9/11, Afghanistan, and the “War on Terror”: The Long View (& the Tragic One)

Osama bin Laden’s plan was clearly to get to the U.S. to overreact and play into his hands; long after…

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The Real Context News Podcast #8: Col. T. X. Hammes, USMC (Ret.), on Strategic Failure in Afghanistan

By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981, YouTube)  September 7, 2021 (recorded August 31, 2021, within hours of the U.S. military ground mission…

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The Kabul Airlift in Light of the Berlin Airlift: Surprising Parallels and Important Lessons

Despair today can give way to hope tomorrow and hope can give way to triumph even later, as it did…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 in which our battles against our enemies are…

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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…

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Death, Stupidity; Rinse, Repeat: What Is New, What Is Old in Latest Israeli-Palestinian Tragedy

A sick twist in the current cycle of violence stems from the natural outcomes of the repeated past cycles of…

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The Iran Natanz Attack Sorta Happened in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (and in a way instructive for us all!)

Two Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes with surprising resonance for the Middle East and the conflict involving Iran, Israel,…

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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…

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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,…

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The Real Context News Podcast #6: Georgia’s Secretary of State Raffensperger & Deputies Sterling, Fuchs on Election Integrity & Georgia Elections

By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981, YouTube)  January 3, 2021 (recorded December 31, 2020) SPECIAL Sixth Episode on Georgia Senate and Presidential…

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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…

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The Real Context News Podcast #5: To Save the Republic, Trump MUST Be Defeated

By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981, YouTube)  November 6, 2020 SPECIAL Fifth Mini-Episode PLEASE subscribe at YouTube and share and like the…

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