Category Russia

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 […]

U.S. Fighter Jets Shoot Down Syrian SU-22 Fighter/Bomber Over Syria — Shortly After Syrian Government Fighter Jet Bombed U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels In Northern Syria

U.S. Fighter Jets Shoot Down Syrian SU-22 Fighter/Bomber Over Syria — Shortly After Syrian Government Fighter Jet Bombed U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels In Northern Syria http://www.fortunascorner.com      Details are still coming in; but, I will not have time to do additional updates on this — this evening.  The Pentagon has confirmed that U.S. F/A-18 fighter […]

U.S. May Be Defenseless Against New Hypersonic Missiles

Our ability, or  inability to defend against this kind of threat right now; or, the short-term — if the story is accurate — just imagine the compressed decision-making loop on how to retaliate and/or, respond if there is a first-strike use.  We could well reach a point sooner than we think and prefer, where our […]

The Emerging Trump Doctrine Of Strategic Savvy

https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/emerging-trump-doctrine-strategic-savvy/ The Emerging Trump Doctrine Of Strategic Savvy By Jiri Valenta and Leni Friedman Valenta   June 17, 2017 FacebookTwitterPrintEmailMore President Donald J. Trump departs from the Pentagon alongside Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Jan. 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr) BESA Center Perspectives Paper […]

Imitation Is The Highest Form Of Flattery (China): Russia Could Turn Kurils’ Mantua Island Into Fortress To Defend Borey Class Subs

06/08/2017 Russia: RF Could Turn Kurils’ Mantua Island Into Fortress To Defend Borey Class Subs Moscow Svobodnaya Pressa in Russian 08 Jun 17 [Sergey Ishchenko report: “Kurils’ Mantua Fortress Will Cover Kamchatka Boreys; Russian Federation is Converting Former Japanese Military Base Into a ‘Restricted Access Zone for American Tomahawks”] A second Russian Federation Defense Ministry […]

North Korea Is Sitting On Trillions Of Dollars Of Untapped Wealth, And Its Neighbors Want In

North Korea Is Sitting On Trillions Of Dollars Of Untapped Wealth, And Its Neighbors Want In By Steve Mollman, qz.com View Original June 16th, 2017 Plenty more where this came from.Photo by: (Reuters/Yuri Maltsev) Few think of North Korea as being a prosperous nation. But it is rich in one regard: mineral resources. Currently North Korea is […]

Is ISIS Leader Baghdadi Dead? It May Not Matter

Is ISIS Leader Baghdadi Dead? It May Not Matter thecipherbrief.com · June 16, 2017 June 16, 2017 | Bruce Hoffman Bruce Hoffman Professor, Georgetown University Russia’s Defense Ministry released a statement Friday that it is investigating whether it had killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, along with several other senior ISIS officials, in a May 28 airstrike that […]

Syria War: The Battle For The Capital Of ISIS – Part I & II By Yalensis‎

Awful Avalanche https://awfulavalanche.wordpress.com June 12, 2017 Syria War: The Battle for the Capital of ISIS – Part I by Yalensis‎ [Text with linkshttps://awfulavalanche.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/syria-war-the-battle-for-the-capital-of-isis-part-i/] Dear Readers: You may be aware that the Syria War entered a new stage in the past week or so.  Things are looking up for the combined forces of the Syrian Army, […]

Colin Gray On Strategic Nuclear Weapons Modernization

Good; however, Russia will use their “small” nukes. And, however ugly that proposition, we need to deal with the reality of it. On Jun 12, 2017, at 12:08 PM, Mark Schneider <drmarkschneider1@gmail.com> wrote: Information Series Issue No. 420                                                                                                                                                        June 12, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nuclear Security […]