Category POTUS

North Koreans Overcome Border Guards In Bold Escape To China

The comments highlighted in blue below are by Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP, fortunascorner Dave Maxwell:  This is the most significant use of force by Korean civilians in the north against security forces that I can recall.   Sure when faced with possible capture […]

What’s Left? London Review Of Books Looking At Historical Assessments Of The Russian Revolution Vol. 39 No. 7 · 30 March 2017 pages 13-15 | 3706 words What’s Left? Sheila Fitzpatrick ·     BUYOctober: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville Verso, 358 pp, £18.99, May, ISBN 978 1 78478 280 1 ·     BUYThe Russian Revolution 1905-1921 by Mark D. Steinberg Oxford, 388 pp, £19.99, February, ISBN 978 0 19 922762 4 ·     BUYRussia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928 by S.A. […]

Just In Case, Japanese Officials Weigh Evacuation Options For Nationals In South Korea

Just In Case, Japanese Officials Weigh Evacuation Options For Nationals In South Korea By The Japan News, View Original April 21st, 2017 TOKYO — In response to mounting tensions between the United States and North Korea, the government is studying concrete plans for evacuating Japanese nationals from South Korea in the event of an emergency on […]

U.S. Eavesdropping Program Goes Silent

U.S. Eavesdropping Program Goes Silent BETSY WOODRUFF 04.21.17 4:05 PM ET By The Daily Beast, View Original April 21st, 2017 It’s long been considered one of the most important ways American spies gather information overseas. But in 2016, it apparently went dark. Something a little funny might be going on in America’s most secretive court. According […]

Hybrid War In The High North: Finland Responds To The Russian Threat 19 April 2017 Hybrid War In The High North: Finland Responds To The Russian Threat Talking about hybrid threats—the toxic cocktail of force, money, propaganda and spycraft—is one thing. Actually doing something about them is another. So the new center on hybrid warfare being set up in the Finnish capital Helsinki is a welcome, if […]

All Means Short Of War: Passive, Not Active, Regime Change In North Korea: By Max Boot

Dave Maxwell’s Comment:  Max is advocating a strategic strangulation campaign.  I would be happy to assist.   Excerpt: We should not panic, any more than we panicked when Russia and China acquired similar capabilities many decades ago. In those cases, we relied on deterrence to prevent an attack, while, in the case of the Soviet […]

CIA Liaison Is First Casualty Of Conflict Between Intelligence Agency And Trump

Excerpts: Some sources considered the removal of the CIA liaison to be an act of retaliation for the attempt to get Cohen-Watnick off the NSC. The episode occurred in mid-March, before Nunes made his allegations.   Other sources pointed to attempts by the former CIA liaison to stop Cohen-Watnick from taking actions which a White […]

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 [] Sent: None To: 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 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 […]