How will the Trump Administration fundamentally shift American defense and foreign policy?

The USS Porter and USS Ross Deliver a Response to Assad’s War Crimes: Thank You to the US Sailors!

By Ed Timperlake

When President Trump gave the go order to attack Syria, six thousand miles away, two US Navy surface war ships stood ready to implement the order. In one shining moment with Tomahawks fired from USS Porter and USS Ross the world knew a new Commander-in Chief was at the helm.

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President Li Trumped?

By Danny Lam

President XI was exposed for what he is: Full of Xi.

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Trump’s Next Steps: Looking Beyond Syria

By Richard Weitz

The strike, which consisted of 59 Tomahawk missiles, was a calculated warning shot and means to restore deterrence against the further use of weapons of mass destruction in Syria, but it also targeted other audiences.

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Operation “Destroy Trump”

By Ed Timperlake

Every Code Word program needs a Code Word, so why not call President Obama and his National Security Director’s effort to target surveillance of their political opponents exactly what it is—“Operation Destroy Trump.”

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President Trump, Congress and Shaping a Way Ahead

By Harald Malmgren

Trump faces the need to build a new political and bureaucratic consensus in order to carry out promises of change on which he campaigned and won the Presidency.

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The Evolving Strategic Map: Challenges for the Trump Administration

By Robbin Laird and Kenneth Maxwell

The tectonic plates are shifting and the United States needs to think carefully about the prospects and consequences of these profound changes between (and within) nations, and how best to respond to this new world order (or disorder).

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