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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+02:00ianuarie 30th, 2018|Blog, Harlan Ullman|0 Comentarii

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+02:00ianuarie 24th, 2018|America, Harlan Ullman|0 Comentarii

Trump’s Grandest Goal: To Make the Truth Irrelevant

The United States has weathered and survived a revolution, a civil war, two world wars, one cold war, economic depressions, and the perils of a government too often paralyzed in gridlock because of the extreme polarization of its politics. Yet, unintended dangers to the nation have also arisen as consequences of profoundly misguided actions by its government. During the 20th century, despite laws and policies that discriminated on the basis of sex, race or political involvement, I would argue that the single most destructive piece of legislation was the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the sale and consumption of alcohol. The 18th Amendment produced widespread contempt and disregard for the law [...]

By |2018-02-11T23:49:00+02:00ianuarie 20th, 2018|America, Harlan Ullman|0 Comentarii

President Trump’s strategy must be challenged

GENEVA -- Before the Trumpian tirades about "shitholes," his good relationship with Kim Jong "Little Rocket Man" Un and the waste of money in moving the U.S. Embassy in London from its lofty presence in Grosvenor Square to a largely inaccessible new location south of the Thames, I was going to focus on perhaps the thorniest strategic dilemma of the 21st century: the de-linkage between political and military deterrence. Because the 20th century was defined by largely binary conflicts -- allies versus the central powers in WW I; allies versus the axis in WW II; east versus west in the Cold War and strategic nuclear deterrence -- it was assumed [...]

By |2018-02-12T00:06:05+02:00ianuarie 18th, 2018|Blog, Harlan Ullman|0 Comentarii

A 355 Ship Navy – Only If We Break The Mold

Last Friday, in the U.S. Naval Academy’s Memorial Hall dedicated to Navy and Marine heroes, Thomas B. Modly took the oath of office as the 33rd Under Secretary of the Navy and Marine Corps.  In his remarks, Mr. Modly eloquently combined naval lore with a cogent understanding of the challenges lying ahead and a plan to deal with them. Using the Academy motto of “From Knowledge Seapower” as his theme, Mr. Modly warned of the dangers of a “hollow force” and the singular importance of people drawing on the father of the American Navy John Paul Jones’ dictum that “men are important than guns in the rating of ship.” He [...]

By |2018-02-27T19:39:39+02:00ianuarie 10th, 2018|America, Harlan Ullman|0 Comentarii
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