Monthly Archives: October 2014

Possible Islamic State Leaflets Found Near Marine Corps Base Quantico

Halloween prank? Or, real? Possible Islamic State Leaflets Found Near Marine Corps Base Quantico http://www.marinecorpstimes. com/article/20141031/NEWS/ 310310057/Possible-Islamic- State-leaflets-found-near- Marine-Corps-Base-Quantico Oct. 31, 2014 – 01:50PM | By Jeff Schogol Staff Writer Islamic State threat prompts new security warnings across U.S. military Officials have launched an investigation into leaflets found near Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., which […]

Foreign Jihadists Flocking To Iraq And Syria On ‘Unprecedented Scale’ – Says United Nations

Foreign Jihadists Flocking To Iraq And Syria On ‘Unprecedented Scale’ – Says United Nations www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com London newspaper, The Guardian is reporting this morning that “foreign jihadists are swarming into to Iraq and Syria on an ‘unprecedented scale,’” to join with the Islamic State to establish an Islamic caliphate on NATO’s doorstep. Spencer Ackerman reports that […]

Is America’s Defense Budget Too Small?

Is America’s Defense Budget Too Small? http://nationalinterest.org/ feature/americas-defense- budget-too-small-11581 A TNI video interview with James Jay Carafano. James Jay Carafano October 31, 2014 The National Interest’s Managing Editor, Harry J. Kazianis, spoke with James Jay Carafano, a vice president of the Heritage Foundation. Editor’s Note: Please see below an excerpt from Mr. Carafano’s recent piece […]

Doing Way More With Much Less: Intelligence By The Numbers

Doing Way More with Much Less: Intelligence by the Numbers Marshall Erwin ON OCTOBER 31 | IN INTELLIGENCE REFORM HTTP://WWW.OVERTACTION.ORG/ 2014/10/DOING-WAY-MORE-WITH- MUCH-LESS-INTELLIGENCE-BY-THE- NUMBERS/ The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) yesterday released national intelligence spending totals for fiscal year 2014. At $50.5 billion, spending is now way down from recent highs. But it […]

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Executes Another Powerful Aide

Report: North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Executes Another Powerful Aide Image Credit: REUTERS/KCNA Report: Kim Jong-un Executes Another Powerful Aide Kim Kyong Ok of North Korea’s powerful Organization and Guidance Department has reportedly been executed. http://thediplomat.com/2014/ 10/report-kim-jong-un- executes-another-powerful- aide/ By Tae-jun Kang October 31, 2014 Kim Jong-un may have executed one of his closest aides according […]

Ghosts: A 500-Year History Of Apparitions, Poltergeists, Seances And Our Longing To Believe In The Paranormal

Ghosts: A 500-Year History Of Apparitions, Poltergeists, Seances And Our Longing To Believe In The Paranormal www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com I think quite a few us are curious about whether we are alone in the Universe, what happens — if anything — after we die — is there a passage way to another dimension between the living and […]

Gates Blasts Lawmakers Over Sequestration; What A Republican Majority Must Do

My guess is that the Republicans will increase their seats in the House and take the Senate. If they want a winning start — 4 things they could do right away is: 1) End sequestration and restore some defense cuts; 2) approve the Keystone Pipeline; 3) State their intentions to pursue tax reform, including diminishing […]

Deception and the Backfire Bomber: Reexamining the Late Cold War Struggle Between Soviet Maritime Reconnaissance and U.S. Navy Counter-targeting

Deception and the Backfire Bomber: Reexamining the Late Cold War Struggle Between Soviet Maritime Reconnaissance and U.S. Navy Counter-targeting Last winter’s Naval War College Review contained a must-read article on the Soviet Navy’s doctrine from the 1980s for employing its TU-22M Backfire series of bombers against U.S. Navy carrier groups. In “Kamikazes: the Soviet Legacy,” […]

Rule # 1 and the Cost Cult of Invulnerability

Rule # 1 and the Cost Cult of Invulnerability The following contribution comes from Captain Henry (Jerry) Hendrix, Captain (ret.). Jerry Hendrix is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security. On the morning of December 7, 1941, the USS Arizona, with […]

Former Navy SEAL Team Member Investigated for Bin Laden Disclosures

Former Navy SEAL Team Member Investigated for Bin Laden Disclosures http://www.nytimes.com/2014/ 10/31/us/former-navy-seal- matt-bissonnette-investigated- for-bin-laden-book.html?smid= nytcore-iphone-share&smprod= nytcore-iphone&_r=0 By CHRISTOPHER DREW and NICHOLAS KULISHOCT. 30, 2014 A former member of the Navy SEALs who wrote a best seller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation for possibly disclosing classified material, according to […]