Category Ukraine

Oliver Stone’s Fawning, 18 hr. Interview With Vladimir Putin

Moscow Times June 21, 2017 Putin, Depersonalized: What Does Oliver Stone’s Film Reveal About Russia’s Leader? In “Putin Interview”, the ordinary and casual moments are the most compelling By Mikhail Fishman American filmmaker Oliver Stone has faced intense criticism since the release of his 4-hour “Putin Interviews” earlier this month. Critics have assailed Stone for […]

McCain Threatens To Block Trump’s Pentagon Nominee

McCain Threatens To Block Trump’s Pentagon Nominee By Jeremy Herb, CNN Updated 12:49 PM ET, Tue June 20, 2017 Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., questions former FBI Director James Comey during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. Story highlights McCain accused Patrick Shanahan of ducking questions McCain threatened […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Thucydides Trap

Excerpts:   Although China’s rise presents particular challenges, Washington policymakers should heed five Cold War lessons. Lesson 1: War between nuclear superpowers is MADness. Lesson 2: Leaders must be prepared to risk a war they cannot win. Lesson 3: Define the new “precarious rules of the status quo.” Lesson 4: Domestic performance is decisive. Lesson […]

Europe Reckons With Its Depleted Armies: NATO Members Confront Rampant Materiel Shortages; Say POTUS Trump Has A Point On More Military Spending

https://www.wsj.com/articles/europe-reckons-with-its-depleted-armies-1496444305 Europe Reckons With Its Depleted Armies EUROPE As European NATO members confront rampant materiel shortages, officials acknowledge Trump has a point in calling for more military spending confront rampant materiel shortages, officials acknowledge Trump has a point in calling for more military spending Soldiers of several nations watch NATO tank exercises last month in […]

North Korea Likely To Have Sourced Engine For New IRBM From Countries Like Ukraine, Russia

North Korea Likely To Have Sourced Engine For New IRBM From Countries Like Ukraine, Russia: U.S. Expert By Chang Jae-soon, english.yonhapnews.co.kr View Original June 2nd, 2017 WASHINGTON, June 1 (Yonhap) — The engine for North Korea’s newly developed intermediate range ballistic missile is suspected to have been sourced from foreign countries like Ukraine or Russia, a U.S. […]

Russian Electronic Warfare In Ukraine: Between Real And Imaginable

Russian Electronic Warfare In Ukraine: Between Real And Imaginable Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 14 Issue: 71 By: Sergey Sukhankin May 24, 2017 08:02 PM Age: 13 hours RB-301B “Borisoglebsk-2” jamming system (Source: informnapalm.org) The outbreak of war in the Donbas region (April 2014) turned Ukraine into one of the main targets of Russian information […]

Putin’s Central European Spy Base: Why Does The Kremlin Have So Many Spies In The Czech Republic?

HTTP://OBSERVER.COM/2017/05/VLADIMIR-PUTIN-PRAGUE-CZECH-REPUBLIC-SPY-BASE/ OPINION Putin’s Central European Spy Base Why does the Kremlin have so many spies in the Czech Republic? By John R. Schindler • 05/18/17 10:45am · 00:2501:43 PRAGUE—The capital of the Czech Republic is indisputably one of the loveliest cities in Europe. Having avoided major bombing or combat in the Second World War, unlike most cities in […]

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 […]