The comments below in blue are by Col. (Ret.) Dave Maxwell. Dave Maxwell:  Ms. Darden misquoted me in her final paragraph.  I specifically said “Korean people living in the north” and not “north Korean people.” Please consider the difference. What Would Happen If Trump Went To War With North Korea? By Lizzie Dearden, View Original April […]

French Elections, Geopolitical Tensions/North Korea, Big Tech On Deck; POTUS Trump’s Tax Cut Plan Will Drive Wall Street & Sarepta Theraputics (SRPT) Stock Could Double, Or More Says Barron’s ‘The French Connection:’ The Future Of The European Union May Well Be At Stake       Voters in France have been casting their ballots to […] North Korean Submarine Missile Program Advances Rapid development of KN-11 missile, submarines, UN says KN-11 launcher BY: Bill Gertz April 20, 2017 5:00 am North Korea is making rapid progress on developing submarine-launched ballistic missiles and missile-firing submarines, according to a report by a United Nations panel of experts. “Rapid technological developments have taken place […]

  Excerpt: The clock is ticking. And China’s preference for awaiting developments, in the hope that the status quo that has lasted decades will hold, will be sorely tested. If Trump’s escalation backs down, then the Chinese may be able to muddle through the current situation. And many Americans may be unaware that we have […]

North Korea and ‘Dr. Evil’ should not be able to get away with this.  RCP, N.Korea Detains U.S. Citizen; At Least 3rd American Being Held View Original April 23rd, 2017 PYONGYANG — North Korea recently detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, in the latest case of an American being held in the […]

Why North Korea’s Special Operations Forces Should Not Be Underestimated By Brian Adam Jones, View Original April 21st, 2017 As tensions escalate between the United States and North Korea, more than the Hermit Kingdom’s aspiring nuclear program, the more immediate threat may be the emphasis North Korea places on its special operations forces. North Korea invests […]

The comments highlighted in blue below are by Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP, fortunascorner Dave Maxwell:  This is the most significant use of force by Korean civilians in the north against security forces that I can recall.   Sure when faced with possible capture […] Vol. 39 No. 7 · 30 March 2017 pages 13-15 | 3706 words What’s Left? Sheila Fitzpatrick ·     BUYOctober: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville Verso, 358 pp, £18.99, May, ISBN 978 1 78478 280 1 ·     BUYThe Russian Revolution 1905-1921 by Mark D. Steinberg Oxford, 388 pp, £19.99, February, ISBN 978 0 19 922762 4 ·     BUYRussia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928 by S.A. […]

What It Would Really Take To Sink A Modern Aircraft Carrier Robert Farley Thursday 10:45am Filed to: aircraft carriers 285.7K 53349 Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford heads out to sea for the first time under its own power for builder’s trials. The future USS Gerald R. Ford is the first in a new class of […]

Interesting.  RCP   Chinese Jihadis’ Rise In Syria Raises Concerns At Home By BASSEM MROUE AND GERRY SHIH | Associated Press | Published: April 22, 2017 Turkistan Islamic Party, View Original April 22nd, 2017 BEIRUT — Many don’t speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese […]