Post Tagged with: "China"

Vernuccio’s View: Global Censorship Increases

America’s First Amendment set a standard and a goal for the rest of the planet, establishing freedom of speech as a key standard of an advanced civilized society. However, as appreciation within the United States continues for this achievement wanes, […]

by · November 10, 2019 · Military, Vernuccio's View
President Vladimir Putin, Russia.

Vernuccio’s View: Foreign Affairs in 2020 Campaign

President Trump has had a distinctly different set of foreign policies towards Russia, China, Iran and North Korea than his predecessors.  Those nations, more accustomed to administrations that do not place a greater emphasis on U.S. national security in return […]

by · September 11, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
China: A Realistic View

China: A Realistic View

A number of leading political figures have consistently downplayed both the economic and military threat from China. Democratic party presidential front-runner Joe Biden stated earlier this year, referring to China, “What are we worried about?” It was a follow-up to a comment […]

by · September 1, 2019 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: Pacific Allies Coordinate Defense

Vernuccio’s View: Pacific Allies Coordinate Defense

The threat from China’s dramatic increase in military power and escalating aggressiveness has produced extraordinary concern among Pacific nations. Beijing has shown no signs of relenting, even in the face of a ruling by international authorities such as the World […]

Vernuccio’s View: U.S.-Japan Coordinate Pacific Defense Vs. China

Vernuccio’s View: U.S.-Japan Coordinate Pacific Defense Vs. China

In contrast to the Trump Administration’s concerns about some NATO members, notably Germany, not doing their fair share for mutual defense, the White House has been pleased with Japan’s efforts to counter the growing threats from China.  Japan’s 2019 defense […]

by · May 12, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
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
Russia, China, Military Moving Rapidly Ahead

Russia, China, Military Moving Rapidly Ahead

In most of the world’s freely elected governments, officials explain their defense budgets almost apologetically. There is a media inclination to frame spending on military needs as an unwanted diversion of funds from civilian programs. It is startling when one reads […]

by · August 26, 2018 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
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Vernuccio’s View: Google, China, and Censorship

It’s odd that you don’t see much anger expressed online about how social media giants have helped dictatorships.  Is that because those comments have been intentionally censored? An Intercept article by Ryan Gallagher recently reported that “Google is planning to launch a censored […]

Vernuccio’s View: China’s Drive Towards Supremacy

Vernuccio’s View: China’s Drive Towards Supremacy

The unprecedented extent of China’s combined military, financial, and political challenge to the United States and its allies has been outlined at an unclassified hearing called by the House Permanent Select Committee on intelligence. According to Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, […]

Mexico's President-elect  Andrés Manuel López Obrador casts his vote in the July 1, 2018 election. (Credit: lopezobrador.org.mx/)

Vernuccio’s View: Growing Danger From Mexico

Leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known also by the nickname AMLO, will be the next president of Mexico. He believes that “All have the right to immigrate to the United States.” His approximately 53% victory was facilitated by votes […]

China’s Hollywood Takeover

China’s Hollywood Takeover

The summer movie blockbuster season is here. One thing that can be unfortunately counted on: you will not see a lot of films with patriotic views on American history being offered.  There’s a reason for that. China’s financial influence over […]

Vernuccio’s View: National Security Should Not Be A Bargaining Chip

Vernuccio’s View: National Security Should Not Be A Bargaining Chip

The funding reduction of America’s military during the prior Administration could not have come at a worse time.

by · April 22, 2018 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Last Friday night, US warships launched airstrikes against Syrian research, storage and military targets.

Vernuccio’s View: Learning the Wrong Lessons From Mideast Military Successes

The United States has completed another Mideast military endeavor with little or no loss of life or damage to equipment. It is important that this does not lead to a false sense of confidence. The true test of American military […]

President Richard Nixon signing the Clean Air Act of 1970.

Opening to China

“Only Nixon could go to China” is a metaphor for a person of an established reputation to defy all expectations by acting in a contrary fashion. That phrase was conceived this week in 1972. President Richard Nixon, an established cold […]

by · February 24, 2018 · History, Profile America
Vernuccio’s View: Potential China-The Vatican Deal Criticized

Vernuccio’s View: Potential China-The Vatican Deal Criticized

It appears that Pope Francis is close to coming to an agreement with Beijing over the appointment of bishops in China. The Communist government recognizes only bishops within its borders who are designated by the government, but underground churches in […]

by · February 21, 2018 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View