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Vernuccio’s View: China’s Dangerous Presence in the Caribbean

Vernuccio’s View: China’s Dangerous Presence in the Caribbean

The Gatestone Institute’s Gordon Chang reports that “About 55 miles east of Palm Beach, Florida on Grand Bahama Island, a Hong Kong-based business is spending about $3 billion on a deep-water container facility, the Freeport Container Port. The concern is that the […]

by · April 22, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project.

Vernuccio’s View: White House Moves to Protect US From EMP

A White House Executive Order signed in March addresses the long-neglected threat of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) disaster which could devastate the United States. An “Electromagnetic pulse” is a burst of electromagnetic energy.  A single EMP has the potential to […]

by · April 14, 2019 · Military, Vernuccio's View
NATO Summit 2018

Vernuccio’s View: Is Turkey Still an Ally?

There is a deeper significance in the move by The United States to suspend delivery of its premier fighter planes to ostensible NATO ally Turkey. The move is in response to that nation’s purchase of a sophisticated air defense system, […]

by · April 11, 2019 · Military, Opinion, Vernuccio's View
President Trump Welcomes the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Vernuccio’s View: U.S., Brazil Build New Relationship

The rapidly growing relationship between Brazil and the United States since the election of Jair Bolsonaro in October 2018 was emphasized in the March meeting at the White House of the two leaders.  They are said to have a common […]

by · April 3, 2019 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: Is the U.S. Military Strong Enough?

Vernuccio’s View: Is the U.S. Military Strong Enough?

Is America adequately protected? Unlike other federal programs, determining the adequacy of the military depends not on internal factors, but on foreign challenges. Comparing the budgets of various nations is an ineffective way of determining strength. Countries with “command economies” […]

by · March 27, 2019 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Source: Us State Department Fact Book.

Vernuccio’s View: Negotiations and the Larger Threat

Should Venezuela’s Chavistas and Afghanistan’s Taliban have a role in the new governments that will soon take power? That’s the thinking of the foreign policy establishment, as well as the mantra of the chattering classes.  They may both be wrong. Put the […]

by · March 22, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
United Kingdom Parliament in  session. Source: parliament.uk

European Union Faces Severe Challenges

The European Union (EU) suffered a major setback as the British Parliament defeated, by a vote of 432 to 202, a “Brexit” deal which sought to negate the actual effect of the June 2016 vote by the British people to leave the […]

by · March 19, 2019 · Vernuccio's View, World News
Vernuccio’s View: Space Force Established

Vernuccio’s View: Space Force Established

More than any other nation, America is dependent on its orbital assets for vital military and civilian endeavors. The nations’ adversaries have noticed, and are taking steps to threaten that high frontier. Last August, Daniel Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, […]

by · March 18, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: America’s Vulnerable Satellites

Vernuccio’s View: America’s Vulnerable Satellites

For several decades, the bedrock foundation of U.S. military superiority has been the Pentagon’s ability to employ data derived from satellites to make U.S. weaponry more accurate and more deadly. This strategy also led to significant cost savings.  Guided by […]

by · March 9, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
NATO Summit 2018

Vernuccio’s View: North Macedonia Joins NATO

At NATO Headquarters in Brussels on February Sixth, the Permanent Representatives to NATO of the 29 members of the Alliance signed the Accession Protocol for the future Republic of North Macedonia. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of […]

by · March 6, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: Listening to Putin

Vernuccio’s View: Listening to Putin

Vladimir Putin has clearly sent a worrisome message to the West. It’s a heightened continuation of the aggressive policies he has pursued for well over a decade. In the aftermath of the First Cold War, there was a brief “honeymoon” […]

by · March 3, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: Funding America’s Nuclear Deterrent

Vernuccio’s View: Funding America’s Nuclear Deterrent

What will it cost to deter a nuclear attack against the United States? The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is required by law to project the 10-year costs of nuclear forces every two years, and has recently released its analysis. The […]

by · February 27, 2019 · Military, Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: European Union Faces Severe Challenges

Vernuccio’s View: European Union Faces Severe Challenges

The European Union (EU) suffered a major setback as the British Parliament defeated, by a vote of 432 to 202, a “Brexit” deal which sought to negate the actual effect of the June 2016 vote by the British people to leave the […]

by · February 6, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
DoD photo

U.S. Moves to Improve Missile Defense

On January 17, President Trump, along with Vice President Pence and Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan announced the release of the 2019 Missile Defense Review (MDR). The MDR is the last of four strategic guidance documents that Trump directed the national security establishment […]

by · January 30, 2019 · Military, Vernuccio's View
Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken issue with NATO.

Vernuccio’s View: Putin’s Next Target

Vladimir Putin has made it abundantly clear that he regrets the demise of the Soviet Union, and his actions indicate that he is taking all necessary steps to restore Moscow’s former empire, which enslaved numerous nations. The Kremlin’s massive military […]

by · January 24, 2019 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View