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Wednesday
Jun072017

To Keep Control of the Seas and the World, Trump Must Rebuild the Navy

www.observer.com

By: Jerry Hendrix and Robert C. O'Brien

China and Russia have decided that the sea is the place to challenge America’s global leadership. It is time for the United States to respond strongly to aggressions upon the high seas and demonstrate its continued command of the oceans. American resolve will deter aggression and miscalculation by the increasingly assertive China and Russia.

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Thursday
Apr132017

How Trump Can Build a 350-Ship Navy

www.politico.com

By: Jerry Hendrix and Robert C. O'Brien

When President Donald Trump wanted to send a message to North Korea, he did it the old-fashioned way: by sending the USS Carl Vinson—a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier that holds a crew of 5,200 people and bristles with some 65 or so fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters—steaming toward the Korean Peninsula.

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Monday
Apr032017

Israel Is Still Struggling to Survive UN Bullying and Diplomatic Setbacks

www.nationalinterest.org

By: Robert C. O'Brien

Three months ago, on December 23, 2017, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334, dealing Israel a significant diplomatic defeat. The resolution in essence provides that all Israeli settlements in “Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem” are “flagrantly” illegal. The resolution passed 14–0. The United States, which historically has protected Israel in the security council, abstained in one of the final significant acts of the Obama administration. Rather than promote the Middle East peace process, in the time since its passage, it has become apparent that Resolution 2344 has further diminished the likelihood of success on that front. The resolution is also a long term diplomatic and legal setback for Israel that will be difficult to repeal.

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Wednesday
Jan182017

America's First Step toward Reclaiming Naval Power

www.nationalinterest.org

By: Robert C. O'Brien

The Senate Armed Services Committee, under the leadership of chairman John McCain, has taken up President-elect Trump’s challenge to make America great again and rebuked President Obama in his final days in office.

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Thursday
Dec222016

“The John Bolton I Know – a formidable diplomat and a patriot” by Robert C. O’Brien

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By: Robert C. O'Brien

“The John Bolton I Know – a formidable diplomat and a patriot” by Robert C. O’Brien The press is reporting that former UN Ambassador John Bolton is being considered for various senior positions in the Trump Administration. As during the 2005 debate over his nomination to be UN Ambassador, his opponents are once more floating the argument that he is “undiplomatic.” While I am unaware what Trump Tower is thinking, or whether John will once more enter public service, I do know this: such criticism is flat out wrong. In today’s political parlance it is simply “fake news.” Indeed, much of it mirrors the unfair attacks on the President-elect and his cabinet designees.

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