More Provocations Between U.S. Naval Vessels & Iran’s Navy — This Time, Shots Were Fired; Iran Likely Using Film Footage Of These Confrontations On Social Media As Part Of An Influence Operations Campaign        Numerous news outlets are reporting this evening that there have been several more provocative incidents initiated by […]

Russia To Field Hypersonic Missiles by 2020 High-speed missiles designed to defeat missile defenses Share Tweet Email Vladimir Putin / AP BY: Bill Gertz August 25, 2016 4:58 am Russia is working to deploy a revolutionary hypersonic maneuvering strike missile by 2020, according to a Russian defense industry leader. Boris Obnosov, director of the state-run […]

   U.S. Eyes Tools to Spot Faked Images, Video George Leopold University researchers are using machine learning along with signal and image processing tools in a military-funded effort to detect doctored images and video, then figuring out how they were manipulated. As groups like the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, increasingly turn to […]

Iranian ‘Navy’ Makes ‘High-Speed Intercept’ Of U.S. Warship In An ‘Unsafe & Unprofessional’ Encounter; Message From Tehran To Persian Gulf/Middle East Neighbors — ‘We’re [Iran] The ‘Lead Dog’ Now      Numerous news outlets reported that four Iranian Revolutionary Guards naval vessels “harassed” a U.S. naval destroyer on Tuesday in the Strait of Hormuz. […]

The regime is alarmed and has increased crackdowns on morale-sapping foreign media and bolstered ideological training, but to little effect. “The disillusionment and discontent felt by North Korean teens is by now too strong to suppress,” one source says. A crackdown in Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province in February of this year led to the arrests […]

North Korea Shows Progress With Fresh Missile Test Pyongyang pursues program to develop nuclear-tipped missiles that are hard to detect before launch ENLARGE People watched a TV news program showing file footage of a North Korean ballistic missile that the North claimed to have launched from underwater, at Seoul Station on Wednesday. Photo: Associated Press […]

August 24, 2016 “War with China: Thinking Through the Unthinkable” http://www.realcleardefense. com/articles/2016/08/24/war_ with_china_thinking_through_ the_unthinkable_109744.html By Crispin Rovere Among US analysts, war with China is no longer a taboo subject. RAND Corporation has now tackled the issue head on, publishing a lengthy analysis titled: ‘War with China: Thinking through the Unthinkable’. So far, Paul Dibb and Mike Scrafton have provided two excellent assessments […]

Excerpt: “Many of the top commanders have already left,” David Witty, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces colonel and former adviser to the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service told VOA. More could soon follow. “In previous battles, large numbers of IS fighters have not been captured,” Witty said. “They will be ready to escape with somewhere […]

IISS Strategic Comments Turbulence In The Taiwan Strait On 31 May, a Chinese delegation visited the White House to deliver some unwelcome news: Beijing was suspending official and semi-official talks with Taipei. The low-key manner of the declaration, made during an unpublicised meeting between President Obama’s Asia team and officials from Beijing’s Taiwan Affairs Office, understates […]

August 24, 2016 Russia Is Surrounding Ukraine, But Where’s The West? http://www.realcleardefense. com/articles/2016/08/24/ russia_is_surrounding_ukraine_ but_wheres_the_west_109742. html By Aaron Korwea Ukraine At Twenty-Five Russia Is Surrounding Ukraine, But Where’s The West? #ThisFlag’s Pastor Evan Mawarire Condemns Continued Crackdown In Zimbabwe The West Has A Ukraine Challenge, And It’s Not Going Away Two Surprising Proposals For Peace In […]