Joseph V. Micallef
Polar Geopolitics: The Scramble to Control the Arctic
The prospect of the Arctic Ocean emerging as a theater of military rivalry will create new challenges for the U.S. and NATO.
North Korean Denuclearization Is Steadily Slipping Away
"There is no prospect of denuclearization until North Korea identifies its facilities and the location of its arsenal."
Bottoms Up: A Holiday Gift Guide to Exceptional Spirits Buys
It's the holiday season, and spirits make excellent and well appreciated gifts for military members and others.
The South China Sea and US-China Trade Policy: Are They Becoming Linked?
The Trump Administration may use U.S. trade policy as a way of constraining China's ability to to fund an military expansion.
The Strategic Implications of American Energy Independence
"U.S. energy independence is going to be a game changer in international affairs and will have far-ranging consequences."
Has Putin Become Russia's Tsar?
"Russian history has underscored the fact that Russian stability have typically been associated with strong leaders."
The Night Wolves: Russian Motorcycle Club or Kremlin Militia?
The Night Wolves are a Russian motorcycle club that has morphed into a pan-European corporation and a mini-conglomerate.
From Waterloo to the Marne: The Road to World War I
Waterloo and the Marne are separated by 180 miles, and a century of history of politics that ultimately led to the outbreak o...
North Korea's Slave Labor Exports Are Part of its Broader Business Network
"According to the U.S. Department of State, there are 100,000 North Korean workers in forced labor overseas."
Op-Ed: The Roots, Tactics and Consequences of New Generation Warfare
The conduct of military operations has changed because there is now a "blurring of the lines between war and peace."
Origins of the July Crisis: Lighting the Fuse
Is it possible that one of the most destructive wars in human history was the result of a teenager's lunch choice? A historia...
World War I: Schlieffen and His Plan
German commander Alfred Graf von Schlieffen developed a plan against France and Russia that would have a profound effect on b...
World War I: The Question of Blame
Who was to blame for the First World War? The history books offer us no shortage of candidates.
Op-Ed: Making Sense of the Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit
"The key issues that have divided Moscow and Washington are a long way from being resolved."
Most Popular Military News
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Jets Nos. 1 and 3 made contact Wednesday while training at their home base at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.
Marines Use Armored Vehicle to Defend Navy Ship from Small Boats off Iranian Coast
Members of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit were photographed this week with a Light Armored Vehicle on the flight deck.
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Army Reservist Reportedly Falls to His Death in Saudi Arabia
The incident is under investigation.
Lieutenant Accused of Taking Armored Vehicle on Joyride Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
The soldier was accused of taking an armored personnel carrier on a slow-speed police chase through Virginia.
Executive Officer of Secretive Navy Submarine Fired Due to Loss of Confidence
He's the fifth Navy senior leader to be fired this month.
Navy Fires 2nd Japan-Based Leader in a Day as Destroyer XO Is Canned
Both officers belong to the Navy's Task Force 70.
Navy Relieves Cruiser Antietam's Skipper After 12 Weeks on the Job
Capt. Tadd Gorman was relieved less than three months after he took command.
Air Force News
The Wait Is Over: Pence Announces Coming Activation of US Space Command
U.S. Space Command is a precursor to the proposed U.S. Space Force service branch.
Air Force Squadron Tests Noise-Cutting 'Bone Mic'
Airmen who work on the flight line are required to wear two layers of hearing protection.
Marine Corps News
Marine Faces Military Hearing over Firearms Allegations
A preliminary military court hearing at Marine Corps Base Hawaii is scheduled for Wednesday.
Coast Guard News
Coast Guardsman Charged with Domestic Battery
A member of the U.S. Coast Guard is charged with assaulting his wife, according to a report.
Coast Guard Academy Professors Help in Battle Against Drugs
Two professors at the Coast Guard Academy played a pivotal role in a federal drug trafficking case out of Florida.
US Coast Guard Looking for Missing Boaters off Florida Coast
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for two missing boaters who left from a ramp at Port Canaveral, Florida on Friday.