Suppose this morning that Ures truly was appointed Secretary of Defense. How would we size up the strategic state of America?
Particularly since there is some non-zero possibility of an October Surprise which would vault a certain candidate into the WH for “solving” a problem like the South China Seas.
Think it couldn’t happen? Well, sure it could. but there are worse scenarios about what’s ahead, too – so we will work on some of these this morning. After a trip to the coffee pot and a few headlines and nearly a dozen charts on making a buck or three, while we’re at it.