Monthly Archives: December 2017

PLA Review Of ‘World Military Situation’

http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2017-12/29/content_7889872.htm Overview of world military situations in 2017 Source China Military Online Editor Zhang Tao Time 2017-12-29 A+- By Lin Zhiyuan  BEIJING, Dec. 29 (ChinaMil) — The world landscape has changed at a faster pace in 2017. Inter-power cooperation and competition coexisted, with the latter becoming more prominent. Major countries paid more attention to contention for […]

A Group Of Polish Mountaineers Are Now At Base Camp — Preparing To Attempt The First Ever Accent Of K2 In Winter — The World’s 2nd Tallest & Most Lethal Mountain

A Group Of Polish Mountaineers Are Now At Base Camp — Preparing To Attempt The First Ever Accent Of K2 In Winter — The World’s 2nd Tallest & Most Lethal Mountain   www.fortunascorner      As many of us shiver in the coldest weather to date in 2017, a group of Polish mountaineers landed in […]

Behind The Phoenix Program

Excerpts: To date, the debate over Phoenix has focused mainly on the roles played by the C.I.A. and individual Americans in the program. But a vast majority of Phoenix personnel — soldiers, interrogators and analysts — were Vietnamese. Exploring the South Vietnamese role in Phoenix offers alternative perspectives on its origins and significance. Of all […]

South Korea Seizes Ship Suspected Of Sending Oil To North Korea

Excerpts: There was no immediate evidence of official Chinese involvement in the Lighthouse Winmore’s dealings with the North Koreans.   The registered owner of the ship is a Hong Kong company called Win More Shipping. The only director of that company is Gong Ruiqiang, who lives in Guangzhou, China, according to Hong Kong corporate filings. […]

Exclusive: Russian Tankers Fueled North Korea Via Transfers At Sea

Exclusive: Russian tankers fueled North Korea via transfers at sea – sources By Giles Elgood, www.reuters.com View Original December 29th, 2017 LONDON/MOSCOW – Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline to […]

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, And Pink Flamingoes To Watch In 2018

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, and Pink Flamingoes to Watch in 2018 mwi.usma.edu View Original December 28th, 2017 While driving along the shore of Lake Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island in September 2011, I saw them for the first time. Black Swans. My wife and I pulled over, jumped out, and spent a half […]

The U.S. & Israel Signed A Secret , Far-Reaching — Memorandum Of Understanding — On December 12, 2017 Aimed At Thwarting Iran’s Nuclear & Ballistic Missile Progress 

The U.S. & Israel Signed A Secret , Far-Reaching — Memorandum Of Understanding — On December 12, 2017 Aimed At Thwarting Iran’s Nuclear & Ballistic Missile Progress    www.fortunascorner.com      The December 28, 2017 edition of the Times of Israel (ToI) is reporting that the U.S. and Israel concluded a Secret agreement aimed at thwarting, and […]

‘Something Is Rotten In Denmark’: Botched Russia Assessment Raises Questions Of Intel Chiefs’ Motives

‘Something is rotten in Denmark,’ to say the least.  RCP, fortunascorner.com   https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/8/russia-meddling-report-to-trump-raises-questions-o/ Botched Russia assessment raises questions of intel chiefs’ motives Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, right, with CIA Director John Brennan, center, and FBI Director James Comey, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, before the House Intelligence […]

How Does North Korea Do Business Under Sanctions?

How does North Korea do business under sanctions? BBC · December 29, 2017 It might have been under sanctions for more than a decade, but sometimes North Korea appears to do business like any other country. Organisers of the Pyongyang Autumn International Trade Fair in September said more than 250 domestic and foreign companies exhibited goods […]

Defected North Korean Nuclear Scientist Commits Suicide After Being Forced To Return

Defected North Korean Nuclear Scientist Commits Suicide After Being Forced To Return By Juliana Rose Pignataro, www.ibtimes.com View Original A North Korean nuclear scientist who defected to China committed suicide after being forced to return back, Radio Free Asia reported Thursday. The defector was a researcher at the physics center in the State Academy of Sciences in Pyongyang, the […]