Monthly Archives: November 2017

White House Plans Tillerson Ouster From State Department; To Be Replaced By Pompeo Within Weeks

  White House Plans Tillerson Ouster From State Department; To Be Replaced By Pompeo Within Weeks By Peter Baker, Maggie November 30, 2017, New York Times Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson in September at the White House. Credit Doug Mills/The New York TimesPhoto by: Doug Mills/The New York Times WASHINGTON — The White House […]

27 Western Spy Tools Confiscated By The Soviet KGB

https://www.rbth.com/arts/history/2017/08/09/27-western-spy-tools-confiscated-by-the-soviet-kgb_819768 27 Western Spy Tools Confiscated By The Soviet KGB HISTORY AUG 09, 2017 BORIS EGOROV https://cdni.rbth.com/rbthmedia/images/all/2017/08/09/SPY/25-21_b1.jpg Ilya Ogarev RBTH presents a collection of special spy equipment and weapons that were seized from foreign spies by Soviet and Russian counterintelligence agents, and border officials. Canes with blades / Ilya OgarevCanes with blades / Ilya Ogarev […]

Inside The New American Way Of War

David Maxwell Comment:  “Quite a critique.  In a 2015 OpEd Anthony Cordesman called the use of SOF “strategic tokensim.” Seems like things have not changed. https://www.csis.org/analysis/more-special-forces-iraq-and-syria-tactical-asset-or-strategic-tokenism”   Excerpts: Over the past 16 years, Special Operations have become the new American way of war. Once mainly used to supplement the work of conventional troops, the elite units […]

There Have To Be Consequences For China

Excerpts: Excerpt: Similarly, in the South China Sea the administration should resume and accelerate its invigorated Freedom of Navigation Operations that laudably replaced the previous tepid and counter-productive innocent passages. Given the mounting threats from North Korea, the “contingency” that Secretary Tillerson mentioned in his confirmation hearing looms closer. If it is not already doing […]

North Korea’s Early Warning System

North Korea’s Early Warning System thebulletin.org · by Terence Roehrig · November 27, 2017 At 2:00 a.m. on a quiet night, a North Korean navy vessel on routine patrol moves slowly north along the eastern coast of North Korea. The watch officer on the ship is the first to notice signs: a barely audible rumble of engines from […]

The Tools Of Espionage Are Going Mainstream

Excerpt: Today, real-looking images could just as easily set off real crises on false pretenses. The possibilities get scary fast.   Here are just a few: A video shows Iranian President Hassan Rouhani discussing a clandestine nuclear weapons program that violates the Iran deal. It’s fake but there’s no way to know it, and Rouhani’s […]

Top-Secret Cache Of Army Intelligence Data Left Exposed On The Internet

Excerpts: Among those commenting on the discovery was Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who took exile in Moscow in 2013 after revealing sweeping NSA programs to collect telephone records of Americans and data on their browsing and email usage.   “The IC is broken,” Snowden tweeted, referring to the intelligence community.   UpGuard did […]

North Korea Fires Intercontinental Ballistic Missile: What We Know

https://thediplomat.com/2017/11/north-korea-fires-intercontinental-ballistic-missile-what-we-know/ North Korea Fires Intercontinental Ballistic Missile: What We Know North Korea conducted its first missile test following a 74-day lull. By Franz-Stefan Gady November 29, 2017     North Korea has fired a ballistic missile from a test site north of the North Korean capital Pyongyang at around 1:17 p.m. EST today, according to the […]

China’s ‘Three Warfares’ In Xinjiang

China’s ‘Three Warfares’ In Xinjiang eastasiaforum.org · November 27, 2017 Author: Michael Clarke, ANU There has been extensive analysis of China’s use of ‘three warfares’ — public opinion, psychological warfare and legal warfare — in the context of external issues like the South China Sea dispute and the Doklam standoff with India. But China has also deployed elements of […]

U.S., South Korea Joint Command To Be Re-Organized In Wartime OPCON Transfer: MND Defense Minister Song Young-moo Insists U.S. Troops Will “Not Be Pulled Out”

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comment:  “I am shaking my head and there are tears in my eyes.  The Moon administration just does not get it.  If you take this article to the […]