Monthly Archives: August 2017

BREAKING NEWS U.S. Directs Russia To Close Three Diplomatic Posts In Retaliation For Expulsion Of U.S. Consular Staff From Russia

  US directs Russia to close three diplomatic posts in retaliatory move The US demanded Moscow close three diplomatic posts across the country in retaliation at the expulsion of American consular staff from Russia. In a move that escalates the countries’ stand-off, the US said Russia must close its consulate-general in San Francisco, a chancery […]

How Silicon Valley Could Be Part Of The Solution In North Korea

How Silicon Valley Could Be Part Of The Solution In North Korea By Tim Bajarin, www.fastcompany.com View Original August 29th, 2017 With all the recent disturbing saber rattling from U.S. president Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, East Asia has become much more unstable. World leaders and seasoned diplomats are urging constraint and intensified diplomacy to […]

North Korean ICBM Technology Still Falls Short, Top General Says

North Korean ICBM Technology Still Falls Short, Top General Says By Anthony Capaccio, www.bloomberg.com View Original August 30th, 2017 Reentry vehicle, nuke warhead, guidance issues unproven: Selva Trump threatened ‘fire and fury’ if North Korea targets U.S. While North Korea is maintaining its torrid pace of weapons tests, there are at least three key hurdles Kim Jong Un’s […]

Hacking A Cell Phone Through A Bobby-Trapped, Malicious Touchscreen; Secret Chips In Replacement Parts Can Completely Hijack Your Cell Phone

Hacking A Cell Phone Through A Bobby-Trapped, Malicious Touchscreen; Secret Chips In Replacement Parts Can Completely Hijack Your Cell Phone   http://www.fortunascorner.com        If you have to take your cell phone in to get a replacement touchscreen — be careful who you take it to.  I missed this article when it was posted […]

What Stopped Japan From Intercepting North Korean Missile?

Excerpts: The Self-Defense Forces tracked the movement of the missile, although they made no attempt to intercept it.   Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said the decision was made not to try to bring the missile down because it was not aimed at a target in Japan and there was therefore no danger of the projectile […]

What A Single North Korean Nuclear Warhead Could Do To Los Angeles

What A Single North Korean Nuclear Warhead Could Do To Los Angeles By Loren Thompson, www.forbes.com View Original August 30th, 2017 The government of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un continues to test ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear warheads against distant targets. In July, Pyongyang demonstrated its missiles can reach the West Coast of the U.S., […]

Date Set For China’s Most Important Political Event: The Communist Party Congress

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2108979/date-set-chinas-communist-party-congress?utm_source=edm&utm_medium=edm&utm_content=20170831&utm_campaign=breaking_news&emarsys=1&sc_src=email_2003370&sc_llid=98538&sc_lid=145379059&sc_uid=vg2B67MeDE Date set for China’s most important political event: the Communist Party congress Twice-a-decade congress will decide the new leadership line-up PUBLISHED : Thursday, 31 August, 2017, 6:12pm UPDATED : Thursday, 31 August, 2017, 6:26pm Viola ZhouJun MaiNectar GanChoi Chi-yuk 1 PrintEmail China’s ruling Communist Party will convene its key five-yearly congress in Beijing on […]

Zapad 2017: Should We Fear Russia’s Latest Military Dress Rehearsal?

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/zapad-2017-should-we-fear-russias-latest-military-dress-22097?page=3 Zapad 2017: Should We Fear Russia’s Latest Military Dress Rehearsal? The Russian military is now a sharpened policy tool of choice for an emboldened but strategically defensive regime that relies on preemption. Peter Zwack August 29, 2017 In mid-September, Russia will conduct Zapad “West” 2017, a major quadrennial military exercise that takes place near […]

The Danger Of A Jihadist Pakistan

Wall Street Journal The Danger of a Jihadist Pakistan Careless U.S. pressure could push the country’s nukes into the hands of Islamic fundamentalists. China can be helpful. By John Bolton August 29, 2017 Almost certainly, the war in Afghanistan will be won or lost in Pakistan. President Trump’s announcement last week that he will send […]

Why Super Massive Armies Are Back

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/why-super-massive-armies-are-back-22017?page=show THE BUZZ Why Super Massive Armies Are Back Jyri Raitasalo August 23, 2017 TweetShareShare During the last 20 years, western militaries have followed a transformational agenda. Ever since the early 1990s, military “overweight” has been shed as direct military threats to western security and strategic interests evaporated. During the post-Cold War era, and relying […]