Monthly Archives: June 2018

CYBER MAVEN: When And How Should The U.S. Launch “Offensive” Cyber Attacks?

Excerpts: Ultimately, this new policy raises the question: are we, as Americans, comfortable with any other combatant command running offensive, destructive operations against the like of Russia, China, North Korea, or Iran without prior authorization or debate?   Would we be comfortable with the commander of Indo-Pacific Command opening fire on Chinese military aircraft that […]

Joint Artificial Intelligence Center Created Under DoD CIO

Joint Artificial Intelligence Center Created Under DoD CIO By Sydney J. Freedberg, breakingdefense.com View Original June 29th, 2018 WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has created a new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) that will have oversight over almost all service and defense agency AI efforts. The JAIC will report to Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy, the establishing memo by Deputy Defense Secretary Paul […]

U.S. Reportedly Has ‘Unequivocal Evidence’ That North Korea Is ‘Trying To Deceive’ Trump With Secret Sites And Nuclear-Fuel Production

The comment 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:  Sigh…   As I have asked and said previously: Has Kim Jong Un given up the foundational strategy of unification of the peninsula under the north’s control […]

Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak A Step Closer To Reality; Graphene Sheet With ‘Thermal Camouflage’ Can Hide Soldiers On The Battlefield

Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak A Step Closer To Reality; Graphene Sheet With ‘Thermal Camouflage’ Can Hide Soldiers On The Battlefield http://www.fortunascorner.com      Now I see you…..now I don’t.  Is Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak no longer just a fantasy in a movie? Harry Pettit posted a June 27, 2018 article on the website, the DailyMail.com, noting that scientists […]

New Study Claims – We ARE All Alone In The Universe; Concludes There Is Substantial Probability That Intelligent Life Outside Of Planet Earth Does Not Exist

New Study Claims – We ARE All Alone In The Universe; Concludes There Is Substantial Probability That Intelligent Life Outside Of Planet Earth Does Not Exist http://www.fortunascorner.com      Say it ain’t so.  “Humanity is probably alone in the universe,” according to a new study by Oxford University researchers.  Mark Prigg, writing on the June […]

China Won’t Concede An Inch, Xi Jinping Tells U.S. Defense Chief Jim Mattis On South China Sea And Taiwan

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2152792/china-wont-concede-inch-xi-jinping-tells-us-defence?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180628&utm_campaign=scmp_china&aid=190131336&sc_src=email_2279585&sc_llid=1343&sc_lid=152857848&sc_uid=vg2B67MeDE&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email China won’t concede an inch, Xi Jinping tells US defence chief Jim Mattis on South China Sea and Taiwan Chinese president stands firm over disputed waters while advocating stronger inter-military relations to ‘lower scepticism and prevent misunderstanding’ PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 June, 2018, 9:54pm UPDATED : Thursday, 28 June, 2018, 12:02am 89  Liu Zhen […]

Chinese Navy Pays Friendly Visit To The Cape: (South Africa); Becoming A Frequent Stopover Destination 

Chinese navy pays friendly visit to the Cape Written by Dean Wingrin, Thursday, 28 June 2018 http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52200:chinese-navy-pays-friendly-visit-to-the-cape&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106 A PLAN frigate in Cape Town.  In what is becoming a frequent stopover destination for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), the 28th Escort Task Group (ETG546) arrived in Naval Base Simon’s Town on the morning of Wednesday 27 […]

The Successes And Limitations Of Russia’s Economic Strategy

Facts. Analysis. Influence. PUBLICATION The successes and limitations of Russia’s economic strategy June 2018 Volume: 24 Comment: 17 Publisher: IISS DOWNLOAD PDF The Successes And Limitations Of Russia’s Economic Strategy Confronted with sanctions, low oil prices and reputational risks as a result of its foreign-policy actions, the Russian government responded to the economic crisis of […]

U.S. Retakes Lead From China In Pursuit Of Fastest Computer; Can Do Mathematical Calculations At Rate Of 200 Quadrillion Per Second — Would Take A Person Doing One Calculation Per Second More Than 6.3 Billion Years To Complete 

U.S. Retakes Lead From China In Pursuit Of Fastest Computer; Can Do Mathematical Calculations At Rate Of 200 Quadrillion Per Second — Would Take A Person Doing One Calculation Per Second More Than 6.3 Billion Years To Complete    http://www.frotunascorner.com      There is some good news…..and some bad news. The good news is that […]

Wargaming Moscow’s Virtual Battlefield: Parts I, & II

Excerpts: Bottom Line: Russian involvement in the information domain includes electronic warfare, espionage and active measures such as disinformation, propaganda, psychological pressure, destabilization of society and influence of foreign media. The aim is to sow doubt and division amongst strategically targeted societies with the longer-term objective of boosting Moscow’s comparative power and influence across the […]