The Strategy Shelf

Dispatches & Publications on Defense, Freedom, & Security

Putin’s impulsion trends in leadership error

Vladimir Putin’s military build-up on the Ukraine border and partial pull-back today, combined with visible anger in his red-line rhetoric threatening harsh punishment for those who disrespect Russia’s security interests showed signs of impulsiveness in one inexperienced at commanding military forces. It was interesting that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu…

Capitol Hill Pipe Bomb Analysis

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A Way of Thinking About China

Foreign Relations Thinking: Issue Set-Up We’ve heard the ineffective “or” questions: Is China an adversary, competitor, partner, or opponent to the United States? Is China a near-peer, or peer power? Which is the greater threat, China, Russia, or global terrorism? The honest answer is, “Yes, all of the above, with a…

Privacy-as-Security

Privacy and national security are in a form of quantum entanglement over the internet. Stratpass Corp defined the issue five years ago in terms of “Privacy-as-Security,” and centering on the need for greater legal power instituted in the individual right to consent, not consent, or withdraw consent to a number…

Writing on the Kremlin Wall: Putin’s government arrests 4,500 Russians and Counting

With 4,500 arrests and counting during Navalny freedom protests, Putin’s authoritarianism is showing its deterministic premise that individuals’ free will should not clash with the will of the state, no matter the letter and spirit of the laws. Alexei Navalny was poisoned, recovered in Germany, and was swiftly arrested and…

Snapshot of Early Indicator of Strategic Military Program in the Arctic

After the text below, see three images, Top, Middle and Bottom, the top image showing a likely early indicator of Russian strategic military intent in the Arctic. *To see the images up close with clarity, right click and view images in new window.* As the U.S. was closing bases and…

Lai Xiaomin and China’s Anti-Democracy Narrative to the United States

With the execution of Lai Xiaomin of China Huarong Asset Management Co., China executed a subtle sword block and strike in the art of information war against the United States. Beijing’s leadership-level propaganda piggy-backs on decades’ long Russian intelligence narratives and memes marinating military, law enforcement, far right, and angry…

Social Media Agitation Threat Assessment

Social media profiles posing as liberal Americans and or some highly agitated or provoked on the Left may begin advocating extreme narratives accusing all Trump rally attendees who remained within the bounds of lawful, permitted protest on January 6, 2021 of the suspected crimes of those breaching and burglarizing the…

Trump Incitement to Storm Capitol also Incitement to Storm Hospitals

Outgoing President Donald Trump’s mid-December call for a massive ‘stop the steal’ rally in Washington D.C. on January 6th was permitted for 30,000 people in the nation’s Capitol, revised up from 5,000 during a covid-19 pandemic with more contagious strains circulating the globe. There was a massive crowd turnout as…

The January Surprise: Delusion as Inability for Trump Removal Under 25th Amendment

Written Summer 2019, w/ Lead Updated for Post-MAGA Storming of the U.S. Capitol, Violence, & Casualties With doublespeak for which he is well known, President Trump on January 6, 2021 incited from among a mass of his supporters, certain fanatics, personality cultists, conspiracy theorists, and opportunistic extremist groups to storm…

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