http://michiganlakesandland.com/idx/mls-13056648-3878_highgate_rd_muskegon_mi_49441 Iranian Drone Forces US Jet to Take Evasive Action
Just yesterday, I blogged about how constant Russian body checks have come to dictate US policy. The Russians were able to nudge themselves into Syria by using less than safe flying tactics and semi-confrontational military movements. In each case the United States moved out of the way.
Today the Iranians employed the same aggressive and unsafe practices to force a US F/A-18 Hornet that was on final approach to the USS Nimitz, to move out of the Iranian’s way. This has to stop! That drone should been shot out of the sky. Until a message is sent to our adversaries that our snapping point has changed, we will continued to have our military challenged by that school yard bully with his finger in our face saying, “I’m not touching you”. Continue reading “Iranian Drone Forces US Jet to Take Evasive Action”
On October 23, 1983, a building housing U.S. Marines in Beirut, Lebanon was bombed by terrorists, killing 241 Marines and 58 French soldiers. The images of dead Marines being pulled out of the rubble were horrifying. They had been stationed in Lebanon in a “show the flag” mission. These Marines had no offensive mission, they weren’t there to fight, As well, they had no real defensive mission, they only needed to protect themselves. The aftermath of the bombing brought questions as to why the Marines were there, if there was no military mission. Continue reading “PREPARE FOR THE ULTIMATE IN TRUMP DISTRACTION”
BREAKING THE CYCLE OF NEGOTIATED STALEMATE
North Korea has offered the olive branch of peace talks with South Korea and restarted direct communications with its neighbor. Many people have hailed this action as “breakthrough” which “defuses the tensions on the Korean Peninsula. This “breakthrough” is yet another in the cycle of North Korean negotiated stalemates, in which the North uses that time to make leaps a bounds in their nuclear program.
This cycle has been the standard play book of North Korea since the 1980’s when it first agreed to adopt the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). Continue reading “BREAKING THE CYCLE OF NEGOTIATED STALEMATE”
KOREAN WAR II: A CONTINUATION OF POLICY
“War is a continuation of policy by other means”, so said Carl von Clausewitz. The North Korea situation has reached that point which the past four presidents had worked in vain to avoid. U.S. policy has deteriorated to where there is but a single remaining option. On July 27, 1953, a peace of sorts was established between the parties fighting the Korean War. The ensuing 64 years resulted in a tension filled with hostilities but without actual troops fighting. For some this was called a policy success: the absence of war. Continue reading “KOREAN WAR II: A CONTINUATION OF POLICY”