Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell’s Comment:  It is my belief that no external nation/military can conduct effective counterinsurgency in another country.  An external military that conducts counterinsurgency becomes by definition an occupying power or a […]

U.S. Navy Collisions Stoke Cyber Threat Concerns By Tim Johnson, View Original August 21st, 2017 The Pentagon won’t yet say how the USS John S. McCain was rammed by an oil tanker near Singapore, but red flags are flying as the Navy’s decades-old reliance on electronic guidance systems increasing looks like another target of cyberattack. The […]

Ships Fooled In GPS Spoofing Attack Suggest Russian Cyberweapon By David Hambling, View Original August 10th, 2017 Reports of satellite navigation problems in the Black Sea suggest that Russia may be testing a new system for spoofing GPS, New Scientist has learned. This could be the first hint of a new form of electronic warfare available to everyone […]

Excerpts: Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, also at the Aspen Forum, pointed out there is a rational reason for Kim’s actions – “survival, survival for his regime, survival for his country.”   He described the North Korean leader as “not crazy,” and Kim watching “what has happened around the world relative to nations that […]

This Missile Could Reach California. But Can North Korea Use It With A Nuclear Weapon? AUG. 22, 2017 HTTPS://WWW.NYTIMES.COM/INTERACTIVE/2017/08/22/WORLD/ASIA/NORTH-KOREA-NUCLEAR-WEAPONS.HTML?HP&ACTION=CLICK&PGTYPE=HOMEPAGE&CLICKSOURCE=STORY-HEADING&MODULE=PHOTO-SPOT-REGION&REGION=TOP-NEWS&WT.NAV=TOP-NEWS&_R=0 Source: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) North Korea is speeding toward a goal it has sought for decades: the ability to hit a major American city with a nuclear weapon. Actually striking the United States would be […]

Three Questions Arising From Recent U.S. Navy Collisions By Bryan Mcgrath, View Original August 21st, 2017 CHANGI NAVAL BASE, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE (August 21, 2017) Damage to the portside is visible as the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) steers towards Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore, following a collision with the merchant vessel […]

3D Opportunity For Adversaries Additive Manufacturing Considerations For National Security By Michael Stehn, Ian Wing, Tina Carlile, Joe Dichairo, Joe Mariani, View Original August 22nd, 2017 Introduction In 2013, Cody Wilson, a self-described crypto-anarchist and gun-rights activist, posted blueprints for the Liberator, a functioning one-shot plastic pistol that could be reproduced with a 3D printer, via additive […]

Navy To Pause Operations, Review Collisions, The U.S. Navy announced a pause in its global operations and patrols and has begun a broad investigation after the destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel, leaving 10 sailors missing, the second such incident in as many months. The response by the U.S. military signals the […]

The Future of Russia’s Armed Forces, After Putin (Op-ed) In today’s Russia, the Army is failing in its core functions Aug 18, 2017 — 12:14 — Update: Aug. 18 2017 — 15:19 By Pavel Luzin 24 shares facebook twitter e-mail Most Read World Russian Emigres in New York Unfazed by Sanctions Fallout Russia Russia’s Strange and Whimsical […]

Russia’s Next Gen Subs Too Stealthy For Enemy’s Radars © Photo: “Sevmash” Press Service Military & Intelligence 19:50 20.08.2017(updated 19:54 20.08.2017) Get short URL 46252261 Russia’s new nuclear submarines will “disappear” from its potential enemy’s radars, Russian newspaper Izvestia wrote. Radio Sputnik discussed the issue with military expert Alexander Mozgovoy who said that the struggle […]