Category national security

The Case For A Decapitating Strike Against North Korea’s Kim

Excerpt: Thus, the Trump administration is right to say American patience with Pyongyang’s behavior is at an end. Washington can’t wait much longer to defuse the threat before millions of Americans are placed at risk.   The question is what to do about it. Once we get beyond Obama-era discussions of economic and diplomatic sanctions, […]

U.S. Justice Dept. Preparing Indictment Of Julian Assange

From: CNN Breaking News [mailto:CNNBreakingNews@mail.cnn.com] Sent: None To: no-reply@siteservices.cnn.com Subject: News Alert: U.S. Preps Charges For Assange, sources say U.S. authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN. The Justice Department investigation of Assange and WikiLeaks dates to at least 2010, when […]

The Real North Korean Missile Crisis Is Coming

http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/michael-j-totten/real-north-korean-missile-crisis-coming?utm_source=World+Affairs+Newsletter&utm_campaign=22b240f787-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f83b38c5c7-22b240f787-294664345 The Real North Korean Missile Crisis Is Coming 19 April 2017 North Korea makes the Middle East look like a walk. Firing 59 Tomahawk missiles from warships in the Eastern Mediterranean at Bashar al-Assad’s Al-Shayrat airbase in Syria was not a big deal. Assad can’t strike back. Not at the United States, anyway. But […]

The Hermit Kingdom Hermetically Sealed: Putin Sends Troops To Border With North Korea, Move Follows Earlier Moves By China — Puts North Korea In A Quarantine-Type Vice

The Hermit Kingdom Hermetically Sealed:  Putin Sends Troops To Border With North Korea, Move Follows Earlier Moves By China — Puts North Korea In A Quarantine-Type Vice   www.fortunascorner.com        Russian troops have joined the post-Easter parade to hermetically seal — well, the hermit kingdom of North Korea.  Will Stewart, the Daily Mail […]

The Hermit Kingdom Hermetically Sealed:  Putin Sends Troops To Border With North Korea, Move Follows Earlier Moves By China — Puts North Korea In A Quarantine-Type Vice   www.fortunascorner.com        Russian troops have joined the post-Easter parade to hermetically seal — well, the hermit kingdom of North Korea.  Will Stewart, the Daily Mail […]

The Twin Goals Behind North Korea’s Resolve On Nuclear Weapons

The comments below highlighted in blue are by/from Col. (Ret.) Dave Maxwell and his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP Dave Maxwell:  Please understand the highlighted portion especially and we should also keep in mind that China does not have the same fears or view the north as a threat in […]

Is There A Russian Mole Inside The NSA? The CIA? Or Both?

Is There A Russian Mole Inside The NSA? The CIA? Or Both? By Kelly Caminero, www.thedailybeast.com View Original April 20th, 2017 The latest leak by the ‘Shadow Brokers’ hackers exposed classified information that could only have come from within the NSA, setting the stage for a Cold War ritual—the mole hunt. A message from Vladimir Putin can […]

Why North Korea Is A Black Hole For U.S. Intelligence: As Tensions Rise With Pyongyang, Don’t Expect Answers From The CIA — And Raises The Chances Of Strategic Surprise

Why North Korea Is A Black Hole For U.S. Intelligence: As Tensions Rise With Pyongyang, Don’t Expect Answers From The CIA  — And Raises The Chances Of Strategic Surprise   http://www.fortunascorner.com       John Schindler has an April 18, 2017 article on The Observer, with the title above.  Mr. Schindler writes that “the Democratic […]

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 […]