Category Special Operations

Book Excerpt: An Untold Story Of Special Forces In The Tehran Hostage Rescue Raid

Comments below in blue by David Maxwell.  His contact info is at the bottom of this article David Maxwell:  DET-A is one of the finest Special Forces units in the history of Special Forces.  We could learn a lot from it (as well as the other permanently stationed overseas detachments such as the 46th Company […]

Islamic State Creates ‘Chemical Weapons Cell’ In Syria Made Up Of Its Top Specialists Across The Caliphate

Islamic State Creates ‘Chemical Weapons Cell’ In Syria Made Up Of Its Top Specialists Across The Caliphate http://www.fortunascorner.com      Gareth Davies writes in the May 18, 2017 edition of the DailyMailOnline that “the Islamic State has created a chemical weapons cell in Syria, made up of its top specialists from across its new, self-titled […]

Thousands Of North Korean Propaganda Leaflets Found In Eastern City

David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner \Note this: Along with the leaflets, CDs and USBs with content glorifying the North Korean regime were also found, according to police.   I wonder if the north is doing this because the defector organizations […]

North Korea Preparing For Cruise Missile Strikes: RFA

North Korea Preparing For Cruise Missile Strikes: RFA english.yonhapnews.co.kr View Original May 18th, 2017 SEOUL, May 18 (Yonhap) — The North Korean army is repairing protective walls for gallery positions to brace for possible cruise missile strikes after witnessing such U.S. attacks on Syria last month, a U.S. broadcaster said Thursday. The North’s armed forces […]

Intelligence Liaison And Counterterrorism: A Quick Primer

Intelligence Liaison And Counterterrorism: A Quick Primer By Daniel Byman, lawfareblog.com View Original May 16th, 2017 Press reports that President Trump may have revealed sensitive counterterrorism information originating from the Israeli government to Russian officials are potentially disastrous for U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Notably, the Wall Street Journal writes that the information provided by Israel had not even been shared with America’s most important intelligence […]

To Curb North Korea, Target Its Cyber Arsenal

Thousands of North Korean tech workers, hackers and cyber criminals operate on Chinese soil, where they benefit from China’s superior bandwidth and network capability, according to a recent long-term study. | Getty To Curb North Korea, Target Its Cyber Arsenal, Experts Say By MARTIN MATISHAK 05/15/17 05:02 AM EDT https://www.politicopro.com/cybersecurity/story/2017/05/to-curb-north-korea-target-its-cyber-arsenal-experts-say-156808 The U.S. should explore another potential […]

All Of The Crazy Ways North Korea Could Strike Back If America Attacks

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell — and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP David Maxwell:  Yes, resistance to external intervention (and unification) will be a challenge and something that the ROK and ROK/US Alliance must be prepared for in addition to all the […]

Mysterious Hacking Collective Known As The ‘Shadow Brokers’ Stole NSA Super Weapon, And Caused Global Cyber Attack That Is Causing Chaos In 74 Countries — Dry Run For A Much Larger, Devastating Attack? What Will al Qaeda & ISIS Take Away From This?

Mysterious Hacking Collective Known As The ‘Shadow Brokers’ Stole NSA Super Weapon, And Caused Global Cyber Attack That Is Causing Chaos In 74 Countries — Dry Run For A Much Larger, Devastating Attack?  What Will al Qaeda & ISIS Take Away From This?   http://www.fortunascorner.com        By now, all of you are probably […]

New Leaders For U.S. Pacific Commands

David Maxwell:  History made at both SOCPAC and PACOM for special operations general officers. New Leaders For Pacific Commands Star-Advertiser · May 13, 2017 Hawaii News DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Special Operations Command Pacific welcomed a new commander in a change-of-command ceremony outside Camp H.M. Smith on Friday, with Army Maj. Gen. Bryan P. Fenton relinquishing […]

The Return of Marco Polo’s World And The U.S. Military Response

Very looooong essay/article.  But, if you have the time and inclination, it is rich and interesting, with much to think about.  RCP Dave Maxwell:   Below is the text of Robert Kaplan’s long essay.  The original with graphics, photos, and citations can be read at this link:  http://stories.cnas.org/the-return-of-marco-polos-world-and-the-u-s-military-response. We should read, ponder, and discuss this […]