NATO’s Breedlove Calls For Sharper Focus On Russia Ahead Of Departure Gen. Philip Breedlove says U.S. needs more reconnaissance satellites amid Russian threat ENLARGE NATO’s supreme allied commander Europe, Gen. Philip Breedlove, speaks in Lithuania on March 29. Photo: Associated Press By Julian E. Barnes Updated May 1, 2016 2:48 p.m. ET 69 COMMENTS MONS, […]

EXPERT COMMENTARY The Efficacy of Leadership Decapitation MAY 1, 2016 | LTC BRYAN PRICE HTTP://THECIPHERBRIEF.COM/ ARTICLE/ASIA/EFFICACY- LEADERSHIP-DECAPITATION-1089 LIEUTENANT COLONEL BRYAN PRICEDIRECTOR OF THE COMBATTING TERRORISM CENTER, UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY In March 2016, Pentagon officials announced that U.S. forces had killed Abdul Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli and several other senior Islamic State leaders in Syria. The death of […]

3D Printing Goes To War printing-military-feature/ 42384/ David Szondy  May 1, 2016 A Tornado aircraft has already flown with 3D -printed Parts (Credit: BAE Systems). View gallery (18 images) From the bow to the bunker buster to the hydrogen bomb, new technologies have changed the face of warfare, and 3D printing looks set to be just […] Update on North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site By 38 North 30 April 2016 A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu and Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr. Recent commercial satellite imagery from April 28 shows signs of continued low-level activity at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site. Based on available evidence, it is not possible to […]

Comment just below is from David Maxwell, and his contact info is at the bottom of the article. David Maxwell: This is one of those damned if you do and damned if you don’t.  No one wants to give bad news to Kim Jong-un. But of course those who lied will likely face severe punishment.  […]

Sungmin Cho’s article in the International Journal of Korean Studies is referenced and this article can be dowloaded at this link: publication/pdf/2015-SPRING- SUMMER/7.pdf Excerpts: Cho makes three policy recommendations to prepare for the likely event. First of all, Seoul policy makers need to “pay special attention to the rivalries among the powerful figures in Pyongyang.” […]

Flashpoint_HackingForISIS_April2016 (1) (see link above for full report) Hacking For ISIS:  The Emergent Cyber Threat Landscape —  Pro ISIS Hacking Groups Growing, Unifying, But Still Lack Sophisticated Offensive Cyber Skills        The Islamic State’s quest to resource and stand-up a Cyber Caliphate has yet to materialize; but, the terror group is getting support […]

Russian Defends Jet Fighter ‘Barrel Roll Over U.S. Reconnaissance Plane’ A Russian Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighter  Credit: Alamy Telegraph Reporters Reuters 30 April 2016 • 11:39am Russia said on Saturday it had sent a fighter plane on Friday to intercept a US aircraft approaching its border over the Baltic Sea because the American plane had turned off […]

Russia And China To Conduct The First Joint Computer Command-And-Staff Exercise On Antimissile Defence In May, according to the decision of the Heads of military departments of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China, it is planned to conduct the first joint computer command-and-staff exercise on antimissile defence Aerospace security – 2016 on […]

Except… Dr. Mark Schneider says — they are running and we are crawling. home Security Air & Missile Defense US, Russia, China Entering Hypersonic Arms Race U.S., Russia, China Entering Hypersonic Arms Race Apr 29, 2016 A new arms race is at hand, and it could break everything we think we know of the speed […]