04/13/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/13/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell.  Edited and Published by Daniel Riggs 1. Statement From Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby on 4-Star Reviewer Appointment on Manda Bay Investigation 2. After War Zone Scandals, Special Operators Are Curbing Deployments and Investing in Ethics Training 3. Special Ops and CIA sabotage missions […]

04/07/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/07/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Biden’s Great-Power Test Begins 2. Opinion | Anti-China is not anti-Asian 3. U.S. could consider boycotting 2022 Beijing Olympics with allies 4. U.S. State Department backs away from the idea of a Beijing Olympics boycott 5. Letter From Former Senior National […]

04/04/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/04/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. A Tribute to Charles Hill 2. Gray Is the New Black: A Framework to Counter Gray Zone Conflicts 3. Is China willing and able to invade Taiwan? 4. In The Shadow Of A Missile: Assessing The Armenian Military’s SS-26 Iskander […]

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 […]

Today’s US National Security Headlines and Commentary @ SWJ

Today’s US National Security Headlines and Commentary @ SWJ News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Opinion | How Russia and China are attempting to rewrite cyberworld order 2. The U.S. system created the world’s most advanced military. Can it maintain an edge? 3. SOCOM is committing itself to attracting more women and […]

03/26/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/26/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Riley Murray.   1. Top general: Afghan forces need US troops to fight Taliban 2. FDD | Iran must come clean on its nuclear deception 3. United States Seizes Websites Used by Foreign Terrorist Organization 4. Opinion | Biden faces the world’s most […]

03/21/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/21/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Japan, U.S. defense chiefs affirm cooperation over Taiwan emergency 2. GOP Hawks Warn against Repealing Iraq War Resolution ahead of Vote 3.  The Clearest Sign the Pandemic Could Get Worse 4. Facing vaccine skepticism, one corner of the Army is […]

03/17/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/17/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Russia, Iran sought to influence 2020 election, but no foreign government tried to change votes, U.S. says 2.  Blinken blasts ‘aggressive’ China; Austin reaffirms U.S. deterrence on Korean peninsula 3.  FDD | Joe Biden Shouldn’t Return to the Iran […]

03/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Trust in the military is declining, while its reputation remains high, according to new survey 2.  Top US, China Officials to Meet Next Week in Alaska 3. U.S. will likely bring up Uighurs, cyberattacks, Taiwan and Hong Kong in […]

03/07/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/07/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Flag Officer Announcements (INDOPACOM and PACFLEET) 2. With less U.S. tactical support, Afghanistan’s elite forces are struggling to roll back Taliban advances 3.  UK will work closely with India, Japan, US, Australia in Indo-Pacific: British High Commissioner 4. U.S. military […]

03/01/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/01/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. U.S. Enlists Allies to Counter China’s Technology Push 2. Joe Biden’s Mixed Iran Messages 3. ‘There’s a degree of mistrust’: a third of US military personnel refuse Covid vaccine 4. At pivotal moment in Afghanistan war, Biden weighs a dilemma […]

02/13/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

02/13/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and Published by Riley Murray.   1. Retired Marine general, trailblazing Navy admiral among new picks who will scrutinize bases with Confederate names 2. Violent propaganda an ‘enormous challenge’ for security agencies amid rising rightwing threat – report 3. Philippines’ Duterte Expects US to […]

1/26/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

1/26/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. New campaign targeting security researchers 2. Unspecified ‘events’ keeping Guard in DC as agencies dodge threat questions 3. Biden set his sights on China 4. Biden’s opening salvo on Beijing 5. A fake story about the […]

1/25/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

1/25/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. China is joining the global push to rein in tech giants 2. China overtakes U.S. as world’s leading destination for foreign direct investment 3. For wars of the future, Pentagon looks to distant past: the B-52 […]

1/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

1/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. Biden chooses veteran diplomat Burns as CIA director 2. ‘Political moat’: China locks down 11 million to insulate Beijing from new COVID outbreak 3. Outgoing Capitol Police chief: House, Senate security officials hamstrung efforts to call […]

01/07/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

01/07/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell.  Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. China wages cognitive warfare to topple Taiwan government: report 2. Taiwan and US set for sensitive dialogue – and reveal the timing in advance 3. China as a Composite Land-Sea Power: A Geostrategic Concept Revisited 4. National security adviser, […]

1/5/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

1/5/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. South Korean tanker was boarded by armed Iran Guard forces 2. The Wuhan lab-leak hypothesis goes mainstream 3.  NYSE scraps plans to delist Chinese telecom stocks 4. Pompeo cites China, North Korea as Trump’s unfinished business […]

8/15/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

8/15/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. ‘No lines on the battlefield’: Pentagon’s new war-fighting concept takes shape 2. Taiwan to boost ‘invasion’ defenses with US weapons 3. Pentagon creates UFO task force to see if aerial objects pose threat 4. The plan […]

8/9/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

8/9/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. Why Trump’s troop withdrawal from Germany is only the beginning 2. Abolish the police? Those who survived the chaos in Seattle aren’t so sure 3. Brent Scowcroft taught a generation how to manage foreign policy 4. […]

08/04/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

08/04/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Ahyoung Shin   1. ‘The biggest monster’ is spreading. And it’s not the Coronavirus. 2. Poland agrees to pay almost all costs of US troop presence 3. How can we know if professional military education works? 4. NWC Wargaming: Go big or Go […]

07/20/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

07/20/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News and commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Riley Murray.   1. Face Masks Really Do Matter. The Scientific Evidence Is Growing. 2. The US Is Out of Position in the Indo-Pacific Region 3.  More Than 39,000 Federal Employees Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 4. Special operations forces and great […]

07/15/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

07/15/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Ahyoung Shin   1. House panel votes to end 2001, 2002 war authorizations 2. Massachusetts Democrat calls for Voice of America chief to resign 3. The U.S. wants Asian allies to stand up to China. It’s not that easy 4. US may need […]

07/06/2020 News & Commentary – National Security       

07/06/2020 News & Commentary – National Security        News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Ahyoung Shin   1. Covid-19 is here to stay. People will have to adapt 2. Thousands of US troops will shift to Asia-Pacific to guard against China 3. The hidden aftershocks of John Bolton’s memoir as foreign government officials remain fixated […]

07/02/2020 News & Commentary – National Security  

07/02/2020 News & Commentary – National Security   News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Ahyoung Shin. 1. U.S. readies sanctions on China over rights abuses in Xinjiang 2. China’s software stalked Uighurs earlier and more widely, researchers learn 3. Taiwan practices ‘enemy annihilation’ after China steps up activity 4. Meet the global leadership restrainers: Making America […]

7/01/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

7/01/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. US using Taiwan as ‘last card’ may only speed up reunification 2. One China, two Trump China policies: ‘peaceful coexistence’ v. existential threat 3. Coronavirus: US senators seek review of drug supply chain, citing over-reliance on […]

06/25/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

06/25/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Ahyoung Shin. 1. Critics, allies wonder what Trump’s trying to achieve with troop cuts 2. Trump is right to withdraw troops from Germany – as long as he sends them east 3. Trump administration says it won’t carry out a nuclear weapons […]

06/19/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

06/19/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Ahyoung Shin. 1.  Chinese air force approaches Taiwan for fourth time this week, Taiwan’s military says 2.  FDD | China’s skirmish with India is only its latest aggression during the Pandemic 3.  Despite Trump’s threat, top general says White House hasn’t […]

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 […]

06/07/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

06/07/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. On the Chinese Communist Party’s Obscene Propaganda – United States Department of State 2. Trump’s Troop Plan Stuns Germany and Rocks the Postwar Order 3. ‘It’s complicated’, German minister says of ties with U.S. 4. U.S. […]