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Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

America Last?

America Last? The Biden Administration’s foreign policies are popular at the United Nations, but drawing significant concern at home.  Is drawing closer to the views of international diplomats good for the American citizenry? The question, asked often since the inauguration, […]

by · August 13, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

U.S. Fails to Keep Pace with China’s Navy

U.S. Fails to Keep Pace with China’s Navy   There has been substantial disappointment that the U.S. Navy has not been given the funds to keep pace with the dramatic increase in size and sophistication from China. In a recent […]

by · August 5, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

America’s Pacific Allies Share in Defense Obligations

America’s Pacific Allies Share in Defense Obligations Unlike the legitimate complaints about some European nations, notably Germany, not contributing a fair share to defending against mutual enemies, America’s Pacific partners Australia and Japan have been risen to the occasion. Tokyo […]

by · July 26, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

Houses Votes to Increase Pentagon Budget

Houses Votes to Increase Pentagon Budget In what may be seen as a sharp rebuke of President Biden’s defense budget proposal, which actually cut the Pentagon’s spending power, The House has passed the Fiscal Year 2023 Defense Budget, known as […]

by · July 22, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

NATO’s Watershed Meeting

NATO’s Watershed Meeting   It is not an overstatement to note that the recent NATO meeting held in Madrid, Spain was a watershed moment for the alliance. The alliance noted the increased threat from Russia and the growth of a […]

by · July 21, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

The Navy’s Sinking Budget

The Navy’s Sinking Budget   Surprisingly, given the massive challenge from Beijing, President Biden’s 2023 budget proposal called for decommissioning 24 ships next year — and all of the Navy’s 22 cruisers by 2027 Representative Rob Wittman (R-VA), Ranking Member […]

by · July 16, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

NATO’s Watershed Meeting

NATO’s Watershed Meeting   It is not an overstatement to note that the recent NATO meeting held in Madrid, Spain was a watershed moment for the alliance. The alliance noted the increased threat from Russia and the growth of a […]

by · July 8, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

China’s Power Grows

China’s Power Grows In riveting testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Admiral John Aquilino, who leads the U.S. Indo Pacific Command, outlined the danger in a part of the world that America had previously dominated since the end of […]

by · July 8, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

NATO, Renewed

NATO, Renewed For decades, since the fall of the Soviet Union, there were questions about the need for NATO. Indeed, even some member nations appeared to lose faith in the necessity of its existence. President Trump famously chided Germany and […]

by · July 4, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

Reality and Defense Spending

Reality and Defense Spending   There is an air of unreality surrounding Progressives’ objections to providing adequate funding for America’s defense.  The Pentagon budget accounts for about 13% of federal spending, but in a press release, the Progressive Caucus criticized the […]

by · June 23, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

Are America’s Armed Forces Sufficient?

Are America’s Armed Forces Sufficient? Are America’s armed forces sufficient for the threats the nation faces? The National Defense publication argues that     “If Biden’s ‘no-growth’ pattern continues in coming years, [America’s military] will shrink rapidly, according to a recent report by […]

by · June 10, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

NATO’s Rebirth

NATO’s Rebirth Thanks to Vladimir Putin, NATO has experienced a revival, as nations realize that the powerful deterrent it provides is vitally necessary. For several decades following the collapse of the Soviet Union, many questioned the relevance of NATO. Far […]

by · June 8, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

Biden Halts Measures Designed to Stop China Espionage

Biden Halts Measures Designed to Stop China Espionage   Despite his recent comments on protecting Taiwan, serious questions are being raised about President Biden’s disturbing softness on China. The issues in which this problem manifests itself are significant, but little […]

by · June 5, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

Intelligence Chiefs Outline Major Threats

Intelligence Chiefs Outline Major Threats Top U.S. intelligence officials, Army Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Avril Haines, Director of national intelligence testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on May 10, providing deeply disturbing […]

by · June 3, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

Intelligence Chiefs Outline Major Threats

Intelligence Chiefs Outline Major Threats Top U.S. intelligence officials, Army Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Avril Haines, Director of national intelligence testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on May 10, providing deeply disturbing […]

by · June 1, 2022 · Bulletin Board