Category POTUS

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 […]

Is North Korea Working Toward A ‘Carrier-Killer’ Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile?

If they are, it may be a joint project with Tehran.  The Iranians may well be funding this research and development — if it is ongoing — and, Tehran may have even provided some of the R&D money to get this effort going.  RCP Is North Korea Working Toward A ‘Carrier-Killer’ Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile? Say […]

Could The U.S. Take Out North Korea’s Missiles Before Launch?

Could The U.S. Take Out North Korea’s Missiles Before Launch? By Joshua Berlinger, CNN Updated 6:26 AM ET, Tue April 18, 2017   US warships sent to Korea: What to know 01:23 Story highlights The US is trying to develop the ability to take out missiles before they’re fired It’s been touted as a cost-saving […]

Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska; Air Force Scrambles Jets

Is this in-part about Russia’s Arctic presence and power move, as they showed pictures on Daily Mail Online of the newly opened bases there?  And, POTUS Obana’s failure to raise any objection or comment regarding what Moscow was doing there?  Another success for ‘strategic patience,’  NOT!  RCP Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska; Air Force Scrambles […]

Apocalypse Now? Not With This Foe’s Limited Nuclear Option

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/apocalypse-now-not-with-kims-limited-nuclear-option-slh3p87j2?CMP=TNLEmail_118918_1708608 Ready for unlimited access? Subscribe now for just £1 a week for 8 weeks. KOREAN MISSILE CRISIS | ANALYSIS april 16 2017, 12:01am, the sunday times Apocalypse Now? Not With This Foe’s Limited Nuclear Option niall ferguson Share Save Brinkmanship is back, and the world is back on the brink of war. In the 1950s […]

Sound And Fury: By Max Boot

Sound And Fury By Max Boot, www.nytimes.com View Original April 14th, 2017 When I read of the United States forces’ dropping of the second-largest non-nuclear explosive in their arsenal — the 21,000-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) — in eastern Afghanistan, I am reminded of what John Paul Vann, the legendary Army officer and civilian adviser […]

North Korea’s Latest Attempt To Test Fire Ballistic Missile Fails Miserably & Immediately

The question now is……what comes next?  RCP http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39612095  North Korea Missile Launch Fails, Says South Korea ·         3 minutes ago North Korea has attempted to launch a missile on its east coast which is believed to have failed, South Korea’s military says. It comes a day after the state warned the US that it was […]

Straight From The CIA

Excerpts: Debunking claims from antagonists of information gathering on the far right and left, he assured his audience: “We are a foreign intelligence agency. We focus on collecting information about foreign governments, foreign terrorist organizations and the like — not Americans. A number of specific rules keep us centered on that mission and protect the […]

Russian Pantsir Systems ‘The Most Efficient Means’ To Beat U.S.-Made Tomahawks

Russian Pantsir Systems ‘The Most Efficient Means’ To Beat US-Made Tomahawks © Sputnik/ Mikhail Fomichev Military & Intelligence 16:39 15.04.2017(updated 16:40 15.04.2017) Get short URL 253397491 The Russian-made Pantsir short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system is “the most efficient means” of countering the US-built Tomahawk Land Attack Missile, one of […]