Category military history

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 […]

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 […]

U.K. Raises Terror Alert To Critical, Highest Level — As Another Terrorist Attack On British Soil May Be Imminent

http://www.fortunascorner.com        British Prime Minister Teresa May warned the country that another terrorist attack on British soil may be imminent, following the horrific attack in Manchester, England, less than 24 hours ago — which killed 22 and 59 injured, many of them children as young as 8.  Twelve of those killed were under […]

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 […]

Defense Contractor Admits Trying To Sell Satellite Secrets To Russians

Defense Contractor Admits Trying To Sell Satellite Secrets To Russians By Associated Press, www.stripes.com View Original May 22nd, 2017 LOS ANGELES — Federal authorities say a Southern California man who worked as an engineer for a defense contractor has pleaded guilty to attempting to sell sensitive information used in military and commercial satellites to the Russians. Forty-nine-year-old […]

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 […]

Brit Special Forces Sniper Takes Out ISIS Sniper 1.5 Miles Away

Report: Brit Special Forces sniper takes out ISIS sniper 1.5 miles away May 22, 2017 Imagine firing a gun and taking out a sniper so far away that the bullet takes three seconds to arrive, traveling at supersonic speed.  With one shot! More http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/05/report_brit_special_forces_sniper_takes_out_isis_sniper_15_miles_away.html   May 22, 2017 Report: Brit Special Forces Sniper Takes Out […]

Iran’s President Trounces Hard-Liner To Secure Second Term

utm_campaign=Brookings%20Doha%20Center&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=52188609 By ADAM SCHRECK and NASSER KARIMI Iran’s President Trounces Hard-Liner To Secure Second Term   TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s moderate President Hassan Rouhani trounced a hard-line challenger to secure re-election Saturday, saying his country seeks peace and friendship as it pursues a “path of coexistence and interaction with the world.” Friday’s election was […]