Monthly Archives: January 2017

Dunford: Speed Of Military Decision-Making Must Exceed Speed of War

With hypersonic weapons, and cyber — among other things — already exceeding our ability to comprehend and make the kind of decisions that Gen. Dunford is calling for.  That is why we may have to rely on artificial intelligence sooner than we would prefer.  RCP, fortunascorner Dunford: Speed of Military Decision-Making Must Exceed Speed of […]

Pentagon Believes Attack On Saudi Frigate Meant For U.S. Warship

Pentagon Believes Attack On Saudi Frigate Meant For U.S. Warship By Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin Published January 31, 2017 http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/01/31/exclusive-pentagon-believes-attack-on-saudi-frigate-meant-for-us-warship.html Suicide bomb attack may have been meant for American warship The Iranian-backed suicide attack targeting a Saudi frigate off the coast of Yemen on Monday may have been meant for an American warship, two defense […]

The Islamic State’s Drone Documents: Management, Acquisitions, & DIY Tradecraft

CTC Perspectives – The Islamic State’s Drone Documents: Management, Acquisitions, and DIY Tradecraft ctc.usma.edu January 31, 2017 Author(s): Don Rassler, Muhammad al-`Ubaydi, Vera Mironova Much has been made of the Islamic State drone threat ever since the group killed two Kurdish soldiers in October 2016 with a bomb hidden within one of its drones that […]

POTUS Trump Doubles Down On Defense; Signs Exec Order At Pentagon

Trump promises ‘great rebuilding of the Armed Forces’ while signing executive order at the Pentagon By Dan Lamothe January 27 President Trump, accompanied by Vice President Pence, greets Defense Secretary James Mattis at the Pentagon, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) President Trump signed an executive order Friday to launch what he called a “great rebuilding […]

How Pro-Russian Propaganda Web/Social Media Sites In Europe Work

http://index.hu/belfold/2017/01/30/we_are_not_paid_agents_of_russia_we_do_it_out_of_conviction/  We are not paid agents of Russia, we do it out of conviction   DEZSŐ ANDRÁSKÖVETÉS PANYI SZABOLCSKÖVETÉS 2017.01.30. 13:57 We have found a Jobbik activist, a young communist, a Russian convicted of vandalism and a neo-Nazi among the anonymous editors of one of the best known Russian propaganda pages of Facebook, which is […]

Analysis: Is North Korea’s Collapse Imminent?

Comments just below highlighted in black are by David Maxwell, a true expert on the Korean Peninsula. Dave Maxwell:  Those of us who have worked on the actual plans for north Korean regime collapse dating back to 1996 never ever predicted when or if north Korea would collapse only that if it does collapse it […]

Dead Hand And Bunkers: This Is How Russia Can Survive Potential Nuclear Attack

Dead Hand And Bunkers: This Is How Russia Can Survive Potential Nuclear Attack © Sputnik/ Sergei Malgavko Russia 15:23 31.01.2017 (updated 16:01 31.01.2017) Get short URL 577571 United States intelligence and Strategic Command (STRATCOM) are working on a report evaluating the probability of the Russian and Chinese leadership to survive in the event of a […]

Red Lines And Red Carpets In The South China Sea

Excerpts: As the administration develops this new strategy, U.S. leaders must decide which Chinese actions they can deter at an acceptable level of risk. In so doing, they should evaluate eight potential South China Sea crisis scenarios: Reclamation at Scarborough Shoal: Blockade of Second Thomas Shoal: Announcement of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ): Declaration […]

U.S. Military Botching Online Fight Against Islamic State, Investigation Finds

U.S. Military Botching Online Fight Against Islamic State, Investigation Finds Stars and Stripes TAMPA, Fla. – On any given day at MacDill Air Force Base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the Islamic State group. Then, in a high-stakes operation to counter the extremists’ propaganda, language specialists employ fictitious identities and try […]

It’s Time To Create A Megacities Combat Unit – Modern War Institute

A megacities combat unit will have one key characteristic: it will have to be huuuuggggeeee. Perhaps tremendously huge to make it great (sorry I could not resist the attempt at humor).  An urban environment sucks up a lot of personnel in a small amount of real estate. It’s Time To Create A Megacities Combat Unit […]