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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, […]

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
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
Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken issue with NATO.

No Illusions About Putin

The fundamental underpinnings of the contentious relationship between Moscow and Washington will not change anytime soon. The Bolshevik takeover of the Russian Revolution resulted in a government that saw human rights, the central concept of the West, as a serious […]

by · September 12, 2018 · 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
President Vladimir Putin, Russia.

Vernuccio’s View: Russia’s Naval Threat

Russia’s significant increase in its seafaring nuclear threat and its aggressive moves in the Atlantic and the waters surrounding Europe increases the challenges facing the U.S. Navy.

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Vernuccio’s View: NATO’s Crucial Meeting

This week’s NATO summit, in session Wednesday and Thursday, is a test both of the stability of the most important military alliance in existence, and the maturity and realism of key European governments. At the conclusion of the Second World […]

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 […]

Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Russia Provokes — and Suffers From — Islamic Extremism

Within Russia, the government has both provoked and suffered from Islamic extremism. In most cases, current claims of discrimination against Muslims by those not of the Islamic faith within the western world are without substantial merit, particularly since the conclusion […]

by · June 17, 2018 · News, 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 […]

Vernuccio’s View: Civil Defense Neglected

Vernuccio’s View: Civil Defense Neglected

The utter confusion and ill-preparedness that was evident in the aftermath of Hawaii’s mistaken alert about an incoming North Korean missile highlighted the irresponsible and dangerous abandonment of civil defense preparedness throughout the nation. Americans who grew up during the […]

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Vernuccio’s View: America Under Threat: A New Assessment

The Department of Defense has just released its new National Defense Strategy. In essence, it formally announces that the cold war is back in full swing, with a disturbing difference: this time, U.S. enemies extend far beyond just Moscow. To add to […]

Vernuccio’s View: Russia’s Heightened Military Threat

Vernuccio’s View: Russia’s Heightened Military Threat

The Trump Administration is levying sanctions on Russia for violating a nuclear arms pact. It’s a response the Obama Administration failed to make. The White House move is part of its attitude of realism in dealing with international threats. Todd […]

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Vernuccio’s View: 2018’s Key Resolutions

The fresh attitude brought about by a New Year should lead to resolutions effectively addressing the most serious and long-standing problems affecting the nation.   There are several issues that, if effectively dealt with, could dramatically improve the nation. Health care […]

by · December 26, 2017 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Putin's forces have targeted the Republic of Georgia.

Vernuccio’s View: NATO Responds to Russia

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and Georgia, its vast military modernization program, its violation of the INF treaty, and Vladimir Putin’s clear nostalgia for the former Soviet Union have made it clear that a new Cold War has emerged. In response, […]

by · December 6, 2017 · Vernuccio's View