04/02/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/02/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Japan’s Suga to Be the First Foreign Leader to Meet With Biden 2. US touts ambassador’s historic visit to Taiwan, despite China’s ‘red line’ threat 3. Closer Taiwan-US ties are stabilising the region, not the opposite 4. Former US military […]

04/02/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/02/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Denuclearization will be at center of new N. Korea policy: State Dept. 2. U.S. ‘very much open’ to feedback from allies on N. Korea policy 3. Reaching Underground Believers & Guiding Others in Flight: Silent Partners Assist North Koreans under […]

2/5/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

2/5/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the initiation of a global force posture review 2. UK regulator revokes Chinese TV license, Beijing complains about BBC ‘fake news’ 3. Three Chinese spies posing […]

How to Win an Asymmetric War in the Era of Special Forces

How to Win an Asymmetric War in the Era of Special Forces Full Article: https://nationalinterest.org/feature/how-win-asymmetric-war-era-special-forces-87601 By Keith Pritchard, Roy Kempf, and Steve Ferenzi The U.S. Army’s Special Operations Forces (ARSOF) shape the terms and tempo of competition by leveraging irregular warfare capabilities to enable other instruments of statecraft to prevail without resorting to war. ARSOF’s influence creates […]

07/03/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

07/03/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. ‘The Outpost’ Review: At War, in a Worst-Case Scenario 2. The Case for Kissinger 3.  The Next American Terrorist 4. Duckworth to halt 1,100 military promotions if Pentagon retaliates against Vindman 5.  The growing need for a modern aircraft platform for […]

6/18/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

6/18/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. New conservative media chief dismisses heads of U.S. news agencies 2. The WikiLeaks breach might just have done the CIA a favor 3. G7 foreign ministers’ statement on Hong Kong 4. Chinese fighter jets buzz Taiwan […]

The Last Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan Plead for U.S. Help

The Last Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan Plead for U.S. Help The Last Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan Plead for U.S. Help by Jessica Donati and Ehsanullah Amiri – Wall Street Journal The last community of Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan is seeking asylum in the U.S. after suffering an attack by Islamic State extremists, […]