By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones

May 8, 2019

Now retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General James R. McCarthy commanded a wing of Strategic Air Command (SAC) B-52s during the height of the Cold War that kept American nuclear weapons airborne, encircling Russia twenty-four hours per day — for decades. The B-52s comprised one leg of America’s “nuclear triad” of bombers, submarines, and missile silos that relentlessly maintained around-the-clock deterrence against a Soviet preemptive nuclear attack on the United States.

That attack could come unannounced at any moment if America should let down her guard.

General McCarthy of the Strategic Air Command recalled in a documentary:

There was a story that used to be told. There was a general and he would go to the Russian premier and the question was “Is today the day we can take on the United States and we can come out ahead?” The general would say “not today sir.” And our job [at SAC] was to make sure that every day that was his answer.

U.S. Air Force B-52s carrying nuclear weapons patrolled at high altitude near the Soviet Union’s borders 24 hours per day for years in order to maintain deterrence against a Soviet first strike.

President Trump’s job is to make certain the latest generation of Russian generals have no choice other than to provide that very same answer to current Russian President Vladimir Putin: “Not today sir.”

That job is easier said than done.

President Trump Announced Major Defense Initiatives Designed To Help The U.S. Face Off Against Russia And China, And Their Respective Proxies Such As Iran And North Korea

President Obama handed off to President Trump a national security apparatus left in tatters.

President Trump is the first president since President Ronald Reagan who not only believes in, but is acting upon, Reagan’s words:  “If we can protect America with a defensive shield from incoming missile attacks, we should by all means do so.”

To protect America from Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea, President Trump reversedBarack Obama’s policies that had only served, strengthened, and emboldened America’s adversaries.

President Donald Trump stated:

Our goal is simple: to ensure that we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States anywhere, any time, any place . . . When it comes to defending America, we will not take any chances. We will only take action. There is no substitute for American military might.

In order to achieve that goal President Trump:

  • Established, with his Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley, a new Four Star Army Command called Futures Command to develop advanced weapon technologies that can challenge Russia and China in the wake of President Barack Obama’s cancellation of Future Combat Systems.
  • Issued an executive order preparing the U.S. to counter, react, and respond to a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack.
  • Announced a new “Star Wars” missile defense system even more advanced than the system envisioned by Ronald Reagan.
  • Ordered the establishment of U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) in December 2018.
  • Appointed the architect of Reagan’s “Star Wars” SDI program to direct the Pentagon’s advanced technology programs and to restart “Star Wars” — a highly effective and symbolic move.
  • Withdrew the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty on which Russia was cheating.
  • Signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2019 that includes the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), expanding the definition of a Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) “covered transaction” to include “The purchase or lease by foreign persons of certain U.S. real estate near a U.S. port, military facility, or other “sensitive” government property.” This new law enhances the President’s pre-existing executive powers to block foreign adversaries from purchasing or leasing facilities at U.S. seaports near U.S. military bases.
  • Withdrew the United States from the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), preserving the Second Amendment rights of the American people; President Obama signed away those rights in 2014, ceding American sovereignty to an unelected global bureaucracy. 

Russia’s And China’s Long-Range Communist Plan

According to Soviet KGB defector Major Anatoliy Golitsyn, the Russians and the Chinese secretly cooperated as a team against the United States. The two communist powers staged a fake adversarial relationship known as the “Sino-Soviet Deception,” duping the West for decades as they secretly coordinated plans to destroy it.

According to Golitsyn’s book The Perestroika Deception, the Soviets faked the “fall of communism” in preparation for the final war against the West.

Major Golitsyn revealed to CIA Counterintelligence Chief James Angleton the KGB’s planned “special maneuver” known as “The Perestroika Deception” in pursuit of worldwide victory for communism. Under this “special maneuver” the Soviets trick the West into believing that the Cold War is over. According to the KGB plan, the West then naively lets down its guard; this is exactly what has happened, allowing Russia to gain sufficient strategic military advantage to eventually force the West to merge into worldwide communism.

Major Golitsyn, who worked inside the KGB’s strategic planning department, opens his book The Perestroika Deception with a quote by ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu: 

All warfare is based on deception. Therefore, when capable, feign incapacity; when active, inactivity. When near, make it appear that you are far away; when far away, that you are near.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) recently warned that China’s military buildup suggests that the rising communist superpower is “preparing for World War III.”

The “Wall Street Journal” reported on the “Bolshevik plague,” stating that, over the last 100 years, communism has killed 100 million people. Yet, in an appalling admission, Vladimir Putin exposed his authoritarian tendencies when he declared “I was not, as you know, a party member by necessity . . . I liked Communist and socialist ideas very much and I like them still.”

President Trump’s Favorite General Mark Milley “Leads The Way”

President Trump nominated U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Mark A. Milley to become the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Russia “is the only country on Earth that has the capability to destroy us in terms of nuclear capability” declared U. S. Army Chief of Staff Four-Star General Mark A. Milley. “It’s fundamental to maintain military strength to live in peace. If you don’t maintain that strength, you put yourself at risk.”

“Politico” calls General Milley “Trump’s new favorite general.”

President Trump nominated General Milley to become the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

“‘The faint clouds of a coming storm are visible on the horizon,’” [Milley] said, with Russia and China bolstering their militaries and looking to expand their economic influence the “Army Times” reported.

According to “The Washington Post,” General Milley stated:

As America, we have no luxury of a single opponent. We have to be able to fight guerrillas and terrorists all the way up through nation-state militaries. If we do not maintain our commitment to remain strong in the air, on the sea and yes, on the ground, then we will pay the butcher’s bill in blood, and we will forever lose the precious gift of our freedom.

The role of the U.S. military’s nuclear triad as a deterrent against a Russian preemptive nuclear attack is as critical today as it ever was during the Cold War — a knife’s edge war which never really ended, according to Golitsyn’s book New Lies For Old.

The Winds Of War, Gulftainer, Gulftainer’s Connections to Russia, And Pacepa’s Warning

PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Launch from Kennedy Space Center, ten miles north of the Port Canaveral. Three cruise ships are docked at passenger terminals.

The winds of war were already blowing when President Obama gave the enemy a military advantage as ancient as war itself — one of America’s most strategically critical ports.

Sun Tzu’s maxim championing the application of tactical deception to get near one’s enemy evokes the joint venture between Russian Technologies (ROSTEC), the exporter of Russia’s Club-K Container Missile System, and Middle Eastern-based cargo container terminal operator Gulftainer.

Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, Gulftainer manages ports throughout the Middle East and beyond. Gulftainer operates in Iraq, Russia, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Lebanon.

The joint venture company between Gulftainer and ROSTEC is officially known as Gulftainer Russian Technologies. 

Gulftainer’s Iraqi co-owner Hamid Dhia Jafar is the brother and business partner of Saddam Hussein’s rogue nuclear physicist Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar.

Dr. Jafar created Saddam’s “Arab Bomb,” a miniaturized nuclear weapon known as the Iraqi “Beach Ball.”  The U.S. government investigated both Iraqi Jafar brothers for their connections to illicit Iraqi WMDs, yet, astoundingly, the Obama administration placed them “inside the wire” at Port Canaveral.

Port Canaveral, Florida is critical military infrastructure that supports key national security missions of U.S. Naval submarine warfare, Naval Sea Systems Command (submarine acoustics research), the National Reconnaissance Office and the Central Intelligence Agency (satellite launches), U.S. Air Force Space Command, U.S. Military Sealift Command, and NASA.

The U.S. military tests ballistic missiles over the Eastern Range rocket test range from launch heads adjacent to Port Canaveral at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center. U.S. Naval Facility Port Canaveral oversees Trident II D5 submarine launched ballistic missile tests over the Eastern Range.

In the tradition of Sun-Tzu, Gulftainer’s Iraqi co-owner Hamid Dhia Jafar used his Middle-Eastern ports management company Gulftainer, which had not only partnered with Russia’s state-owned military-industrial complex conglomerate ROSTEC, but also with ROSTEC’s finance subsidiary PROMINVEST, to essentially set up a foreign base “inside the wire” at Florida’s Port Canaveral.

ROSTEC, through its wholly-owned subsidiary ROSOBORONEXPORT, exports battle-ready Trojan Horse Club-K missile launching systems, disguised as standard intermodal cargo containers, to Russian proxy regimes such as Iran. ROSTEC also manufactures Club-K Container Missile System components.

And that is just the tip of the iceberg.

The Pentagon placed Soviet-trained Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar, who served as Saddam’s Deputy Defense Minister, on U.S. Central Command’s (CENTCOM’s) Operation Iraqi Freedom “Blacklist” as a legitimate military target wanted for capture or kill.

The Treasury Department and three congressional committees investigated Hamid Dhia Jafar for his “Oil-For-Superweapons” scheme concocted to fund Saddam’s and Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar’s nuclear, biological, and chemical WMD programs.

The Iraqi Jafar brothers enjoy a long-term and close relationship with Russia’s state-owned military-industrial complex and with many of the former KGB officials from Putin’s inner circle that oversee it, including ROSTEC CEO Sergey Chemenov and ROSNEFT CEO Igor Sechin. It is less than comforting that Sechin has been described as Russia’s ‘Darth Vader’ and “the scariest person on earth.”

Of particular interest is that, prior to the troublesome “Project Pelican” deal, Gulftainer entered into its joint venture with Russia’s ROSTEC. The disturbing joint venture with the Russian weapons exporter was set up in advance of Port Canaveral awarding Gulftainer the 35-year cargo container terminal lease. These associations are another red flag that should have set off alarm bells within the U.S. intelligence community.

Igor Sechin with Gulftainer co-owner Hamid Dhia Jafar (image on left), Vladimir Putin with Hamid Dhia Jafar’s son Badr Jafar, Chairman of the Executive Board of Gulftainer (image on right)

Gulftainer affiliate Crescent Investments entered into another Russian alliance through a strategic cooperation agreement with Inter RAO UES, a subsidiary of Uranium One purchaser ROSATOM.

Russia’s military industrial complex is a revolving-door industry where “retired” KGB agents are moved through the executive suites of Russia’s state-owned military, weapons, and nuclear enterprises like a game of musical chairs.

Which begs the question:  Do the Iraqi Jafar brothers work for Russia?

The Obama administration’s actions benefited Gulftainer and its Russian joint-venture partner ROSTEC and placed designated enemies inside a U.S. critical military infrastructure port.

Russia’s lethal Club-K container missile launchers deceptively maintain the appearance of standard intermodal cargo containers, indistinguishable from millions of containers transiting each year through America’s ports, railways, and highways.

These Club-K Trojan Horse dummy “cargo containers” can conceal Russian Kalibr supersonic cruise missile launchers capable of delivering nuclear, EMP, biological, chemical, and conventional payloads.

Dr. Peter Pry told the “Washington Examiner”:

Iran has demonstrated the capability to launch a missile off a freighter. Iran has also purchased Russia’s Club-K missile system. The Club-K is a complete missile launch system, disguised to look like a shipping container, that could convert any freighter into a missile launch platform. The Club-K, if armed with a nuclear warhead, could be used to execute an EMP attack.

Russia’s Club-K Container Missile System can launch Russian Kalibr Cruise Missiles from ships, trucks, and trains to deliver nuclear, EMP, chemical, biological, and conventional payloads.

The Club-K gives “any merchant vessel the capability to wipe out an aircraft carrier” according to Reuters. “It’s a carrier-killer,” Robert Hewson of Jane‘s Defense Weekly told Reuters. “If you are hit by one or two of them, the kinetic impact is vast…it’s horrendous.”

Gulftainer’s Disturbing Affinity For U.S. Navy Ballistic Missile Submarine Bases

ATLANTIC OCEAN, KINGS BAY GA (FEBRUARY 6, 2013) Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) returns to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay (left). ATLANTIC OCEAN, CAPE CANAVERAL FL (DECEMBER 4, 1989) A Trident II D-5 intercontinental ballistic missile lifts off from the water after being test launched from the submerged USS Tennessee (SSBN-734) at Cape Canaveral, Florida (right). (U.S. Navy photos)

Gulftainer presents a critical security risk for the U.S. Navy ballistic missile submarines known as “boomers.”  These submarines comprise one leg of America’s nuclear triad and its most survivable leg. Accordingly, the boomers are America’s last line of defense.

Gulftainer has an alarming affinity for U.S. Navy ballistic missile submarine bases.

In the tradition of Sun Tzu, Gulftainer twice tried to position itself “inside the wire” next to U.S. Navy submarines.

Before Gulftainer gained access to Port Canaveral through the secret “Project Pelican” deal, Gulftainer quietly attempted, but failed, to “take over” Florida’s Port of Jacksonville with a proposed $250 million payment in exchange for becoming the port’s “silent partner.” The Port of Jacksonville is located near Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay along the Georgia-Florida state line. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is the largest U.S. Navy ballistic missile submarine base on the East Coast.

On its second attempt, Gulftainer succeeded getting close to the boomers at Port Canaveral.

The joint venture between Russia’s ROSTEC/ROSOBORONEXPORT and Iraqi and Iranian-connected Gulftainer, coupled with Gulftainer’s 35-year lease at Port Canaveral, is a Russian strategic military force multiplier.

Map of Port Canaveral, Florida

Nuclear Triad At Risk

During a surprise attack against the United States, Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea could not only attempt to bring down the national power grid with Super-EMP weapons — they could also target America’s nuclear triad.

The nuclear triad serves as “the backbone of America’s national security.”

Adversaries could attempt to destroy the triad’s nuclear missile silos, submarine bases, and strategic bomber air bases.

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry warned in an April 12, 2019 article at “The Hill” titled “Add two more legs to our nuclear triad, or we’ll lose the next war”:

Submarines are the most survivable leg of the Triad, ensuring a U.S. retaliatory capability, even if bombers and ICBMs are destroyed . . .

. . . The number of U.S. ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) has been reduced from 35-45 during the Cold War to 14 today, falling to 12 Columbia SSBNs in the future. Since only one-third of SSBNs usually are on patrol, and up to two-thirds often at port, eight of the 12 planned Columbias could be destroyed in port, leaving only four surviving at sea in a surprise attack.

Dr. Pry’s analysis of the U.S. nuclear triad suggests that Kings Bay and Port Canaveral are military targets of Russia’s Pearl Harbor 2.0 asymmetric war plans that these authors uncovered from a Russian defense journal.

Image: Club-K Container Missile System marketing material from Russian Federation state owned weapons exporter ROSOBORONEXPORT.

Russia’s Pearl Harbor 2.0 Asymmetrical War Plans, Gulftainer, Club-K, and EMP

Port Canaveral is also a high-value target for U.S. adversaries because of its location at the nexus of America’s space and ballistic missile testing programs.

“Politico” reported in a 2018 articled titled “Space war is coming — and the U.S. is not ready”:

A 2001 report issued by then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned that an attack on space systems during a conflict “should not be considered an improbable act.”

“If the U.S. is to avoid a ‘Space Pearl Harbor,’ it needs to take seriously the possibility of an attack on the U.S. space system,” the report said.

“Space is a domain and conflicts with Russia and China will evoke attacks in, of, and through space” Senator Inhofe, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, stated during his opening remarks at the April 11, 2019 “Proposal for a U.S. Space Forcehearing. “This will profoundly disrupt our society…”

President Obama ignored America’s strategic need for a Space Force and cancelled the 2020 manned moon mission program. [1] Instead, President Obama directed NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to transform NASA’s civilian mission into a “Muslim outreach” [2] undertaking.

President Trump, however, challenged Russia and China head-on by establishing the U.S. Space Force.

Pacepa’s Warning

“On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved, but it is important for him to give me space. This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” — President Barack Obama

Former Romanian Foreign Intelligence Service Chief General Ion Mihai Pacepa, the former Eastern Block’s highest-ranking defector and a longtime U.S. intelligence asset, recently stated that President Obama consistently capitulated to Russia and appears to have some intelligence connections to the Kremlin.

In his February 2018 “PJ Media” essay, Pacepa noted about President Obama:

“I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenal,” Obama told the country on February 18, 2008, when he announced his foreign policy as future U.S. president. “I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow down our development of future combat systems.”

In a private message for Vladimir Putin, picked up by an inadvertently hot microphone, Obama — now president — was more explicit. He told Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved, but it is important for him to give me space.”

“This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility” Obama continued. “I understand” replied Medvedev. “I will transmit this information to Vladimir [Putin].”

Pacepa forged ahead:

To a knowledgeable eye, Obama’s actions suggest he might have had some intelligence connection with the Kremlin, such as Whittaker Chambers once had. In 2010, the FBI arrested ten Russian intelligence officers documented as native-born Americans who were serving as spies in the United States. President Obama then returned them to Russia before they were interrogated by the FBI about their spying tasks.

It is stunning that a former KGB agent, defector, and longtime U.S. intelligence asset called out a former U.S. president as a spy working for Russia: yes that Russia, “the only country on Earth that has the capability to destroy us in terms of nuclear capability” in the words of General Milley.

Barack Obama’s Legacy

President Obama’s legacy is dominated by his lengthy catalogue of wreckless capitulations to America’s adversaries.

President Obama:

  • Signed the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with the Russian Federation. During a phone call with Vladimir Putin, President Trump denounced New START as “one of several bad deals negotiated by the Obama administration.”
  • Scrapped proposed missile defense shield installations in Poland and the Czech Republic designed to protect Europe from Iranian intercontinental missiles.
  • Quarterbacked, through his lead negotiator Wendy Sherman (a founder of the Albright Stonebridge Group), the JCPOA “Iran nuclear deal” that furthered and funded Iran’s nuclear program.
  • Failed to stop the sale of Uranium One to ROSATOM, a deal that transferred control of 20 percent of a U.S. uranium reserves, a national security asset, to Russia.
  • Initiated the “Russian Reset” that facilitated the technology transfers that are key to U.S.  military application, through “Moscow’s Silicon Valley” Skolkovo, leading to Russia’s development of hypersonic missiles.
  • Had federal agencies allow Port Canaveral to enter into its “Project Pelican” lease agreement with Iraqi WMD-linked Gulftainer and pave the way for Gulftainer’s second U.S. deal at Delaware’s Port of Wilmington through a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant.
  • Purged senior U.S. military flag officers in staggering numbers, including the number two officer at U.S. Strategic Command and a two-star Air Force general who oversaw 450 ICBM silos, key command and control positions within America’s nuclear triad.

Based upon former President Obama’s legacy, one could easily believe that Pacepa’s suggestion that Barack Obama “might have had some intelligence connection with the Kremlin” is true.

(PORT OF WILMINGTON, DELAWARE — JULY 17, 2014) President Obama signs an executive memorandum creating the “Build America Investment Initiative” “to use innovative financing and partnerships with the private sector to support transportation infrastructure.” (Image:

President Obama visited Delaware’s Port of Wilmington in July 2014, one month after Gulftainer and Port Canaveral unveiled their secretly-negotiated Project Pelican deal. From his podium on the Port of Wilmington wharf, President Obama remarked:

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is here. . .

. . . And thanks to a competitive grant program called TIGER — a program, by the way, that was part of the Recovery Act that we initiated when I first came into office and Joe Biden helped to manage — this port is rebuilding a wharf that will finally let Wilmington compete with other ports for the biggest cargo ships.  (Applause.)  For the biggest cargo ships.

One week before Gulftainer and Port Canaveral signed the Project Pelican deal, Treasury Secretary Jacob ‘Jack’ Lew flew over to the UAE to discuss foreign investment in the United States.

Foremost EMP Expert Dr. Peter Pry Weighs In On MAD

MAD is an acronym for the decades-old, suicidal policy known as Mutually Assured Destruction.

President John F. Kennedy’s administration introduced the American public to the MAD concept — a strategic military theory that maintains a Soviet nuclear first strike can be deterred by American capability to respond with an overwhelming counterstrike.

Nuclear strategist Albert Wohlstetter famously characterized MAD as a “delicate balance of terror.”

Since the days of President Kennedy, nuclear proliferation has allowed rogue third-world regimes access to nuclear weapons and, more recently, to civilization-killing super-EMP weapons and the means to deliver them even at great distance.

Under MAD policy, rogue states and failing communist economies could achieve parity with the most successful nations of Western Civilization — especially the United States — by blackmailing Western nations into giving into any and all demands under the threat of the use of these weapons.

Significant movement toward parity was reached during Chinagate when “as president, Bill Clinton essentially wiped out any strategic advantage the United States held by selling advanced U.S. missile technology to our enemy, the People’s Republic of China,” according to “FrontPage Magazine.”

Further movement toward parity came when President Bill Clinton and Wendy Sherman, the former social worker who became the right-hand deputy to Secretary Madeleine Albright (Secretary Albright was formerly known as Marie Jana Korbelová of Czechoslovakia), gave North Korea billions of dollars to construct nuclear reactors in 1994.

Further down the path toward parity, President Barack Obama, again with Wendy Sherman, gave Iran $1.7 billion in Swiss Francs, euros, and other foreign currencies as they negotiated the Iran nuclear deal.

“Iran may have received an additional $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold payments facilitated by the Obama administration between 2014 and 2016, according to testimony provided before Congress by an expert on last summer’s nuclear agreement with Iran” the “Washington Free Beacon” reported in 2016.

Now these rogue states are developing Super-EMP weapons.

“One nuclear warhead detonated at high-altitude over the United States would blackout the national electric grid and other life sustaining critical infrastructures for months or years by means of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP)” Dr. Peter Pry wrote in 2015 at Israel’s “Arutz Sheva.”  “A nationwide blackout lasting one year, according to the Congressional EMP Commission, could cause chaos and starvation that leaves 90 percent of Americans dead.”

“In a worst-case [EMP attack] scenario, all [nuclear power reactors within an affected region could be impacted simultaneously” a 2018 U.S. Air Force Air University Electromagnetic Defense Task Force report warns. “In the United States, this would risk meltdowns at approximately 60 sites and 99 nuclear reactors,” exponentially exceeding the scale of the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters.

Russia, China, or rogue “Axis of Evil” proxy states such as Iran and North Korea could carry out a nuclear EMP attack against the United States by coupling these weapons to a Trojan Horse delivery vehicle that can be positioned offshore, inside the border, or in space directly above, the United States.

North Korean satellites, Russian Club-K Container Missile Systems (aboard container ships, trains, and trucks), and Iranian and North Korean ships off the U.S. coast are potential launch points for such a surprise nuclear EMP attack on the United States.

EMP Commission Chairman Dr. William Graham warned in 2017:

An EMP attack could be made by a North Korean satellite. The design of an EMP or even a super-EMP weapon could be relatively small and lightweight . . Such a device could fit inside North Korea’s Kwangmyongsong-3 (KMS-3) and Kwangmyongsong-4 (KMS-4) satellites that presently orbit the Earth. The south polar trajectory of KMS-3 and KMS-4 evades U.S. Ballistic Missile Early Warning Radars and National Missile Defenses, resembling a Russian secret weapon developed during the Cold War, called the Fractional Orbital Bombardment System (FOBS) that would have used a nuclear-armed satellite to make a surprise EMP attack on the United States.

President Reagan, a visionary leader who believed America was capable of defending herself from communist nuclear blackmail, attempted to build the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) to free America from MAD.

The democrat opposition, however, has consistently succeeded in leaving the United States unable to sufficiently detect, track, and neutralize incoming ballistic and cruise missiles.

President Clinton, Clinton’s Secretary of Defense Les Aspin, and Clinton’s Assistant Secretary of Defense Ash Carter killed President Reagan’s “Star Wars” SDI program in 1993.

Ash Carter publicly criticized another promising high-tech missile defense concept called “Brilliant Pebbles.”

President Clinton’s, Les Aspin’s, and Ash Carter’s opposition to missile defense and embrace of MAD policies left America in a “suicide pact” with certifiably bloodthirsty enemies.

From his podium on the wharf at Delaware’s Port of Wilmington on DATE 2014, President Obama remarked:

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is here. . .

. . . And thanks to a competitive grant program called TIGER — a program, by the way, that was part of the Recovery Act that we initiated when I first came into office and Joe Biden helped to manage — this port is rebuilding a wharf that will finally let Wilmington compete with other ports for the biggest cargo ships.  (Applause.)  For the biggest cargo ships.

President Obama carried forward President Clinton’s objective to leave the United States defenseless and further advanced Russian interests by bringing back Ash Carter for that purpose, eventually appointing Carter as Secretary of Defense.

President Trump is reversing, and blunting the impact of, the MAD policies of Clinton and Obama. President Trump is standing up to Russia’s nuclear terror of MAD and is protecting America and her people from nuclear attacks and the “civilization killer” Super-EMP.

The crumbling national security foundation that President Obama left behind was the result of Obama’s rapid acceleration of MAD policy under which both North Korea and Iran were quickly approaching having the capability to launch nuclear EMP first strikes on the United States.

Once elected, President Obama did not simply slow development of the Future Combat Systems initiative, the first modernization of U.S. Army combat systems since World War II. Instead, President Obama cancelled the Future Combat Systems program in its entirety.

Dr. Peter Pry, in an exclusive interview with Mary Fanning in July 2018, stated:
President Clinton’s Secretary of Defense Les Aspin, when he boasted he “Took the stars out of Star Wars,” was terminating Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative that envisioned space-based missile defenses that would render nuclear missiles obsolete.

Tragically, as Ambassador Henry Cooper (former SDI Director) has written, the Clinton Administration killed the opportunity to deploy Brilliant Pebbles — space-based defenses that were then ready for deployment — leaving America naked to the nuclear missile threats we face today from Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran (this last soon, if not now). 

Why did Clinton and Les Aspin and Ash Carter kill SDI and Brilliant Pebbles? Democrats and the Left long regarded the ABM Treaty [Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (1972-2002)] as the “cornerstone of strategic stability” because they believed in the policy of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD).  Space-based defenses that could defend the American people from large-scale nuclear missile threats would cancel the mutual vulnerability at the basis of MAD.  Deployment of space-based defenses, or of any missile defenses capable of defending America from large-scale nuclear missile attacks, would require U.S. withdrawal from the ABM Treaty limiting such defenses.  In short, the Clinton Administration killed SDI and Brilliant Pebbles because they saw these as threats to the ABM Treaty and MAD, the fake “cornerstone of strategic stability.” 

Peace Through Strength

President Obama’s Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter had, in 1984, written  a background report that was extremely critical of President Reagan’s “Star Wars” Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). Years later,  Ash Carter crowed that the anti-SDI paper he had authored was “the first authoritative report to say that the emperor has no clothes.”

In 1986, two years following the publication of Ash Carter’s anti-SDI report, the Heritage Foundation, in an article titled “While Opposing Reagan’s SDI Moscow Pushes Its Own Star Wars,” reported:

At the Iceland summit with Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan chose not to trade away the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) for a reduction of nuclear arms that, while substantial, would still leave the U.S. vulnerable to nuclear attack.

A major reason for Reagan’s decision not to give up SDI is the knowledge that the Soviet Union has been working on its own strategic defense program for years. Moscow, in fact, deploys the only operational anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system in the world. Since 1970 it has spent roughly $80 billion [$184 billion in 2019 dollars] more than the U.S. on building strategic defenses against ballistic missiles, bombers, and cruise missiles, and today spends ten times more than the U.S. on strategic ground-based lasers capable of interfering with low-altitude U.S. satellites.

President Ronald Reagan said during his 1981 commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York:

A Chinese philosopher, Sun Tzu, 2,500 years ago said winning a hundred victories in a hundred battles is not the acme of skill; to subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill. A truly successful army is one that, because of its strength and ability and dedication, will not be called upon to fight because no one will dare to provoke it.

There have been four wars in my lifetime; none of them came about because the United States was too strong. At the end of World War II, we alone were at the peak of our military strength, our great industrial capacity was untouched by war’s destruction, and it was then that – in those dark days – that Pope Pius XII said, ”America has a great genius for great and unselfish deeds. Into the hands of America God has placed an afflicted mankind.”

Not since President Reagan has a U.S. President put America’s national security and Americans first.

President Donald Trump should be lauded for taking the first step in a very long time toward securing the United States of America and working to protect every American’s life from a Western civilization-killing Super-EMP attack.

President Trump has embraced President Reagan’s “Peace through Strength” policy.

Anyone who grew up on the playground understands that capitulation never gained them security.

As long as President Trump continues to build up U.S. strategic defenses in service to President Reagan’s “Peace Through Strength” doctrine, America’s answer to Vladimir Putin’s aggression will remain, “not today sir.”

© Mary Fanning and Alan Jones 2019