Monthly Archives: December 2015

North Korea Second Most Powerful Man Sent To Work In Mine For ‘Ideological Re-Education’

upi.com North Korea Second Most Powerful Man Sent To Work In Mine For ‘Ideological Re-Education’ Dec. 28, 2015  1 min read  original SEOUL, Dec. 28 (UPI) — North Korea‘s Choe Ryong Hae is serving a sentence in the mines of South Pyongan Province, where he is receiving “ideological re-education.” Choe, North Korea’s Workers’ Party Secretary and […]

Spy Agencies Resist Push For Expanded Scrutiny Of Top Employees

washingtonpost.com Spy Agencies Resist Push For Expanded Scrutiny Of Top Employees By Greg Miller December 29 at 12:01 PM by Follow @Gregpmiller  Dec. 29, 2015  3 min read  original U.S. intelligence agencies recently fought off a move by Congress to require the CIA and other spy services to disclose more details about high-ranking employees who have been promoted […]

Biggest Cyber Security Threats To Watch For In 2016; Gartner Forecasts 6.8B Devices Connected To Internet Of Things In 2016

Biggest Cyber Security Threats To Watch For In 2016; Gartner Forecasts 6.8B Devices Connected To Internet Of Things In 2016     Harriet Taylor, in a December 28, 2015 article on CNBC’s website is the latest in a series of articles on the evolving cyber threat and what may be the top cyber threats next […]

Intelligence Report Warns Of Russian Naval Buildup

Intelligence Report Warns of Russian Naval Buildup Nuclear submarines key element of Moscow ‘threat’ to region, ONI says Share Tweet Email Russian sub / ONI report BY: Bill Gertz December 29, 2015 5:00 am Following decades of neglect, Russian naval forces are being modernized with advanced submarines and increasingly lethal ballistic and cruise missiles, according […]

Pentagon Thwarts Obama’s Effort To Close Guantanamo

Excerpt: In interviews with multiple current and former administration officials involved in the effort to close Guantanamo, Reuters found that the struggle over Ba Odah’s medical records was part of a pattern. Since Obama took office in 2009, these people said, Pentagon officials have been throwing up bureaucratic obstacles to thwart the president’s plan to […]

Killing The Islamic State Softly: By ADM. James Stavridis

Excerpt: The interesting question is this: What would a smart power campaign directed against the challenges represented by the Islamic State (which are of course broader than just that group) look like? What are the techniques; levels of resources; and strategies of cooperation, collaboration, and communication? Killing the Islamic State Softly Military power will win battles […]

Social Media Screening For Terrorism Needs Multiple Lenses

brookings.edu Social Media Screening For Terrorism Needs Multiple Lenses Stuart N. Brotman | December 22, 2015 7:30am Dec. 22, 2015  2 min read  original Since the recent tragic terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California-where a radicalized Muslim couple gunned down 14 people at a holiday office party-much attention has been focused on the wife, Tashfeen Malik, a […]

SR-71: Why Is the World’s Fastest Plane in a Museum?

SR-71: Why Is the World’s Fastest Plane in a Museum? http://www.nationalinterest. org/blog/the-buzz/sr-71-why- the-worlds-fastest-plane- museum-14747?utm_medium=email& utm_source=flipboard Dave Majumdar December 28, 2015 Capable of cruising at speeds in excess of Mach 3.2, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was the fastest air-breathing manned aircraft to ever to see operational service. But even though its performance has never been matched, […]

Declassified: How the Pentagon Planned To Nuke The Soviet Union And China During The Cold War

washingtonpost.com Declassified: How the Pentagon Planned To Nuke The Soviet Union And China During The Cold War by Thomas Gibbons-Neff  Dec. 28, 2015  1 min read  original A nuclear explosion at the Nevada Test Site in 1953. (Photo courtesy the National Nuclear Security Administration) In the event of a nuclear war, the Pentagon in 1956 penned […]

Saudi Currency In Danger As Oil War Escalates; Riyadh Burning Through Foreign Reserves At Unsustainable Rate; Loss Of Confidence In Royal Family Could Come Next

Saudi Currency In Danger As Oil War Escalates; Riyadh Burning Through Foreign Reserves At Unsustainable Rate; Loss Of Confidence In Royal Family Could Come Next   www.fortunascorner.com        Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, one of my favorite writers, has an article on The Telegraph’s December 28, 2015 website that might make you uncomfortable if you are a watcher […]