Monthly Archives: April 2014

CIA Keeps A Tight Grip On Its Own Secrets

CIA Keeps a Tight Grip on Its Own Secrets WASHINGTON April 30, 2014 (AP) By STEPHEN BRAUN Associated Press http://abcnews.go.com/ Politics/wireStory/cia-tight- grip-secrets-23526463? singlePage=true http://abcnews.go.com/ Politics/wireStory/cia-tight- grip-secrets-23526463? singlePage=true Associated Press The CIA does not give up its secrets easily. Under pressure from a Senate committee to declassify parts of a congressional report on harsh interrogations of […]

New Technology Will Transform The Way We Track And Find Lost Planes

New Technology Will Transform The Way We Track And Find Lost Planes Kevin Ashton, who is working on a book about creation, invention, and discovery, had an Op-Ed in yesterday’s (April, 29, 2014) New York Times, “Finding A Flash Drive In The Sea,” about the difficulties in finding missing planes, especially those who likely reside […]

The Khomeinist Dome: Iran’s Real Nuclear Intentions

The Khomeinist Dome: Iran’s Real Nuclear Intentions; What To Do The Day After A Final Nuclear Agreement Is Reached www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Dr. Walid Phares had an online article in yesterday’s (April 28, 2014) the algemeiner, with the title above. Mr. Phares is the author of “The Lost Spring: U.S. Policy In The Middle East And Catastrophes […]

Wish List Of Technologies For U.S. Special Operations

David Maxwell: Informal Institute For National Security Thinkers And Practitioners Georgetown University email: dsm62@georgetown.edu Dave My wish list would include sufficient O&M funding and authorities for sustained long term deployment to both train for and conduct special warfare. •*Special Warfare is the execution of activities that involve a combination of lethal and nonlethal actions taken […]

Why Ukraine Has Already Lost The Cyber War With Russia

Why Ukraine Has Already Lost The Cyber War, Too www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Patrick Tucker in the April 28, 2014 DefenseOne.com, writes, “don’t wait for cyber war between Ukraine and Russia to break out ahead of [any] the actual shooting” — because, Kiev has already lost that option. He adds that “Russia may already have unfettered access into […]

10 Craziest Rumors From North Korea

10 Of The Craziest Rumors From North Korea, Fact-Checked The Huffington Post | by Charlotte Alfred Posted: 04/28/2014 2:26 pm EDT Updated: 04/28/2014 2:59 pm EDT Print ArticleNorth Korea RumorsNorth KoreaNorth KoreaNorth Korea Facts http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ 2014/04/28/north-korea-rumors_ n_5160797.html Separating fact from fiction regarding North Korea is not easy. The isolated country’s leaders try to block information […]

At Your Feet; Or, At Your Throat: German FM Says “Russia Playing A Dangerous Game”

SPIEGEL ONLINE International Frank-Walter Steinmeier Talks About the Ukraine Crisis and Russia Foreign Minister Steinmeier: ‘Russia is Playing a Dangerous Game’ Interview Conducted by Nikolaus Blome Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier: “I don’t have a crystal ball.” DPA Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier: “I don’t have a crystal ball.” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier talks to SPIEGEL […]

Ukraine Crisis: U.S. Extends Sanctions On Russia

FINANCIAL TIMES Last updated: April 28, 2014 6:28 pm Ukraine Crisis: U.S. Extends Sanctions On Russia By Geoff Dyer in Washington, Jack Farchy in Moscow and Guy Chazan in London ©Bloomberg Igor Sechin The US has imposed further sanctions on Russia by targeting seven government officials and 17 companies linked to President Vladimir Putin’s inner […]

5 Philippine Bases Where The U.S. Military Will Look To Gain A Footing

April 28, 2014, 7:00 AM SGT 5 Philippine Bases Where the U.S. Military Will Look to Gain a Footing ByTrefor Moss http://blogs.wsj.com/ searealtime/2014/04/28/5- philippine-bases-where-the-u- s-military-will-look-to-gain- a-footing/tab/print/ A Philippine soldier stands on a pier near Oyster Bay on Palawan Island in the western Philippines on Sept. 25, 2013.Reuters The Philippines used to be a central hub […]

Dir. Nat. Intelligence Seeks To Obscure CIA Role In Human Intelligence

SECRECY NEWS from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy Volume 2014, Issue No. 31 April 28, 2014 Secrecy News Blog: http://blogs.fas.org/secrecy/ ** ODNI SEEKS TO OBSCURE CIA ROLE IN HUMAN INTELLIGENCE ** ASSESSING THE EFFECT OF SANCTIONS ON IRAN, AND MORE FROM CRS ODNI SEEKS TO OBSCURE CIA ROLE IN HUMAN INTELLIGENCE The Office of […]