In my latest editorial for CGTN, I ask people to remember that America's military-industrial complex stands to benefit from the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. In the coming days, we should expect a barrage of military "experts" from inside and outside the armed forces to receive ample space in America's newspapers and time on America's television news … Continue reading CGTN: America’s MIC to gain from Russia-Ukraine war
A signature of Red Square In my latest editorial for CGTN, I examine the hand U.S. officials are attempting to play as they try to diffuse the dangerous situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border. When Blinken on Friday met Lavrov for high-level talks designed to find some way out of the crisis around Ukraine, the rather … Continue reading CGTN: Amid ice-cold relations, top U.S. and Russian leaders talk of Ukraine
In my latest editorial for China Focus, I examine the contradictory signals emanating from Washington about America's intentions over Taiwan. Chinese officials have stated on multiple occasions that they have zero interest in starting a conflict in East Asia or anywhere around the world. On the other hand, they also say they will not idly … Continue reading China Focus: The U.S. doesn’t want war over Taiwan, right?
Photo: Anthony Moretti 6Jan2018 In my latest editorial for China Focus, I look at the broader issue in the recent claims made by two American authors about Donald Trump and possible war with China. That is the lesson in all of this: the depth of hate that has infected Americans’ thinking about China. To list … Continue reading China Focus: The lesson about the Trump/Milley debate
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I look at how the U.S. military adjusted its rhetoric from a "righteous strike" to a "horrible mistake" in describing a drone strike in Afghanistan. Of course, there will be investigations in Washington. Republicans will attempt to blame President Joe Biden for failed leadership, while Democrats will suggest in … Continue reading CGTN: How a “righteous strike” became a “horrible mistake”
In the second half of my two-part editorial examining the potential lessons for America from the debacle that was Afghanistan, I remind readers that no one will be held to account. If you are an American and think the premise of this editorial is idiotic, then ask yourself one question: If America had been the … Continue reading CGTN: 20 Years and $2 trillion for what? (Part 2)
Photo: Anthony Moretti, 12July2016 In my latest editorial for CGTN, I outline that many items that had to go right, and never did, for the U.S. to have succeeded in Afghanistan. Understanding what went wrong is necessary, and not because you or I have any interest in bashing the U.S. for ultimately leaving Afghanistan without … Continue reading CGTN: 20 years and $2 trillion for what?
I replied to a tweet tonight, and that's when it hit me. Donald Trump's idiotic policies relating to coronavirus set back the United States. And Joe Biden is hamstrung because of it. Trump held the science and medical communities in such low regard that America wobbled out of the first wave of coronavirus later and … Continue reading Trump should be proud
Blast Joe Biden for a terrible evacuation plan in Afghanistan? Yes. Blast Joe Biden for inexcusably leaving Americans behind? Yes. Blast Joe Biden for a terror attack on his watch? Yes. But also accept two uncomfortable realities about the U.S. military presence in and evacuation from Afghanistan: The deal Biden's predecessor made with the Taliban … Continue reading And you wonder why Biden’s predecessors wanted nothing to do with Afghanistan?