Covering Your Digital Tracks: The Dark Web……Is About To Get Darker; ‘Dark Net Sites To Get New, Stealthier Applications;’ The Next Weapon Of Mass Destruction May Be Downloaded From The Internet        “The Man In The Iron Mask,”  is one of the most enduring mysteries in history.  While many of the myths […]

Nice to see.  Churchill may well have been the most consequential individual of the 20th century.  RCP, fortunascorner Winston Churchill bust RETURNS to Trump’s Oval Office after it was REMOVED by Obama DONALD Trump has honoured his pledge to return the bust of Winston Churchill to the Oval Office just hours after his inauguration. By […]

Are U.S. Aircraft Carriers Nearly Unsinkable? Loren B. Thompson January 21, 2017 TweetShareShare The bottom line on aircraft carrier survivability is that only a handful of countries can credibly pose a threat to America’s most valuable warships, and short of using nuclear weapons none of those is likely to sink one. Large-deck, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers are the […]

Massive CIA Data Dump Reveals Work on UFOs, Secret Tunnels and Soviet Jokes 12 million newly declassified files shine new light on the Cold War Jan 19, 2017 — 20:10 — Update: Jan. 19 2017 — 17:09 By The Moscow Times 300 shares facebook twitter e-mail Most Read Russia Mightier Than the Sword: How Politics […]

Trump’s First Foreign Policy Win Could Be In Syria | RealClearWorld · by David PollockJanuary 22, 2017 In the week after his inauguration, President Trump will have an unusual opportunity to put his new diplomatic designs to the test in, of all places, Astana, the remote capital of Kazakhstan. If this sounds like a Borat joke, […]

A useful graphic at this link: What Donald Trump’s Appointments Reveal About His Incoming Administration The Economist · January 21, 2017 HOLED up in Trump Tower, the New York citadel he seems reluctant to leave, Donald Trump detected a tsunami of excitement in the national capital before his inauguration on January 20th. “People are pouring into […]

Japan Scrambled Jets Against Approaching Aircraft A Record 883 Times Over Nine Months; Most Incidents Involved China Kyodo Jan 21, 2017 Article history PRINT SHARE Japan scrambled fighter jets against aircraft approaching its airspace a record 883 times over the nine months through December, with 73 percent of the incidents involving Chinese aircraft, the Defense […]  Inside Trump’s Shadow National Security Council By Josh Rogin January 19 at 7:00 AM  As the Trump administration gets underway, its most influential foreign policy figures are not its Cabinet nominees, or even the National Security Council, but a handful of senior people close to the president-elect. Donald Trump has a national security kitchen cabinet […]

Excerpt: Flynn, a retired lieutenant general, is steadily assembling the most military-heavy National Security Council staff of the modern era. His effort stems from two motivations, according to several transition officials I spoke with. First, he wants people he knows and trusts. More broadly, Flynn believes that the Obama administration’s NSC staff had a dearth […]

Seven Trump Foreign Policy Assumptions By Daniel Byman Friday, January 20, 2017, 9:00 AM A new day, a new president, a new set of challenges for the foreign policy establishment. It’s hard to be a member of the foreign policy establishment. President George W. Bush challenged many of the establishment’s basic premises with his emphasis on […]