Category National Security Council

McMaster Has The Islamophobes Worried. Good.

McMaster Has The Islamophobes Worried. Good. By William Mccants, Annie Karni, www.politico.com View Original February 23rd, 2017 When America’s most influential Islamophobes are upset, you know the president made a good choice. “Score one [for] the swamp,” whined Robert Spencer upon hearing the news that Donald Trump appointed Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be his national security adviser. Spencer makes […]

McMaster May Reorganize Trump’s Foreign Policy Team

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/us/politics/hr-mcmaster-trump-foreign-policy.html McMaster May Reorganize Trump’s Foreign Policy Team Once Again Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster is likely to changean organization chart that caused concern when it was released last month. AL DRAGO / THE NEW YORK TIMES By PETER BAKER FEBRUARY 22, 2017 WASHINGTON — Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, President Trump’s new national security adviser, is […]

Mattis’s Pyrrhic Personnel War: SecDef Clashes With White House About Staffing The Pentagon

Mattis’s Pyrrhic Personnel War The defense secretary clashes with the White House about staffing the Pentagon. https://www.wsj.com/articles/mattiss-pyrrhic-personnel-war-1487894275 The defense secretary at a press conference in Baghdad, Feb. 20. PHOTO: ZUMA PRESS By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL Updated Feb. 23, 2017 7:20 p.m. ET 203 COMMENTS Every military tactician fears the Pyrrhic victory-winning a battle but losing the war. Defense […]

POTUS Trump’s Personal Lawyer Reportedly Offered To Deliver Pro-Russian Peace Plan For Ukraine

From: CNN Breaking News <CNNBreakingNews@mail.cnn.com> Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 13:34 To: no-reply@siteservices.cnn.com Subject: Breaking News Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, offered to deliver to the administration a pro-Russian peace plan for Ukraine at a time when questions were being raised about Trump’s ties to Moscow, a Ukrainian lawmaker has told CNN. Andrii Artemenko […]

Thermonuclear Cyber War

Thermonuclear Cyberwar Erik Gartzke Jon R. Lindsay J Cyber Secur tyw017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/cybsec/tyw017 Published: 14 February 2017 Article history Views PDF Cite Share Tools Nuclear command and control increasingly relies on computing networks that might be vulnerable to cyber attack. Yet nuclear deterrence and cyber operations have quite different political properties. For the most part, […]

The Art Of A Raw Deal: Russia’s Strategic Nuclear Forces To Be 90 Percent Armed With Modern Weaponry By 2020

The Art of a Raw Deal (Op-ed) Russia’s strategic nuclear forces to be 90% armed with modern weaponry by late 2020 Military & Defense February 21, 14:14 UTC+3 Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu is confident that this will discourage any potential aggressor to encroach on the security of Russia Share 14 © Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS MOSCOW, February 21. […]

Alien Bugs Hitching A Ride To Earth On Spacecraft Could ATTACK Humans And Must Never Be Allowed To Escape; Are We Prepared For A 21st Century Version Of…….’The Andromeda Strain?’

Alien Bugs Hitching A Ride To Earth On Spacecraft Could ATTACK Humans And Must Never Be Allowed To Escape; Are We Prepared For A 21st Century Version Of…….’The Andromeda Strain?’    http://www.fortunascorner.com       Phobe Weston writes on the February 20, 2017 online news site, the — Daily Mail Online —  about a growing concern among […]

POTUS Trump’s NSC Pick – H.R. McMaster On ‘Continuities Of War & The Future Of Warfare

Thanks to Dave Maxwell for sending.   Also worth re-reading is HR’s 2014 Veteran’s Day Speech at Georgetown here:  http://blogs.cfr.org/davidson/2014/11/18/the-warrior-ethos-at-risk-h-r-mcmasters-remarkable-veterans-day-speech/ ICYMI: Discussing the Continuities of War and the Future of Warfare: The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum by H. R. McMaster Journal Article |  February 20, 2017 – 4:11pm http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/icymi-discussing-the-continuities-of-war-and-the-future-of-warfare-the-defense-entrepreneur Discussing the Continuities of War and the Future of […]

A Back-Channel Plan For Ukraine And Russia, Courtesy Of Trump Associates

A Back-Channel Plan For Ukraine And Russia, Courtesy Of Trump Associates By Megan Twohey, Scott Shane, www.nytimes.com View Original February 20th, 2017 President Trump on his way to Charleston, S.C., on Friday. Although he has expressed hope that the United States and Russia can work together, it is unclear if the White House will take a privately submitted […]

The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute

The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute  Feb 18, 2017  GSSR  Europe, In The News, International Security, Military & Defense  0 http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/2017/02/18/the-wars-of-today-and-tomorrow-a-conversation-with-douglas-lute/ By: Will Chim, Reporter Photo Credit: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) This month, the United States Institute of Peace hosted a discussion event with Douglas Lute to discuss “the wars of today and tomorrow”. […]