Monthly Archives: February 2018

One Kim to Rule Them All: Everything You Need To Know About The North Korean Threat

Excerpts (But recommend reading the entire article): So, let’s check our condescension at the door. We underestimate the North Korean regime at our peril. The DPRK is very difficult for us to understand, not least because three generations of dictators have so very successfully managed to close the country off from the world. But catastrophic […]

‘China’s Gift To Africa’: How Beijing Spied On The African Union Via Donated Computers ‘China’s gift to Africa’: How China spied on the African Union via donated computers iAfrikan News 9 hours ago For a period of 5 years, China continued to spy on all electronic communications at the African Union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Chinese spy operation continued throughout this period without being detected until some […]

A Former North Korean Cheerleader Describes The ‘Psychological Training’ She Underwent To Get ‘Into The Heart Of The Enemy’

A former North Korean cheerleader describes the ‘psychological training’ she underwent to get ‘into the heart of the enemy’ By Brennan Weiss, View Original February 17th, 2018 A North Korean defector living in South Korea told the BBC what it was like being forced to be part of a cheerleading group organized by the North Korean […]

Aerial Photos’ Point To New Chinese Signals Hub’In The Heart Of The South China Sea Aerial photos ‘point to new Chinese signals hub’ in the heart of the South China Sea Washington-based think tank says flurry of activity on Fiery Cross Reef suggests the artificial island is becoming a communications centre for Beijing to put its stamp on the area PUBLISHED : Saturday, 17 February, 2018, 9:33pm UPDATED : […]

Mercenaries Killed In Syria Were Part Of Russian-Backed Hybrid Force

Mercenaries Killed in Syria Were Part of Russian-Backed Hybrid Force By Bill Gertz, View Original February 15th, 2018 President Vladimir Putin / Getty Images Dozens of Russian mercenaries killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria last week were part of a secret Kremlin-backed private military company, according to U.S. and Ukrainian officials. The dead fighters worked […]

What Syria Reveals About The Future Of War

As David Maxwell said: “A sober assessment.”   Conclusion: So this is what the Syrian war suggests about future conflicts: They will be intricately complex; they will involve conflict-specific configurations of participants; there will be no humanitarian intervention to stop them; and the United Nations will be a nonfactor. But that isn’t all. It gets […]

Achieving A 355-Ship Navy ‘Before This Decade Is Out’

  Achieving a 355-Ship Navy ‘Before This Decade Is Out’ National Review Online · by Jerry Hendrix · February 16, 2018 In 1961 President John F. Kennedy challenged the nation with a great goal: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon […]

The Threat To Air-Gapped/Stand-Alone Computers/Networks Is Getting Worse

Mind The Gap:  This Researcher Steals Data With Noise, Light, And Magnets      The title above is from an article by Andy Greenberg that was posted on the February 7, 2018 edition of the technology and security website,  Anyone who is familiar with my blog is well aware that cyber thieves and other digital […]

Will We Ever Be Able To Upload Our Mind To A New Body? And Live Forever?

Will We Ever Be Able To Upload Our Mind To A New Body?      The title/question above is from Beth Elderkin’s February 4, 2018 article which she posted on the technology website,   I would amend that question on one very important way…..When will we able to upload our minds to an avatar […]

Putin’s Pocket Army? The Rise Of Russian Mercenaries In Syria

Excerpts: But even adopting a law that, nominally, regulates a company like Wagner vastly understates the harm that would ensue. Right now, there are numerous countries around the world hosting companies that would love to have combat contracts in ongoing war zones. But to date, public sentiment and cautions on the part of various countries […]