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Autor a multiple cărți politice. un lider global de gândire și un strateg inovativ.

Trump’s Foreign Policy Will Be Put on Trial During Pompeo’s Confirmation

President Donald Trump has finally administered the long awaited coup de gras to his befuddled secretary of State, former oil executive Rex Tillerson. By all accounts, ex-Boy Scout and long-term Exxon chairman Tillerson was an honorable man. However, success in the private sector is not always followed by success in government. History will record Tillerson’s short tenure as unimpressive and, worse, as presiding over the demise of the State Department and the Foreign Service. Former Congressman and CIA Director Mike Pompeo, long rumored as Tillerson’s replacement, will take over—maybe. Now the fun and games begin. First, Pompeo must be confirmed by the Senate. This will offer the Foreign Relations Committee [...]

By |2018-03-26T11:29:38+03:00March 26th, 2018|America, Harlan Ullman.|0 Comments

Nuclear Posture Review: A product of 20th century thinking

Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Last week, senior officials of the Defense, State and Energy Departments presented the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review. However, a great opportunity was lost. Instead of a serious evaluation whether or not the current Triad should be kept or modified, the NPR simply assumed continuing the current structure. Key recommendations followed respecting the limits imposed by the New Start Treaty of 1550 deployable warheads for both Russia and the U.S. Fourteen Ohio Class nuclear ballistic missile submarines (SSBN's) would be replaced by a dozen Columbia-class SSBN's; 46 B-52H and 20 B-2A nuclear capable bombers with the new B-21 Raider; and 400 Minuteman III ICBM's with 400 new [...]

By |2018-02-12T00:24:21+02:00February 6th, 2018|Blogs, Harlan Ullman.|0 Comments

Extreme Polarization Is Crippling the US Government

Is America governable? That is no longer a bizarre or even a silly question. America faced existential danger during the Revolution, Civil War and the Great Depression and times of great distress and anger such as during the Vietnam War and the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. Yet, government still functioned. That is no longer the case. The past four or five decades have resulted in excessively politicized politics that are now crippling the ability to govern. Since the early days of the Vietnam War culminating with the 2016 elections in which both presidential candidates had hugely unfavorable ratings among the electorate, politics have [...]

By |2018-02-12T00:30:32+02:00February 2nd, 2018|Blogs, Harlan Ullman.|0 Comments

Please tell me how this ends: Mueller vs. Trump

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Regardless of whether special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Team Trump's involvement with Russia is winding down, only three outcomes are possible. First, despite the indictment of former campaign manager Paul Manafort and the guilty plea of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Mueller could find no evidence of wrongdoing or culpability on the part of President Donald Trump and his family. This would clearly exonerate the president and give him a political leg up on his critics, which he would exploit to the hilt. Second, the special counsel could find that while the appearance of wrongdoing was present -- and this could include indictments of [...]

By |2018-02-12T00:11:20+02:00January 30th, 2018|Blogs, Harlan Ullman.|0 Comments

Hawaii alert was a false alarm, but danger is real

Two weeks ago, air raid sirens and tweets of an incoming attack resounded throughout Pearl Harbor and the Hawaiian Islands. The last time such an alert was issued in earnest was 76 years ago when Japanese bombers struck battleship row and other U.S. military facilities early on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. This time, for nearly 40 minutes, the threat of North Korean missiles destroying Honolulu, possibly with nuclear warheads, was no longer remote. Fortunately, no missiles had been launched. It turned out that human error caused the alert and the subsequent outright fear of many who understandably believed the end was in sight. The lesson from this erroneous [...]

By |2018-02-11T23:51:45+02:00January 24th, 2018|America, Harlan Ullman.|0 Comments