Author Archives: RC Porter

What Do We Know (So Far) About China’s New Aircraft Carrier?

What Do We Know (So Far) About China’s New Aircraft Carrier? Five years after commissioning its first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, China is now primed to launch its second carrier – the Type 001A. Unlike its Soviet-built predecessor, the Type 001A is China’s first domestically built carrier. Both carriers are similar in size and use […]

Carried Away: The Inside Story Of How The Carl Vinson’s Canceled Port Visit Sparked A Global Crisis

David Maxwell:  This will be a case study in the Public Affairs and IO communities for years to come. Carried Away: The Inside Story Of How The Carl Vinson’s Canceled Port Visit Sparked A Global Crisis By David B. Larter, www.navytimes.com View Original April 23rd, 2017 In early April, officials at U.S. Pacific Command were developing plans […]

Instead Of Threatening North Korea, Trump Should Try This Instead

Dave Maxwell, who’s comments are highlighted in blue below, takes the Washington Post to task on its article today on North Korea.  Taking the Washington Post to task is almost never a bad thing.  RCP, fortunascorner David Maxwell: A freeze.   I am skeptical that KIm really harbors ambitions to improve the north’s economy except […]

North Korea’s Spy Agencies Should Not Be Underestimated

David Maxwell’s comment highlighted in blue below David Maxwell:  But we should be targeting the RGB (and Department 39) around the world. North Korea’s Spy Agencies Should Not Be Underestimated By Dave Majumdar, nationalinterest.org View Original April 23rd, 2017 North Korea maintains an extensive intelligence collection and security apparatus—as might be expected of a totalitarian regime such […]

Marcon Finishes First In French Elections; Markets Rally Globally – Except For China; U.S. Stock Futures Sharply Higher/Point To A Triple-Digit Gain At This Morning’s Open

Marcon Finishes First In French Elections; Markets Rally Globally – Except For China; U.S. Stock Futures Sharply Higher/Point To A Triple-Digit Gain At This Morning’s Open www.fortunascorner.com        For once, the polls and pundits were right and a 39 year-old newcomer, ‘centrist, Emmanuel Marcon finished first in presidential elections held over this weekend. […]

NATO Intercepting Highest Number Of Russian Military Planes Since The Cold War As 780 Incidents Recorded In 2016

NATO Intercepting Highest Number Of Russian Military Planes Since The Cold War As 780 Incidents Recorded In 2016 Figures revealed after Russian planes approach Alaskan coast four nights in a row Lizzie Dearden @lizziedearden a day ago Click to follow An F/A-18 Hornet escorts a Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber aircraft in February 2008 south of […]

What Would Happen If Trump Went To War With North Korea?

The comments below in blue are by Col. (Ret.) Dave Maxwell. Dave Maxwell:  Ms. Darden misquoted me in her final paragraph.  I specifically said “Korean people living in the north” and not “north Korean people.” Please consider the difference. What Would Happen If Trump Went To War With North Korea? By Lizzie Dearden, www.independent.co.uk View Original April […]

French Elections, Geopolitical Tensions/North Korea, Big Tech On Deck; POTUS Trump’s Tax Cut Plan Will Drive Wall Street & Sarepta Theraputics (SRPT) Stock Could Double, Or More Says Barron’s

French Elections, Geopolitical Tensions/North Korea, Big Tech On Deck; POTUS Trump’s Tax Cut Plan Will Drive Wall Street & Sarepta Theraputics (SRPT) Stock Could Double, Or More Says Barron’s www.fortunascorner.com ‘The French Connection:’ The Future Of The European Union May Well Be At Stake       Voters in France have been casting their ballots to […]

North Korean Submarine Missile Program Advances Rapid Development Of KN-11 Missile, Submarines, UN Says

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/north-korean-submarine-missile-program-advances/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=29349b6819-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-29349b6819-45642713 North Korean Submarine Missile Program Advances Rapid development of KN-11 missile, submarines, UN says KN-11 launcher BY: Bill Gertz April 20, 2017 5:00 am North Korea is making rapid progress on developing submarine-launched ballistic missiles and missile-firing submarines, according to a report by a United Nations panel of experts. “Rapid technological developments have taken place […]

This Is China’s Biggest Problem With North Korea

  Excerpt: The clock is ticking. And China’s preference for awaiting developments, in the hope that the status quo that has lasted decades will hold, will be sorely tested. If Trump’s escalation backs down, then the Chinese may be able to muddle through the current situation. And many Americans may be unaware that we have […]