BREAKING NEWS: "CYBER INFO SHARING & PROTECTION ACT DEAD FOR NOW."

Stuff happens.  RCP http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-iran-security-cyber-idUKKCN1120E9?feedType=nl&feedName=uktechnology&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=UK%20Evening%20News%202016-08-27&utm_term=UK%20Evening%20News TECHNOLOGY NEWS | Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:46pm BST Iran Detects Malware In Petrochemical Plants, Says Not Linked To Recent Fires Iran has detected and removed malicious software from two of its petrochemical complexes, a senior military official said on Saturday, after announcing last week it was investigating whether recent petrochemical fires were […]

The emerging story of the  other Sergeant Chapman killed in Afghanistan in 2002.  Predator video narrated by Sean Naylor is at the link.  There are many issues in this story including this: If approved by the president, the award will be the first of the more than 3,500 Medals of Honor given since the Civil War to […]

It would seem that Un’s (Mini-Me’s) Regime is unraveling.  RCP Breaking: Regime’s Slush Fund Manager Defects In Vladivostok http://newfocusintl.com/ vladivostokdefection/ NK Feature Friday 26th August, 2016  correspondents confirm that the North Korean official who defected early this month in Vladivostok, Russia using his diplomatic passport was a trade representative who worked in Kim Jong Un’s […]

David Maxwell:   More anecdotal evidence to support why we should be developing and supporting a sophisticated and comprehensive information and influence campaign.  Here are my thoughts in a draft paper I am working on that I have posted on my blog:  http://maxoki161.blogspot. com/2016/08/information-and- influence-campaign-in.html theguardian.com  Read Later ‘How Could Our Country Lie So Completely?’: Meet […]

Who Is Kim Jong-un? Andrew J. Nathan AUGUST 18, 2016 ISSUE http://www.nybooks.com/ articles/2016/08/18/who-is- kim-jong-un/ Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992 by Charles K. Armstrong Cornell University Press, 307 pp., $35.00; $24.95 (paper) Marked for Life: Songbun, North Korea’s Social Classification System by Robert Collins Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, […]

Special Forces Commander Charged After Accidentially Firing Weapon Commander of Canadian Special Operations Forces Command Brig.-Gen Michael Rouleau speaks during a technical briefing in Ottawa, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. (Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS) http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/ special-forces-commander- charged-after-accidentially- firing-weapon-1.3043863 Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press  Published Thursday, August 25, 2016 12:00PM EDT  Last Updated Thursday, August […]

http://www.wsj.com/articles/ long-live-the-long-range- standoff-nuke-1472167203 Long Live the Long-Range Standoff Nuke President Obama should think twice before unilaterally giving up leverage in nuclear-reduction talks. Matthew R. Costlow, The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 25, 2016, http://www.wsj.com/articles/ long-live-the-long-range- standoff-nuke-1472167203 As his presidency enters its final months, President Obama is considering sweeping changes to U.S. nuclear policy. One consequential choice is whether […]

Not a surprise really considering what China is doing in the Western Pacific.  RCP http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2008856/taiwans-president-orders-revamp-military-strategy?utm_source=edm&utm_medium=edm&utm_content=20160826&utm_campaign=scmp_today Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen Orders Revamp Of Military Strategy, Weapons Upgrade Taiwanese leader makes no direct reference to mainland China, but island’s ties with Beijing have been strained since her independence-leaning party took power PUBLISHED : Thursday, 25 August, 2016, 1:36pm […]

Friday, August 26, 2016 Iran Iran’s Parliament Speaker Says Russia Continues To Use Iranian Base August 23, 2016 Iran’s parliament speaker Ali Larijani says Russian warplanes are still using an Iranian military base to strike targets in Syria. Larijani made the comment a day after an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Russia’s use of an […]

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htada/20150514.aspx Air Defense: Iran Clones A Chinese Clone May 14, 2015: Iran insists that it has developed its own clone (Bavar-373) of the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system. Iran began work on the Bavar-373 began in 2010, after Russia refused to deliver S-300 systems Iran had ordered. International sanctions, plus pressure from the United States […]