The imbalance of power

by J.R. Nyquist -- The United States has tremendous military power. But this power has been compromised in recent years. In 1985, under President Reagan, the United States Army had 27 divisions. more…

Russia's nuclear war-games

by J.R. Nyquist -- Russia began gigantic war exercises last Monday. Troops from three military districts and the powerful Northern Fleet, together with Russia's Air Defense Forces, maneuvered to evade imaginary Western more…

Explaining Pakistan's belligerence

by J.R. Nyquist -- The fighting between Pakistan and India, which began on May 10, has entered a new and dangerous phase. Early last week Pakistan accused India of using chemical munitions more…

The Communists continue to fight

by J.R. Nyquist -- It is widely believed that Communism died with the fall of the Soviet Union. But the world's most populous country -- The People's Republic of China -- is more…

A culture of arrogance

by J.R. Nyquist -- America believes in its own invincibility. We believe that nobody can touch us, that nobody can defeat us. In America we have something called the pursuit of happiness. more…

Biological Warfare 101

by J.R. Nyquist -- Originating in China, the Black Death hit Europe in 1347 after it had devastated India and the Middle East. At least 20 million Europeans died. It was the more…

The Crisis In Kosovo:What We Have Lost

by J.R. Nyquist -- Earlier this week, German Defense Minister Rudolph Scharping said that NATO had "effectively halted" its bombing campaign against Yugoslavia in response to an apparent peace agreement. But NATO more…

Russia and China's secret collusion

by J.R. Nyquist -- Our present relationship with China began when President Nixon attempted to "play the China card" against Russia. In 1971 China was a weak country with a collapsed economy. more…

Our new NATO friends

by J.R. Nyquist -- Thomas Friedman, writing in the New York Times of March 16, suggested that Clinton's "lackadaisical response" to China's pilfering of U.S. nuclear secrets is nothing to lose sleep more…

Who we should remember, and why

by J.R. Nyquist -- The time was July 31, 1943. The place was New Georgia in the Solomon Islands. The United States was at war with Japan. The platoon of Private Rodger more…