Category foreign policy

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chilling ISIS Video Shows A Terrorist Who Appears To Be American Calling For Lone Wolf Attacks On U.S. Soil

Chilling ISIS Video Shows A Terrorist Who Appears To Be American Calling For Lone Wolf Attacks On U.S. Soil http://www.fortunascorner.com      David Burke wrote about something in his May 19, 2017 article in the Daily Mail Online, that no doubt makes the overwhelming majority of us sick to our stomach; and, at the same […]