Category U.S. House Of Rep.

Thornberry, Smith, Announce Final Subcommittee Roster

THORNBERRY, SMITH ANNOUNCE FINAL SUBCOMMITTEE ROSTERS Washington D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) today announced the final majority and minority members who will lead and serve on subcommittees for the 115th Congress. Mr. O’Rourke will serve as Vice Ranking Member of the Committee.  One additional Democratic […]

Rumored Names For Deputy Secretary Of Defense & Secretaries Of The Navy & Air Force

Rumored Names For Deputy Secretary Of Defense & Secretaries Of The Navy & Air Force www.fortunascorner.com      Defense News has an article on their website this morning, December 18, 2016, speculating on who may serve as Secretary of Defense Mattis’s (assuming he is confirmed) deputy, as well as candidates for the Service Secretaries. The […]

Initial Findings Of The U.S. House Of Representatives Joint Task Force On U.S. Central Command Intelligence Analysis

Left unsaid or addressed is any White House pressure on the CENTCOM leadership to slant or change the intelligence assessments on the Islamic Statea.  This is a POTUS and White House that repeatedly downplayed the threat that ISIS posed to the U.S. and the West; with the POTUS describing ISIS as the ‘javee team.’  And […]

McCain Panel Makes Ambitious Attempt To Streamline Balkanized Military Chain Of Command

Seven key points summarized below:   National Security Council.  Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.  Combatant Commands. General and Admirals. Office of the Secretary of Defense. Staffs and Headquarters.  Strategy Documents.   Conclusion: Collectively, the strategic-integration proposals contained in the Senate Armed Services Committees 2017 authorization bill would simplify and improve the functioning of a byzantine military system […]

Defense Bill Passes The House 277-147

DEFENSE BILL PASSES THE HOUSE 277-147 WASHINGTON – Today, the House Passed H.R. 4909 (277-147), the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017.  Upon passage, Chairman Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement: “This bipartisan bill supports the men and women who volunteer to put their lives on […]

HAC Passes Defense Spending Bill

HAC Passes Defense Spending Bill —WILL SKOWRONSKI The House Appropriations Committee passed its version of the Fiscal 2017 defense spending bill Tuesday. In line with the House Armed Services Committee’s version of the defense authorization bill, the $575.7 billion appropriations bill directs a large portion, $15.7 billion of the $58.6 billion in overseas contingency operations […]

The Stupidly Simple Spy Messages No Computer Could Decode

. thedailybeast.com The Stupidly Simple Spy Messages No Computer Could Decode by Shane Harris  March 6, 2016  14 min read  original Every day, hour after hour, the world’s spies send top secret information you can easily listen in on. When I was 10 years old, I found a shortwave radio in a crumbling old leather trunk […]

High School Student Claims To Have Hacked CIA Director’s Private AOL Email & Posted Contact Info Online

High School Student Claims To Have Hacked CIA Director’s Private AOL Email & Posted Contact Info Online www.fortunascorner.com      The New York Post, and London’s TheDailyMailOnline are reporting that CIA Director John Brennan’s private e-mail account has been hacked by [as of this note] an anonymous high school student.  The student told The New York […]

Obama Has Power To Circumvent Congress On Iran Nuclear Deal

Why not — he’s been contemptuous of the Republicans from the beginning.   He is after all…..the Emperor.   Rule by fiat and Executive Order.     Obama Has Power To Circumvent Congress On Iran Nuclear Deal Acting on his own, President Obama can delist Iranian banks, commercial entities and individuals targeted for sanctions. He can order […]

Special Operators And Intelligence Analysts: The 21st Century’s Lead Warriors

Special Operators and Intelligence Analysts: the 21st Century’s Lead Warriors https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=Q9S_lJeOKuM&feature=youtu.be Streamed live on Jul 23, 2015 Huge ground invasions and indefinite occupation forces are so last decade. Today’s wars, big and little, are being fought largely by the strategic deployment of limited Special Operators on the ground and intelligence analysts back stateside who […]