Category Special Operations

Hybrid War In The High North: Finland Responds To The Russian Threat

  http://cepa.org/EuropesEdge/Hybrid_war_in_the_High_North 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 […]

Is The United States Really Blowing Up North Korea’s Missiles?

Only the ‘shadow knows.’ RCP   Is The United States Really Blowing Up North Korea’s Missiles? There’s just no evidence to support the fantasy that Kim Jong Un’s rockets are falling prey to a super-secret U.S. cyberprogram. By Jeffrey Lewis, foreignpolicy.com View Original April 19th, 2017 The Trump administration has completed a policy review of how to […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

North Korea Shut Down Cellphone Network Twice On Saturday

Dave Maxwell asks:   Hmmm… did north Korea expect a cyber attack through its cell phone net work? North Korea Shut Down Cellphone Network Twice On Saturday Chad O’Carroll By Read More Articles, www.nknews.org View Original April 18th, 2017 North Korean authorities turned off the nation’s Koryolink cellphone network twice last Saturday as part of tight security […]

North Korea’s Unsuccessful Missile Launch ‘May Have Been Thwarted By U.S. Cyber Attack’

North Korea’s Unsuccessful Missile Launch ‘May Have Been Thwarted By U.S. Cyber Attack’   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Julian Ryall in Tokyo, Nicola Smith in Seoul, and David Milward in the United States, have an article in today’s, The Telegraph, (April 16, 2017), with the title above.  They write that the North Korean missile test […]

SOCOM At 30 Has Evolved Into Small Command With Big Global Impact

SOCOM At 30 Has Evolved Into Small Command With Big Global Impact www.tampabay.com View Original April 15th, 2017 It was born out of deadly failure and evolved into an organization that other nations seek to emulate, a command that accounts for a fraction of the Pentagon’s budget but a large measure of how the world […]