Monthly Archives: March 2017

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade To Stop The A.I. Apocalypse

Long, but interesting read.   Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade To Stop The A.I. Apocalypse By Maureen Dowd, www.vanityfair.com View Original January 2nd, 2014 PROPHET MOTIVE Elon Musk, co-founder of Tesla and OpenAI, inside part of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, 2010.Photograph by Jonas Fredwall Karlsson.Photo by: Photograph Jonas Fredwall Karlsson I. Running Amok […]

China’s Secret Plan To Crush SpaceX And The U.S. Space Program

China’s Secret Plan To Crush SpaceX And The U.S. Space Program By Clay Dillow, Special To Cnbc.com, www.cnbc.com View Original March 28th, 2017 China‘s breakneck economic expansion may be flagging, but the country’s ambitions in space show no signs of slowing down. Alongside ongoing efforts to rival NASA by placing robotic landers, and eventually astronauts, on the […]

Dark Web Vendor Selling Allegedly Selling One Million Decrypted Gmail & Yahoo Accounts

Dark Web Vendor Selling Allegedly Selling One Million Decrypted Gmail & Yahoo Accounts   https://fortunascorner.com        The website, DarkWebNews posted an article on March 23, 2017, with the title above.  DarkWebNews writes that “a vendor going by the pseudonym “SunTzu583,” on a dark web marketplace is allegedly selling over one million decrypted Yahoo […]

Trump, Palantir, And The Battle To Clean Up A Huge Army Procurement Swamp

  Excerpts: Trump, so far, has given no public hint of a position on the dispute. Lindsay Walters of the White House press office told me the President would not be available to discuss the case or his approach to defense contracts. In February, Trump included a $54 billion increase for the Pentagon, a 10% […]

America Is Ill-Prepared To Counter Russia’s Information Warfare

SEC. 1097. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE STRATEGY FOR COUNTERING UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE. (a) Strategy Required.—The Secretary of Defense shall, in consultation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the heads of other appropriate departments and agencies of the United States Government, develop a strategy for the Department of Defense to counter unconventional warfare threats posed by […]

#Wargaming Unpredictable Adversaries (and Unreliable

#Wargaming Unpredictable Adversaries (and Unreliable Allies) thestrategybridge.org · by Rex Brynen · March 28, 2017 One challenge in wargaming, and especially political-military (POL-MIL) games, is how to best model the behavior of unpredictable, even apparently irrational, foes. Is the mercurial behavior of North Korea’s “Supreme Leader” Kim Jong-un, Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, or Joseph Kony of the […]

Islamic State Released A Detailed Guide For ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorists Wanting To Stab Police Officers More Than 3 Months Ago…..And, It Is Still Available On The Internet/Worldwide Web

Islamic State Released A Detailed Guide For ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorists Wanting To Stab Police Officers More Than 3 Months Ago…..And, It Is Still Available On The Internet/Worldwide Web   https://fortunascorner.com        Ian Gallagher had an article on the Daily Mail Online’s website (March 25, 2017), which will no doubt make some people’s blood boil. […]

Obama’s Iran ‘Czar’ Retains Position At State Department

https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/03/obamas-iran-deal-czar-retains-position-at-state-department OBAMA’S IRAN DEAL ‘CZAR’ RETAINS POSITION AT STATE DEPARTMENT By: Jordan Schachtel | March 27, 2017 Stephen D. Mull, the man charged with coordinating the Iran nuclear deal’s implementation, continues in his position at Secretary Rex Tillerson’s State Department, which remains a swampland of Obama holdovers. President Donald Trump has famously called the Iran […]

As North Korea Fires Missiles, Some In Japan Want The Ability To Launch Strikes

Excerpts: Onodera was particularly concerned by North Korea’s recent launch of missiles simultaneously, a move apparently designed to outsmart interception systems.   “In that case, we would come under attack one missile after another unless we strike the enemy base and stop them,” he said. “So the discussion is around the need to neutralize the […]

Why The London Attacker Was No Lone Wolf

Friday, March 24, 2017 Why The London Attacker Was No Lone Wolf Dispelling a Dangerous Myth Jytte Klausen https://www.foreignaffairs.com/print/1119708 JYTTE KLAUSEN is the Lawrence A. Wien Professor of International Cooperation at Brandeis University and an Affiliate at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. The terrorist attack near the British Parliament on Wednesday, in […]