Category China

U.S. War Ship Nears Chinese Island In First Navigation Challenge Under Trump

U.S. War Ship Nears Chinese Island In First Navigation Challenge Under Trump: report By Max Greenwood, thehill.com View Original May 24th, 2017 A United States Navy war ship neared an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday in the first U.S. freedom of navigation operation under the Trump administration, the Wall Street Journal reported. […]

Evolution Of U.S. Cyber Operations And Information Warfare

Evolution Of U.S. Cyber Operations And Information Warfare divergentoptions.org · by Divergent Options · May 25, 2017 Brett Wessley is an officer in the U.S. Navy, currently assigned to U.S. Pacific Command. The contents of this paper reflect his own personal views and are not necessarily endorsed by U.S. Pacific Command, Department of the Navy or Department of […]

Japanese Scholar Weighs In On How To Deter North Korea

Excerpts: Given all this, how should the United States and its allies respond? Although the seriousness of the conversation is different in Japan and South Korea, one option is nuclear-arming, or the introduction of nuclear weapons by the United States. However, it would seem to be premature to conclude that Japan and South Korea need […]

‘Don’t Cry For Me Pyongyang:’ Cyber Security Firm, Symantec Increasingly Confident WannaCry Ransomware Attack/Cyber Pandemic, Linked to North Korea

‘Don’t Cry For Me Pyongyang:’ Cyber Security Firm, Symantec Increasingly Confident WannaCry Ransomware Attack/Cyber Pandemic, Linked to North Korea   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Joe Uchill has an article on yesterday’s (May 22, 2017) TheHill.com, noting that “researchers at [the cyber security firm], Symantec, are increasingly confident that a recent, massive ransomware outbreak — is linked […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chinese Cyber-Spies Target Asian Neighbors

https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/tech/chinese-cyber-spies-target-asian-neighbors-1092?utm_source=Join+the+Community+Subscribers&utm_campaign=bda0940b6a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_02cbee778d-bda0940b6a-122500693 EXPERT COMMENTARY Chinese Cyber-Spies Target Asian Neighbors MAY 21, 2017 | JOHN HULTQUIST The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. SUBSCRIBE NOW JOHN HULTQUIST MANAGER OF ANALYSIS, FIREEYE It has been three years since the Obama Administration publically indicted five Chinese military officials for hacking U.S. companies, a move that prompted negotiations to […]

War With North Korea: An Inside Look At How U.S. Troops Would Respond Worldwide

David Maxwell:  Thanks to Jeff for including this quote.   Conclusion: The defining aspect of a second Korean war would be the primary contribution from the South Korean military, which would play a role that the U.S. has not seen in recent years.   “This is truly a combined fight,” Maxwell said of U.S.-South Korean […]