Category Russia

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 […]

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 […]

McCain Threatens To Block Trump’s Pentagon Nominee

McCain Threatens To Block Trump’s Pentagon Nominee By Jeremy Herb, CNN Updated 12:49 PM ET, Tue June 20, 2017 Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., questions former FBI Director James Comey during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. Story highlights McCain accused Patrick Shanahan of ducking questions McCain threatened […]

U.S. Jet Destroys Another Iranian Drone Over Syria – 3rd Shoot-Down In Month

U.S. Jet Destroys Another Iranian Drone Over Syria – 3rd Shoot-Down In Month By Thomas Gibbons-Neff June 20 at 11:54 AM Play Video 0:51 U.S. shoots down Iranian-made drone over Syria Embed Share The Pentagon says a drone shot down by a U.S. F-15 fighter jet, June 20, “displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition […]

Armed Russian Jet Comes Within 5 Feet Of U.S. Recon Jet Over Baltic Sea

Comment:  The Russians claimed it was not armed. (Dr. Mark Schneider) Armed Russian Jet Comes Within 5 Feet Of U.S. Recon Jet Over Baltic Sea By Lucas Tomlinson Published June 20, 2017 Fox News   An armed Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in the Baltic Sea on Monday, two U.S. […]

North Korea: Stark Limits To U.S.-Chinese Cooperation

North Korea: Stark Limits To U.S.-Chinese Cooperation thecipherbrief.com · June 20, 2017 June 20, 2017 | Thomas Cynkin Thomas Cynkin Vice President, Daniel Morgan Academy Upon coming into office, the Trump Administration quickly came to the correct conclusion that the Obama Administration’s policy of “strategic patience” toward North Korea was really “strategic neglect.” Secretary of State Tillerson in […]

Can China Actually Restrain Kim Jong-Un?

David Maxwell’s answer  is highlighted in blue below.  RCP David Maxwell:  Short and long answer: No and nope. Can China Actually Restrain Kim Jong-Un? thecipherbrief.com · June 20, 2017 June 20, 2017 | Will Edwards Photo: iStock.com/narvikk On June 21, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will meet with their Chinese counterparts, State […]

Tehran Says It’s Recent Missile Attack On Terrorists In Syria’s Eastern Region Of Deir ez Zor Was Coordinated With Syria & Damascus Knew About It

·        Tue 20 June 2017 – 01:08 ·         Mon / 19 June 2017 / 13:05 ·         Category: Politics ·         News Code: 96032916648 ·         Journalist : 71477 ·        Print Missile Attack On Terrorists Was Coordinated With Syrian Government: Iran Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi stressed on Monday that Iran’s missile attack on terrorist sites in Syria’s […]

Russia Threatens To Treat U.S. Coalition Aircraft As Targets Over Syria

We are still paying for the sins of the Obama national security team and its failure to adequately confront Russia and China.  As a result, we have emboldened a despot in Moscow; and, aided the hawks in Beijing who want to push the U.S. out of the South China Sea and away from the disputed […]

A North Korean Mystery: Where Did Its Rockets And Missiles Come From?

Excerpt: North Korea has shown itself to be a canny state that can get what it wants, whether by pressing its citizens to the maximum or by utilizing a carefully cultivated network of overseas contacts to surreptitiously import banned weapons—all with the goal, of course, of ensuring the regime’s survival. The presence of advanced weapons […]