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Vernuccio’s View: The Kurds Are The West’s Neglected Ally

The Trump Administration’s plans to draw down U.S. forces in Syria has re-opened the question of western support for the Kurdish people. The Kurds have been pro-western, and scrupulous in their protection of human rights. They treat females as equals, […]

by · January 8, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
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The Dangerous and Crowded Arctic

The North Pole is getting crowded, and dangerous. The Coast Guard and the Pentagon are stressing that China and Russia, America’s great-power competitors, are increasing their presence in the Arctic Ocean, as are many other nations. According to Coast Guard Commandant Adm. […]

by · January 6, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: China Expands Tyranny, Exports Idea

Vernuccio’s View: China Expands Tyranny, Exports Idea

China is adopting a concept that would oversee most facets of an individuals’ life, and use the information to decide a person’s worth.  That disturbingly totalitarian concept may be coming to the west. The American Civil Liberties Unions’ Jay Stanley reports that […]

by · January 4, 2019 · News, Opinion, Vernuccio's View
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Vernucciio’s View: Hezbollah Uses Illegal Drug Trade to Threaten America

The frightening extent of Iran’s’ terrorist reach into the Western Hemisphere is becoming more clear, as law enforcement officials across the globe move to curb Hezbollah. The Hill reports that Argentinian officials have frozen the assets of 14 people tied to […]

by · January 2, 2019 · News, Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Cross made out of palm fronds.

Religious Persecution Continues to Grow

Largely ignored by most of the media, persecution of religious believers has reached dramatic levels in the past several years.  From genocide against Christians in Africa to concentration camps for Uyghur Moslems in China and Iranian crackdowns on minority faiths […]

by · December 23, 2018 · Vernuccio's View
Ukrainian Army tanks mass in the  Zhytomyr region to counter threats from Russia. (Source:

Russia’s Continuous Assault on Ukraine

Moscow has again demonstrated both its overtly aggressive agenda, and its blindness (or lack of care) to global perspectives on its addiction to tyranny and belligerence of the worst kind. Russian naval vessels attacked several Ukrainian vessels and captured three […]

by · December 22, 2018 · Vernuccio's View

Vernuccio’s View: Philippines Move Closer to China

China’s President Xi Jinpings’ November visit to the Philippines should concern the U.S. and its allies. Xinghua,  the official government news agency of China, reports that “China and the Philippines agreed … to upgrade their ties to comprehensive strategic cooperation… […]

by · November 28, 2018 · Vernuccio's View

Vernuccio’s View: Japan Rises to its Defense

Japan is increasingly threatened by an expansionist China and an aggressive Russia, even as North Korea suspends its missile testing program. A Japanese Government document describes how Tokyo envisions threats to the nation: “In the area surrounding Japan, there is a concentration […]

by · November 21, 2018 · Vernuccio's View

A Greater Threat than 9/11

As Americans paused this month in remembrance of the 9/11/01 attacks, a far greater threat is rapidly maturing. Russia and China have extensively ramped up their military development in recent years. Moscow now has, for the first time, a lead […]

by · October 15, 2018 · Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: US Air Force in Crisis

Vernuccio’s View: US Air Force in Crisis

U.S. AIR FORCE IN CRISIS Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.   It’s the crisis that almost everyone prefers not to discuss: the rapid deterioration of the U.S. armed forces, at the same time that adversaries Russia, China, Iran, and North […]

by · March 16, 2016 · Government