Category military history

Former Acting CIA Dir./Mike Morell: Greatest Fear Is ‘Collapse Scenario’ In North Korea

Morell: Greatest Fear Is ‘Collapse Scenario’ In North Korea www.thecipherbrief.com View Original June 23rd, 2017 Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell on Thursday warned against the pressing threat of North Korea, suggesting that the country may have the capability to put a nuclear weapon on the continental U.S. “It’s a current threat, not a future threat,” […]

Why Neither North Korea Nor The United States Want All-Out War

Is this analysis the classic case of mirror imaging?  Is this wishful thinking; and, what we think Pyongyang is thinking from our Western viewpoint and biases?  What would this article look and read like — from a North Korean point of view?  RCP, fortunascorner.com Excerpts: A conventional war would likely lead to Kim’s ouster if […]

We Participated In Talks With North Korean Representatives. This Is What We Learned.

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP David Maxwell:  We need more than sanctions, we need to stop the regime’s illicit activities around the world if we are serious about executing a strategic strangulation campaign which is what Bruce and […]

Oliver Stone’s Fawning, 18 hr. Interview With Vladimir Putin

Moscow Times June 21, 2017 Putin, Depersonalized: What Does Oliver Stone’s Film Reveal About Russia’s Leader? In “Putin Interview”, the ordinary and casual moments are the most compelling By Mikhail Fishman American filmmaker Oliver Stone has faced intense criticism since the release of his 4-hour “Putin Interviews” earlier this month. Critics have assailed Stone for […]

Confidential Document Confirms North Korea Has A Nuclear Arsenal

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=3034946 Confidential Document Confirms North Korea Has Nuclear Arsenal June 22,2017 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made an order to maintain secrecy in the storage and management of atomic weapons, the JoongAng Ilbo learned from a confidential document, confirming that it possesses a nuclear arsenal. The JoongAng Ilbo obtained Wednesday a document from the Workers’ […]

China Proposes Halt To U.S. Military Exercises In South Korea: Beijing Brokering ‘Dual Suspension’ Of U.S. War Games & Nuke Missile Tests By Pyongyang

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/press-conference-recommendations-for-arming-ukraine-presented-by-general-breedlove-and-others-300477124.html China Proposes Halt to U.S. Military Exercises in South Korea at Talks Beijing brokering ‘dual suspension’ of U.S. war games and nuclear, missile tests by Pyongyang http://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-proposes-halt-u-s-military-exercises-south-korea-talks/ US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is followed by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to conduct a two question press conference after meeting with Chinese State […]

Canadian Elite Special Forces Sniper Makes Record-Breaking Kill Shot In Iraq

Canadian Elite Special Forces Sniper Makes Record-Breaking Kill Shot In Iraq   Canadian sniper makes record-breaking kill shot — hits ISIS insurgent 2 MILES away…   https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadian-elite-special-forces-sniper-sets-record-breaking-kill-shot-in-iraq/article35415651/   A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance […]

Defense Strategy And The Iron Triangle Of Painful Tradeoffs

Excerpts: unavoidable iron triangle of painful tradeoffs (hereafter ITPT)   A defense strategy is an approach that ties together the goals, approaches, and resources (people, technology, dollars, etc.) that can best advance priority interests by exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges. It must account for, and in some cases seek to shape, a complex and dynamic […]

Authorization For The Use Of Military Force Options

Authorization For The Use Of Military Force Options By Divergent Options, divergentoptions.org View Original June 22nd, 2017 Silence Dogood has a background in defense issues and experience working in Congress.  Divergent Options’ content does not contain information of an official nature nor does the content represent the official position of any government, any organization, or any group.  […]

Sounding The Warning: DoD Report Examines The Growing Security Challenge From China

Sounding The Warning: DoD Report Examines The Growing Security Challenge From China heritage.org · by Dean Cheng Report Defense June 21, 2017 4 min read Download Report Dean Cheng Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center Dean brings knowledge of China’s military and space capabilities as a research fellow on Chinese political and security affairs. Summary The annual Department of Defense […]