Monthly Archives: January 2018

Stopping The Next Cyber Conflict

Stopping the Next Cyber Conflict thecipherbrief.com Dmitri AlperovitchCo-Founder and CTO, Crowdstrike The range of ferocious offensive cyber attacks by revisionist and rogue powers in recent years makes clear that the U.S. and its allies are fully enmeshed in the third generation of cyber conflict. Both the public and private sectors must elevate their responses accordingly. […]

Intel Warned Chinese Companies Of Chip Flaws Before U.S. Government 

It is a “near certainty” Beijing was aware of the conversations between Intel and its Chinese tech partners, because authorities there routinely monitor all such communications, Mr. Williams said https://www.wsj.com/articles/intel-warned-chinese-companies-of-chip-flaws-before-u-s-government-1517157430 Intel Warned Chinese Companies of Chip Flaws Before U.S. Government Jan. 28, 2018 11:37 a.m. ET Decision to disclose issue to select few customers, including Lenovo […]

China And India: Are War Clouds Gathering Over Doklam Again?

http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2130797/china-and-india-are-war-clouds-gathering-over-doklam-again?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180129&utm_campaign=thisweekinasia&aid=190131336&sc_src=email_2139316&sc_llid=4367&sc_lid=148756721&sc_uid=vg2B67MeDE&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email CHINA AND INDIA: ARE WAR CLOUDS GATHERING OVER DOKLAM AGAIN? A fresh Chinese build-up in the Himalayan area of a summer stand-off raises fears in Delhi that the August peace deal may be unravelling, paving the way for an even bigger confrontation BY DEBASISH ROY CHOWDHURY 27 JAN 2018 / UPDATED ON 28 JAN 2018 ·         144Comments · […]

China Infrastructure Push Reaches Arctic, Leaving Out U.S.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-28/china-infrastructure-push-reaches-arctic-further-isolating-u-s China Infrastructure Push Reaches Arctic, Leaving Out U.S. By Ting Shi January 28, 2018, 4:00 PM EST Updated on January 28, 2018, 11:01 PM EST ·         Xi adds Arctic, Latin America to Belt and Road Initiative ·         Latest expansion leaves out only Canada, Japan and U.S. The sun never sets on China’s trade and infrastructure ambitions. With the addition […]

Fitness Tracking App Strava – Gives Away Location Of Secret U.S.Army Bases:  Data On Exercise Routes Shared Online Can Be Used To Pinpoint Overseas Bases 

Fitness Tracking App Strava – Gives Away Location Of Secret U.S.Army Bases:  Data On Exercise Routes Shared Online Can Be Used To Pinpoint Overseas Bases  www.fortunascorner.com      Alex Horn posted a January 28, 2018 article with the title above, to London’s The Guardian website.  Mr. Horn writes that “sensitive information about the staffing and location of […]

Attacking North Korea Is Unthinkable. Or Is It? Interview With Gen. (Ret.) Merrill McPeak

Excerpts: TH: Would this require things other than air power like Special Forces on the ground?   MM: No. Special Forces are really good, although a lot of times they get in trouble and then you’ve got to divert everything else you’ve got to save them. But I believe we can put together an air […]

Kim Jong-Un’s Young Sister Elevated To Powerful Position Controlling North Korea State Security

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell ; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  David received the comments below from long-time Korea ‘hands.’  RCP fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comment:  Three Korea hands provided the following responses. 1.  Easy answer…insurance   2.  I think the article meant […]

Preventing a Post-Collapse Crisis in North Korea

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comments:  It is good that more and more people are writing and talking about regime collapse and unification.  Most of them are “johnny come lately’s” and discovering issues […]

POTUS Trump To Ask For $716B For National Defense In 2019 – A Major Increase

Trump plans to ask for $716 billion for national defense in 2019 — a major increase By Greg Jaffe, Damian Paletta, www.washingtonpost.com View Original January 26th, 2018 The $716 billion figure for 2019 would cover the Pentagon’s annual budget as well as spending on ongoing wars and the maintenance of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.Photo by: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call […]

If The Kim Regime Falls In North Korea, Sustained Armed Resistance Could Follow

The comments below in blue are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this article/page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  I am glad Steve is writing about this.  It is important that we recognize the likely resistance that will occur if the Kim Family Regime collapses (and very […]