Monthly Archives: November 2015

Dealing With Pakistan’s Nuclear Breakout

thediplomat.com Dealing With Pakistan’s Nuclear Breakout 5 min read  original Image Credit: REUTERS/Stringer What is the best way to bring Pakistan into the non-proliferation fold? The 2003 conquest of Iraq, disintegration of Syria, and recent nuclear deal with Iran has seemingly pushed the nuclear non-proliferation frontier to Pakistan. There is concern that at current rates […]

FBI Tracking 48 High-Risk Islamic State Suspects In The U.S., With More Than 500 Agents In Elite Surveillance Teams Following Radicalized People Around The Clock

FBI Tracking 48 High-Risk Islamic State Suspects In The U.S., With More Than 500 Agents In Elite Surveillance Teams Following Radicalized People Around The Clock www.fortunascorner.com      Ollie Gillman writes in the November 26, 2015 edition of London’s TheDailyMailOnline, that “the FBI is tracking at least 48 high-risk Islamic State (ISIS) suspects on U.S. […]

Newest Version Of World’s Worst Ransomware Has Surfaced In The Nuclear Exploit Kit — One Of The Most Potent Exploit Kits Available In The Underground Market For Hacking Into Computers

Newest Version Of World’s Worst Ransomware Has Surfaced In The Nuclear Exploit Kit — One Of The Most Potent Exploit Kits Available In The Underground Market For Hacking Into Computers        Swati Khandelwal, writes on the November 25, 2015 edition of TheHackerNews.com, that “Cryptowall 4.0 — the newest version of the world’s worst Ransomware — has […]

Going To Mars On A New Mayflower: Exploration Is Only The Start Of A Long Voyage

Going To Mars On A New Mayflower:  Exploration Is Only The Start Of A Long Voyage        It is Thanksgiving Day, and I hope that all of you who might read this today — have a nice holiday with your family and friends.  Mine is a very small circle now; and, much smaller […]

Russia & Hybrid Combat: Russian Cadets To Study Psy-Ops & Info Warfare In New Training Course

America may not be interested in unconventional warfare but UW is being practiced around the world by those who are interested in it.   Source: Interfax-AVN military news agency, Moscow. Translated from Russian by BBC Monitoring FS1-RUSSIA-HYBRID-COMBAT Russian Cadets To Study Psy-Ops And Information-Wars In New Training Course Military dangers and threats in the modern […]

Why ISIS Is Winning

huffingtonpost.com Why ISIS is Winning by Paul Heroux  6 min read  original The short version: ISIS is winning because the major players in this fight are not working together and even working against each other. The long version is more complicated. The US, UK and France are all working well together, but they are not working […]

U.S. Did Not Strike ISIS Oil Wells Because Of Potential Environmental Damage

When the POTUS and his national security team are making these kind of decisions:  not striking the ISIS-controlled oil wells, overly restrictive rules-of-engagement, and, the unwillingness to capture and interrogate high value targets at Guantanamo Bay Prison — you get the Lyndon Johnson administration on steroids.   The Johnson administration suffered historically for its micro-management […]

U.K. Strives To Become More Reliable Defense Partner

U.K. Strives To Become More Reliable Defense Partner After years of cuts to British airpower, the U.K. strengthens its air force and rebuilds maritime patrol capability Nov 26, 2015 Tony Osborne | Aviation Week & Space Technology · EMAIL inShare Comments 3 Filling in the Gaps With a £12 billion ($18 billion) uptick in the […]

The ‘Spymasters’ Review: As Candid As Spooks Get

Premiers on Showtime on Saturday night.  You can listen to an 11 minute radio segment from WBUR’s Here & Now with the writer as well as see a trailer at this link:  http://hereandnow.wbur.org/ 2015/11/25/showtime- spymasters-documentary   General Hayden’s sound bite on waterboarding is a keeper.       The ‘Spymasters’ Review: As Candid As Spooks […]

What James Donovan Did After The Bridge of Spies

mobile.nytimes.com What James Donovan Did After The Bridge of Spies by Jonathan Wolfe  Nov. 25, 2015  1 min read  original Just six months after the spy swap at the center of Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies,” James B. Donovan, the New York lawyer who negotiated that exchange in real life, sat down in Havana with Fidel Castro for high-stakes talks […]