Collateral Consequences of the Russo-Ukrainian War

Collateral Consequences of the Russo-Ukrainian War

Although they are on a different continent, Libya and Sudan are feeling the effects of the war in Ukraine, and so are the private military contractors who are deployed in these countries.   Libyan Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha said Russia’s invasion was “a clear violation of international law and the sovereignty of a democratic Ukraine.” Putin and Bashagha have a …

Military Buildup Continues in Guam

Military Buildup Continues in Guam

As part of a wider program, the U.S. Navy has doubled the size of the submarine fleet stationed in Guam.   Submarine Commodore Bret Grabbe rather cryptically said the redeployment was necessary to “support Indo-Pacific initiatives and missions.” Not coincidentally, the move comes as China expands its fleet of five ballistic missile and 50 attack submarines.   As part of …

Gang Warfare Erupts in Haiti

Gang Warfare Erupts in Haiti

Fighting between rival gangs in the capital city of Haiti has killed 20 people and forced many others from their homes.   Chen Mechan (Bad Dog) and 400 Mawazo are the two primary gangs fighting for power in Port-au-Prince. “It seems like this country has no authorities. No one came here to see us. We don’t know how long we’re …

Burn Pit Legislation Stalls in Senate

Burn Pit Legislation Stalls in Senate

The House of Representatives passed the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021. But advocates see storm clouds ahead in the Senate.   “It’s very unfortunate that we’re asking the men and women to then prove to the VA that their illness is because of what our government put them through,” remarked the VFW’s Pat Murray. Former …

Ukraine Welcomes Foreign Fighters Against Russian Invasion

Ukraine Welcomes Foreign Fighters Against Russian Invasion

The Russians are not the only belligerent party trying to shore up its war effort with foreign mercenaries. The Ukranians have sent the call online to Algeria and Senegal.   Both nations immediately asked the Ukraninans to take down the relevant Facebook posts. The Algerians said the call to arms violated the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations Between States. The …