Monthly Archives: July 2014

Broad Stock Selloff Presents Opportunities; Friday Jobs Report Looms Large

DOW Erases All 2014 Gains On Broad Selloff; Friday Jobs Number At 0830 Looms Large; These Kind Of Selloffs Present Opportunities www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com All three major stock indices experienced a broad-based selloff today as investors stampeded to the exits. What is more worrisome, is that the selling accelerated into the close on big volume — a […]

Former NSA Dir. Tells Foreign Policy Why He Thinks He’s Worth $1M Per Month

Former NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander Tells Foreign Policy Why He Thinks He’s Worth One Million Dollars Per Month www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Shane Harris has a July 29, 2014 article in Foreign Policy with former NSA Director General (retired) Keith Alexander, who discusses the new cyber security company he is co-founding; and, why he’s worth one million […]

Kremlin Floats An Exit Strategy; Separatists’ Faults May Give Putin A Way Out

Financial Times July 31, 2014 A surreal week with the Donetsk rebels By Guy Chazan A bizarre kidnap and escape illustrate the transformation of the city, says Guy Chazan Alexei, a 28-year-old historian, was walking down the street in his home town, Donetsk, a couple of weeks ago when armed men from the “Vostok” battalion […]

The CIA’s Man In The Libyan Civil War

The CIA’s Man in the Libyan Civil War From retirement in ‘rural Virginia’ to Libya’s top rebel commander https://medium.com/war-is- boring/the-cias-man-in-the- libyan-civil-war-1dd07cd5ddef Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s life has been a colorful one. It also raises questions about how deeply the U.S. intelligence community is involved in the Libyan civil war. Born around 1943, Haftar was a revolutionary […]

Just How Likely Is Another World War? By Grahan Allison

Conclusion: So which are more salient: the similarities or differences? Weighing the array on both sides, would a Martian strategist comparing conditions in January 1914 with those at the beginning of 2014 judge the likelihood today of great-power war significantly higher or lower? For the “complacent” who live in what Gore Vidal labeled the “United […]

USAF Looking Ahead To 6th Generation Fighter Plane

General: Air Force already looking ahead to 6th-generation fighter plane By Jon Harper Stars and Stripes Published: July 29, 2014 http://www.stripes.com/news/ us/general-air-force-already- looking-ahead-to-6th- generation-fighter-plane-1. 295821 http://www.stripes.com/news/ us/general-air-force-already- looking-ahead-to-6th- generation-fighter-plane-1. 295821 Gen. Michael Hostage F-35’s no-show at UK air show disappoints The failure of the Joint Strike Fighter to travel to England this week for a […]

China/Russia Radars On Track To Defeat U.S. Stealth Technology

http://news.usni.org/2014/07/29/chinese-russian-radars-track-see-u-s-stealth Chinese and Russian Radars On Track To See Through U.S. Stealth By: Dave Majumdar Updated: July 30, 2014 1:05 PM An F-35B Lightning II aircraft takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) in 2013. A former senior Navy official told USNI News its stealth protection could be pierced by new Chinese […]

White House ‘Accidentally’ Leaks Memo “No American Is Proud Of CIA Tactics”

Sections STATE DEPT: ‘NO AMERICAN IS PROUD’ OF CIA TACTICS By KEN DILANIAN and EILEEN SULLIVAN — Jul. 31, 2014 3:08 AM EDT You are here Home » District of Columbia » State Dept: ‘No American is proud’ of CIA tactics FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2004, file photo, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell […]

Should America Keep Its Aging Nuclear Missiles?

Should America Keep Its Aging Nuclear Missiles? by GEOFF BRUMFIEL July 30, 2014 3:33 PM ET http://www.npr.org/2014/07/30/ 336516582/should-america-keep- its-aging-nuclear-missiles A Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile can hit almost any target on earth … but only if it flies through Russian airspace. This unarmed test version was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A […]

U.S./U.K Sign Secret Deal On Nuclear Weapons

http://www.theguardian.com/world/defence-and-security-blog/2014/jul/29/nuclear-weapons-us-uk-cooperation THE GUARDIAN UK-U.S. Sign Secret New Deal on Nuclear Weapons Richard Norton-Taylor Tuesday 29 July 2014 10.15 EDT A new agreement critical to Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons system, was signed the other day by British and US officials. Whitehall was silent. We had to rely on the White House, and a message from Barack […]