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The Tactics Russian Intelligence Uses To Harass Foreign Diplomats

Comments by Dave Maxwell:  The 64 page report can be downloaded directly here.  https://www.teabeamet.ee/pdf/2017-en-c482143c.pdf  Thanks to the Estonians for putting this together.   We should not jettison the lessons of the Cold War and the Soviet era.  We should remember the threats our diplomats face from the Russians. The Tactics Russian Intelligence Uses To Harass Foreign […]

Russian Cruise Missile, Deployed Secretly, Violates Treaty, Officials Say

Russian Cruise Missile, Deployed Secretly, Violates Treaty, Officials Say By MICHAEL R. GORDONFEB. 14, 2017 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Share Tweet Email More Save Photo President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia last week. Russia’s reported deployment of a new type of missile presents another challenge to its relations with the United […]

Detachment A: Clandestine Special Forces Missions From Berlin To Iran

Detachment A: Clandestine Special Forces Missions From Berlin To Iran By Det-a Book Authors, www.detachment-a.org View Original February 6th, 2017 It was the early 1970’s, at Andrews Barracks in Berlin, where a stern looking Special Forces Sergeant Major paced down the hallway for roll call. Daily army accountability formations are normally held outside, but due to the […]

The Yemen Raid: Uncertain Implications For U.S. Counterterrorism Policy And Decision-Making

Excerpts: While the raid implies an intensification of US involvement, the Trump administration’s decision-making process leading up to the mission signals a more dangerous departure from the norm. Rather than call a formal National Security Council Principals Committee meeting, Trump discussed the raid with some of his advisors over an informal dinner, and the military […]

Poland Wants Nuclear Weapons For Europe

David Stein 1:36 AM (5 hours ago) to David, Frank, keith, Frank, me, Tom 4 of 8,369 Poland Wants Nuclear Weapons For Europe From Deutsche Welle Poland wants nuclear weapons for Europe In a newspaper interview, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, chairman of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), has called for a European nuclear superpower. Is […]

“Islam Strengthening In Europe With The Blessing Of The Church”

      In this mailing: Giulio Meotti: “Islam Strengthening in Europe with the Blessing of the Church” Judith Bergman: Austria: Does the Church Really Care about Terrorism? Burak Bekdil: Turkey: Erdogan’s Grab for Absolute Power “Islam Strengthening in Europe with the Blessing of the Church” by Giulio Meotti  •  January 29, 2017 at 6:00 […]

Trump’s First Foreign Policy Win Could Be In Syria

Trump’s First Foreign Policy Win Could Be In Syria | RealClearWorld realclearworld.com · by David PollockJanuary 22, 2017 In the week after his inauguration, President Trump will have an unusual opportunity to put his new diplomatic designs to the test in, of all places, Astana, the remote capital of Kazakhstan. If this sounds like a Borat joke, […]

Seven Trump Foreign Policy Assumptions

Seven Trump Foreign Policy Assumptions lawfareblog.com By Daniel Byman Friday, January 20, 2017, 9:00 AM A new day, a new president, a new set of challenges for the foreign policy establishment. It’s hard to be a member of the foreign policy establishment. President George W. Bush challenged many of the establishment’s basic premises with his emphasis on […]

#Reviewing The Sterling Forest: What Happens Next In The Baltics?

Excerpt: Strategists ask few truly new questions. The best ones ask the right old questions. They stand at the modern-day overlook and see familiar landscapes. They scan what’s out there knowing only one thing for sure: that knowledge is power only if that knowledge is used. What to do? Good hypotheticals become powerful binoculars. If […]

Assad Needs ‘Useless Syria’ Too

POLICYWATCH 2742 Assad Needs ‘Useless Syria’ Too Fabrice Balanche January 4, 2017   Eastern Syria holds major hydrocarbon and agricultural resources that make it a vital asset in Assad’s quest for regime self-sufficiency, and a potentially powerful source of U.S. leverage against him. In the Western media, the term “useful Syria” is sometimes used to […]