Monthly Archives: August 2018

Approaching A “New Normal”: What the Drone Attack In Venezuela Portends

Excerpts: Approaching a “New Normal”: What the Drone Attack in Venezuela Portends Colin P. Clarke By Fpri Scholars, www.fpri.orgView OriginalAugust 13th, 2018 When two drones, each equipped with a kilogram of powerful plastic explosives, were used on August 4 to attempt to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, it may have ushered in a foreboding new era—terrorism by unmanned aircraft. […]

The U.S. Navy Just Got The Green Light To Stick It To China With Game-Changing New Missiles The US Navy just got the green light to stick it to China with game-changing new missiles ·         Alex Lockie ·         Aug 14, 2018, 12:19 PM ET ReutersRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States September 15, 2015. President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law […]

How The Data Revolution Is Changing Special Operations Command

David Maxwell Wrote:  “Hear, hear.  That is probably about the right ratio.  Well done USSOCOM.  As you can tell I am a big believer in open source reporting and despite all the friction about the press some of our best “collectors” are journalists who know how to elicit information.  That is why we must pay […]

Let’s Not Invite China To Invade Taiwan

David Maxwell Wrote: “Strong words from Gordon Chang”: Let’s Not Invite China to Invade Taiwan By Gordon G. Chang, nationalinterest.orgView OriginalAugust 13th, 2018 In “The United States Must Be Realistic on Taiwan,” Lyle Goldstein, writing on this site, misreads Taiwan’s history, portrays Chinese territorial ambitions as benign, and essentially argues Washington must do what China says because it has […]

Rumors Of Impending Visit By Chinese President Xi Jinping To North Korea

David Maxwell Wrote:  “Speculation but I would not be surprised if it comes to pass so that Xi can outdo Moon and Trump.” Rumors of impending visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to North Korea By Ha Yoon Ah, www.dailynk.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 View of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge. Image; Daily NK The Chinese authorities have instituted […]

UN Report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State Members in Iraq, Syria

     As I have written for the last five years, killing a person is ‘easy.’  Killing an idea/philosophy is much harder.  In order to rid ourselves of the evil that militant Islam manifests — we have to kill the philosophy.  The best way in my view is to put al-Baghdadi and his key lieutenants […]

China Reveals Test Of New Hypersonic Missile

China Reveals Test of New Hypersonic Missile ‘Starry Sky-2’ wave rider designed to carry nuclear warheads through missile defenses ShareTweetEmail China’s President Xi Jinping / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz August 10, 2018 5:00 am China has conducted a flight test of a new hypersonic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead against advanced missile defenses, […]

Internet-Of-Things (IoT) Malware Discovered Trying To Attack Satellite Systems Of Aircraft And Ships; Black Hat 2018 Speaker Details His Successful Hack Of An In-Flight Commercial Aircraft WiFi Network 

Internet-Of-Things (IoT) Malware Discovered Trying To Attack Satellite Systems Of Aircraft And Ships; Black Hat 2018 Speaker Details His Successful Hack Of An In-Flight Commercial Aircraft WiFi Network      Kelly Jackson Higgins posted an August 9, 2018 article on the security and technology website, with the title above. For those of you not familiar, […]

Harrowing Account Of How USAF C-130 Crews Snuck Into South Sudan To Evacuate Diplomats Under Fire

David Maxwell Wrote:  “As usual another fascinating story about many great Americans.  However, what caught my eye was the briefing slide toward the very end of the article  Note this statement: “Insufficient capacity available through Global Force Management.”  Are we over extended?  How many contingencies could we handle near simultaneously (of course it depends on the locations, […]

The British Special Operators Who Terrorized Japanese Forces

The 77th Brigade was the only one to fight in both expeditions. It was later disbanded but has been re-activated as a cyber warfare force focused on unconventional warfare in the digital domain. The British special operators who terrorized Japanese forces · August 9, 2018 In 1943 and 1944, specially chosen units of the British Empire […]