Douglas M. BloomfieldDouglas M. Bloomfield is a syndicated columnist, Washington lobbyist and consultant. He spent nine years as the legislative director and … [More] “Republicans want to privatize Social Security, raise the retirement age and cut benefits, claiming that the system is going broke. It is not. Past administrations have raided the trust fund to […]
[Editor’s note: As Jim Dean says ‘you just can’t make this stuff up’. Why has Trump given his daughter an office in the White House and is seeking to give her security clearance? What exactly are her qualifications for a government role? We have been aware for a long time that there is something very […]
Jim W. Dean – I will be waiting for the Justice Department crackdown on Israeli espionage next week, just the overview charges. And the next week, we can have another on the Congresspeople who have been blackmailed to be overly nice to Israeli Intelligence, and those that got paid for their services.
The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s new national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, was investigated by the Army and admonished two years ago for mishandling a case involving two junior officers accused of sexual assault, military documents show. McMaster violated Army regulations by permitting the two lieutenants to attend the service’s elite Ranger School […]
U.S. President Donald Trump named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser Monday, again turning to the U.S. military to play a central role on his foreign policy team.
The owner of a company which provided security for Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf business has been found guilty of a £400,000 VAT fraud. Kevin McKay’s trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard his firm IPPS provided security for Mr Trump’s Menie golf development between 2008 and 2009. A jury found McKay, 46, guilty of being concerned […]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed ex-senior White House aide Michael Flynn on his phone calls with the Russian ambassador days into his job, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
Jim W. Dean – General Flynn might be gone, but the question remains, “for how long”? The House Intelligence Committee has opened the door for Flynn to make his own case for the record, which could see this whole thing flip around.
Michael Flynn’s departure as White House national security adviser after less than a month on the job is a major setback for the Donald Trump White House.
At least 14 Jewish Democrats are among the sponsors of a bill in the US House of Representatives that would force President Donald Trump to remove Stephen Bannon from the National Security Council.
Furor peaked Saturday when the new president took a phone call about a North Korean missile test while sitting in full view of guests at his private Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.
Jim W. Dean – Erdogan is going to try to play the victim in all this, but he is a dead man walking for turning Turkey into a jihadi express for setting up a constant flow of new jihadis going into Syria to murder them.
Jim W. Dean – Iran is slowly building up its English news coverage to challenge the monopoly of platforms like the BBC and Voice of American, which are partially or fully under the influence of their Intel communities.
…from SouthFront On January 9, Iraqi security forces (ISF) took control of the al-Baladiyat district of Mosul and announced the liberation of Domiz. Separately, ISF units entered the district of Sukkar after a series of firefights with ISIS units in the area. Yarmjah, Mazari, and Palestine districts remained conten[d]ed areas between ISF and ISIS. Pro-government […]
Asif Haroon Raja Till as late as 1990, India remained a close knit strategic partner of former USSR and it kept belittling the US imperialist policies and its provision of military assistance to Pakistan on all international forums. It fully supported the Soviet military intervention and occupation of Afghanistan. Paradoxically, today India is among […]
Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday announced it was summoning ambassadors from the United Nations’ Security Council member states, ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said.
According to sources Dutch, German, British and Italian companies may have been implicated in defrauding on behalf of terrorist organizations during the period of 2008 to 2011.
… by Ann Diener for Veterans Today Colonialism – the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers and/or choosing its leadership, and exploiting it economically. War is designed to advance and continue colonialism. The ongoing break down of sovereignty is a tactic used by colonialists […]
Asif Haroon Raja After the 2nd World War, USA and Soviet Union emerged as two super powers and the two rivals got locked in a Cold War for next 46 years. Bi-polarism had its own flaws but to some extent it suited the weaker nations in the developing world. Break up of Soviet Union in […]
Jim W. Dean – What you are about to read in Gordon’s new NEO piece is not pretty. In fact, its damn ugly. But it is what it is, and readers looking for sugarcoating sure as hell don’t come to VT.
When 50 top Republicans turn on you because you are, in their eyes, a clear and present danger to the country’s security and well-being then you can hardly be taken seriously as a potential president. The mere fact that this fatuous, incompetent orange buffoon has got as far as he has and has fooled so […]
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Windham, New Hampshire, August 6, 2016. (AFP photo) US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s erratic stance on nuclear weapons has raised the alarm among American nuclear experts, according to a report. The New York businessman has questioned the motive behind Washington’s large nuclear arsenal […]
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson met with his South Korean (ROK) counterpart, Adm. Jung Ho-sub at the Pentagon Aug. 4 for a discussion focused on the strengthening partnerships and ways to work together to increase maritime security throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific.
The head of National Solidarity Council – Pakistan, which comprises of 25 different religious and political groups of Pakistan’s Sunnis and Shiites, stressed that the due attention must be given to Iran’s concerns and demands regarding the subject of Hajj.
When the awful bomb attack in Media took place, a direct attack on the second holiest site in Islam, we knew that whatever had actually happened and regardless of who was responsible, he Wahhabist dictatorship that is the House of Saud would not tell us the truth, that they would spin events to their benefit.
The US has almost no welfare system; the schools and other public services are struggling to make ends meet and millions are unemployed. However, the govt has no problem spending hundred of millions on misguided meddling in foreign affairs. Clearly the US govt is putting BS ‘security’ concerns ahead of the needs of it’s own […]
By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today Russia’s Defense Ministry hosted the fifth Moscow Conference on International Security, held in Moscow on April 27-28, 2016 with the participation of high military officials and experts from around the world to discuss the fight against terrorism and other pressing security challenges. Besides, security […]
“With an agreement or without, the Golan Heights will remain part of [Israel’s] sovereign territory,” Netanyahu said.
India has not reconciled to the existence of Pakistan and strives to reduce it to the status of a Satellite State