Americans in Cuba May Have Been Exposed to Soviet-era Microwave Weapons

The embedded article on the weaponization of sound and allegations of acoustic attacks at the U.S. Embassy in Havana is from the Fall 2017 edition of the AFIO’s Intelligencer: Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies. Written by Mr. Gene Poteat, a distinguished and decorated intelligence officer, it is well worth a read. While Poteat is not scheduled …

Regime Change Only Option for Venezuela

The Cuba-controlled dictatorial regime in Venezuela is running out of money. That is a good thing. Anemic as they are, U.S. economic sanctions are working and they should be a great deal more robust. Last week the U.S.Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned ten (10) Venezuelan government officials including the cultural minister, the …

Panama Arrests Cuban National Connected to North Korea Arms Smuggling Incident

Panama’s equivalent of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security last month announced the arrest of Omar Prieto Solís, a Cuban national wanted for money laundering. That is not really news. The Cuban regime has an extensive network throughout Latin America and the Caribbean especially designed to evade U.S. sanctions as well as mask money laundering and …

US Congress Takes Aim at Hizbollah Terror Financing Networks, Iranian and Lebanese Politicos Rattled

The U.S. House of Representatives last week approved three bills that would give the Trump administration more economic tools in the global war against radical Islāmic terrorism. Frankly, some of these measures are not necessary. President Trump has the statutory and constitutional power to impose most of the proposed sanctions; however, if the Congress wants …

Cuban Military on US Embassy Incidents: The Cicadas Did It

Access to the U.S. market is a privilege, not a right. Visas, access to our world-class financial and legal systems, and even our airwaves are policed so that bad actors can’t, among other things, harm or undermine U.S. national security and interests. Just 90 miles away, one would think Socialist Cuba officials would understand this …

Congress Takes Aim at Nicaragua Corruption

This week in the U.S. House of Representatives Members of Congress approved, by voice vote, an anti-corruption measure that seems to have struck a political nerve in Managua. Among other things, the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017 could result in less U.S.-backed lending to Nicaragua from international financial institutions such as IMF and the …

The Cubans Grovel

Socialist Cuba is worried, as it should be. After decades of progressive hardline rule, the island is an economic and political basket case. Faced with an alleged transfer of power from a dictator to another, the situation for the hardliners is especially dire. Things must be really bad in Havana for the Cuban Foreign Minister to …