Brandon J. Weichert and American Greatness contributor Julie Kelly co-hosted the Seth & Chris Show from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Guests included Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Dennis Prager, and Ned Ryun.
On February 15, 2018, Brandon J. Weichert sat down with Mark Reardon to discuss his article on the strategic implications of the U.S. debt and the rise of the Petroyuan.
“According to the snapshots of the pending NSS that have been released to the public thus far, the most important elements are the inclusion of space weaponization and technological threats. This has been something that few NSS memos have ever seriously addressed. Fact is, rival states are increasingly looking to find the strategic high ground of space as a place to threaten the United States and fundamentally debilitate America’s military supremacy. Whomsoever manages to place orbital weapons systems in space—using space as a means for power projection—will dominate the rest of the 21st century.”
America has an innovation problem that makes it nearly impossible to adapt to disruption. This is because our government is too bloated and inefficient. In order to make government more responsive to the realities of the Age of Disruption, real leadership is needed; the political system needs to be reformed.
“While the United States will always respect its treaty commitments, those North Korean missiles will find their targets in Japan and South Korea much more readily than any U.S. territory, including Guam. So in the face of an increasingly hostile Pyongyang, it would make sense for Seoul and Tokyo to develop their own self-defense capabilities.”
In “Easternization,” Gideon Rachman’s new book, we are confronted with how China’s economic ascendance is mostly unstoppable today. I recommend a way forward in this article for the website, American Greatness.
Brandon J. Weichert writes, “Zapad-17 is yet another routine Russian military exercise. This is nothing new.”
“What we’re doing right now is a recipe for endless war. If a political solution to the conflict with the Taliban is the desired end goal, why waste time on this song-and-dance with increasing troops and giving it two years?”
“Putin is looking for a deal. He wants to re-establish a modicum of stability between the West and Russia. He needs help developing his energy sources in the Far East (and he’s not foolish enough to want the Chinese to take the lead—unless he’s left with no choice, as he currently is).”
“The United States needs space-based weapons to protect against nuclear-armed and aggressive Rogue States, such as Iran and North Korea.”