Van D. Hipp Jr.

Van D. Hipp Jr. is Chairman of American Defense International, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm specializing in government affairs, business development and public relations. He is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army. Since the September 11th attacks on the United States, Mr. Hipp has appeared on the Fox News Channel well over 400 times as an expert commentator on the War on Terror.

Most Recent Articles by Van D. Hipp Jr. :

The China Threat

Aug 23, 2011 — Van D. Hipp Jr.

“There is a bear in the woods.  For some people, the bear is easy to see.  Others don’t see it at all.  Some people say the bear is tame.  Others say it’s vicious and dangerous.  Since no one can really be sure who’s right, isn’t it smart to be as strong as the bear?  If there is a bear?”

Ex-Rad, the U.S. Military’s Radiation Wonder Drug

Mar 16, 2011 — Van D. Hipp Jr.

These are tragic and tense days indeed in Japan.

The immense loss of life and absolute devastation caused by last week’s earthquake and tsunami is heartbreaking – and serve as the culprits in this unimaginable tragedy. The tension, felt by its citizens and far beyond the country’s borders, centers most immediately on what happens next at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility.

The Alternative Engine – The Not-So-Little Engine That Wouldn’t Go Away

Feb 15, 2011 — Van D. Hipp Jr.

imageThe federal government’s penchant for wasting taxpayer money is nothing new.  Sadly, it’s what we’ve come to expect.

And while the infamous $436 hammers and $600 toilet seats are distant memories, the current crop of federal spending excesses are…  well, downright excessive.  Some of the best examples from 2010 include: $112 million doled out by the IRS to prisoners filing fraudulent tax returns; over $15 million to help operate an elaborate shooting range outside of Las Vegas that’s losing money; and $2.5 million spent on an advertisement during last year’s Super Bowl to promote the 2010 Census.

John Kasich delivers GOP victory in Ohio & blueprint on beating Obama

Nov 7, 2010 — Van D. Hipp Jr.

With the dust still settling from last night’s historic election results, the pundits are busy sizing up what to make of it all.  The shift of power in the U.S. House, the national gains by Republicans, the impact of the Tea Party and the implications of all of the above are hot topics.  And names like Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Ron Johnson are dominating the discourse.

Time to Pull NPR from Armed Forces Radio Airwaves

Oct 27, 2010 — Van D. Hipp Jr.

Just when you thought you’d heard and seen it all from National Public Radio (NPR), the taxpayer-funded mouthpiece of the liberal movement outdid itself last week.  With its shameful and very public dismissal of respected news analyst Juan Williams, NPR managed to accomplish a feat thought unimaginable: lose what little journalistic credibility it still maintained.