Monthly Archives: October 2016

NSA Apparently Missed/Overlooked ‘Big Red Flags’ With Respect To Contractor Harold Martin’s Personal Behavior And Background; But, Ferreting Out A Potential Mole/Security Risk Is Complicated & Has Its Own Downside

NSA Apparently Missed/Overlooked ‘Big Red Flags’ With Respect To Contractor Harold Martin’s Personal Behavior And Background; But, Ferreting Out A Potential Mole/Security Risk Is Complicated & Has Its Own Downside    https://fortunascorner.com        Scott Shane, and Joe Becker write in the October 29, 2016, online edition of The New York Times, that the National Security Agency […]

China No Longer Has A Taiwan Strategy

Excerpts: After years of sticks and a misguided military show of force in the mid-1990s, Beijing’s carrots suddenly appeared to be working, winning hearts and minds and creating dependencies that, it hoped, would draw Taiwan closely enough to China’s center of gravity that it would become impossible for the democratic island nation to escape. All […]

Delta Force And Seal Team 6 Want These New Weapons | RealClearDefense

Delta Force And Seal Team 6 Want These New Weapons | RealClearDefense realcleardefense.com · by Christian LoweOctober 29, 2016 Long range precision machine guns. Nearly silent carbine uppers. A new sniper rifle that can change between three calibers at the twist of a barrel. These are just a few of the new technologies America’s top special operators […]

Secretary Of Defense Speech: Remarks On “The Path To An Innovative Future For Defense” (CSIS Third Offset Strategy Conference)

Secretary Of Defense Speech: Remarks On “The Path To An Innovative Future For Defense” (CSIS Third Offset Strategy Conference) by DoD News SWJ Blog Post |  October 29, 2016 – 1:50pm http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/secretary-of-defense-speech-remarks-on-the-path-to-an-innovative-future-for-defense-csis-third- Secretary of Defense Speech: Remarks on “The Path to an Innovative Future for Defense” (CSIS Third Offset Strategy Conference) As Delivered by Secretary of […]

ISIS: An Adaptive Hybrid Threat In Transition

Excerpts and a powerful statement from ADM Rogers. Admiral Michael Rodgers told the Senate Armed Services Committee in September 2016 that “ISIL remains the most adaptive target I’ve ever worked in 35 years as an Intelligence professional.”[xlix]  An understanding of how ISIS has operated as a hybrid threat in each operational design will lead to […]

‘Off With Their Heads’! Training For ‘Decapitation’ Of The N. Korea Leadership: Amid Growing U.S. And South Korea Prepare For “First-Strike”

Excerpt: South Korean defense officials were more outspoken than their American counterparts: “Korea Massive Punishment & Retaliation” was the name they gave to the exercise otherwise known as “Invincible Spirit.” “The ‘Invincible Spirit’ exercise has put a bigger focus on striking North Korea’s key nuclear and missile facilities,” one official was quoted as saying. “The […]

Is That A Bug?, Or A Spy? Newly Released Documents Reveal DARPA Has Been Trying To Perfect Insect Espionage For Decades — But, The Future Of Warfare Is About To Change — Radically

Is That A Bug?, Or A Spy?  Newly Released Documents Reveal DARPA Has Been Trying To Perfect Insect Espionage For Decades — But, The Future Of Warfare Is About To Change — Radically   www.foetunascorner.com        Kelsey D. Atherton had an October 24, 2016 article in the online edition of Popular Science, with […]

NBC Breaking News: FBI To Re-Open Investigation Into Hillary Clinton’s Private E-Mail Server After New Emails Discovered

To ensure delivery to your inbox add email@mail.nbcnews.com to your contacts | View in browser BREAKING Oct 28, 2016 FBI to re-open investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday, FBI Director James Comey wrote that the agency is investigating additional emails that were discovered as […]

Russia May Not Be Behind Internet Attack: Intel Director

Russia May Not Be Behind Internet Attack: Intel Director TOPICS:intelligenceJames ClapperRussia AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreMore436 The Russian government may not have been behind the recent internet attack that crippled many popular websites, the U.S. intelligence director said. (Illustration via NewsCred) <SCRIPT language=’JavaScript1.1′ SRC=”https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/adj/N9512.4611MILITARY.COM/B10347507.138239187;abr=!ie;sz=728×90;click0=http://oas.monster.com/RealMedia/ads/click_lx.ads/us.military.en/news/blogs/dodbuzz/L33/319423993/Bottom/Monster/2000336139-1_Cons_Mil_ROS_728x90/2000336139-1_Cons_Mil_ROS_728x90.html/52664e686f46445046314d4144514842?;ord=319423993;dc_lat=;dc_rdid=;tag_for_child_directed_treatment=?”> </SCRIPT> <NOSCRIPT> […]

Islamic State Vs. al Qaeda: By Owen Bennett-Jones/London Review Of Books

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v38/n21/owen-bennett-jones/islamic-state-v-al-qaida Vol. 38 No. 21 · 3 November 2016 pages 17-18 | 2126 words Islamic State v. al-Qaida Owen Bennett-Jones ·     BUYIsis: A History by Fawaz A. Gerges Princeton, 368 pp, £19.95, March, ISBN 978 0 691 17000 8 ·     BUYIsis: Inside the Army of Terror by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan Regan Arts, 411 pp, £12.99, April, ISBN 978 1 68245 029 1 ·     BUYIrregular War: Isis and the New Threat from […]