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 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 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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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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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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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…

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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…

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The Nexus of American Right-Wing and Kremlin Disinformation Exposes Trump-Russia’s Mechanics

How Trump, Putin, Giuliani, the Russian mafia, and the working relationships between their agents and media allies in the Hunter…

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The Real Context News Podcast #2: Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton Interview

By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981, YouTube)  September 16, 2020 (recorded September 10 and 14) Second Episode SPECIAL: my discussion with Major…

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Nationalism: A National Security Threat from Without and Within and one of Putin’s Favorite Weapons

Whatever its origin, nationalism taken too far can instigate violence and destroy democracy, and this is exactly what Putin is…

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A Proposal for a Department of Pandemic Preparedness and Response (DPPR): Protecting America from Poor Leadership, Politicization, and Competing Responses

Why the way forward for biofedense merits a Cabinet addition and how that Department should look and operate By Brian…

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Based on Experience, Susan Rice Is Easily—by Far—the Best Choice for VP for Biden (Sorry Harris Fans, that Includes Kamala): A Tale of Two Careers

Between two very impressive, accomplished women, one is far more impressive and accomplished By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) August 8, 2020 (See Brian’s…

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