It was a clear, beautiful Tuesday morning in September. The stifling East Coast summer humidity had given way to a brilliant blue cloudless sky. The day forever changed America as 19 al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four planes.
Our country is at a crossroads with the changing nature of warfare that stretch beyond the physical battlefield. Air, water, outer space, chemical, and cyber battlefields have quickly replaced physical, hand-to-hand combat.
On March 1, Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission declared Bola Tinubu the winner of the presidential election held on February 25th. The new president-elect from the incumbent All Progressives Congress won approximately 37% of the vote. Worryingly, voter turnout was only 27%, the lowest in any of Nigeria’s presidential elections.
So, Putin is terminating New START. Here’s a glimpse at what that might mean for US-Russian relations, US allies, and American defense spending.
My entrance into the world of national security was literally baptism by fire in Baghdad back in June of 2003. Imagine being a 26 year old kid and your boss tells you that you’re going to be his “government guy” for Baghdad’s second largest and most diverse district.