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
YPJ international

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
Source: Russia MoD

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
Credit: Terror News Network

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: https://www.president.gov.ua/en/news)

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