Category: National Security

Darkening, Closed Skies, an Opening Conversation

Watching the collapse and observing a retreat into xenophobia… Today a more dangerous world, tomorrow another withdrawal from international engagement and cooperation. National and international security threats multiply — pandemic, economic depression, climate disruption, a new nuclear arms race, weapons proliferation, decades of conflict, migration of refugees in the millions, political chaos

At the US Presidential Candidates Debate

Existential challenge? Climate crisis? Security demand? Eight Minutes + Seven Minutes = 15 Minutes Among Twenty Candidates. “Four hours of air-time over two nights and the first climate question arrives about 90 minutes into the Democratic party presidential debate on both nights. The combined time spent on climate both nights amounted to 15 minutes.”

Dems Re-Intro Bill to Prevent Nuclear First Use

Another legislative attempt to bring sanity into nuclear weapons policy. Being ‘on the brink’ of disaster is not rational policy. A new nuclear arms race is accelerating. Threats and chaos dominate U.S. foreign policy. Risks are multiplying and strategic opportunities lost in clicks of daily crisis. It is time to change course …  

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

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 […]

Republicans in Congress, A Vote to Block National Security?

How can last week’s action by the US House of Representatives Republican majority to block the Pentagon’s national security work be described? Experts are attempting to decipher the straight party line vote and consequences of the Grand Old Party/GOP denial of real and rising threats to the nation’s security

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

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