Monthly Archives: November 2013

Reforming NSA From The Top

Fortuna’s Corner shared a post from The XX Committee Reforming NSA from the top by 20committee That the National Security Agency needs reform in the aftermath of the politically disastrous Snowden Operation seems unquestionable. As I’ve laid out in my open letter to my former employer, NSA needs to build trust with the American public, and fast, […]

For 20yrs. U.S. Nuclear Launch Codes At Minuteman Silos Was 8 Zeros — To Ensure Rapid Response To An Attack KARL SMALLWOOD – TODAYIFOUNDOUT.COMWEAPONS Today 7:00am 50,553g3151LE For 20 Years the Nuclear Launch Code at US Minuteman Silos Was 00000000 Today I found out that during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, that to minimize any foreseeable […]

Should USFK Honor Pledge To Retreat South Of Seoul?

Excerpt: The governments of both countries have their work cut out trying to make a convincing case for their change of heart. Dave Maxwell: Although correct in the both governments have their work cut out for them. But this is not about a convincing case for their change of heart.  This is about doing what […]

China Patrols New Air Defense Zone Over Disputed Islands

China Patrols Air Zone Over Disputed Islands 11/29/world/asia/japan-south- korea-fly-military-planes-in- zone-set-by-china.html?hp&_r=0 Japan Pool, via Jiji Press A Japanese patrol plane, pictured in 2011, flying over the disputed islands in the East China Sea. By JANE PERLEZ and MARTIN FACKLER Published: November 28, 2013 BEIJING – China sent fighter jets on the first patrols of its new air defense […]

How The Iran Nuclear Deal Matters For North Korea

THURSDAY, NOV 28, 2013 05:00 PM EST How the Iran Nuclear Deal Matters For North Korea South Koreans wonder whether the pact could be a model for the world’s other seemingly intractable nuclear standoff GEOFFREY CAIN, GLOBALPOST 28/how_the_iran_nuclear_deal_ matters_for_north_korea_ partner/ John Kerry (Credit: AP/Jacquelyn Martin) This article originally appeared on GlobalPost. SEOUL, South Korea – Given the tumultuous […]

European Firms Size Up Iran’s Post-Deal Potential

European Firms Size Up Iran’s Post-Deal Potential 12:00am EST * Populous, resource-rich Iran could be lucrative market * German exports to a post-sanction Iran could hit 5 bln euros * German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce reports increased interest * Many companies eyeing opportunities, but too early to act By Alexandra Hudson BERLIN, Nov 29 (Reuters) – […]

Invisible Rider On Iran Nuke Deal; Syria Ceded To Tehran In Exchange For Six-Month Weapons Pause

The Invisible Rider on the Deal Syria has been ceded to Iran in exchange for a six-month pause on Tehran’s nuclear program MICHAEL WEISSNovember 27, 2013 Much has been written about the technical points of the P5+1 interim agreement that authorized international sanctions relief in exchange for a slowdown (but not cessation or cancellation) […]

Army Scores Super Stealthy Drone; Looks Like A Bird had an article yesterday (Nov. 27) by Allen McDuffee noting that the Army has purchased a micro-drone (weighing just 2.5lbs. that can be contained in a 6in. tube).  The Maveric has a bird-like design, with flexible wings.  A Raptor-like appearance, the Maveric, made of composite material, that can fly as high as 25K feet and “zip along” […]

China’s Neighbors Test New Air Defense Zone Amid Conflicting Signals

Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) — Chinese warplanes flew over the country’s new air-defense zone after Japan sent aircraft into the area without warning, as the government in Beijing gave conflicting signals about how strictly it will respond to incursions. The flights yesterday by Chinese fighter jets and an early warning aircraft were normal patrols, Shen Jinke, […]

China Sends Jets Into Disputed Air Space

FINANCIAL TIMES November 28, 2013 China Sends Jets Into Disputed Air Space By Simon Mundy in Seoul and Demetri Sevastopulo in Hong Kong China sent fighter jets into its new air defence zone on Thursday further escalating tensions in the East China Sea that have also drawn in the US. Col Shen Jinke said several […]