China has signed a secret agreement allowing its armed forces to use a Cambodian navy base, as Beijing works to boost its ability to project military power around the globe, according to U.S. and allied officials familiar with the matter.
Hugh HewittA secret deal granting China use of a naval base in Cambodia is raising U.S. fears of Beijing’s global military ambitions
For decades, films and television have seen a generation wax nostalgic about how it transformed America. The reality is something very different.
Hugh HewittSuperb essay by @chashomans in @NYTmag. The Scorsese “documentary” on Dylan’s “Rolling Thunder Review” is also terrific (from an admitted nostalgia addict for the best concert I’ve ever attended.)
Hugh HewittNB: @realDonaldTrump: “The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is authorized 29 judgeships. There is one current vacancy and two future vacancies announced. The current vacancy has not been filled since the seat opened on December 31, 2016.”
In our politics, holding back and minimizing pain has given way to rubbing people’s noses in defeat.
Hugh Hewitt“Tact takes brains and discipline. It’s a form of empathy: You see the other guy is embar-rassed or unhappy, and you decide not to make it worse. You hold back from causing unnecessary pain.
The author of this article is seated at the head of the table in the White House Cabinet Room. By John R. Price “The lift-off was beautiful. The power of the engines is staggering, and seconds after one first sees the flame exploding off to both...
In a hundred different ways this week, people nationwide celebrated the moon voyage that climaxed on July 20, 1969, when Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed and walked on another world.
Hugh HewittThe @nixonfoundation commemorating the landing all day in Yorba Linda at @NixonLibrary. Tonight, veterans of President Nixon’s White House join the public to discuss “Longest Phone Call in History,” sponsored by @ATT. 7:30 AM start.
Crisis: The Anatomy of Two Major Foreign Policy Crises - Kindle edition by Henry Kissinger. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Crisis:...
Hugh HewittConsulting “Crisis” by Dr. Kissinger as the one between U.S./U.K./allies v Iran escalates. amazon.com/dp/B000FBJHIK/… Two takeaways:
1. As w/most stories, early reports are almost always wrong;
2. As w/most international conflicts, intelligence is not great on adversaries’ motives.
Former navy chief attacks decision to allow tankers through strait without escort
Hugh Hewitt“Between 15 and 30 British-flagged tankers pass through the strait every day. In the region there are seven Royal Navy vessels, accompanied by Royal Marines, for force protection in the Gulf.” #Crowded #Crisis.
Britain’s foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said that the Iranian authorities had seized “a British-flagged vessel and a Liberian-flagged vessel” in the Strait of Hormuz.
Hugh Hewitt“‘We’re not looking at military options; we’re looking at a diplomatic way to resolve the situation,’ Mr. Hunt said later. ‘But we are very clear that it must be resolved.’” @BorisJohnson taking on a lot more than a hard #Brexit next week.