With Mark Schneider, Grant Newsham and Robert Charles

MARK SCHNEIDER, Senior Analyst, National Institute for Public Policy, former Director within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, former Senior Foreign Service Officer, US Department of State:

Part I:

  • Russia currently has around 20 active/announced nuclear modernization programs
  • Mark Schneider: About 81% of Russia's ICBMs are modernized, while around 86% of their entire nuclear triad is modernized (will reach 88% by the end of 2021)
  • Russia's new hypersonic missiles' main mission: A preemptive nuclear strike

Part II:

  • In recent years, Chinese involvement in Russian military exercises have increased
  • Schneider: Nearly all of Russia's military exercises ended in a nuclear strike
  • Will a Biden administration shrink the size of the US nuclear arsenal?

GRANT NEWSHAM, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy, Senior Research Fellow at Japan Forum for Strategic Studies, Contributor, Asia Times, Twitter: @NewshamGrant

  • China has consistently always tried to weaken US-South Korean relations by arguing that the US is solely responsible for the Korean War
  • Loose Taiwan and the "wall to the castle" will be breached
  • Grant Newsham: If the US had not adopted the Trump Administration's "Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific," we would have lost 

ROBERT CHARLES, former Assistant Secretary of State, US State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in the Bush Administration, Spokesperson, Association of Mature American Citizens, Author, "Eagles and Evergreens," Twitter: @RCharles4USA

  • The rest of the world is looking at us now to see if we are weak
  • Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969): How a liberal US Supreme Court upheld free speech
  • Robert Charles: Democrats have no idea what kind of damage their impeachment escapade will do to them in the near future
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