The Best of Times and the Worse of Times

The “Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative” jointly proposed by Senators Marco Rubio and three others threatens the US’ partners with the downgrading of bilateral relations and possible suspension of aid if they dare to recognize Beijing as the legitimate government of China and join its One Belt One […] The post The TAIPEI…

via The TAIPEI Act Shows Just How Scared The US Is Of OBOR — Eurasia Future

The White Boys are running the “Empire”

Al Shabaab’s killing of an American soldier in southern Somalia brings AFRICOM back into the limelight and restarts the conversation about why US troops are even still there in the first place. The news came in on Friday that Al Shabaab terrorists had killed an American soldier in southern Somalia and injured four others during […]

via Why Did an American Sacrifice His Life for AFRICOM in Somalia? — Astute News

The price for a voluntary service military

When Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke at the 2018 Center for the National Interest Distinguished Service Award dinner in late July, he outlined a foreign policy strategy for the United States that focused on the resurgence of great-power competition. Mattis also warned that the United States could endanger itself from within. Specifically, he stated […]

via How America’s Wars Have Created Piles of Debt (And Little Strategic Benefit) — Astute News