Monthly Archives: May 2019

A Summit To Die For; North Korea’s Kim Shows His Despotic Regime’s True Colors — Executes His Top Negotiator And Bans Others To The Gulag

A Summit To Die For; North Korea’s Kim Shows His Despotic Regime’s True Colors — Executes His Top Negotiator And Bans Others To The Gulag https://fortunascorner.com      The great French poet and writer Victor Hugo once wrote: “Evil. Mistrust those who rejoice at it — even more than those who do it.” If Victor […]

Italy To Activate Its ‘Parallel Currency’ In Defiant Riposte To EU Ultimatum; “A European Empire Is Not What Europe Needs.” 

Italy To Activate Its ‘Parallel Currency’ In Defiant Riposte To EU Ultimatum    https://fortunascorner.com      The title above, comes from Ambrose Evans-Pritchard’s May 29, 2019 article he posted to London’s The Telegraph. I do not always agree with Mr. Evans-Pritchard; but, we agree more often than not; and, he is one of my favorite British […]

Are U.S. Submarines Vulnerable?

Are U.S. Submarines Vulnerable? By Peter Pry May 30, 2019 U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Ronald Gutridge The most survivable leg of the U.S. strategic nuclear Triad of bombers, land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) are the submarines.  Ballistic missile submarines are the last best line of deterrence and defense to defeat […]

The Dollar Underpins American Power; Rivals Are Building Workarounds

The Dollar Underpins American Power. Rivals Are Building Workarounds. Iran sanctions spur Europe and India to devise systems to trade with Tehran without using the U.S. currency   https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-dollar-powers-american-dominance-rivals-are-building-workarounds-11559155440?mod=hp_lead_pos4 By Justin Scheck and Bradley Hope May 29, 2019 2:44 p.m. ET U.S. allies, looking to buck American control over international trade, are developing alternate systems that […]

Free Data After 11 PM: North Korea’s Curious Mobile Data Plans

David Maxwell Comment:  “This should be an opportunity.  I hope someone is working to exploit this network, the infrastructure, and the phones.  Competition? sounds like there is the makings of a market economy.” Excerpts: Competition in North Korea’s IT sector can also be seen outside the country’s mobile service providers. North Korean smartphone companies compete […]

The Brexit Party’s Stunning Victory Is Just The Beginning; Prepare For A Revolution In British Politics; Nigel Farage Says: “We Are Here To Stay; And To Change [British And European] Politics For Good.”  “The Sick Man Of Europe — Is Europe”

The Brexit Party’s Stunning Victory Is Just The Beginning; Prepare For A Revolution In British Politics; Nigel Farage Says: “We Are Here To Stay; And To Change [British And European] Politics For Good.”  “The Sick Man Of Europe — Is Europe” http://www.frotunascorner.com      Pro-Brexit member of Parliament, Nigel Farage, had a May 27, 2019 Op-Ed […]

The U.S., Iran, And Maximum Pressure

Strategic Comment The U.S., Iran And ‘Maximum Pressure’ Tensions between the United States and Iran have risen sharply in recent weeks. The Iran nuclear deal may collapse permanently in the coming months. While the leader of neither country appears to want war, conflict remains possible due to misperception and miscalculation. A year after United States […]

Important Follow-Up Comments: “Behold: Iran’s Mini-Submarine Force Is Dangerous (Partly Thanks to North Korea)”

David Maxwell:  “I received these important comments and insights from Dr. Bruce Bechtol who is one of our nation’s experts on north Korean proliferation.” Dave, just so you know, the Ghadir is not a variant of the Yeono-class submarine.  It is an exact duplicate.  The North Koreans sold several of them to Iran and then […]

Satellite Imagery Reveals Chinese Navy’s War Games For A Possible Attack On Taiwan

David Maxwell Comment: “I would say more than just corvettes and mine layers.  But the asymmetric defense strategy is key (air land, and sea –  and the land is especially suitable for asymmetric defense concepts – the terrain of Taiwan could be a “blackhole” with the proper defenses – assuming the PLA can even get […]

SOCOM’s Iron Man Must Die, So Iron Man Spinoffs Might Live

SOCOM’s Iron Man Must Die, So Iron Man Spinoffs Might Live breakingdefense.com · by Paul McLeary SOFIC: The Special Operations Command had to kill its $80 million Iron Man suit in order to save its most battle-ready pieces, command leaders said here this week, confirming that some parts of the futuristic suit have already been shipped to […]