Monthly Archives: April 2015

‘Unhackable’ Drones, Drones That Hijack Other Drones, Dog-Fighting Drones, — A Disruptive Sector That Can Lead To Strategic Surprise…..’God Punishes Us For What We Cannot Imagine’

Here’s How To Hack A Military Drone;  What Does The Future Hold For Drone Warfare? — Maybe The ‘Next’ IEDs Are Kamakize Drones That Swarm In Packs        Aliya Sternstein, writing on the Nextgov.com, website (April 27, 2015) says that “research studies on drone vulnerabilities published in recent years, essentially provided hackers a how-to guide […]

Iran And Saudi Arabia On A Collision Course

IRAN AND SAUDI ARABIA ON A COLLISION COURSE PolicyWatch 2416 April 30, 2015 By Farzin Nadimi Read this article on our website: http://washin.st/1HVuhGp ****************************** To prevent recent airline and shipping incidents from escalating into a wider military confrontation with Iran, all sides will need to exercise great caution in the Persian Gulf and the skies […]

Vickers Stepping Down as Undersecretary for Intelligence

Vickers Stepping Down as Undersecretary for Intelligence By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, April 30, 2015 – Mike Vickers is a strange Washington creature — a political appointee not dependent on politics. Vickers has served in the Defense Department continuously since 2007 — first as the assistant secretary of defense for special […]

America Needs a Comprehensive Strategy for Countering China’s Expanding Perimeter of National Interests

Conclusion: As China makes clear its competitive bent, it is essential for the U.S. to respond with deeper engagement and more extensive, expanded engagement, including in the security arena. This should include strengthening ties with key allies such as Japan and Australia and with friendly nations such as India. Restarting the Quadrilateral security dialogue among […]

North Korean Leader Will Not Visit Moscow In May: Kremlin

Afraid to go; and, Russia’s broke — so he wasn’t going to get anything in the way of ‘free money.’  RCP World | Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:11am EDT Related: WORLD http://www.reuters.com/ article/2015/04/30/us-ww2- anniversary-russia-northkorea- idUSKBN0NL0WX20150430 MOSCOW North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the 5th meeting of training officers of the Korean People’s Army in this undated […]

U.S. Commander: Take Nukes Off High Alert or Risk Hackers Starting a War

U.S. Commander: Take Nukes Off High Alert or Risk Hackers Starting a War © AP Photo/ Charlie Riedel Military & Intelligence 04:57 30.04.2015(updated 05:57 30.04.2015) Get short URL 97650 Concerns that a cyberattack could start a nuclear war could be addressed by taking nuclear weapons off of high alert, says a top US military commander, […]

‘Now You See Me,’ — So, How Close Are We To A Real Cloaking Device?

‘Now You See Me,’ — So,  How Close Are We To A Real Cloaking Device? www.fortunascorner.com      Danielle Weiner-Bronner, writing on the April 27, 2015 website — Fusion.com, notes that “it doesn’t take much to convince us we’re invisible,” according to a new report.  “Scientists from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, revealed in a study published […]

DARPA Has A New Toy: A ‘Self-Guided Smart Bullet…That Let’s ANYONE Hit A Moving Target With Perfect Accuracy; Can Change Direction In Mid-Flight; Hit A Target Over A Mile Away

DARPA Has A New Toy:  A ‘Self-Guided Smart Bullet…That Let’s ANYONE Hit A Moving Target With Perfect Accuracy; Can Change Direction In Mid-Flight; Hit A Target Over A Mile Away www.fortunascorner.com      Mark Prigg, writing on the April 29, 2015 edition of London’s TheDailyMailOnline, says the U.S. Army “has revealed the testing of a […]

Blackmail Lists? Bribery? Why Background Check Files Keep Getting Hacked

Blackmail Lists? Bribery? Why Background Check Files Keep Getting Hacked  Newly revealed information about how hackers broke into a company conducting millions of background investigations on national security employees shows the lengths to which attackers are willing to go to steal U.S. secrets. There is a systemic effort underway by China and other adversaries to […]

How The Military Can Keep Its Edge: Don’t Offset – Hedge

Conclusion: In theory, DoD already hedges through portfolio management and capability-based analyses across the range of military operations. Increasingly though, DoD creates a capability monoculture arising from the belief that the Pentagon can only focus on one major effort at a time (incidentally the main argument for focusing primarily on an offset strategy). This has […]