Not Just Hagel: Navy Captain Fired for Questioning Obama Foreign Policy

James Fanell rightly questioned Obama’s “pivot to Asia” strategy. A better strategy exists regarding our Navy, China, and Taiwan.

Seth Cropsey PJ Media 11/26/2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s resignation under pressure from the White House is a drama largely written of Navy Captain James Fanell’s firing early in November.

Hagel told interviewer Charlie Rose […]

China PLA officers urge economic punch against the U.S.

Chris Buckley Reuters 2/9/2011

(Reuters) – Senior Chinese military officers have proposed that their country boost defense spending, adjust PLA deployments, and possibly sell some U.S. bonds to punish Washington for its latest round of arms sales to Taiwan.

The calls for broad retaliation over the planned U.S. weapons sales to the disputed island came […]

Cables show China used debt holdings to press U.S.

AFP via Breitbart.com 2/21/2011

Leaked diplomatic cables vividly show China’s willingness to translate its massive holdings of US debt into political influence on issues ranging from Taiwan’s sovereignty to Washington’s financial policy.

China’s clout — gleaned from its nearly $900 billion stack of US debt — has been widely commented on in the United States, […]

Day 68: Why isn’t the A-Whale in the Gulf yet?

Ed Morrissey HotAir.com 6/27/2010

The A-Whale bills itself as the largest open-water oil skimmer in the world, and it’s at least very impressive. Originally an oil and ore tanker, the ship’s owners recently refitted the ship to do exactly the kind of work that the US so desperately needs in the Gulf of Mexico, and […]