Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sold All Stock Positions Today; +47.54%ytd. Gain

I Sold Every Stock Position I had Today Around 3:20pm EDT; +47.54%ytd Gain For Portfolio I sold every stock position I had this afternoon after climbing fractionally from Friday’s close of +47.35%ytd. gain — to today’s close for me — at +47.54%ytd. gain. I am still somewhat in shock over these numbers; but, they are […]

DepSecDef Carter’s Remarks On U.S./India Partnership

Remarks by Deputy Secretary Carter on the U.S.-India Defense Partnership at the Center for American Progress 09/30/2013 04:26 PM CDT Presenter: Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter September 30, 2013 DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ASHTON B. CARTER: Well, good morning, and thanks, Neera, for that introduction. Rich, thanks for making this event possible. Rudy, […]

Your Digital Trail, And How It Can Be Used Against You

Excerpt: And while most of us know we’re leaving behind a digital trail, consider how intricate that trail is and how easy it is for law enforcement, private investigators and marketers to paint a data portrait based on your actions throughout the day. And the NSA. Or perhaps someone who wants to target you such […]

Staying One Step Ahead Of Iran

Staying One Step Ahead of Iran By MICHAEL P. NOONAN http://www.usnews.com/opinion/ blogs/world-report/2013/09/30/ fighting-a-special-war-to- stay-ahead-of-iran September 30, 2013 RSS Feed Print Comment (0) Ten days ago, I wrote here about the issue of “special war” and the threats and opportunities that it raised for the United States. Well, in this week’s New Yorker, Dexter Filkins has […]

Syrian FM Refuses To Deal With U.S.-Backed Opposition Group

Syrian FM Refuses to Deal With US-Backed Opposition Group By: Andrew Parasiliti for Al-Monitor Posted on September 29, 2013 NEW YORK — Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid Moallem told Al-Monitor that his government will not deal with the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) headed by Ahmad al-Jarba as the sole representative of Syrian […]

Defense Cuts Conundrum: Weighing The Hard Choices Ahead

September 29, 2013 Defense Cuts Conundrum Weighing the Hard Choices Ahead Todd Harrison http://www.foreignaffairs.com/ print/137126TODD HARRISON is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He is the author of the recent CSBA report “Rebalancing Military Compensation: An Evidence-Based Approach” and co-author of “Strategic Choices: Navigating Austerity.” Defense strategy is ultimately about […]

U.S. Stock Futures Pointing To A Strong Selloff At The Open

Stock Futures Pointing To A Strong Selloff At The Open This Morning Stock futures are down triple digits this morning portending a strong selloff at the open as nervousness grows over the budget impasse in Washington. Italy’s fragile coalition government is also teetering. How much of a selloff we get, how prolonged, etc. is anyone’s […]

DARPA Invests $10M In Bulletproof Robitic Mules

See article at the link below. http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/darpa-invests-10m-towards-bulletproof-robotic-mules/30285

Russia/U.S., Neck & Neck In Hypersonic Research; Russia’s Low-Visibility Cruise Missiles

Russia, US Neck and Neck in Hypersonic Research – Rogozin Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin 06:37 30/09/2013 Russia develops low-visibility hypersonic cruise missiles MOSCOW, September 30 (RIA Novosti) – Russia and the United States are running neck and neck in their research of hypersonic military technologies, Russia’s deputy PM in charge of the defense […]

al Qaeda 3.0: Reinvention, Resilence, And Counter Narratives

September 30, 2013 Al-Qaeda 3.0: Reinvention, Resilience, and Counter Narratives By including new groups under its banner, al-Qaeda seeks to expand its reach and influence. This strategy may create new fissures between affiliates and their sub-groups, but for now, the benefits seem to outweigh the risks. Bottom Line Up Front * Though al-Qaeda claimed victories, […]