Monthly Archives: June 2016

Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means To The World

http://cimsec.org/crouching-tiger-chinas-militarism-means-world/26238 ASIA-PACIFIC, BOOK REVIEW CROUCHING TIGER: WHAT CHINA’S MILITARISM MEANS FOR THE WORLD JUNE 29, 2016 SALLY DEBOER LEAVE A COMMENT   By Sally DeBoer Navarro, Peter. Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World. New York: Prometheus Books, 2015, 335pp. $19.95. Those focused on the realm of maritime security have watched China’s actions in the East and […]

Islamic State Routs Pentagon-Backed Syrian Rebels In Fresh Setback For U.S. Strategy

washingtonpost.com  Read Later Islamic State Routs Pentagon-Backed Syrian Rebels In Fresh Setback For U.S. Strategy by Liz Sly  June 29, 2016  2 min read  original IRBIL, Iraq – The U.S. military’s efforts to confront the Islamic State in Syria suffered another setback Wednesday after the militants routed the only group to have survived intact an ill-fated Pentagon […]

Ex-Spies Say That Clinton’s Illegal Server Triggered Widespread Devastation

Ex-Spies Say That Clinton’s Illegal Server Triggered Widespread Devastation http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430597/hillary-clinton-email-server-former-intelligence-officers-havoc by Deroy Murdock February 1, 2016 4:09 PM  Three veterans of American intelligence are horrified by the havoc that they believe former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton caused through her epic abuse of state secrets in the E-Mailgate scandal. “  If there really were […]

Istanbul Ataturk Airport Terrorists Behaved Like A Special Forces Unit

thedailybeast.com  Read Later Istanbul Ataturk Airport Terrorists Behaved Like a Special Forces Unit by Clive Irving  June 29, 2016  3 min read  original A three-part attack beginning with a diversion is a new level of sophistication. That should scare the U.S. and Europe. Three months after attacking Brussels airport, terrorists have shown in the attack on Istanbul’s international […]

Security Soft-Spots Identified At Istanbul Airport Enabled Suicide Bombers To Commit Mass Murder

Israeli Media: Security Soft-Spots Identified at Istanbul Airport Enabled Suicide Bombers to Commit Mass Murder JUNE 29, 2016 4:58 PM  Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. Photo: Wikipedia. The terrorists who committed the multiple suicide bombings at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul on Tuesday evening took advantage of a number of security soft-spots to commit mass murder, the Hebrew […]

Iran’s Supreme Leader Shakes Up Military Command

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/29/world/middleeast/irans-supreme-leader-shakes-up-military-command.html Iran’s Supreme Leader Shakes Up Military Command ByTHOMAS ERDBRINKJUNE 28, 2016 Continue reading the main storyShare This Page Share Tweet Email More Save TEHRAN — Iran’s supreme leader, in an unexpected move, replaced the general in charge of the Iranian armed forces on Tuesday with the general’s deputy, a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. The […]

McChrystal Backs McCain’s Pentagon Reform Proposal

thehill.com  Read Later McChrystal Backs McCain’s Pentagon Reform Proposal June 28, 2016  1 min read  original By Kristina Wong  – 06/28/16 05:23 PM EDT The Senate Armed Services Committee got a boost Tuesday from retired Army Gen. Stan McChrystal, who testified in support of Pentagon reforms the committee backs. The panel, led by Chairman John McCainJohn McCainOvernight […]

Today’s Stock Market Rally For Real? Did Some Buying Today

Today’s Stock Market Rally For Real?  Did Some Buying Today www.fortunascorner.com      The early gains pretty much held, rallied into the close, and all ten S&P sectors were in the green.  It was an impressive day for the bulls.  The rally in oil was very helpful; and, we are also heading for the end […]

Russia’s Ex-Spy Chief Shares Opinions Of His American Counterparts

Russia’s Ex-Spy Chief Shares Opinions Of His American Counterparts June 28, 20164:51 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition http://www.npr.org/sections/ parallels/2016/06/28/ 483734866/russias-ex-spy- chief-shares-opinions-of-his- american-counterparts?sc=17&f= 3&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_ medium=Email&utm_campaig n=app MARY LOUISE KELLY Vyacheslav Trubnikov (right) was head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Russia’s equivalent of the CIA, from 1996 to 2000. He’s shown here speaking with U.S. Deputy Secretary […]

Should Cyber Warfare Have Its Own Branch?

taskandpurpose.com Should Cyber Warfare Have Its Own Branch? by Carl Forsling  June 28, 2016  3 min read  original In 1947, the U.S. defense establishment finally recognized that airpower was an environment distinct and separate from sea or air. It required specialized knowledge and training, as well as a service culture that did not subordinate airpower to […]