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The Real Context News Podcast #7: Col. Steve Miska, U.S. Army (Ret.) on the U.S. Withdrawal & Our Duty to Our Afghan Allies

By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981, YouTube) August 17, 2021 (recorded August 16, 2021) see related article, America’s History of Failure in Unconventional and Asymmetric Warfare Is Instructive for Our War with the Coronavirus Seventh Episode (Afghanistan Special ...
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The Urgent Questions About Cyberwarfare We Are Not Even Asking (But Must)

RCN's inaugural book review examines the indispensable This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race (by Nicole Perlroth, Bloombsury, 2021, 505 pages) By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) July 31, 2021 Pixabay SILVER ...
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The U.S. Should Weaponize Europe’s Oil and Natural Gas Markets in an Economic Offensive Against Russia

When it comes to the West’s problems with Russia, there is a unique opportunity for the U.S. to fuse economics and geopolitics in partnership with Europe to significantly tip some current balances in the West’s collective favor By Brian E ...
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Already in a Cyberwar with Russia, NATO Must Expand Article 5 to Include Cyberwarfare

The nature of warfare is changing and cyberwarfare is increasingly the battlefield on which our battles against our enemies are and will be fought, as Russia’s recent unprecedented SolarWinds hacking operation and other recent attacks make even clearer.  Russia is ...
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Wading into Israel and Palestine Quicksand, Biden Offers a Diplomacy 101 Class for All

Biden pretty much nailed it with his efforts to achieve a cease-fire, but his critics miss the big picture and do not understand how diplomacy works By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) May 27, 2021; also published May ...
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Trump Impeachment Trial Shockingly Makes Shocking Insurrection Dramatically More Shocking

It was quite obvious that Trump was grossly guilty of incitement of violent insurrection before this Senate trial, but the Democrats’ impeachment managers have done an amazing job of showing how Trump’s culpability, responsibility, and level of involvement in what ...
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Trump’s Impeachment Trial Exceedingly Simple: No Excuse Not to Convict

An open-and-shut case in which Senate Republicans are as much on trial as Trump By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Twitter @bfry1981, YouTube, Facebook) February 9, 2021 FILE PHOTO: Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump protest in front of the U.S ...
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The History of Russia’s Cyberwarfare Against NATO Shows It Is Time to Add to NATO’s Article 5

Since cyberwarfare has become a thing, Russia has been the only serious perpetrator of cyberwarfare against members of the NATO military alliance, with its just-discovered massive SolarWinds cyberwarfare operation only the latest in a string of impunities. It is long ...
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To Save the Republic, Trump and Trumpism MUST Be Defeated Now and Biden Must Take Office in January

This is one of the most clearly black-and-white, right-and-wrong, good-vs.-evil moments in recent American history By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Twitter @bfry1981, YouTube, Facebook)  November 4, 2020 (audio version of this article and podcast discussion here) dpa/Jussi Nukari SILVER SPRING—Decency. Truth. Democracy. They are not ...
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Biden 291, Trump 247: My Election Day Electoral College Map

Polls can't account for Republican cheating, but Biden should still win handily. By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Twitter @bfry1981, YouTube, Facebook) November 3, 2020 NOTE: This map and article accidentally earlier included South Dakota in Biden's column SILVER SPRING—This article ...
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As America Votes, UK’s Russian Election Interference Report Should Be a Wake-Up Call to America

While it took years for a serious UK government report on Russian election interference in the UK to be released to the British public, the report is a masterclass in how such reports should be done, saying more with fewer ...
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When Dirty Russian-Connected Money Saved Trump’s Ass and His Ensuing Business Disasters Helped Destroy the Global and American Economies

As Trump’s taxes return to the news, here is the parallel context and setup where he went from failure on the verge of collapse to being propped up by money connected to Putin’s Russian government and the Russian mafia and ...
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