Author Archives: Harper

HARPER: COL. W. PATRICK LANG R.I.P.

It is hard to believe that one year has passed since our founder Col. Pat Lang, a voice of reason in these troubled times, passed away. We can only imagine what kinds of wisdom would have been forthcoming from his … Continue reading

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HARPER: THE SPEAKER ORDEAL IS OVER… FOR NOW

The House of Representatives finally has a new Speaker after a several week marathon of infighting among Republican factions. It would appear that the principle of exhaustion combined with growing alarm at the public outrage at the dysfunction of the … Continue reading

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HARPER: PRESERVING THE PAT LANG LEGACY

With the Russia invasion of Ukraine entering its nineteenth month with no end in sight, with tensions around the Strait of Taiwan escalating, and with the U.S. entering a turbulent season of presidential electoral politics, it is a worthwhile moment … Continue reading

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HARPER: THE MESSAGE FROM VILNIUS

The just-concluded NATO summit in Vilnius delivered a stark message to Ukraine, if anyone was listening above all the background noise: Defeat the Russians and then come to us for membership. The still-NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg almost made a … Continue reading

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HARPER: G-7 INCH TOWARD ECONOMIC NATO

If there was any doubt that the G-7 countries are in accord that the challenges coming from China and Russia must be addressed head-on, the outcome of the G-7 summit in Hiroshima should have put any doubts to rest. The … Continue reading

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HARPER: PENTAGON PAPER 2.0

The leak of highly classified Pentagon documents through the online chat platform Discord has triggered a flurry of mainstream media coverage, caused angst among American allies and adversaries, and left many waiting to see how much more is going to … Continue reading

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COL. W. PATRICK LANG 5/31/1940-4/4/2023

It is with great sadness that we inform all of the loyal members of this Committee of Correspondence that Col. W. Patrick Lang passed away after several months of illness on April 4. During his illness he asked several of … Continue reading

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HARPER: WHEN A FIST BUMP DOESN’T DO THE TRICK

Well, President Joe Biden has just gotten another kick in the teeth from our loyal friends in Saudi Arabia. This week a group within the OPEC+ revived petroleum cartel announced that they would be cutting production quotas by over 1.1 … Continue reading

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HARPER: DRINKING THE KOOL-AID

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the disastrous U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, which permanently altered the balance within the Middle East/ Persian Gulf, saw the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and drew the United … Continue reading

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HARPER: WANG YI’S EUROPEAN ADVENTURE

China’s top foreign policy man, Wang Yi, was at the Munich International Security Conference and spent a week traveling around Europe. Before returning home, he stopped in Moscow, where he presumably met with President Putin. At Munich, Wang Yi announced … Continue reading

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