Monthly Archives: March 2018

Japan Foreign Minister Says Pyongyang Getting Ready For Seventh Nuclear Test Despite Thaw

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/03/31/national/pyongyang-getting-ready-seventh-nuclear-test-despite-thaw-japans-taro-kono/ Pyongyang getting ready for seventh nuclear test despite thaw: Japan’s Taro Kono Mar 31, 2018 Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Saturday suggested there are signs North Korea is preparing to hold another nuclear test even as tensions on the Korean Peninsula ease ahead of a rare summit between the two Koreas. The North appears […]

The United States Is Preparing For The Wrong War

Excerpts.   There’s nothing wrong with rebuilding the United States’ conventional combat capacity. By all means, buy more fighter aircraft and navy ships. Spend more time training with artillery and tanks. Those weapons are needed to maintain deterrence and keep the peace. But don’t imagine that all this firepower will keep us safe. The United […]

Russia Just Revealed How It Will Fight The Wars Of The Future (And, It’s Shocking)

Russia Just Revealed How It Will Fight the Wars of the Future (And Its Shocking) Dave Majumdar March 27, 2018 TweetShareShare Russia is developing new long-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to enable long-range precision strikes. Essentially, in the Russian view, the future of war lies in a combination of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles […]

North Korean Defectors Worry Nuclear Deal Will Overlook Atrocities

North Korean Defectors Worry Nuclear Deal Will Overlook Atrocities By Brian Padden, www.voanews.com View Original March 29th, 2018 SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA —North Korean defectors are voicing concern the repression and long-standing human rights violations allegedly committed by the leadership in Pyongyang will be forgotten during the nuclear summits expected to be held soon. North and South Korea […]

2 Nortorious ISIS Members In 1st Public Interview Say – ‘Beheading Captives Was A Mistake’

2 notorious ISIS members just gave their first interview — and said beheading captives was ‘a mistake’ By Associated Press, www.businessinsider.com View Original March 30th, 2018 Two British militants believed to have belonged to an ISIS group cell notorious for beheading hostages spoke with the Associated Press. The two men are allegedly among four British jihadis who […]

12 Trends That Leaders At The Army’s Training And Doctrine Command Are Watching

12 trends that leaders at the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command are watching By Mark Pomerleau, www.c4isrnet.com View Original March 28th, 2018 As the political landscape changes in Europe, the Army is considering new ways to solve problems related to weapons of mass destruction, cyberattacks, and electronic warfare. At the AUSA Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama […]

North Korea Imprisoning More Youth For Viewing Foreign Media

The strategy appears to be part of wider plan by the regime to mold the youth of the country into future supporters of the dictatorship. Fearing that foreign media will erode the “ideological purity” of the youth and lead them to someday oppose the government, the authorities are allegedly attempting to instill paranoia in the […]

What Can We Really Expect From North Korean Talks? By John McLaughlin, Former Dep. Dir., CIA

David Maxwell:  “Naiveté or successful subversion of the current ROK government:” So in the coming negotiations, we need to be aware that they may be peering more deeply into the future than we are. We want the North’s nuclear program shut down — and for us, that is probably enough for now, given how hard […]

Building The Future Force: Guaranteeing American Leadership In A Contested Environment

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 Comment:  “The 40 page report can be downloaded here:  https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.cnas.org/documents/CNASReport-FutureForce-Final.pdf?mtime=20180309142929   Interestingly there is no discussion of Special Operations in the future force nor irregular, political, or unconventional warfare, […]

Two Israeli F-35 Stealth Fighters Overflew Iran And Syria Last Month/February 2018; And, Reportedly Simulated Targeting Suspected Nuclear Installations In Three Iranian Cities

Two Israeli F-35 Stealth Fighters Overflew Iran And Syria Last Month/February 2018; And, Reportedly Simulated Targeting Suspected Nuclear Installations In Three Iranian Cities https://fortunascorner.com      The Jerusalem Post and the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida are reporting this afternoon, March 29, 2018, that two Israeli F-35 stealth fighters overflew portions of Iran and Syria last month/February […]