Excerpts: People skills in cybersecurity also are needed at the policy level, said Debora Plunkett, former director of information assurance at the National Security Agency. “Cyber is a lot of technical work, but also a lot of policy.”   “We need lots of technical people,” Plunkett said at a New America conference in Washington. “We also […]

Conclusion: EW: How does game theory suggest the U.S. should act?   TR: There are situations where you apply game theory and it gives you crisp, clear prescriptions about what you should do. In principle you could use game theory to decide what is the best way of bluffing in a game like poker. But […]

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from David Maxwell; and, his contact info can be found at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell:  Rare indeed.  And significant. Though it would have been better had he actually gone to Dandong. I would have liked to seem him standing on the bridge halfway […]

David Maxwell’s comment:  Note the planning timeline.  We are probably two years from implementation.  I imagine we might see federal employees start leaving for other civilian non-government jobs before this is implemented (unless they expect that there will be some kind of attractive severance package that employees might wait for). OMB is reviewing the preliminary agency reform […] Rogue Heroes: How The SAS Was Forged From The ‘Sweepings Of Public Schools And Prisons’, Revealed In An Elite Regiment’s Secret War Diary By Ben Macintyre For The Daily Mail Published: 17:01 EDT, 4 August 2017 | Updated: 21:01 EDT, 4 August 2017 The wind had reached gale-force as the five elderly Bristol Bombay transport aircraft neared their target, […]

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) Dave Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell:  Unfortunately I do not think the “little general” will fear total economic isolation and it will not change his behavior. (Plus we have to question whether we can […]

Excerpt: There’s no way to “solve” the North Korean dilemma. This situation is full of uncomfortable, hard, and unfair truths with no easy resolution in sight. But perhaps President Trump should make use of his overly-self assured, unorthodox nature to get Kim back to the table and his finger away from the trigger. An offer […]

Silent Attack – Weaponizing Sound:  How A ‘Silent’ Sonic Weapon Might Work — And Cause Hearing Loss Without Any Of The People Involved Noticing A Painful, Audible Sound        Tia Chose, who writes for the website, Live, had an article posted on the August 14, 2017 edition/website, explaining how U.S. diplomats in […]

Comment in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret,) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of the page.  RCP, David Maxwell:  Note that it is the US that is “preventing” China from cooperating: THAAD, secondary sanctions, strengthening ties with Taiwan, as well as the loss of profit (a “pretty penny”) the […]

David Maxwell:  Received from a friend who is a real rocket scientist who knows about these things.  Notice the importance of the human element in this. His analogy is especially interesting.  Some important food for thought. I’m purely speculating, but my suspicion is slightly different: it’s not that they wanted a few engines, they wanted […]