David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of the page.  What ‘role’ will China/Russia play?  RCP David Maxwell Comment:  Unification will be hard regardless of the path followed to get there.  But the ROK must prepare for it NOW (and we should assist our ally in […] business/article/2046117/ chinas-plan-arctic-and- shipping-centre-rival- singapore CHINA’S PLAN FOR THE ARCTIC – AND A SHIPPING CENTRE TO RIVAL SINGAPORE Beijing may be playing it cool, but it sees its current role in the contested High North as just the tip of the iceberg BY RYAN KILPATRICK 15 NOV 2016 / UPDATED ON 16 NOV 2016 · Chinese expendition team […]

Russia reopens ferry route to North Korea OCTOBER 16, 2017 Reuters Staff MOSCOW, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Russia has resumed sea trips to isolated North Korea after a two-month break, the RIA news agency reported on Monday quoting the head of the company operating the route. The vessel, North Korean-flagged Mangyonbong, left the Russian […]

After Niger attack, a look at clandestine jihadists posing a growing danger to U.S. forces in Africa By Robyn Dixon, View Original October 21st, 2017 French armored vehicles head toward the Niger border in 2013. U.S. and French forces have spent years training and supporting the militaries of Mali, Niger and other countries to fight entrenched […] Xi Jinping’s leadership reshuffle revealed: meet the pair poised to become two of China’s most powerful men Key ally Li Zhanshu in line to become head of National People’s Congress, while Zhao Leji is set to succeed Wang Qishan as anti-corruption tsar PUBLISHED : Thursday, 19 October, 2017, 11:23am UPDATED : Thursday, 19 October, […]

Comment from a follower:  “Whether or not the specific launch is a violation of New START is beside the point; Russia could accumulate a stock of “ICBMs” and employ them at intermediate ranges during a security crisis in Europe, East Asia, or the Middle East.  Because of US compliance with the INF Treaty we would […]

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  There are some observations that David did not make that I will.  The hatred of POTUS Trump by most of the so-called ‘mainstream’ media is off the charts; and, they will stoop […]

The comments below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell Comment:  Dust off the Hunt for Red October (one of my favorite books by the way).   David Maxwell:  I received the below comments from  Professor Tom McNaugher when he flagged […]

Comment below is from one of my followers.  And, Beijing is also building an ‘unhackable’ encrypted communications in space.  RCP RC:   “The strategic significance of the Chinese One-Belt-One-Road concept is almost entirely ignored by the DoD/USG.  At the 19th CPC Congress last week, the Chinese formalized the incorporation of the Arctic region in their OBOR concept […]

Top Chinese officials ‘plotted to overthrow Xi Jinping’ View Original October 20th, 2017 China A top Chinese official has claimed several high-ranking members of the Communist Party had plotted to seize power from President Xi Jinping. These party members have since been arrested or jailed in a wide-reaching corruption crackdown launched by Mr Xi. […]