Excerpts: ‘On Desperate Ground’ Review: Victory in Retreat The hubris of MacArthur, rather than the fighting, was the main cause of casualties at the Chosin Reservoir By Mark YostSept. 27, 2018 6:01 p.m. ET In a somber ceremony at Honolulu’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in early August, the remains of 55 U.S. troops who fought and […]

Pentagon: Dunford Will Serve Full Term As Joint Chiefs Chairman The Hill · by Ellen Mitchell · December 10, 2018 A Defense Department spokesman on Monday said that Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford will serve the remainder of his term despite President Trump announcing his successor 10 months ahead of his end date. “At this point, all […]

The Huawei Executive’s Arrest Is Igniting Fear. The U.S. Should Take Notice. The New York Times · by Li Yuan · December 10, 2018 The New New World The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, has caused some in the tech elite to reconsider travel plans between China and the United States.CreditAly Song/Reuters Days after the […]

Why Huawei Smartphones Are So Popular All Over The World — Except The U.S., Where Stores Don’t Sell Them Business Insider · by Antonio Villas-Boas · December 10, 2018 Huawei is the second largest smartphone maker in the world, selling more smartphones than Apple and only beaten by Samsung. Despite such a massive global presence and success, Huawei devices aren’t often […]

Historic Moment NASA Announces Its Voyager 2 Probe Has Become The Second Man-Made Object To Enter Interstellar Space      As Phoebe Weston wrote on the December 10, 2018 edition of the DailyMail, “history was made today as NASA’s Voyager 2 probe became the second man-made object to venture out into interstellar space. The announcement comes […]

Russia Dispatching Blackjack Bombers To Venezuela Nuclear-capable jets to bolster leftist Maduro regime BY: Bill Gertz for the WFB // December 10, 2018 4:59 am Russia is deploying nuclear-capable Tu-160 Blackjack bombers to Venezuela this week as part of an increasingly provocative pattern of bomber training flights, according to American defense officials.  At least two Blackjacks will […]

The Arctic Sees Escalating Militarization Source China Military Online Editor Yao Jianing Time 2018-12-07 A+– By Li Zhixin Starting next year, Russia will require foreign military ships traveling through Russian Arctic sea route to give prior notification to relevant department of the Russian government, said Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the National Defense Control […]

“When Everything Is Down – Cheer Up;” Palladium Challenges Gold As Top Metal; Why Slumping Silver Prices Could Turn Higher     The title of an article by Ben Levisohn in this weekend’s (Dec. 10, 2018) Barron’s, “DOW Drops 4.5 Percent In A Deep, Dark December,” pretty much sums up how investors and traders are feeling heading into […]

David Maxwell Comment:  “An important interview.As an aside something we do not emphasize enough is that sanctions relief is not something that the President can just decide to do. The US sanctions requiring ending the nuclear program and ending the human rights violations by the north.  Those requirements are part of the legislation.  (which is one reason why we […]

The 6 Reasons Why Huawei Gives The U.S. And Its Allies Security Nightmares Technology Review · by Martin Giles and Elizabeth Woyke The detention in Canada of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s CFO and the daughter of its founder, is further inflaming tensions between the US and China. Her arrest is linked to a US extradition request on undisclosed charges, but […]

 How A Chilling Saudi Cyberwar Ensnared Jamal Khashoggi Mr.  Ignatius leaves out Mr. Khashoggi’s lonn-term history of association with the Muslim Brotherhood and Osama bin Laden. Indeed, the Washington Post — in the months before his murder, published one of Mr. Khashoggi’s articles — in English and Arabic — which was supportive of the Muslim […]