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Vernuccio’s View: Russian Nuclear Weapons Modernize while U.S. Arsenal Diminishes

Vernuccio’s View: Russian Nuclear Weapons Modernize while U.S. Arsenal Diminishes

The NATO summit just concluded has sounded the alarm about Russia’s dangerous actions in Europe. The Hague has handed down a decision against China’s aggression in the Pacific (South China Sea). Iran continues to seek nuclear weapons, and North Korea […]

by · July 13, 2016 · Military, Vernuccio's View
FBI Finds Clinton Wrongdoing But Doesn’t Seek Punishment

FBI Finds Clinton Wrongdoing But Doesn’t Seek Punishment

FBI Director James B. Comey’s decision not  to indict Hillary Clinton should not be reviewed in terms of its effect on the 2016 campaign. Far more important is its effect on the federal system of justice, and its increasing susceptibility to […]

by · July 6, 2016 · Uncategorized
Vernuccio’s View: Campaign Regs Attack Free Speech

Vernuccio’s View: Campaign Regs Attack Free Speech

The trend towards restricting free speech through campaign finance regulations is gaining speed, on both the national and state levels. The supporters of these anti-First Amendment moves allege that they are seeking to reduce the influence of money in politics.  […]

by · July 6, 2016 · Vernuccio's View
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Personal Freedom Under Attack

  As Independence Day approaches, it is appropriate to recall that individual freedom was the central concept that inspired the birth of the United States two hundred and forty years ago. Increasingly, however, that idea is imperiled by the rapid […]

by · June 29, 2016 · Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: Most Dangerous Maritime Dispute

Vernuccio’s View: Most Dangerous Maritime Dispute

Vernuccio’s View: Most Dangerous Maritime Dispute     The world’s most dangerous maritime dispute is awaiting a ruling from the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. China has unlawfully laid claim to almost the entire oceanic area known as […]

by · June 22, 2016 · Vernuccio's View
Appeasement and self-criticism will not stop terror

Appeasement and self-criticism will not stop terror

Vernuccio’s View    The ruthless assault on a gay nightclub in Orlando illustrates a reality that those who have advocated reducing America’s activist role in the world fail to comprehend.  The bitter hatred against the United States is not the […]

by · June 13, 2016 · Breaking News, World News

Internet Free Speech Faces Grim Future

The world does not share America’s reverence for free speech, and that is becoming a problem for First Amendment supporters at home in the United States. The issue is exacerbated by the move to internationalize internet control, scheduled to be […]

by · June 8, 2016 · World News
NATO Expands as Russian Threat Grows

NATO Expands as Russian Threat Grows

Montenegro is set to become NATO’s 29th member. The alliance’s mission has been seen, once again, as vital to the security of Europe in the wake of Russia’s vast military buildup, and its aggressive foreign policy which has included the […]

by · May 31, 2016 · World News
Russia’s Next Invasion

Russia’s Next Invasion

Another Russian invasion of an Eastern European nation is brewing, and this time the consequences will be enormous. Moscow has combined the threat of overwhelming military force with economic and internal political pressure to pull Bulgaria into its orbit. Russian […]

by · May 23, 2016 · World News
Environmental Extremism and the Assault on Free Speech

Environmental Extremism and the Assault on Free Speech

Environmental Extremism and the Assault on Free Speech by Frank V. Vernuccio An unprecedented legal attack, in utter violation of the First Amendment, has been launched against a think tank. According to Claude Walker, the attorney general of the U.S. […]

by · May 22, 2016 · Environment
NATO and Russia Faceoff

NATO and Russia Faceoff

Little noticed or reported by the media, the NATO-Russia Council met on April 20 to discuss the deteriorating relations and rising tensions between the western alliance and Moscow. The meeting lasted longer than anticipated and ended without agreement on the […]

by · May 20, 2016 · World News
China’s Vast Military Power

China’s Vast Military Power

China is clearly following a strategy of using its vast and growing military prowess as its essential means to not only gain a preeminent status in Asia and the Pacific, but to solidify its role as a globally dominant superpower. […]

by · May 19, 2016 · World News

Brazil’s Lessons for the U.S.

To mask the failure of her left wing policies, Brazil’s President Rousseff allegedly violated federal budget laws by using loans from government banks to hide the size of her administrations’ budget deficit. The charge has led to an impeachment. Brazil’s […]

by · May 18, 2016 · World News
Russia’s Baltic Threat

Russia’s Baltic Threat

U.S., NATO Must Act to Deter Russia Threat to Baltics Rssia’s recent aggressive “buzzing” of an American naval ship in the Baltic Sea should not have come as a surprise.  Despite the reluctance of many to recognize the fact, Moscow […]

by · April 29, 2016 · World News
Vernuccio’s View: The High Tech Threats Facing America

Vernuccio’s View: The High Tech Threats Facing America

The High Tech Threats Facing America by Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.    In recent hearings held by the House Armed Services Committee, James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence and USMC Lt. General Vincent Stewart, Director of the Defense […]

by · April 13, 2016 · Op Ed, World News