Monthly Archives: March 2019

“The Green Berets In The Land Of A Million Elephants: U.S. Army Special Warfare & The Secret War In Laos 1959-1974,” Book By Col. (Ret.) Joseph D. Celeski

“The Green Berets In The Land Of A Million Elephants: U.S. Army Special Warfare & The Secret War In Laos 1959-1974,” Book By Col. (Ret.) Joseph D. Celeski   https://fortunascorner.com      Col. (Ret.) Joseph D. Celeski was interviewed this weekend/March 30/31 on C-SPAN, about his new book, with the title above. The U.S. Army’s […]

Europe At A Crossroads: How Will It Respond To The Next Shock?

Europe At A Crossroads: How Will It Respond To The Next Shock?   https://fortunascorner.com        The title above comes from Peter Briancon’s April 1, 2019 article in this weekend’s Barron’s. With Brexit still unfolding, and burgeoning populist movements across the continent, the idea that the European Union (EU) could crumble is far from fantasy. The […]

Special Operations Command Gets A New Leader

Special Operations Command Gets A New Leader https://fortunascorner.com      Jim Garamone posted an a March 29, 2019 article to Defense.gov, noting that “Army General Raymond A.Thomas passed command of U.S. Special Operations Command to Army General Richard D. Clarke during a change-of-command ceremony in Tampa, Florida last week. Please go to Defense.gov for the entire article. […]

The U.S. Military Is Dusting Off This Cold War Tactic In Hopes Of Catching Russia Off Guard

The US military is dusting off this Cold War tactic in hopes of catching Russia off guard Business Insider · by Ryan Pickrell · March 29, 2019 The US Army recently deployed hundreds of soldiers to Europe with almost no notice, part of a strategy reminiscent of its Cold War approach to fighting, Stars and Stripes reported. Rapid mobilization, […]

How Serious Is White Nationalist Terrorism?

How Serious Is White Nationalist Terrorism? cfr.org · by Bruce Hoffman The attack on two New Zealand mosques by a white supremacist has spurred new concern over the threat posed by violent far-right extremists. Bruce Hoffman, CFR’s Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis senior fellow for counterterrorism and homeland security, offers his assessment. The attacks in Christchurch, […]

FBI Has Data Stolen From North Korean Embassy By Anti-Regime Group

FBI has data stolen from North Korean embassy by anti-regime group A group calling for the overthrow of Kim Jong Un has given the FBI data seized in a raid of North Korea’s embassy in Spain, a law enforcement source says. NBC News March 29, 2019, 4:18 PM EDT By Ken Dilanian, Dan De Luce and […]

Shanahan’s Efforts To Reopen Niger Probe Surprise Military Officials

Shanahan’s efforts to reopen Niger probe surprise military officials CNN · by Ryan Browne and Barbara Starr, CNN (CNN)Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan is seeking to tap a senior US military officer to oversee possible punishments and re-open the probe relating to the 2017 Niger ambush that left four US soldiers dead, a move that has caught several […]

Let’s Empower Russians Who Are Fighting Putin’s Propaganda

Dr. Mark Schneider: “Matt Armstrong’s tweet is a useful addendum to the article below:” Matt Armstrong @mountainrunner More The main suggestion is being done & not just thru RFE/RL & VOA, but by groups inside Russia and those who fled and broadcast back. What @ccaryl is missing is how the Kremlin censors info, intimidates, & outright […]

North Korea Keeps Quiet About Madrid Embassy Raid

N.Korea Keeps Quiet About Madrid Embassy Raid english.chosun.com North Korea has kept conspicuously silent about a humiliating raid on its embassy in Madrid by a shadowy dissident group on Feb. 22. The silence could be a measure of how threatened the regime feels by the apparently well-connected group, which calls itself Free Jeoson and is […]

The Covert Group That Carried Out A Brazen Raid On A North Korean Embassy Now Fears Exposure

David Maxwell Comment:  “Perhaps this is why Kim Jong-un had his half brother assassinated.  Since Kim Jong-nam did not appear to accept Hong’s invitation to join we could assume that he felt that he had a better chance by working with the Chinese who it has been speculated wanted to install Kim Jong-nam on the […]