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

Space Advances Brighten Global Future

Space Advances Brighten Global Future    On a daily basis, the news is truly distressing. A vicious Russian invasion in Ukraine, China’s growing military threat, and rampant inflation all add to doom and gloom.  But looking  beyond the crises of […]

by · January 28, 2023 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

Protecting Ukraine, Protecting America

Protecting Ukraine, Protecting America A number of far-right and far-left commentators have come into agreement on the issue of Ukraine. Both are wrong. On the left, commentators bemoan the use of taxpayer funds to purchase military equipment. They worry about […]

by · January 19, 2023 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

Enemy Forces on U.S. Doorstep

Enemy Forces on U.S. Doorstep The disruptions occurring in Ukraine, Taiwan and the Middle East may seem far away, but the Russian, Chinese and Iranian forces that are responsible are on America’s doorstep. Little noted in the media, an exercise […]

by · January 11, 2023 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

Climate Change “Solutions”

Climate Change “Solutions”   The global warming debate has been raging for decades, starting soon after the global cooling idea was discarded. The conversation has not consistently been scientific, with passion and politics frequently replacing logical discourse.  But following recent […]

by · January 6, 2023 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

Pope’s Questionable Deal with China  

Pope’s Questionable Deal with China   To no one’s surprise, the Chinese are already beginning to renege on an already bad deal the Vatican struck with it the Communist government. Recently, Pope Francis and the ruling Chinese Communist Party renewed […]

by · December 29, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

China Strategic Farmland Threat

China Strategic Farmland Threat   There is growing concern that China’s purchase of American farmland represents a growing economic and security threat. There may be a lot more than just crops being planted in the purchased plots. According to U.S. Military […]

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

Defense Budget Reflects Growing Threat

Defense Budget Reflects Growing Threat The federal government’s most important responsibility is to ensure the security of the nation, and the central means to achieve that is the provision of an adequate defense budget, a figure that generally represents about […]

by · December 17, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

The Dangerous Russian-Iran Axis

The Dangerous Russian-Iran Axis   Two nations, each seen as significant disturbers of international peace, are increasingly cooperating in dangerous ventures. On November 9, Russian Security Council secretary Nikolai Patrushev met with Iran’s leadership.  According to a Voice Of America analysis, Raisi […]

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

Defense Dept. Releases Report on China Military Power

Defense Dept. Releases Report on China Military Power The U.S. Department of Defense has released a sobering report on China’s “Military and Security Developments.” As this column has noted in the past, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) now has […]

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

Japan Crucial to Pacific Defense

Japan Crucial to Pacific Defense As the threat from China grows, the importance of the U.S.-Japanese alliance expands. Ely Ratner, the assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific Affairs, speaking at the Mount Fuji Dialogue in October stated that “China’s aggressive […]

by · November 17, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

Explaining Putin’s Nuclear Threat

Explaining Putin’s Nuclear Threat A dramatic sequence of White House miscalculations has given Vladimir Putin the confidence that he can threaten nuclear warfare without fear of reprisal. As this article was being prepared, American Military News reported that “Putin has sent nuclear-capable […]

by · November 14, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

Top Intelligence Officer Discusses Strategy

Top Intelligence Officer Discusses Strategy Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Director Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier recently shared his views and mission priorities concerning key issues. The DIA, like the CIA, is an intelligence organization. The CIA focuses on providing intelligence to […]

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

Oblivious to Terror Threat

Oblivious to Terror Threat   The White House is disturbingly oblivious to the growing terrorist threat that is growing exponentially. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) recently outlined the issue. He noted that the White House is “deaf, dumb and blind to […]

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

Biden Releases National Defense Strategy

Biden Releases National Defense Strategy The Biden Administration has released a 48 page National Security Strategy document. What makes it unique from similar papers presented by prior presidents is that it broadens the definition of national security from defense issues […]

by · October 24, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

China Seeks to Dominate U.S. Media

China Seeks to Dominate U.S. Media China has launched a forceful attempt to aggressively influence people, sometimes using illicit means, across the world to overlook its concentration camps, massive military buildup, and international aggression. Freedom House, a non-profit that conducts […]

by · October 20, 2022 · Bulletin Board