Monthly Archives: October 2017

Social Media: The Fifth Column In The Fifth Domain

Social Media: The Fifth Column in the Fifth Domain www.thecipherbrief.com View Original October 30th, 2017 The key question as representatives from Facebook, Twitter and Google testify Tuesday and Wednesday before Congress is not how Russia used social media to interfere in last year’s presidential election, but rather what role U.S. voters, the federal government and […]

North Korea Hacks South Korean Warship Blueprints, Report Says

And, if North Korea can do it……………………   North Korea Hacks South Korean Warship Blueprints, Report Says By Kanga Kong, www.bloomberg.com View Original October 30th, 2017 A North Korean soldier holds binoculars before the military demarcation line separating North and South Korea at the truce village of Panmunjom on Oct. 12, 2017.Photo by: Source: AFP/Getty Images North […]

U.S. Congressional Report Identifies 7 Military Options For N. Korea

The 67 page CRS report titled: The North Korean Nuclear Challenge: Military Options and Issues for Congress can be downloaded here: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R44994.pdf   From the summary of the report: In this report, CRS identifies seven possible options, with their implications and attendant risks, for the employment of the military to denuclearize North Korea. These options are  maintaining […]

Inside ‘Satan’s’ Lair: The Lock-Tight Ukrainian Rocket Plant At Center Of Tech-Leak Scandal

Inside ‘Satan’s’ Lair: The Lock-Tight Ukrainian Rocket Plant At Center Of Tech-Leak Scandal https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-yuzhmash-north-korea-rocket-technology-report/28821134.html DNIPRO, Ukraine — Some of Ukraine’s most highly classified military secrets lie within the 4-meter-high, razor-wire topped walls that ring an otherwise nondescript compound on the edge of this gritty industrial city. Little gets in or out (aside from a reporter’s […]

2 Navy SEALs Under Suspicion In Strangling Of Green Beret In Mali

2 Navy SEALs Under Suspicion in Strangling of Green Beret in Mali By Eric Schmitt, www.nytimes.com View Original October 29th, 2017 WASHINGTON — Navy criminal authorities are investigating whether two members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 strangled an Army Green Beret on assignment in Mali in June, military officials say. Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar, […]

U.S. Nuclear-Capable B-2 Stealth Bomber Flies To Pacific Ahead Of POTUS Trump’s Visit To Asia

US nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bomber flies mission to Pacific ahead of Trump’s visit to Asia Japan Times Published time: 30 Oct, 2017 03:01 Edited time: 30 Oct, 2017 07:46 Get short URL B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber © Lance Cheung / Reuters AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Facebook272Share to TwitterShare to RedditShare to StumbleUponShare to Google+Share […]

HASC Chair Warns U.S. Submarines Can’t Submerge

For Immediate Release: October 30, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202)-225-2539 LOSING TIME “Every day we live under a continuing resolution is a day we do damage to our military.”  – Mac Thornberry, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee Submarines Can’t Submerge THE PROBLEM: Submarines must receive certification that they are capable of submerging.  The Navy tries to have […]

Russia Field-Tested Hybrid Warfare In Ukraine. Why That Matters For U.S.

Excerpts: After all, many Ukrainian citizens in eastern Ukraine can’t tell whether the artillery they are living under is fired from Ukrainian or Russian forces. And so long as they had access only to Russian television networks—which exclusively painted Ukrainian forces as the aggressor and, consequently, responsible for all civilian casualties—public opinion toward Ukraine’s central […]

As Halloween Approaches, The Subject Of Ghosts, Apparitions, Poltergeists, And The Paranormal Has Never Been Hotter; But, Are We Any Closer To Knowing If Ghosts And Apparitions Are Real?

As Halloween Approaches, The Subject Of Ghosts, Apparitions, Poltergeists, And The Paranormal Has Never Been Hotter; But, Are We Any Closer To Knowing If Ghosts And Apparitions Are Real? www.fortunascorner.com      This Tuesday, October 31, is also known as is Halloween, when both children, and adults can escape the mundane and stressful aspects of […]

Seoul Presses U.S. To Hand Over Wartime Command Of South Korean Military

The comments in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP David Maxwell’s comments: Let me state this as clearly as possible:  The US DOES NOT have COMMAND of ROK forces.  As I have written many times and at the risk of beating the horse more dead, […]