Author Archives: RC Porter

North Koreans Overcome Border Guards In Bold Escape To China

The comments highlighted in blue below are by Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP, fortunascorner Dave Maxwell:  This is the most significant use of force by Korean civilians in the north against security forces that I can recall.   Sure when faced with possible capture […]

What’s Left? London Review Of Books Looking At Historical Assessments Of The Russian Revolution

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n07/sheila-fitzpatrick/whats-left?utm_source=LRB+icymi&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170422+icymi&utm_content=usca_subs Vol. 39 No. 7 · 30 March 2017 pages 13-15 | 3706 words What’s Left? Sheila Fitzpatrick ·     BUYOctober: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville Verso, 358 pp, £18.99, May, ISBN 978 1 78478 280 1 ·     BUYThe Russian Revolution 1905-1921 by Mark D. Steinberg Oxford, 388 pp, £19.99, February, ISBN 978 0 19 922762 4 ·     BUYRussia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928 by S.A. […]

What It Would Really Take To Sink A Modern Aircraft Carrier

What It Would Really Take To Sink A Modern Aircraft Carrier Robert Farley Thursday 10:45am Filed to: aircraft carriers 285.7K 53349 Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford heads out to sea for the first time under its own power for builder’s trials. The future USS Gerald R. Ford is the first in a new class of […]

Chinese Jihadis’ Rise In Syria Raises Concerns At Home

Interesting.  RCP   Chinese Jihadis’ Rise In Syria Raises Concerns At Home By BASSEM MROUE AND GERRY SHIH | Associated Press | Published: April 22, 2017 Turkistan Islamic Party, www.stripes.com View Original April 22nd, 2017 BEIRUT — Many don’t speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese […]

Russian Intelligence/FSB’s Infiltration Of Political Party Parnas Aimed At Norway»

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2017/04/fsbs-infiltration-political-party-parnas-aimed-norway#.WPl-re-nilg.twitter Andrey Kapitonov. Photo: Atle Staalesen «FSB’s Infiltration Of Political Party Parnas Aimed At Norway» Leader Of The Regional Party Office In Murmansk, Andrey Kapitonov, was recruited by Russian agents as part of a plot involving liberal Parnas and the Norwegian secret police. Then it all backfired on the Russian security service. By Atle Staalesen […]

Just In Case, Japanese Officials Weigh Evacuation Options For Nationals In South Korea

Just In Case, Japanese Officials Weigh Evacuation Options For Nationals In South Korea By The Japan News, www.stripes.com View Original April 21st, 2017 TOKYO — In response to mounting tensions between the United States and North Korea, the government is studying concrete plans for evacuating Japanese nationals from South Korea in the event of an emergency on […]

U.S. Eavesdropping Program Goes Silent

U.S. Eavesdropping Program Goes Silent BETSY WOODRUFF 04.21.17 4:05 PM ET By The Daily Beast, www.thedailybeast.com View Original April 21st, 2017 It’s long been considered one of the most important ways American spies gather information overseas. But in 2016, it apparently went dark. Something a little funny might be going on in America’s most secretive court. According […]

Moving Mostly To Cash In The 401K As Sunday’s First Round Of French Presidential Elections Take Place This Sunday

Moving Mostly To Cash In The 401K As Sunday’s First Round Of French Presidential Elections Take Place This Sunday www.fortunascorner.com      As we move past 12:00 noon today, I am moving mostly to cash, with French presidential elections looming on Sunday.  It is really anyone’s guess as to who is going to finish first, […]

Hybrid War In The High North: Finland Responds To The Russian Threat

  http://cepa.org/EuropesEdge/Hybrid_war_in_the_High_North 19 April 2017 Hybrid War In The High North: Finland Responds To The Russian Threat Talking about hybrid threats—the toxic cocktail of force, money, propaganda and spycraft—is one thing. Actually doing something about them is another. So the new center on hybrid warfare being set up in the Finnish capital Helsinki is a welcome, if […]

All Means Short Of War: Passive, Not Active, Regime Change In North Korea: By Max Boot

Dave Maxwell’s Comment:  Max is advocating a strategic strangulation campaign.  I would be happy to assist.   Excerpt: We should not panic, any more than we panicked when Russia and China acquired similar capabilities many decades ago. In those cases, we relied on deterrence to prevent an attack, while, in the case of the Soviet […]