North Korea is hacking bitcoin exchanges as currency value soars, expert says By Katherine Lam, View Original What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin, a digital currency, was created in 2008. Shares of Bitcoin are sold on internet exchanges where users remain anonymous. As the value of the cryptocurrency continues to hit record highs, here’s how it works. As […]

David Maxwell Comments:  “I have to correct my previous comment.  A friend and colleague who knows these things sent this comment to correct me:” Most of the 85th CA BDE is gone, but the Army will retain one active component conventional CA battalion (the 83rd) at FT Bragg, ADCON to the 16th MP BDE.   […]

Assessment of the Lone Wolf Terrorist Concept · by Divergent Options · December 11, 2017 Linda Schlegel holds a BA in Liberal Arts from the University College Maastricht (NL) and an MA in Terrorism, Security and Society from King’s College London (UK). Her main topics of interest are radicalization, the role of identity in extremism, and societal resilience. She can be […]

Excerpts: A preliminary analysis suggested a pattern of behavior that U.S. and Asian officials have independently confirmed: a broad North Korean effort to obtain outside expertise from private companies, academic institutions and even nonprofits, company officials said. North Korea is believed to have used technical designs from a British agricultural nonprofit in building its microbe-producing […]

What’s Ahead For Stocks In 2018? Barron’s 2018 Outlook; 2018’s Greatest Risk; Bitcoin Flips Wall Street Script — Bitcoin Futures Begin Trading, Sunday, December 10, 2017 At 6 p.m. EDT      We’re coming into the final trading stretch of the year; and historically, the best days for equities all year.  For history […]

This is how nuclear war with North Korea would unfold View Original December 8th, 2017 No one wants to fight a nuclear war. Not in North Korea, not in South Korea and not in the United States. And yet leaders in all three countries know that such a war may yet come — if […]

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell, and his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell’s Comments:  From Buzzfeed.   “A lot of speculation in this to include from sources that may not really be able to offer credible assessments.  But I would really […]

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell’s Comment:  “I have not seen any open source reporting on what our intelligence community has said on this.  I have long wondered (and this is only speculation since […]

“The Landmark Julius Caesar,” New Book Chronicling The Military Campaigns Of One Of History’s Greatest ‘Captains;’ Edited By Kurt A. Raaflaub      James Romm, editor of The Landmark Arian: The Campaigns Of Alexander,” and the author of “How To Die: An Ancient Guide To The End Of Life,” to be published January, 2018, had a book review of […]

James Stavridis: Three military ideas for dealing with North Korea- Nikkei Asian Review December 8, 2017 11:14 am JST James Stavridis US must prepare responses while it pursues talks with Pyongyang and Beijing THAAD under test. More needs to be done to increase defense against missile attacks both in number and quality. © Reuters As […]