Author: Robert Farley

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Thursday NatSec Roundup

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On December 3, 2020
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. The complicated historical relationship between Formosa and mainland China. Serb air defenses hit a second F-117 back in 1999… Designating the Houthis as a terrorist organization would indeed be a mistake, but MBS, Bibi, and Trump are trying to lock […]

Space Force!

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On December 2, 2020

Yesterday, the Cato Institute1 release a report that I wrote2 on the United States Space Force. The report is available here, and these are my introductory thoughts: The Space Force is the first new i

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COVID and the DIB

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On December 1, 2020
Some thoughts over at the Diplomat on how COVID may be changing the defense industrial base… COVID has hit supply chains in every industry worldwide. The defense industry has usually been resilient to global trade shocks, but the factors that cushion defense have withered in recent years. How is the global defense industry holding up?
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I have a short piece over at the Diplomat about some of the legal hangups Canada’s new frigate program has encountered: Canada is looking to build some impressive new frigates, but it first needs to deal with an increasingly common problem: the tyranny of export controls. One of Canada’s partners in the frigate project is […]
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Saturday NatSec Roundup

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On November 21, 2020
Nothing is real.; Everything is permitted. Hell of a complicated story about the assassination of Al Qaeda’s number two in Tehran… Portrait of the Fascist as a Young Man Turkey’s relations with NATO and the European Union are looking… not good. Ayman Al-Zawahiri may be dead? What to expect when you’re expecting a new Polar […]
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