Dempsey: Threat of Conflict in Asia Increasing

U.S. Military decline hastens global instability
Gen. Martin Dempsey / AP

The risk of war in Asia will increase over the next 10 years as U.S. military forces struggle to maintain their edge amid declining budgets and increasing threats, according to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Ukraine on the Brink

Russian forces mass near Ukraine’s eastern border
A Russian Vishnya-class intelligence-gathering ship arrived in the Crimean port of Sevastopol on Saturday. (Twitter)

Russian military forces continued massing within six miles of Ukraine’s eastern border regions as tensions increased over Moscow’s so far bloodless attempt to take control of the country by force under the pretext of protecting ethnic Russians.

THE POLITICO Reporters Joke About Sending Dave Camp to China #TCOT

Lulz

House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp’s (R., Mich.) released a very serious tax reform proposal on Thursday. So why are two THE POLITICO reporters laughing their heads off?

THE POLITICO’s Jake Sherman and Manu Raju both agreed that it would hilarious if Camp was exiled to communist China. Maybe this is why the American people have lost faith in the Washington establishment, and why the Washington establishment has lost faith in THE POLITICO.

The antics are just the latest salvo in the mainstream media’s war on prominent Republicans. Last week, BuzzFeed reporter McKay Coppins was exposed as a womanizing bison fiend whose loutish behavior during an “interview” with2016 frontrunner Donald Trump prompting a scathing response from the real estate magnate.

Commander: U.S. Military Not Ready for Cyber Warfare

Gen. Alexander tells Senate threat of major cyber attacks is growing
Gen. Keith Alexander / AP

The U.S. military is ill-prepared for waging cyber warfare and needs to bolster defenses against the growing threat of cyber attacks against both military systems and private infrastructure, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command told Congress on Thursday.

Harry Reid’s America

Harry Reid shakes hands with a communist (AP)

During a frenzied outburst on the Senate floor Wednesday, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) denounced cancer-research barons Charles and David Koch as “about as un-American as anyone that I can imagine” and accused them of trying to “buy our democracy.”

We are interested to learn more about what sort of activity Reid considers “un-American.”

Would that include helping a Chinese-owned wind farm secure $450 million in stimulus funding to build a factory in Reid’s home state of Nevada after receiving thousands of dollars in campaign donation’s from the wind farm’s backers?

China Becomes Iran’s Largest Trade Partner

Iranian trade profits soaring as sanctions collapse
Oil refinery in Tehran, Iran / AP

China has emerged as Iran’s top trading partner, with non-oil trade hitting $13 billion over the past 10 months, according to Iranian media.