Monthly Archives: September 2017

U.S. In Direct Contact With North Korea, SecState Tillerson Says

U.S. in direct contact with North Korea, Tillerson says USA Today · by Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, looks at Chinese President Xi Jinping walking to his seat during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Sept. 30, 2017.(Photo: Andy Wong, Pool) For the first […]

Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Issues Clarion Call For Followers To Attack Western Media & References North Korea Threats In ‘New’ 46-Minute Audio Recording; Leader/Key Followers Adapting Their Escape & Evasion Tradecraft

Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Issues Clarion Call For Followers To Attack Western Media & References North Korea Threats In ‘New’ 46-Minute Audio Recording; Leader/Key Followers Adapting Their Escape & Evasion Tradecraft http://www.fortunascorner.com      Chris Plesance, writing for the September 28, 2017 online edition of the Daily Mail Online, that the Islamic State “(ISIS) has released […]

“The Scar On America’s Soul:”  As A Major New Documentary Relives The Horror Of Vietnam, British Historian Max Hastings, Who Reported On The War, Says The U.S. Still Hasn’t Learned The Lessons Of Its Disasters Abroad

The Scar On America’s Soul:  As A Major New Documentary Relives The Horror Of Vietnam, British Historian Max Hastings, Who Reported On The War, Says The U.S. Still Hasn’t Learned The Lessons Of Its Disasters Abroad   www.fortunascorner.com         World-renowned British war historian Max Hastings, has an article with the title above in […]

Navy Returns To Compasses And Pencils To Help Avoid Collisions At Sea

  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/27/us/politics/navy-orders-safety-operational-standards.html Navy Returns to Compasses and Pencils to Help Avoid Collisions at Sea By ERIC SCHMITTSEPT. 27, 2017 Photo Damage to the Navy destroyer John S. McCain after it collided with a tanker last month while approaching Singapore. CreditWong Maye-E/Associated Press WASHINGTON — Urgent new orders went out earlier this month for United States Navy warships […]

Pell Center Study Warns Russia Threat Is Bigger Than The 2016 Election

  The 20 page report “Shatter the House of Mirrors: A Conference Report on Russian Influence Operations” can be downloaded at this link: http://pellcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Shatter-the-House-of-Mirrors-FINAL-WEB.pdf Pell Center Study Warns Russia Threat is Bigger than the 2016 Election http://pellcenter.org/pell-center-study-warns-russia-threat-is-bigger-than-the-2016-election/ Newport, RI – Vladimir Putin’s Russia is engaged in a well-financed and determined campaign to undermine democratic political and social […]

The Rise Of The Authoritarian Internet

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comment is highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP David Maxwell’s Comment:  This is why we need a Civilian Cyber Corps for Resistance Against Active Measures and Propaganda (CCC-RAMP) a corps of civilian cyber guerrilla fighters to resist Russian (and Chinese, Iran, […]

Yes, The U.S. Navy Can Shoot Down North Korean ICBMs

Yes, the U.S. Navy Can Shoot Down North Korean ICBMs Its Aegis ballistic-missile defense system is already capable and can be more so with certain upgrades. By Henry F. Cooper — National Review Online, September 28, 2017 http://www.nationalreview.com/article/451891/united-states-navy-north-korea-intercontintal-ballistic-missiles-defense-aegis North Korea continues to test its nuclear weapons and its means to deliver them, including intercontinental ballistic missiles […]

ISIS In The Philippines: A Threat To U.S. Interests

Nine articles from the Hoover Institution on Islamism in Maritime Southeast Asia are at this link:  http://www.hoover.org/publications/caravan/issue-1715 ISIS In The Philippines: A Threat To U.S. Interests by Colonel Joseph (Joe) Felter (ret.) Wednesday, September 27, 2017   http://www.hoover.org/research/isis-philippines-threat-us-interests On 23 May 2017, several hundred militants acting in the name of the Islamic State seized control of a portion […]

Another Worrying Sign For Russia’s Dire Demographics 

RFE/RL September 27, 2017 Another Worrying Sign For Russia’s Dire Demographics By Tom Balmforth MOSCOW — Many advanced economies are wondering how breakthroughs in technology could leave whole swaths of the population unemployed, but in Russia the government is pondering how to fill jobs with a dramatically shrinking work force. Economy Minister Maksim Oreshkin this […]

Cardio Scan Authentication — Your Heart As Your Password

Cardio Scan Authentication — Your Heart As Your Password http://www.fortunascorner.com      Your heartbeat, as your authentication for your networked devices?  That’s one initiative underway by some technology firms to try and establish a more secure way of preventing cyber thieves from hacking into our devices.  Swati Khandelwal writes on the September 26, 2017 online […]