Monthly Archives: February 2015

BREAKING NEWS; Opposition Group Claims It Has Evidence Of A ‘New’ Clandestine, Undeclared/Underground Nuclear Weapons Facility Just Outside Of Tehran — That Has Been Operating For A Decade

BREAKING NEWS; Opposition Group Claims It Has Evidence Of A ‘New’ Clandestine, Undeclared/Underground Nuclear Weapons Facility Just Outside Of Tehran — That Has Been Operating For A Decade www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com The Iranian dissident group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), says it has new evidence that the Mullahs in Iran have a “Top Secret, […]

What’s the Matter With the American Military? Less Than 1 Percent Of The U.S. Population Has Served Iin The Country’s Recent Wars

Conclusion: More broadly, did the United States lose the War on Terror? It’s a very important question, but it’s not the only one of its kind. Did the United States lose the war on drugs? On poverty? On crime? Some wars have no endpoint and are incredibly costly, but we fight them anyway because it […]

ISIS vs. Al Qaeda: Jihadism’s Global Civil War

Excerpt: But there is one person for whom the Islamic State’s rise is even more frightening: Ayman al-Zawahiri. Although the Al Qaeda leader might be expected to rejoice at the emergence of a strong jihadist group that delights in beheading Americans (among other horrors), in reality the Islamic State’s rise risks Al Qaeda’s demise. When […]

Next-Generation Drone Warfare: Interview with Paul Scharre

February 24, 2015 Next-Generation Drone Warfare: Interview with Paul Scharre By John Waters http://www.realcleardefense. com/articles/2015/02/24/the_ next_generation_in_drone_ warfare_107660.html Editor’s Note: The below is an RCD Interview with Paul Scharre, a Fellow and Director of the20YY Warfare Initiative at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). From 2008-2013, Mr. Scharre worked in the Office of the […]

The ‘Invisibility Cloak’ That Hides You From Thermal Imaging: Material That Mimics Cuttlefish Skin Could Conceal Soldiers From Infrared Light — Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak May Be Here Sooner Than Thought

The ‘Invisibility Cloak’ That Hides You From Thermal Imaging: Material That Mimics Cuttlefish Skin Could Conceal Soldiers From Infrared Light — Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak May Be Here Sooner Than Thought www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Richard Grey, writing in the February 24, 2015 edition of London’s TheDailyMailOnline, says “scientists have developed a new, adhesive material — based on […]

Gov’t Of Jordan Furious Over Pentagon Leak On Secret Anti-Terror Training Camp

Jordan Furious Over Pentagon Leak On Secret Anti-Terror Training Camp By Maggie Ybarra – The Washington Times – Monday, February 23, 2015 http://www.washingtontimes. com/news/2015/feb/23/jordan- training-camp-for-islamic- state-fight-leake/print/ The Pentagon let slip that one of its training camps to help fight Islamic State terrorists is in Jordan – information the pro-U.S. kingdom had specifically requested be kept […]

CIA Plans To Expand Its Cyber Capabilities: Will Update Cyber Ops As Part Of Broad Reorganization

CIA Plans To Expand Its Cyber Capabilities Agency Seeks To Update Its Operations As Part Of Broad Reorganization Washington Post, Feb. 24, Pg. A1 | Greg Miller CIA Director John Brennan is planning a major expansion of the agency’s cyber-espionage capabilities as part of a broad restructuring of an intelligence service long defined by its […]

NSA Director: Snowden’s Leaks Helped Terrorists Avoid Tracking

NSA Director: Snowden’s Leaks Helped Terrorists Avoid Tracking Former NSA contractor dismisses ‘traitor’ remark Edward Snowden addresses an ACLU-sponsored event in Hawaii / AP BY: Bill Gertz February 24, 2015 5:00 am Disclosures of National Security Agency secrets by the former contractor Edward Snowden have damaged U.S. efforts to battle terrorists, NSA Director Adm. Mike […]

Ash Carter Warns Russia On Nukes

Ash Carter Warns Russia On Nukes “U.S. responses must make clear to Russia that if it does not return to compliance, our responses will make them less secure than they are today.” By Philip Ewing 2/23/15 6:25 PM EST Updated 2/23/15 9:43 PM EST KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN – FEBRUARY 22: U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter […]

Islamic State Kidnaps 90 People From Christian Villages In Syria Human Rights Watch Group Says

Islamic State Kidnaps 90 People From Christian Villages In Syria Human Rights Watch Group Says www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com The Islamic State has kidnapped at least 90 people after “sweeping through Christian villages in Syria overnight. According to London’s TheDailyMailOnline, the abductions reportedly occurred after the Islamic State seized two Assyrian communities from Kurdish forces in the northeastern […]