Ivan Meets G.I. Joe

In 1980, the Clash released a song called “Ivan Meets G.I. Joe” on their stunning Sandinista album. At the time, U.S. – Soviet relations were at a low point. The Soviet Union had invaded Afghanistan and the U.S. was sending arms to Afghan fighters, particularly Stinger surface to air missiles that fell many Soviet helicopters … More Ivan Meets G.I. Joe

Space Junk

Space travelers who do a flyby of Earth do not admire our junk. One more reason to avoid this rock. The heavens are filled with man-made stuff, debris from space flights, satellites and our presence. Where we go, waste follows. The U.S. Space Command is charged with tracking space junk. Besides monitoring these objects in … More Space Junk

Alexander Vindman

I had never heard of Lt Col. Alexander Vindman until the Trump-Ukraine telephone call. This was the infamous phone call where Trump asked the Ukraine President to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden in exchange for foreign aid and a visit to the White House. Vindman and others were listening in on the call. Vindman knew … More Alexander Vindman