U.S. Private Industry leaders are a model for “inserting speed” into the Pentagon

By Joy Votrobek, Sr. Research Analyst American Security Council Foundation January 23, 2020 The CSIS (Center for Strategic International Studies) released a podcast with General John E Hyten, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his exciting plans for inserting speed into the Pentagon.1 The U.S. military moves slowly in military readiness versus China and North Korea. He …

Are Iranian backed proxies satisfied with Iran’s retaliation for the death of Soleimani?

By Joy Votrobek, Sr. Research Analyst for ASCF January 9, 2020 President Trump addressed the nation on Wednesday regarding Iran’s missile response in retaliation for the death of Soleimani.  No American casualties were reported, and Trump indicated the U.S. doesn’t intend on any further escalation.   Tehran also expressed contentment with the missile strikes that hit two Iraqi bases housing U.S. …

Taiwan Elections influenced by Hong Kong protests

By Joy Votrobek, Sr. Research Analyst at ASCF On January 11th, 2020, the Taiwanese people will go to the polls to cast their votes for a new president for the next four years.   These elections come amid a helicopter crash that killed Taiwan’s top General Shen Yi-ming, head of defense against mainland China.  An investigation was ordered by Taiwan’s president, …

Italy join China’s massive Belt and Road initiative

Italy’s Di Maio tries to reassure Washington after becoming first G-7 country to join China’s massive Belt and Road initiative Italy on Saturday became the first Group of 7 country to join China’s expansive Belt and Road Initiative, drawing concern from the U.S. and European allies. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Rome saw a total of 29 deals signed, …

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The 4th And Final Day Of Our Step Up America: Student Ambassador Summer Camp

The final day of our Step Up America: Student Ambassador Summer Camp was incredible. The day started with an interview with each of our kids by our Communications Director, Lane Solomon. We wanted the kids to tell us what they thought about the whole experience, what they learned, and why they would recommend the summer camp to any of their …

Day 3 of our Step Up America: Student Ambassador Summer Camp

Day three of our Step Up America: Student Ambassador Summer camp focused todays activities on learning more about how our military protects our freedoms. The students had an opportunity to visit the U.S. Army recruiters office and the U.S Navy recruiter office. Our presenters were Staff Sergeant  Javik Grach from U.S. Army and Cassie Jenkins, MM2 from U.S. Navy. They …

DAY 2 OF OUR STEP UP AMERICA: STUDENT AMBASSADOR SUMMER CAMP

Day two of our Step Up America: Student Ambassador Summer Camp went very well! We started off the day at the Franklin T. Degroodt Library in Palm Bay, FL where we sat down with the students and detailed the day’s activities and did a little recap of the previous day.  Next we made our way over the Daily Bread Distribution …

DAY 1 OF OUR FIRST EVER STEP UP AMERICA: STUDENT AMBASSADOR SUMMER CAMP

Day one The first day of our Step Up America: Student Ambassador Summer Camp was a success! The first thing that we did in the morning was go over how Local Government works. We conducted the “classroom” activity at Franklin T. Degroodt Public Library in Palm Bay, FL. The afternoon was spent at City Hall where we met with several …