Category China

Is There A Russian Mole Inside The NSA? The CIA? Or Both?

Is There A Russian Mole Inside The NSA? The CIA? Or Both? By Kelly Caminero, www.thedailybeast.com View Original April 20th, 2017 The latest leak by the ‘Shadow Brokers’ hackers exposed classified information that could only have come from within the NSA, setting the stage for a Cold War ritual—the mole hunt. A message from Vladimir Putin can […]

Why North Korea Is A Black Hole For U.S. Intelligence: As Tensions Rise With Pyongyang, Don’t Expect Answers From The CIA — And Raises The Chances Of Strategic Surprise

Why North Korea Is A Black Hole For U.S. Intelligence: As Tensions Rise With Pyongyang, Don’t Expect Answers From The CIA  — And Raises The Chances Of Strategic Surprise   http://www.fortunascorner.com       John Schindler has an April 18, 2017 article on The Observer, with the title above.  Mr. Schindler writes that “the Democratic […]

China’s Xi Restructures Military, Consolidates Control

Excerpt: “This has profound and significant meaning in building a world-class military,” Xi told commanders of the new units at the PLA headquarters in Beijing, according to the official Xinhua news agency report late on Tuesday.   All 84 new units are at the combined-corps level, which means commanders will hold the rank of major-general […]

Thinking Through a North Korean “Downfall” – Modern War Institute

The comments below, highlighted in blue are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell. David Maxwell:  I would like policymakers and strategists to think about the answer to one question:  What if you learned today that Kim Jong-un was dead (by whatever method, from natural causes to assassination), what  immediate and subsequent actions would you take?  What […]

Is North Korea Working Toward A ‘Carrier-Killer’ Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile?

If they are, it may be a joint project with Tehran.  The Iranians may well be funding this research and development — if it is ongoing — and, Tehran may have even provided some of the R&D money to get this effort going.  RCP Is North Korea Working Toward A ‘Carrier-Killer’ Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile? Say […]

Could The U.S. Take Out North Korea’s Missiles Before Launch?

Could The U.S. Take Out North Korea’s Missiles Before Launch? By Joshua Berlinger, CNN Updated 6:26 AM ET, Tue April 18, 2017   US warships sent to Korea: What to know 01:23 Story highlights The US is trying to develop the ability to take out missiles before they’re fired It’s been touted as a cost-saving […]

North Korea Shut Down Cellphone Network Twice On Saturday

Dave Maxwell asks:   Hmmm… did north Korea expect a cyber attack through its cell phone net work? North Korea Shut Down Cellphone Network Twice On Saturday Chad O’Carroll By Read More Articles, www.nknews.org View Original April 18th, 2017 North Korean authorities turned off the nation’s Koryolink cellphone network twice last Saturday as part of tight security […]

Apocalypse Now? Not With This Foe’s Limited Nuclear Option

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/apocalypse-now-not-with-kims-limited-nuclear-option-slh3p87j2?CMP=TNLEmail_118918_1708608 Ready for unlimited access? Subscribe now for just £1 a week for 8 weeks. KOREAN MISSILE CRISIS | ANALYSIS april 16 2017, 12:01am, the sunday times Apocalypse Now? Not With This Foe’s Limited Nuclear Option niall ferguson Share Save Brinkmanship is back, and the world is back on the brink of war. In the 1950s […]

Stocks Closed Out Holiday Shortened Week At Their Lows Of The Day; Geopolitics/Tensions (French Elections, North Korea) Pose Potential Black Swans For Stocks; 1st Quarter 2017 Earnings/2nd Quarter Outlook Kicks Into High Gear

Stocks Closed Out Holiday Shortened Week At Their Lows Of The Day; Geopolitics/Tensions (French Elections, North Korea) Pose Potential Black Swans For Stocks; 1st Quarter 2017 Earnings/2nd Quarter Outlook Kicks Into High Gear http://www.fortunascorner.com      I hope all of you who celebrate Easter were able to enjoy renewing your faith as well as spend […]

North Korea’s Unsuccessful Missile Launch ‘May Have Been Thwarted By U.S. Cyber Attack’

North Korea’s Unsuccessful Missile Launch ‘May Have Been Thwarted By U.S. Cyber Attack’   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Julian Ryall in Tokyo, Nicola Smith in Seoul, and David Milward in the United States, have an article in today’s, The Telegraph, (April 16, 2017), with the title above.  They write that the North Korean missile test […]