Category Department Of Defense

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 […]

The 3 ‘B’s’ Of Cybersecurity [Commentary]

The 3 ‘B’s’ Of Cybersecurity [Commentary] By Scott Shackelford, fifthdomain.com View Original April 18th, 2017 Photo Credit: kirill_makarov via shutterstock.com Large-scale cyberattacks with eye-watering statistics, like the breach of a billion Yahoo accounts in 2016, grab most of the headlines. But what often gets lost in the noise is how often small and medium-sized organizations find themselves under attack. In […]

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 […]

Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska; Air Force Scrambles Jets

Is this in-part about Russia’s Arctic presence and power move, as they showed pictures on Daily Mail Online of the newly opened bases there?  And, POTUS Obana’s failure to raise any objection or comment regarding what Moscow was doing there?  Another success for ‘strategic patience,’  NOT!  RCP Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska; Air Force Scrambles […]

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 […]

DOD Announces Commencement Of The Nuclear Posture Review

DOD Announces Commencement of the Nuclear Posture Review 04/17/2017 12:19 PM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-138-17 April 17, 2017 DOD Announces Commencement of the Nuclear Posture Review Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following: In National Security Presidential Memorandum 1, dated Jan. 27, the president directed the secretary of defense to conduct a […]

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 […]

SOCOM At 30 Has Evolved Into Small Command With Big Global Impact

SOCOM At 30 Has Evolved Into Small Command With Big Global Impact www.tampabay.com View Original April 15th, 2017 It was born out of deadly failure and evolved into an organization that other nations seek to emulate, a command that accounts for a fraction of the Pentagon’s budget but a large measure of how the world […]

Sound And Fury: By Max Boot

Sound And Fury By Max Boot, www.nytimes.com View Original April 14th, 2017 When I read of the United States forces’ dropping of the second-largest non-nuclear explosive in their arsenal — the 21,000-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) — in eastern Afghanistan, I am reminded of what John Paul Vann, the legendary Army officer and civilian adviser […]