Category Archives: Military Budget

Trump Has Made the Department of Defense into Climate Liars

Trump Has Made the Department of Defense into Climate Liars In a DoD report on Climate-Related Risk to DoD Infrastructure, Initial Vulnerability Assessment Survey (SLVAS) Report, drafters have removed the 23 mentions of “climate change”. This is what the report … Continue reading

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Trump’s Encouragements of World Dictatorships

Trump’s Encouragement of World Dictatorships An historical theory of world governments is that they tend to follow worldwide political trends. Countries follow each other in becoming more liberal and international, or more conservative and chauvinistic. They can become more democratic, … Continue reading

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Public Attitudes About Science and Education

Public Attitudes about Science and Scientists are also surveyed in the National Science Board 2018 report.  The surveys are from 2016. For Spending for Scientific Research, 45% thought that it was about right, 38% thought it was too little, and … Continue reading

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The Many Benefits to the United States from Contributing to the UN

The Many Benefits to the United States from Contributing to the UN Our unlettered foreign affairs President, fueled by Fox News, sees foreign affairs as a personality contest or ego enhancer.  With respect to the UN, he has always emphasized … Continue reading

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Escalating the Current Red/Blue State Civil War

Escalating the Current Red/Blue State Civil War America has been slowly escalating the contest between the Red and Blue states. These states differ in traditional policies, religiosity, and parties, including attempts in red states to limit poor and minority voting. … Continue reading

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Two Sticks for North Korea, Three Carrots for Trump in Military Action

Two Sticks for North Korea, Three Carrots for Trump in Military Action As we showed in the last post, Trump’s shunning of the State Department and the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has left him without a deep negotiation option, … Continue reading

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War Is Murderous by Any Means, and Trump Shuts Out Peaceful Options

War Is Murderous By Any Means, and Trump Shuts Out Peaceful Options War is murderous to civilians by any means used. It is murderous to drafted soldiers. It is murderous to the aggressor’s civilians, as well as to the defender’s … Continue reading

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Trump’s Unconvincing Military Budget

Trump’s Unconvincing Military Budget In discussing the budget, we have to address the $600 billion gorilla all over the world, the US military budget increase of $54 billion, that is cutting all of the worthwhile programs in the non-military discretionary … Continue reading

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