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Vernuccio’s View: Cutting Aid to Pakistan Long Overdue

President Donald Trump’s decision to cut aid to Pakistan was long overdue. Legitimate questions had been raised in the past concerning U.S. financial assistance to Pakistan. The Islamabad government has continued to turn a blind eye towards terrorist activities within […]

by · January 10, 2018 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: Russia’s Heightened Military Threat

Vernuccio’s View: Russia’s Heightened Military Threat

The Trump Administration is levying sanctions on Russia for violating a nuclear arms pact. It’s a response the Obama Administration failed to make. The White House move is part of its attitude of realism in dealing with international threats. Todd […]

Trump: "As President of the United States of America, I will ALWAYS put #AmericaFirst 🇺🇸 #UNGA" [Twitter] WH.Gov

Vernuccio’s View: 2018’s Key Resolutions

The fresh attitude brought about by a New Year should lead to resolutions effectively addressing the most serious and long-standing problems affecting the nation.   There are several issues that, if effectively dealt with, could dramatically improve the nation. Health care […]

by · December 26, 2017 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
NASA astronaut and Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Tuesday after a historic 340-day mission aboard the International Space Station.

Vernuccio’s View: America to Return to Moon, Economy to Benefit

The New Year will see a new start for America’s manned space program, and the U.S. economy President Trump has signed a Presidential Memorandum designed to “Reinvigorate America’s Human Space Exploration Program.  The document proclaims “Beginning with missions beyond low-Earth orbit, the […]

by · December 20, 2017 · News, Opinion, Science, Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: Kurdish Independence: A Forgotten Story?

Vernuccio’s View: Kurdish Independence: A Forgotten Story?

Recently, Iraqi Kurdistan held a referendum on independence. According to Hndren Muhammad, the head of the Kurdistan Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission, the pro-independence side won an overwhelming victory. There were 4,581,255 eligible voters, of which 3,305,925  cast ballots,  a […]

by · December 13, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: NATO Responds to Russia

Vernuccio’s View: NATO Responds to Russia

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and Georgia, its vast military modernization program, its violation of the INF treaty, and Vladimir Putin’s clear nostalgia for the former Soviet Union have made it clear that a new Cold War has emerged. In response, […]

by · December 6, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
The President-elect shares an update on the Presidential Transition.

Vernuccio’s View: Tax Debate Reveals Fundamental Differences

In a very late night vote last Friday, the Senate passed its version of the $1.5 trillion tax bill. What did the vote demonstrate about the state of U.S. politics, economy and, indeed, the culture of the nation? The deeply […]

by · December 4, 2017 · Vernuccio's View

DHS, FBI Issue Cyber Attack Alert

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI haves issued an alert  on a threat involving an “advanced persistent threat (APT)…targeting government entities and organizations in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors. Working with U.S. and […]

by · November 4, 2017 · Vernuccio's View

The American Military Role in Africa

The recent loss of four American soldiers in Niger, (Staff Sergeants La David Johnson, Dustin Wright, Bryan Black, and Jeremiah Johnson) killed during an attack by approximately fifty Islamic extremists has focused attention to the presence of the U.S. military […]

by · November 4, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
NATO alliance flags

Europe’s Separatist Movements

Catalonia’s independence movement may be the focus of this month’s news about separatist movements, but Europe has a number of regions that are considering going it alone. These movements tend to feed off of each other, supporting independence claims. Even […]

by · October 18, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
The New York City Council Takes A Knee prior to the September 26 Stated Meeting. Credit: Madina Toure/Observer

Vernuccio’s View: Theatrics Overtake Our National Conversation

The actions of many of our elected officials have become juvenile expressions of outrage. In 2016, several House Democrats staged a sit-in on the floor of Congress, after losing a legislative battle.  Rather than retool their message and try again, they […]

by · October 11, 2017 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: Afghanistan Policy Had to Change

Vernuccio’s View: Afghanistan Policy Had to Change

Most of the media has missed the actual key points of the President’s Afghanistan policy change. The impact of Mr. Trump’s significant changes to the manner in which the United States conducts that armed conflict will extend beyond the battle […]

by · October 4, 2017 · Op Ed, Opinion, Vernuccio's View

Vernuccio’s View: 21st Century Slavery

Modern slavery exists, it is widespread, and it is a worldwide, lucrative practice. A National Geographic study found “There are more slaves today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The modern commerce in humans rivals […]

by · September 27, 2017 · Op Ed, Vernuccio's View
Trump: "As President of the United States of America, I will ALWAYS put #AmericaFirst 🇺🇸 #UNGA" [Twitter] WH.Gov

Vernuccio’s View: Trump Charts New Course at U.N.

President Trump’s  address to the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on September 19 was the most substantive and direct in a generation. He repudiated the global inclination to place international bureaucracies over national governments, and the use of […]

by · September 20, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
The mushroom cloud of the first test of a hydrogen bomb is seen in a 1952 test blast.

Vernuccio’s View: Iran-North Korea: The Joint Nuclear Threat

The North Korean nuclear missile crisis, and the threat of Iran’s current advanced missiles and, due to the limitations of the Iran nuclear deal, the near future possession of atomic weapons may be two sides of the same dilemma. A Congressional […]

by · September 13, 2017 · Military, Vernuccio's View