Author: Strategic Demands Online

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

An Exceptional Nation

As the US presidential campaign races toward a November resolution, the issue of foreign policy and definitions of national security occasionally  step to the front of stage as candidates share their ‘world views’. Today, candidate Clinton spoke to the American Legion and shared her world view how she would continue America’s ‘exceptionalism’

End First-Use of Nukes

Continuing on our push for a change in US nuclear weapon first-use policy, we fair-use post an editorial arguing again with growing support that now is time for the President to use his executive powers as the clock ticks toward his last days in office. “President Obama has an opportunity to further delegitimize nuclear weapons […]

More Than An Email Dust-Up

This past week the Democratic Party reeled from the release of an email “dump” from WikiLeaks. The thousands of emails were embarrasing at the minimum and at the maximum may have involved a foreign government ‘intrusion’. This week as the Democratic convention opens, the head of the Hillary Clinton campaign alleges ‘the Russians are involved‘ […]

Turkey, Incirlik, US and Russia

  Whether the US remains in Incirlik or not is actually a moot point, since the profound symbolism around what’s unfolding is much more substantial than the Pentagon’s physical presence there. Never before in history has the US been cut off from its own nuclear weapons, which is essentially what’s happened with the no-fly zone […]

Re: the President’s Last Days as Commander-in-Chief

A Nuclear Arsenal and Reflections on a President’s Last Days in Office Obama plans major nuclear policy changes in his final months … Obama administration determined to advance the nuclear reduction agenda. StratDem update: A month ago we wrote that the president’s final days in office should include executive orders addressing nuclear proliferation issues… Now, […]

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 […]

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