August 19, 2022 They used to call it `the million-man swim.’ That was the US Navy’s sneering dismissal of any Chinese attempt to seize the island of Taiwan by a massive amphibious invasion. The US Navy’s strike carriers, submarines and surface combatants, backed by the Marines and Army in Japan, […]


November 11, 2021 In an age of TV politicians, President Joe Biden is a figure from another age. He is deeply unexciting and suffering from advanced age – a time in life which the great Charles de Gaulle compared to a `shipwreck.’ No mobs of baseball hat-wearing yahoos are about […]


September 19, 2021 Australia has been a very close US ally – one could even say protectorate – since the beginning of World War II. A US Marine formation is based there. The US Navy makes routine port and maintenance calls in Australia, which lies right on the dividing line […]