Brandon J. Weichert

About Brandon J. Weichert

Brandon J. Weichert is a geopolitical analyst who manages The Weichert Report. He is a contributing editor at American Greatness and a contributor at The American Spectator . His writings on national security have appeared in Real Clear Politics and he has been featured on the BBC and CBS News. Brandon is an associate producer for "America First with Sebastian Gorka" and is a former congressional staffer who is currently working on his doctorate in international relations. You can follow him on Twitter at @WeTheBrandon.

America’s Defense Establishment: Too Big to Succeed

The United States has a problem: it has a military-industrial complex built on assumptions about international security dating from the last century. Despite maintaining a larger defense budget than the next 10 countries behind it, the United States has been painfully slow to respond to the new, relatively cheap, threats of the 21st

By |2019-03-19T18:00:51-07:00March 19th, 2019|

Switzerland’s Foreign Policy Should Be a Model for America

As I have written previously, many elites think of the United States as being in a position similar to that of the vulnerable Hapsburg Empire: a large empire possessing indefensible frontiers. But, this comparison flawed. In fact, a more precise analogue to the United States is Switzerland. A federal republic like the United

By |2019-03-07T23:41:05-07:00March 7th, 2019|

Tulsi Gabbard vs. the War Party

Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is the latest victim of the corporate media’s smear machine. Although a liberal Democrat, Gabbard is a retired U.S. Army major who served in a medical unit during the Iraq War. Despite a number of untenable domestic policy positions, her foreign policy instincts reflect a far more conservative predilection

By |2019-03-04T19:45:21-07:00March 4th, 2019|

Trump Lost Nothing in Hanoi

When Donald J. Trump took office in January 2017, the outgoing Obama Administration national security team cautioned Trump’s transition team that North Korea was a significant nuclear threat. Obama White House officials explained how North Korea’s leaders had built up their nascent nuclear arsenal. Since at least 2013, the Obama Administration knew about

By |2019-02-28T13:36:00-07:00February 28th, 2019|

Raise Marginal Tax Rates to Own the Libs

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and a retinue of other Democratic Party notables love the idea of high taxes. For them, soaking the rich is the way forward. And for any self-respecting Establishment Republican, raising tax rates is crazytalk unworthy of taking seriously. There’s nothing to see here in the appeal it

By |2019-02-10T21:33:28-07:00February 10th, 2019|