Monthly Archives: May 2016

Russia’s Pacific Pivot: The Moscow-Beijing Shadow Boxing Continues

  The National Interest May 27, 2016 Russia’s Pacific Pivot: The Moscow-Beijing Shadow Boxing Continues By Miles Maochun Yu Miles Maochun Yu is a professor of East Asia and military and naval history at the United States Naval Academy (USNA). Squeezed in Europe by U.S-led sanctions and robust NATO reactions in the aftermath of the […]

Why ISIS Remains A Threat

Conclusion:   To be successful in the long term against the threat of the Islamic State, the United States should focus its power on undermining the organization’s core appeal. The United States must recognize the sectarian nature of the Syrian conflict, which enhances the attraction to the Islamic State as the best Sunni Army in […]

No, You Can’t Have a Small Nuclear War – War Is Boring

warisboring.com  Read Later No, You Can’t Have a Small Nuclear War – War Is Boring by War Is Boring  May 26, 2016  5 min read  original by GEOFF WILSON and WILL SAETREN In the event of a rapidly escalating conflict with the Russians, should the United States conduct a “limited” nuclear strike to coerce the enemy […]

Defusing The Nazi Bomb: The Allies Tried 4 Times To Sabotage A Norwegian Plant And Deny Hitler’s Physicists A Vital Fission Ingredient For Making An Atomic Bomb

Defusing The Nazi Bomb:  The Allies Tried 4 Times To Sabotage A Norwegian Plant And Deny Hitler’s Physicists A Vital Fission Ingredient For Making An Atomic Bomb   www.fortunascorner.com        As we reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day, and honor those who gave their lives so that we can live freely, a […]

McCain Panel Makes Ambitious Attempt To Streamline Balkanized Military Chain Of Command

Seven key points summarized below:   National Security Council.  Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.  Combatant Commands. General and Admirals. Office of the Secretary of Defense. Staffs and Headquarters.  Strategy Documents.   Conclusion: Collectively, the strategic-integration proposals contained in the Senate Armed Services Committees 2017 authorization bill would simplify and improve the functioning of a byzantine military system […]

‘North Korean Social Network’ Appears

‘North Korean Social Network’ Appears http://www.northkoreatech.org/ 2016/05/28/north-korean- social-network-appears/ TOPICS:Star JVStarcon POSTED BY: MARTYN WILLIAMS MAY 28, 2016 A Facebook-like social network has appeared on a North Korean web server, apparently installed by the state-run Internet service provider. The site, which was first spotted by Doug Madory at Dyn Research, is available atwww.starcon.net.kp. It’s running PHP Dolphin, a do-it-yourself social network application […]

Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus And The Afterlife Of A Scandal

mobile.nytimes.com  Read Later Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus And The Afterlife Of A Scandal by Jessica Bennett  May 28, 2016  11 min read  original WEST POINT, N.Y. – It was 6:30 a.m. at the United States Military Academy, the sun was rising over the Hudson River, and Paula Broadwell was in athletic gear. With a half-dozen women, […]

U.S. Special Forces Will Soon Have A New Weapon At Their Disposal: Stealth Motorcycles

U.S. Special Forces Will Soon Have A New Weapon At Their Disposal: Stealth Motorcycles http://bgr.com/2016/05/28/ stealth-motorcycle-prototypes- darpa/ By Yoni Heisler on May 28, 2016 at 12:28 PM Over the past few decades, the military has made great strides towards improving its stealth technology. Today, the U.S. Air Force can make use of stealth fighter jets and stealth […]

This Is The Tiny Camera That Might Change The Future Of Warfare

washingtonpost.com  Read Later This Is The Tiny Camera That Might Change The Future Of Warfare by Thomas Gibbons-Neff  May 26, 2016  2 min read  original Part of a Harris Integrated Soldier System at SOFIC 2016 in Tampa, Fla. (Thomas Gibbons-Neff/The Washington Post) TAMPA – To those trying to coordinate troop movements, communications and air support in the […]

How The U.S. Would Destroy North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons

marketwatch.com Opinion: How The U.S. Would Destroy North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons by Stratfor Analysts  May 25, 2016  4 min read  original No other country can match the United States when it comes to projection of power. Should Washington decide to carry out a military strike against North Korea, even a limited one, the immediate impact would […]