Monthly Archives: March 2016

Inside The FBI’s Secret Muslim Network

Inside The FBI’s Secret Muslim Network While candidates stoke fears of Islam, a little-known counterterror program has been going exactly the other way. By Michael Hirsh March 24, 2016       http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/03/fbi-muslim-outreach-terrorism-213765   Dearborn, Michigan, may be the closest thing America has to a Mollenbeek, the seething, Islamicized neighborhood of Brussels believed to have harbored the terrorists […]

Sanctioned North Korea Firm Active In Iran

upi.com  Read Later Sanctioned North Korea Firm Active In Iran, source says March 28, 2016  1 min read  original SEOUL, March 28 (UPI) — The North Korean executives of Korea Mining Development Trading Corp. visited Iran shortly after the adoption of sanctions. KOMID, which is under both United Nations Security Council and U.S. sanctions, has been […]

National Security Reform Must Go Beyond Pentagon

upi.com  Read Later Harlan Ullman: National Security Reform Must Go Beyond Pentagon March 28, 2016  3 min read  original Thirty years ago, two landmark efforts sought to impose “reform” on the Department of Defense. The first was the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 that attempted to impose “jointness” on the Pentagon by fundamentally altering the personnel […]

What Guides The U.S. Intelligence Community

dailysignal.com  Read Later What Guides The U.S. Intelligence Community by David R. Shedd  March 28, 2016  2 min read  original For more than 30 years every president has used Executive Order 12333 to provide both organizational and implementation direction to the intelligence community. This executive order, which was first signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has directed […]

North Korea Could Have Miniaturized Nukes, Japan Report Says

North Korea Could Have Miniaturized Nukes, Japan Report Says Pyongyang is stepping up missile development, according to a Tokyo government think tank. By Elizabeth Shim | March 25, 2016 at 12:55 PM North Korea is increasingly touting its nuclear weapons capabilities, and concern is growing in the United States and Japan about its missiles development. […]

Nine Lessons Of Russian Propaganda

Excerpts: 1. Rely on dissenting political groups in Western countries for dissemination. 2. Domestic propaganda is most important. 3. Destroy and ridicule the idea of truth. 4. “Putin is strong.  Russia is strong.” 5. Headlines are more important than reality, especially while first impressions are forming. 6. Demoralize.  7. Move the conversation.  8. Pollute the information […]

Russia’s Quiet Military Revolution, And What It Means For Europe

An October 2015 report from the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).  The 18 page report can be downloaded at this link.  http://www.ecfr.eu/page/-/ Russias_Quiet_Military_ Revolution.pdf       Russia’s Quiet Military Revolution, And What It Means For Europe   Gustav Gressel SUMMARY * Russia has implemented far-reaching military reforms to create a more professional and combat-ready […]

Homicide Bomber In Pakistan Kills 65 And Injures 300; Islamic Extremism ‘Is Mushrooming In The World’s Only Nuclear-Armed Muslim Country’ — What Can The U.S. Do If Pakistan Loses Control Of Its Nuclear Weapons Arsenal?

Homicide Bomber In Pakistan Kills 65 And Injures 300;  Islamic Extremism ‘Is Mushrooming In The World’s Only Nuclear-Armed Muslim Country’ — What Can The U.S. Do If Pakistan Loses Control Of Its Nuclear Weapons Arsenal? www.fortunascorner.com      Various news outlets and websites are reporting this evening that a homicide bomber targeting Christians celebrating the […]

U.S. GDP Grows At Anemic 1.4 Percent In The 4th Quarter Of 2015; Stocks Close Out Holiday Shortened Trading Week Down Almost One Percent On Hawkish Fed-Speak, Weak Oil, Strong Dollar

U.S. GDP Grows At Anemic 1.4 Percent In The 4th Quarter Of 2015; Stocks Close Out Holiday Shortened Trading Week Down Almost One Percent On Hawkish Fed-Speak, Weak Oil, Strong Dollar www.fortunascorner.com      Wall Street was closed for Good Friday in observance of Easter Passover.  Thus, markets were unable to react to Friday’s release […]

Two Belgian Nuclear Power Plant Workers Have Joined ISIS Leading To Fears Jihadis Have Intelligence They Need To Cause A Nuclear Meltdown Disaster — ISIS Upping It’s Game In Human Intelligence Collection Operations

Two Belgian Nuclear Power Plant Workers Have Joined ISIS Leading To Fears Jihadis Have Intelligence They Need To Cause A Nuclear Meltdown Disaster — ISIS Upping It’s Game In Human Intelligence Collection Operations www.fortunascorner.com      Jennifer Newton writes on the March 26, 2016 website edition of London’s The Daily Mail Online, that “two workers […]