In the digital age, it is often necessary to make compromises between cost and security. For the US Army, miscalculating the balance of this compromise could have serious implications for national security.
John Hemmings reviews The Trump Phenomenon and the Future of US Foreign Policy, by Daniel Quinn Mills and Steven Rosefielde, and Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World, by Peter Navarro.
US President Donald Trump’s reaction to North Korea’s latest missile launch is consistent with policies pursued by the Obama administration. But the president will need to be better prepared if Pyongyang crosses the red line and successfully develops a long-range missile capability.
The deputy commander of the US Navy, Admiral Bill Moran, has announced that its thinking on unmanned systems had changed. The systems now no longer needed their own separate office and its areas of interest and responsibilities would now be absorbed within existing structures. It’s the American way.
If Trump enacts two of the main pledges from his presidential campaign – the wall along the US–Mexico border and mass deportations – he will be helping, not hindering, organised crime groups in the region.