Author Archives: RC Porter

Manchester Bomb Suspect Said To Have Had Ties To al Qaeda, Terrorism Training Abroad

Manchester Bomb Suspect Said To Have Had Ties To al Qaeda, Terrorism Training Abroad By Alexander Smith, www.nbcnews.com View Original May 23rd, 2017 MANCHESTER, England — Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old British man believed to have killed 22 people in a suicide-bomb attack, had ties to al Qaeda and had received terrorist training abroad, a U.S. intelligence official told […]

The Scariest Article I Have Read In Some Time: Nuclear War Is Becoming Thinkable, Especially On The Korean Peninsula

Here is the link to the long article referenced below:  http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/full/10.1162/ISEC_a_00273   Here is the conclusion from that article:   For most of the nuclear age, there were many impediments to effective counterforce. Weapons were too inaccurate to reliably destroy hardened targets; fratricide prevented many-on-one targeting; the number of targets to strike was huge; target […]

Remembering Bull Simons, A True Legend In The Special Forces Community

  Remembering Bull Simons, A True Legend in the Special Forces Community By Steve Balestrieri, specialoperations.com View Original May 23rd, 2017 By | Air Force, Army, Heroes of U.S. Special Operations, History, SOF, SpecOps, US SOCOM On May 21, 1979, Special Forces had one its true legends take from it prematurely. Arthur “Bull” Simons died at the age of 60 and was buried in […]

U.K. Raises Terror Alert To Critical, Highest Level — As Another Terrorist Attack On British Soil May Be Imminent

http://www.fortunascorner.com        British Prime Minister Teresa May warned the country that another terrorist attack on British soil may be imminent, following the horrific attack in Manchester, England, less than 24 hours ago — which killed 22 and 59 injured, many of them children as young as 8.  Twelve of those killed were under […]

The Manchester Attack Shows The War Of Ideas Hasn’t Been Won

I’d like to meet those who thought that the West has done anything demonstrable in the past eight years to undermine militant Islam.  Under POTUS Obama, the philosophy was to slam Christianity, never say militant Islam; and, especially not in relation to terrorism; close Guantanamo, take in more refugees, celebrate multiculturalism and what makes us […]

Where To Go Next On North Korea

Where To Go Next On North Korea Kurt Campbell, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, suggests more financial sanctions https://www.wsj.com/articles/where-to-go-next-on-north-korea-1495504980?mg=id-wsj Ex-U.S. Diplomat Says Trump Administration Lacks North Korea Experience Kurt Campbell talks about the Trump administration’s efforts to deal with the rising threat from North Korea and manage the role of the U.S. as […]

My Father Was a Spy Who Helped Keep The Cold War From Heating Up

My Father Was a Spy Who Helped Keep The Cold War From Heating Up The Daily Beast · by Eva Dillon · May 20, 2017 As we enter into a murky new Cold War 2.0 with Russia, his story has lessons for us about the human cost of conflict. Former CIA chief of the Counterintelligence Center Gus Hathaway […]

Defense Contractor Admits Trying To Sell Satellite Secrets To Russians

Defense Contractor Admits Trying To Sell Satellite Secrets To Russians By Associated Press, www.stripes.com View Original May 22nd, 2017 LOS ANGELES — Federal authorities say a Southern California man who worked as an engineer for a defense contractor has pleaded guilty to attempting to sell sensitive information used in military and commercial satellites to the Russians. Forty-nine-year-old […]

Guarding The Guards At The CIA

Excerpts: Forgoing foreign intelligence is not an option. A global power must know what is happening around the globe. A democratic global power must tolerate the discontents of deception, the risks it poses for a democracy notwithstanding. It’s an important if imperfect balance, and it’s thrown off when an intelligence organization enters public discourse. The […]

In Remembrance/Honor Of Last Night’s Victims In Manchester England — A Re-Post of ‘A Judgment At Raqqa’

How many more victims and atrocities do we have to have — before the world and the U.S. take on the initiative below?  We cannot completely protect ourselves, that can’t be done.  And, we cannot kill our way to victory.  Killing a person is ‘easy.’  Killing an idea and philosophy is a lot harder.  I […]