U.S. War Ship Nears Chinese Island In First Navigation Challenge Under Trump: report By Max Greenwood, View Original May 24th, 2017 A United States Navy war ship neared an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday in the first U.S. freedom of navigation operation under the Trump administration, the Wall Street Journal reported. […]

Evolution Of U.S. Cyber Operations And Information Warfare · by Divergent Options · May 25, 2017 Brett Wessley is an officer in the U.S. Navy, currently assigned to U.S. Pacific Command. The contents of this paper reflect his own personal views and are not necessarily endorsed by U.S. Pacific Command, Department of the Navy or Department of […]

John Rood Leads Candidates For Pentagon Policy Chief Popular Searches John Rood, a veteran national security policymaker, has emerged as the leading candidate of Defense Secretary James Mattis to be the next undersecretary of defense for policy. more > Print By Bill Gertz – – Wednesday, May 24, 2017 John Rood, a veteran national security […]

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: The outbreak of war in the Donbas region (April 2014) turned Ukraine into one of the main targets of Russian information […]

Graham: Congress Has ‘No Plan’ To End Sequestration Amid Military Readiness Challenges ‘We shot down more planes than anybody else because of our budget’ Share Tweet Email Sen. Lindsey Graham / Getty Images BY: Natalie Johnson Follow @nataliejohnsonn May 24, 2017 3:35 pm The Trump administration’s 2018 defense budget proposal will likely extend sequestration into […]

‘NATO, An American-Made Mechanism For Geopolitical Control Of Europe’ Published time: 25 May, 2017 11:28 Get short URL © Kay Nietfeld / DPA / Global Look Press NATO exists for the same reasons it did when it was first founded: make sure the Americans stay in Europe, keep the Russians out, and keep the Germans […]

Excerpts: Given all this, how should the United States and its allies respond? Although the seriousness of the conversation is different in Japan and South Korea, one option is nuclear-arming, or the introduction of nuclear weapons by the United States. However, it would seem to be premature to conclude that Japan and South Korea need […]

‘Don’t Cry For Me Pyongyang:’ Cyber Security Firm, Symantec Increasingly Confident WannaCry Ransomware Attack/Cyber Pandemic, Linked to North Korea      Joe Uchill has an article on yesterday’s (May 22, 2017), noting that “researchers at [the cyber security firm], Symantec, are increasingly confident that a recent, massive ransomware outbreak — is linked […]

Manchester Bomb Suspect Said To Have Had Ties To al Qaeda, Terrorism Training Abroad By Alexander Smith, View Original May 23rd, 2017 MANCHESTER, England — Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old British man believed to have killed 22 people in a suicide-bomb attack, had ties to al Qaeda and had received terrorist training abroad, a U.S. intelligence official told […]

Here is the link to the long article referenced below:   Here is the conclusion from that article:   For most of the nuclear age, there were many impediments to effective counterforce. Weapons were too inaccurate to reliably destroy hardened targets; fratricide prevented many-on-one targeting; the number of targets to strike was huge; target […]