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President Trump May Use an Executive Order to Add the Citizenship Question to Census 2020

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The melodrama over whether the US government will be able to actually count how many citizens it has continues and to get stranger.

When the government announced that it intended to count the number of citizens, large sections of NeverTrump went crazy. Two lawsuits were filed. One, in New York, which claimed the Department of Commerce had violated the law by adding the question and had, wait for it, ignored the advice of its employees in the process. A second, in Maryland, alleges that the question is racist because black folks and illegals won’t answer the entire census because of that question. Why black Americans would not want to be counted is beyond me. The first case made it to the Supreme Court which, last week, decided that the question could be asked but that there had to be a coherent reason as to why. How the Judiciary can tell the Executive, when it is carrying out a core function, that it has to say “mother may I” before proceeding, I really don’t know. The second case is waiting in the wings should the question make it over the bar set by the Supreme Court.

As I posted last evening, President Trump caught Justice and Commerce by surprise when he announced that the administration would continue to try to find a way to ask the citizenship question.

Saying it is easy, but doing it is hard. How Commerce and Justice could come up with a rationale in time for mailing the Census is more than a little unclear. Axios, however, is reporting that the White House is looking at another way forward.

President Trump is considering an executive order to try to move forward with a citizenship question on the 2020 census, top sources tell Jonathan Swan and me.

  • “We didn’t come this far just to throw in the towel,” said a senior administration official with direct knowledge of the conversations.

Administration lawyers are exploring various legal options.

  • A senior legal source said: “The administration is considering the appropriateness of an executive order that would address the constitutional need for the citizenship question to be included in the 2020 census.”
  • But there is considerable skepticism within the administration that an executive order would succeed.

Former federal judge J. Michael Luttig, who has longtime ties to officials in the administration, told Axios:

  • “If the president of the United States were to issue an executive order, supported by his full Article II powers, directing that the citizenship question be included in the 2020 census, I believe the Supreme Court would affirm the constitutional power of the president to include the citizenship question in the census.”

This has a lot to be said for it.

First and foremost, it cuts the timeline necessary to make a case to take back to the Supreme Court down to days rather than weeks. The rationale in the executive order isn’t necessarily tied to any of the dog’s breakfast of reasons that accompanied this case to the Supreme Court. And it is a different animal entirely for Chief Justice John Roberts to tell a federal agency that he doesn’t like their reasoning than it is for him to tell the President the same thing.

As I said in my post last night, I think that once the administration gets the nod from the Supreme Court, the Maryland case dries up an blows away like the desiccated dung that it is.

The bottom line in this strategy is that the administration doesn’t want to be blamed for this question not being asked and they are gambling that Roberts doesn’t want the blame either. Some unnamed source who is allegedly familiar with all this says:

“I think that there’s a good argument to be made that even though the president may lose in litigation at the end of the day, going through that process ultimately makes it clear that it’s the chief justice, and not the Executive Branch, that bears responsibility for that unfortunate outcome.”

If this is how the citizenship question gets onto the census questionnaire, the results will be nothing short of epic. We’ll be swabbing blood, brain matter, hanks of hair and skull fragments from buildings for months.

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In Response to the Violent Left-Wing Assault on Andy Ngo, Portland Moves Toward Outlawing Masks. Is This the Answer?

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Should people be allowed to wear masks in public?

Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw thinks not.

Nice name for a police chief, by the way.

According to Oregon Live, at a press conference, Danielle “called for laws that would bar masks worn by demonstrators, allow police to fully videotape protests and give authorities greater control of protests by groups with a history of violence.”

Kind of poetic with the mask thing: a left-wing answer to a left-wing problem.

“We have to do something differently … There were entities that planned a brawl in the city of Portland and no one seems to be upset about that. … Entities came here for a fight. … I don’t even know what they were protesting against.’’

The conference came due to publicity over an attack on web journalist Andy Ngo, perpetrated — presumably at least in part — by members of the pro-fascist organization Antifa. The violent assault reportedly resulted in a brain hemorrhage (here).

It should be noted: Those hurt.

So the answer’s to (danielle)outlaw masks?

On Tuesday, Portland’s police bureau clarified the current permissiveness:

“There is no current law or ordinance prohibiting covering of the face in a protest and commission of a crime, which makes it more difficult for investigators to identify perpetrators of violence. This is exploited by criminals who engage in acts of violence. Per Oregon Revised Statute, 181A.250, law enforcement is unable to record demonstration events unless there is criminal activity occurring.”

Putting aside the notion of banning the Lone Ranger, recording protests, to me, seems like a good idea. More from Oregon Live:

Outlaw also pushed for changes in the law that would allow police to continually record protests, instead of only when crimes are committed, which she said slows police investigations because they only have snapshots of what occurred.

What’s the legality of a war on masks?

As reported by The Daily Wire:

Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz’s chief of staff, Tim Crail, stated of a prospective anti-mask law, “We looked into it previously and the constitutional free speech issues are difficult to overcome, at least in Oregon,” adding Fritz is “open to a conversation about the advantages and difficulties created with a mask ordinance, but cannot say at this point whether she would support a ban on masks for protests.”

So what do you think about such legislation?

I have an idea: Instead of passing a law against masks, how about passing one against the violent pummeling of innocent people?

Oh, wait — we already have that law. Guess it needs to be aptly enforced.

It’s like gun control — why ban the gun when you could, instead, ban the mass murder? If someone’s willing to break the murder law, them obeying the gun law is a joke.

Masks don’t hurt people. Nor does the freedom to wear them. In my opinion, if those who do what was done to Andy are appropriately held accountable, the behavior will be considerably quelled.

Am I wrong? Please let me know in the Comments section below.

-ALEX

 

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Dan Crenshaw Drops the Bomb on Colin Kaepernick & Nike’s Betsy Ross Ban. Plus: Unwoke Bugs Bunny!

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There was a whole lotta hubbub earlier in the week as Nike recalled shoes that’d already been sent to stores. The kicks (a little hip lingo for ya there) sported Betsy Ross’s flag, which Colin Kaepernick spoke against, resulting in the ol’ 86.

Could it be, perhaps, the first time in history a manufacturing giant’s made such an about face in response to an unhired athlete’s thoughts on politics and history?

Yep. Could.

Either way, bye bye, Betsy.

The world’s changin’ — I remember when history was of use. Even Bugs Bunny thought so.

But Colin ain’t like the Bugs. And Nike is woke. So much that the sports mammoth signed Colin — who doesn’t play for any team — to a multi-million-dollar deal last year (here).

In fact, it’s starting to seem that — whereas there were once entertainment and sports and politics and religion and culture — there are now instead woke politics and woke politics and woke politics and woke politics and woke politics.

Not nearly as interesting.

As for Nike, outspoken military hero Dan Crenshaw had a thing or two to say about the revolutionary reversal.

He took to Twitter to air his grievance:

“If you’re offended by a shoe celebrating the flag of the American Revolution, it’s a good indication that you may be better off living in a permanent safe space.”

I do hear Cuba’s nice this time of year.

There’s a good chance Colin thinks so — he praised the nation’s communist dictator during his last year in the NFL. After wearing a shirt featuring Malcolm X and Fidel Castro, he opined to the Miami Herald:

“One thing that Fidel Castro did do is they have the highest literacy rate because they invest more in their education system than they do in their prison system—which we do not do here, even though we’re fully capable of doing that.
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The journalist pointed out the Castro breaks up families, to which he responded thusly:

“We do break up families here. That’s what mass incarceration is. That was the foundation of slavery, so our country has been based on that as well as the genocide of Native Americans.”

Perhaps it should be pointed out that people go to prison when they break the law, whereas Fidel Castro and his henchman Che Guevara violently overthrew the government, murdering thousands of people.

To be fair, a few days later, Colin specified, “Trying to push the narrative that I was supportive of the oppressive things [Castro] did is not true.”

I’d also be remiss if I didn’t note that Malcolm X was a brilliant, passionate, and compelling man with the deep desire to learn what is right and act accordingly. I highly encourage you — as well as Colin — to read his amazing biography. He was a far cry from a brutal dictator. He met Castro almost half a decade before leaving the Nation of Islam, which came after a colossal personal evolution.

As for his denigration of America, he certainly isn’t alone.

Dan had something to say, too, about the “myth” of the U.S. being best:

Lookout when people discuss notions of fact as “outdated.” Reality doesn’t have an expiration date.

But here’s an outdated bit of entertainment for ya, on this Happy Fourth of July:

-ALEX

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Sen. Kennedy on AOC: ‘Someone Needs To Tell Her The Voices In Her Head Aren’t Real’

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As everyone knows, AOC joined several of her Congressional colleagues earlier this week on a visit to the border. She was aghast at what she had seen and her comments dominated the news cycle for 24 hours afterwards. AOC has become a little too full of herself these days and she is accustomed to being believed. But her over the top remarks about conditions in the facilities have led many to question her truthfulness. At best, her descriptions of facilities were gross exaggerations. At worst, they were outright lies.

Her comments are especially infuriating when you consider that she has twice voted against bills which would have provided DHS with badly needed resources.

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) spoke to reporters on Tuesday at Barksdale Air Force Base and was asked about the situation at the border. He answered.

Let me be frank. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez…someone needs to tell her that the voices in her head are not real.

She says that the men and women of our Border Patrol and our authorities are intentionally running concentration camps on the southern border. She needs to go to the Holocaust Museum and see what a concentration camp is.

The problem we’re having at the border, a problem that Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has helped create, is that we have 5,000 people a day, not a week, not a month, a day coming into this country. We don’t have a place to put them.

The Department of Homeland Security is out of money and the congresswoman knows that. She says the conditions are inhumane. But yet, when we send a bill over to her to vote to improve those conditions, she voted no. Her hypocrisy is breathtaking. This is the bottom line. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez believes that illegal immigration is a moral good. And she believes that the border is just a nuisance and it should be open, and I don’t think that’s what America believes.

Kudos to Sen. Kennedy for speaking his mind. It’s time for this puffed up, power grabbing, attention seeking little urchin to be knocked down a peg.

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Fireworks: ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Celebrates Independence Day By Trolling Faux Betsy Ross Flag Experts

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Though Democrats like Gov. Gavin Newsom (CA) and presidential candidates Julián Castro and Beto O’Rourke are busy concern trolling this 4th of July week in response to Nike’s decision to bail on the Betsy Ross-themed shoe, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has chosen to go in the opposite direction in honor of this special holiday.

Well before many Americans even had a chance to roll out of the bed to begin their grill prep for today’s festivities, McConnell took to the Twitter machine to wish everyone a happy Independence Day … by tweeting out an image of the Betsy Ross flag:

Just the day before, in the midst of all of the triggered leftists who were rushing before the cameras to give their super hot takes on Nike’s move, McConnell urged the company to bring back the shoe and other shoe/clothing makers to take up the mantle in the event Nike didn’t:

“If we’re in a political environment where the American flag has become controversial to Americans, I think we’ve got a problem,” McConnell said. “I hope Nike either releases these shoes or some other shoe maker picks up the flag, puts it on a pair of shoes and starts selling it. I’ll make the first order.”

As it turns out, another company did just that – as Red State‘s Brandon Morse noted earlier today. Here’s what they look like, and how you can get a pair:

Per their website, Out of Line Active is “founded by women For women.”

In addition to that, a veteran-owned company out of Georgia is selling a variety of Betsy Ross flag t-shirts.

Capitalism. Patriotism. BBQ and fireworks. Colorful fashions. Trolling leftists. It’s a good day in America.

Related–>> Troll Game Strong: ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Tweets Hilarious Advice For Democratic Senators In Advance Of Tonight’s Debate

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AOC Declared Victory for Her Chosen Candidate for Queens DA, Then the Actual Results Came In

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This is too good.

Last week we were greeted by gloating from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that her preferred candidate in the District Attorney race in Queens had won her primary. This supposedly showed the growing strength of the Democratic Socialist movement.

Who is Tiffany Caban? About who you’d expect her to be given who was behind her candidacy.

If you are wondering, “decriminalize poverty” means not prosecuting people for theft and other “crimes of desperation.” Ending mass incarceration is also code for refusing to prosecute criminals. The rest is self-explanatory. I’m sure all of that will work swimmingly to make Queens safer and not turn it into Kim Foxx’s Chicago.

The radicalism on display is hard to fathom. For most of the country, it’s completely foreign that law enforcement officials would choose to not prosecute crimes and shield illegal aliens, but it’s becoming more and more standard fare in blue cities.

We were almost ten days into the victory lap for Caban until something amazing happened.

She actually lost the race.

The schadenfreude is just delicious here.

A large majority of the provisional ballots were thrown out, likely because the voters were either not actually from the area or they weren’t registered as part of the Democratic party. Seems AOC and her political machine got a little too cute with the ballot harvesting and it’s come back to bite them.

Caban will now challenge the results and they’ll be a recount, but given this is Democrat on Democrat, I don’t expect the funny business we normally get in these situations. Of those provisional ballots thrown out, we don’t know who they actually voted for, so they could actually help Katz in the end if some get reinstated. Furthermore, there can be no court challenge if the person isn’t registered or is registered in the wrong party. So expect plenty of gnashing of teeth without much results.

AOC and her minions are of course crying foul, but there’s no evidence anything happened here except the normal process playing out. Their radical, anti-law enforcement candidate lost in one of the bluest districts in the country. Congrats to the movement.

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Some Further Analysis of That Pesky Citizenship Question

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At first glance, the citizenship question on the 2020 Census form case, Dept. of Commerce vs. New York, appears to be a practical win for those wishing to keep the question off the form.  There are some conflicting accounts in the media about the Census Bureau starting to print forms without the question and administration insistence they will go through with getting the question on the form.  Initially, the government requested a decision as early as possible since there was this alleged July, 2019 deadline.  In fact, the real deadline is October, all things considered.

Admittedly, the majority opinion, authored by Roberts, is a baffling piece of documentation.  The disposition of the case boils down to the fact that the agency’s action to include the question was vacated and remanded to come up with a better explanation.  He could have simply stated the reasoning was pre-textual, vacated, and remanded, but he didn’t.  He did not get to that finding until Part V of the decision.  Ignoring the standing aspects addressed in Parts I and II, Part III addresses the constitutional issue of the question (it is) and Part IV addresses a host of statutory and administrative law issues (the question is legal).  It is only when we get to Part V where Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Alito and Thomas start to dissent.  In effect, it is the practical portion of the decision.

Put another way, to get to Part V and a lot less-lengthy opinion, there was no need to include Parts III and IV.  Some believe Roberts may have suspected a different motive was at play here for inclusion of the question and did not do a good job of revising his opinion.  But, Roberts is quite adept at sleight of hand when it comes to opinion writing and this reason is unlikely.  Another reason is Roberts possibly knew this might again get before the Court in an expedited manner and he wanted to get ahead of the game.  To understand this theory, one must follow this series of events: the case is remanded, a lower court issues an injunction against the question, it comes back before the Court who then allow it by lifting the injunction with Roberts now in the majority to do so by relying on the groundwork he laid in Sections III and IV.  That also seems like an unlikely motivation.

The third theory is that Roberts included Section V so that the Department of Commerce fully knows the scope of its authority on remand.  As such and as many have described this opinion, it is less constitutional law and/or statutory interpretation than it is an advisory opinion.  Great pains were taken to sweep away the Constitutional issue.  Likewise, great pains were taken to sweep away the statutory objections (timely notification to Congress, among others) and the administrative objections.

In the final analysis, his only complaint is one of process: that Wilbur Ross offered an explanation that seems incredulous.  There is no denying that the administrative record is long in this case and Roberts (and the liberals on the Court) found an incongruence between what that long record revealed about the decision-making process.  In effect, the Department of Commerce made so many mistakes and/or glaring blunders that there was no option left other than to remand.

But what the decision also does, and this is a fact overlooked by many (especially Roberts haters) is give the Department huge leeway.  Ross can simply issue a new memo explaining his reasons for including the question on the Census, including the reasons originally proffered.  He could throw in a desire to have a better, more accurate count of citizens for a host of governmental reasons, to help states better redistrict based on CVAP (citizen voting age population) as permitted under Evenwhel vs. Abbott, to comply with UN standards when it comes to the Census, or why he likes strawberries better than cherries.  Section V suggests Ross has considerable discretion in coming up with reasons for including the question.

So here is the sequence of events: (1) Ross issues a new memo stating the various reasons for the question, (2) the resulting litigation is over whether it complies with the Administrative Procedures Act, and (3) it obviously does because Section V intimates such since the wording of that Section tilts the argument in Ross’ favor.  For Roberts, the saving grace for him is that he is far-removed from from Ross’ arguments for the question.  Ross has satisfied the parameters given him.  To Roberts, this was a case of the process and now that the process has been satisfied, the Census Bureau can move forward.

Further, this is new territory in administrative law.  When an agency action is vacated, they usually fix some procedural error or slightly revise a rule.  Here, the agency’s action was vacated on grounds of pretext.  The Court did not say that Ross’ decision was improper or bigoted; only that they were a “distraction.”  How does one clean up a “distraction?”

Roberts may know full well this may end up before the Court again over the summer.  A liberal lower court will reject any reasons offered by the Commerce Department and issue an injunction.  The injunction will be appealed to the Supreme Court.  The Court will, without comment, in a 5-4 unsigned decision lift the injunction.  Roberts will then hide behind Sections III and IV as the reasons for his decision.  He laid the groundwork.  The practical implications of Section V were to temporarily avoid the inevitable and possibly appease the liberal wing of the Court.  It is an action typical of Roberts.  He is a weenie more concerned with consensus and elusive 7-2 or better decisions and the image of the Court than he is with Constitutional and legal principles and taking a stand.  Roberts knew what he was doing here and one hopes that conflicting statements coming from the administration are the real distraction.  If October is the true deadline to print these forms, as some now assert, then expect the question on the form come 2020.

This all could have been avoided if (1) the Commerce Department was not sloppy in their efforts, and (2) Roberts had stopped at Section IV of the decision.  The question is: Did he have a choice, or did the Commerce Department leave him no choice?  Having watched Roberts and the Court for many years, this writer votes for the former- he had a choice, but made the wrong one.

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#WarOnWomen: Minneapolis Star Tribune in Hot Water After Publishing Sexist Cartoon of Ivanka Trump

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On Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune published a cartoon by cartoonist Steve Sack that has people accusing the paper of sexism and hypocrisy.

The cartoon featured a big-lipped Ivanka Trump and what Sack apparently feels is her limited knowledge base: a lot about shopping, her husband and her father, and only a very tiny bit about international diplomacy:

Twitter users were quick to point out the double standards of both the paper, which is liberally biased, and Sack:

Can we expect the normally perpetually outraged feminist left to rush to Trump’s defense and accuse the news outlet and its cartoonist of setting women back decades? Of course not:

Is there any question that this cartoon was inspired by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s catty swipe at Ivanka Trump last week after her appearance at the G-20 summit? Nope:

That AOC thinks she’s got some unique and special standing to criticize someone else’s qualifications for public service is laughable in and of itself.

Curiously enough, the Strib is perfectly willing to run interference over and over again for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over her alleged tax and immigration fraud scandals, yet allows garbage sexist takes like Sack’s to be published in their paper without hesitation.

BTW, this isn’t the first time Sack has taken sexist cheap shots at Ivanka Trump:

Ironically, Sack did a cartoon a year or so ago about the issue of sexist portrayals of women by public figures:

As usual, Sack’s just one on a long list of “enlightened” leftists who don’t practice what they preach. Go figure.

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Reagan Battalion’s Twitter Account Locked After Slamming Adidas for Their Anti-Semitic Tweet

Things went south real quick for Adidas when racist trolls hijacked a promotion they were doing for their UK account. The idea was to create your own arsenal jersey with a name on the back. Some people entered things such as “@DieAllN******” and “@GasAllJewss.” This was then tweeted out by the Adidas UK Twitter account.

Needless to say, it wasn’t taken well.

It’s unclear if the Adidas account was just using an algorithm to tweet these things out, or if some tired social media operator let it slip through the crack. It’s unclear as to why this happened, but they were called out on it very quickly. One account was the conservative group, Reagan Battalion.

“WHAT THE HELL?” tweeted the group at the Adidas UK account.

For some reason, Twitter decided that this violated their ToS, and proceeded to lock down the Reagan Battalion’s account. The group tweeted out what had happened afterward, noting that Twitter locked their account.

Interestingly enough, while Twitter was busy making sure accounts like the Reagan Battalion were being silenced, the accounts that began the entire ordeal that had the racist monikers were still alive and well.

I want to say that Twitter entered an algorithm that would locate images like this and prevent its spread from happening across its site, I really do. The problem is that the very accounts that started this seemed to go untouched. So, even if it was an algorithm that did it, it was an algorithm specifically designed to react to certain accounts and not others.

Or, at least, that’s what we’re seeing.

I can pardon Adidas for what happened. There are a lot of people who spend a lot of time trying to figure out ways to shock people and fool companies into doing something stupid. It’s one of 4Chan’s favorite hobbies. Twitter, however, has really made a name for itself with targeting conservatives and right-leaning individuals with various punishments for things that aren’t even worthy of punishment.

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4th of July Thoughts

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Happy 4th of July! I offer these thoughts for your consideration.

On a cool Massachusetts morning, April 19, 1775, a group of farmers, tradesmen, and other “Minutemen” led by Captain John Parker, gathered on Lexington Commons to…express umbrage at the British Crown’s attempt to illegally confiscate Colonial Weapons. “Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war let it begin here,” declared Parker.

No one knows who fired the first shot, but at the end of the battle, eight Americans lay dead and as many wounded. This came to be known as the “shot heard ‘round the World” and the de facto beginning of the American Revolution.

A little over a year later on July 4th, 1776, the British Crown, along with the rest of the World, heard the American Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. 5 years after that and at the cost of almost 7,000 Americans killed and a little over 6,000 wounded, the British surrendered at Yorktown.

The Fourth of July, our Independence Day, is a great celebration involving parades, sports, picnics and all the other activities involved in a Federal holiday. As we partake in those, I’d humbly ask that we each take a moment to pray for the souls of those Americans who have died since that fateful day on Lexington Commons, those who have been irreparably wounded in body and spirit defending the great, big thing we call, These United States of America. Most of all, please pray for those young folks, many of whom may not legally purchase a beer, who voluntarily sally forth each and every day to man the ramparts, so that the rest of us may enjoy this day of celebration.

May God Bless these United States of America.

Regards to All,

Mike

Mike Ford, a retired Infantry Officer, writes on Military, Foreign Affairs and occasionally dabbles in Political and Economic matters.

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