Monthly Archives: August 2018

While the North Korean Nuclear Button Cools, the Threat of the Underground Lingers – Modern War Institute

The following comment is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “Yes the 5000 or so underground facilities are a significant threat and challenge.  Sure the tunnels under the DMZ (if there are more than the four that have been discovered) […]

Inside a Frighteningly Plausible Nuclear Attack Scenario – Modern War Institute mwi.usma.edu · by Steve Leonard · August 30, 2018Send email Mail Jeffrey Lewis, The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States (Mariner Books, 2018) Plausible. Few books are worthy of a one-word review, but Jeffrey Lewis’s The 2020 Commission Report is certainly one of them. With […]

AI Ethics: Silicon Valley Should Take A Seat At The DoD Table

Excerpts: AI Ethics: Silicon Valley Should Take A Seat At The DoD Table breakingdefense.com · by Jonathan D. Moreno Jonathan Moreno In the wake of objections from employees, Google withdrew from its Project Maven contract with the Pentagon, designing software to improve the analysis of drone imagery. Worried that it might lose access to critical technology, part of […]

Why It Is Time For a U.S. Cyber Force

Why It Is Time For a U.S. Cyber Force By Travis Howard, Dave Schroeder, cimsec.org View Original August 29th, 2018 Since 2009, incremental improvements have been made to the nation’s ability to operate in cyberspace during this period. The establishment ofU.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) — first subordinate to U.S. Strategic Command, and then elevated to a Unified Combatant Command (UCC) — and […]

“Operation Finale,” New Film Brings A Fresh Look At The Hunt For The Architect Of Hitler’s Final Solution

“Operation Finale,” New Film Brings A Fresh Look At The Hunt For The Architect Of Hitler’s Final Solutionhttp://www.fortunascorner.com      John Jurgensen posted an August 27, 2018 article in the Wall Street Journal, reviewing the new film, “Operation Finale,” about Israel’s hunt, and capture of Adolph Eichmann, Hitler’s point man on the gassing and murdering of millions of Jews in […]

Bitcoin: Boom Or Bust; The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Side Of The Crypto-Currency World

Bitcoin: Boom Or Bust; The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Side Of The Crypto-Currency World http://www.fortunascorner.com Yesterday, August 27, 2018, the financial media outlet, CNBC, aired a one-hour special on Bitcoin, and the cyrpto-currency craze sweeping the globe.  For those who believe in bitcoin and the move to digital currency — their devotion and enthusiasm resembles a religious movement — […]

Trump Reportedly Canceled Pompeo’s Trip To North Korea After It Sent A Mysterious And Hostile Letter

The following comment, before the body of the article, is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “Note how the north uses innocuous routine training to paint a picture of hostile policy.  The north shows its cards as it sets up […]

SOCOM Seeking Technologies For War In A Post-Cyberpunk Era

SOCOM Seeking Technologies For War In A Post-Cyberpunk Era c4isrnet.com · by Kelsey Atherton · August 27, 2018 The great trick of computers is that they enable people to be more than human. In a new request for information, the United States Special Operations Command is looking for a range of computer and computer-enabled technologies, all designed to […]

‘The Man Who Wasn’t There;’ A Review Of The Book — “The Impostor”

‘The Man Who Wasn’t There;’ A Review Of The Book — “The Impostor” http://www.frotunascorner.com      Charlatans, fake identities, and those pretending to be someone they aren’t, are character traits that likely can be traced back to the dawn of mankind.  Sometimes, people impersonate someone else out of necessity, in an attempt to save their […]

Russia’s Favorite Mercenaries

The Wagner Group: Russia’s Favorite Mercenaries The Atlantic · by Neil Hauer · August 27, 2018 Russian soldiers in Aleppo.Omar Sanadiki / Reuters In Russia, journalism is far from the safest profession—even more so when the subject of investigation happens to be a private mercenary army engaged in multiple active conflicts abroad. On July 30, three Russian journalists […]