George H Wittman

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George Wittman served in the US Army during and after the Korean War and, in the following decades, he became intimately involved in national security, global intelligence matters and international business. Along the way he managed businesses, founded public service organizations, and now writes prolifically. Some of Mr. Wittmans's accomplishments: President of G.H. Wittman, Inc. a family firm founded in 1885 to manage family interests in exploration, mining and international trade; Co-founder of The Middle East Newsletter; and founding Chairman of the National Institute for Public Policy, a non-profit devoted to research on technological and policy aspects of national defense.

As of November 20, 2018, George H's 20 articles like "A Clumsy Step Too Far" have totaled 124.8K views and shares.

George H's 20 most recent articles:

NOV 18 2018
AND Magazine
National Security

A Clumsy Step Too Far

How And Why Khashoggi Died
"...MBS' entourage sought to take advantage of this situation thinking that it would curry favor with their boss."

NOV 08 2018
AND Magazine
Politics

Learn From Experience Or Pay The Price

US Intelligence Needs Experience And Professionalism - Not Politicians And Bureaucrats
"In effect, intelligence operations are combat. Experienced field personnel feel the losses as any soldier would."

NOV 05 2018
AND Magazine
National Security

Defining National Security

Deciding When We Are Threatened
"There is nothing in the U.S. constitution nor the Mexican constitution that says unauthorized masses of people can freely enter and traverse our countries."

OCT 28 2018
AND Magazine
Foreign Policy

The Burden Of Being Number One

Determining The US Role In The World
"No wonder America can't figure out our true role in the world. It's staring us right in the face while our eyes are half shut."

OCT 19 2018
AND Magazine
Politics

Assassination A La Mode

Jamal Khashoggi & Other 'Wet Affairs'
"Recent incidents involving the former Russian intelligence officer in Salisbury, England and the Washington Post columnist...have pointedly indicated an increasing disregard for accepted...norms."

OCT 11 2018
AND Magazine
National Security

The OSS And Ho Chi Minh

How They Found Common Ground
"Is a similar situation possible somewhere in the conflict-filled world of today? Of course, the Middle East and South Asia immediately come to mind – just to start!"

OCT 02 2018
AND Magazine
Foreign Policy

An American View Of Brexit

Leavers Versus Remainers
"Hyper partisanship has taken over the debate in the U.K."

SEP 20 2018
AND Magazine
National Security

The North Korean Game

What North Korea Wants
"There is a tendency for contemporary American analysts and politicians to think of the North Korean military and its leadership in terms of Western military logic."

SEP 10 2018
AND Magazine
Politics

Trouble In Vlad Ville - Is Putin Losing Control?

Vladimir Putin Has To Make A Move To Regain Full Control Of The Russian Apparat.
"Vladimir Putin has come to appear less and less involved with foreign military and intelligence decisions in the Middle East..."

SEP 07 2018
AND Magazine
Politics

Terrorism Is An Historic Phenomenon

Islam Is Not The Only Breeding Ground Of Brutality
"Terrorism is the weapon of the weak against the strong --- the terrorist cannot achieve military objectives directly..."

SEP 06 2018
AND Magazine
Foreign Policy

Africa's Tragic Ethnic And Religious Past

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same
"The general African population has benefited little in comparison to its elites and preferred foreign interests."

AUG 20 2018
AND Magazine
National Security

It's The Intelligence Business, Stupid

We Need A Better Understanding Of The Critical World Of Intelligence
"The ignorance of the US press regarding the lengthy and complicated history of US intelligence is apparent when any discussion of this essential defence field is discussed."

AUG 09 2018
AND Magazine
National Security

The China Way

One Nation, Two Systems
"Preoccupied with the overriding aspect of established law, the communist leaders created the legal underpinnings for"

JUL 28 2018
AND Magazine
National Security

Syria And The Godfather

How Bashar Became Bashar
"It is said that power leads to corruption and absolute power brings on absolute corruption."

JUL 23 2018
AND Magazine
National Security

The Story Behind the Story

Legal Travellers, Russia And An Endless Ball Of Twine
"Trump was a target of opportunity as a successful multi-billionaire american businessman with reported good political connections within the american and other nations' political environment."

JUL 13 2018
AND Magazine
National Security

Russian Meddling In The Presidential Election

A Briefing In Advance Of The Helsinki Summit
"The fact is that their operation seems to have been mounted simply because they could. The Russians really didn't care who became the American president."

JUL 09 2018
AND Magazine
National Security

Oversight In The World Of Human Intelligence

If You Don't Understand The Business Keep Your Hands Off
"In the world of foreign covert human intelligence (humint) the most disruptive circumstance that occurs is the advent of"

JUN 25 2018
AND Magazine
Politics

What Makes President Donald Trump Tick?

An Operational Profile Of The US President
"His most obvious failing is his obvious and overwhelming ego. He just doesn't have the ability – or perhaps interest – in self-criticism."

JUN 24 2018
AND Magazine
National Security

Imperial Russia Redux

What Vlad Really Wants
"And here we are today with a Putin-dominated hybrid political-economic system that draws more on the old imperial Russian ethos than anything of which Lenin dreamed."

JUN 17 2018
AND Magazine
National Security

America's Threat And Fact Of Military Action

Put Aside Endless Diplomacy When It Becomes Counter-Productive
"Faced with clearly aggressive totalitarian regimes such as these, decisive military action may have to be employed simply as a logical defensive measure."

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