rhetoric in Europe, pointing at enemies ranging from a “fake news” press to North Korea, from “urban carnage” to Iran, from Democrats and those who question his “modern day presidential” tweeting to whatever and whomever he chooses to target in the daily news cycle, a clock ticks

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Tomorrow … May We See Your Digital ID?

Strategic Demands looks at the issue of data, how data boomed as a government industry in the U.S. after 9/11, how the private sector provided unprecedented data intelligence to the government, exponentially expanding an already vast, deep security state. The future promises more big government/big data, Orwellian 2.0, trending digital ID’s for all

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Status of the Nuclear Ban Negotiations

For many years the editor of Strategic Demands has continued an association with the Los Alamos Study Group. Their team of scientists and public/civil representatives continues to address critical issues involving US nuclear weapons development. Currently at the UN, the LASG reports on the historic “Convention to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons”

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The Trump Doctrine

As a military band plays Gershwin in the Rose Garden at the White House, the US president walks off stage after announcing he has decided to abandon the international climate agreement. A legacy is established, a message sent to the world, the US under the current president explicitly does not believe in a “global community”

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