Month: November 2014

Monday Morning

November 24, 2014 An auspicious Monday arriving with news that the long running Iran nuclear talks have not produced an agreement — and that the negotiations have been extended until June 2015 — accompanied by surprising news that the U.S. Secretary of Defense is resigning…

WarTimes – Wk of Nov 17

This week, before the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. and beginning of the Christmas season, while the stock market is at historic highs and recent mid-term elections are producing after-election blues, vitriol, threats and increasingly polarized politics as the 2016 presidential election season arrives early…

Yesterday: Why We Lost

I am a United States Army general, and I lost the “global war on terror.” It’s like Alcoholics Anonymous; step one is admitting you have a problem. Well, I have a problem. So do my peers. And thanks to our problem, now all of America has a problem… two lost campaigns and a war gone […]

Environmental Security

“Environmental Security” integral to “National Security”: This week we highlight the Synthesis Report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the recently published “This Changes Everything”, described by the NY Times as “the most momentous and contentious environmental book since ‘Silent Spring.’”