Monthly Archives: July 2019

America Is In An AI Fight For Its Life

Excerpts: These efforts are positive, but to win the AI race with Beijing, Americans need to further embrace a paradigm shift. Historically, the battlefield has been dominated by analog hard power capabilities. As Secretary Esper stated in his testimony, AI-enabled capabilities will represent the most powerful and decisive weapons in future wars. Data scientists, software […]

Spies, Lies & Blurred Lines: How An FBI Informant Went Rogue With ISIS

Spies, Lies & Blurred Lines: How an FBI Informant Went Rogue With ISIS The Daily Beast · July 31, 2019 Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty In January 2017, Hassan had an urgent problem. He opened an encrypted messaging app and told an ISIS official in Syria he needed to speak with him about “a […]

Officials: U.S. Has Intel That bin Laden’s Son, Heir Hamza, Is Dead

Officials: U.S. has intel that bin Laden’s son, heir Hamza, is dead NBC News WASHINGTON — The United States has obtained intelligence that the son and potential successor of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Hamza bin Laden, is dead, according to three U.S. officials. The officials would not provide details of where or when Hamza […]

The Ultimate Disguise? New Concept Glasses Make The Wearer Undetectable To Facial Recognition Software, And Could Help Protect One’s Privacy From Prying Eyes

The Ultimate Disguise? New Concept Glasses Make The Wearer Undetectable To Facial Recognition Software, And Could Help Protect One’s Privacy From Prying Eyes   https://fortunascorner.com      Peter Lloyd, posted a July 23, 2019 article on the website of the DailyMail.com, with the title above. He wrote that “the world’s first light blocking glasses have been created […]

Inside A Trump-Era Purge Of Military Scientists At A Legendary Think Tank

Special Report: Inside a Trump-era purge of military scientists at a legendary think tank Reuters · by Charles Levinson14 Min Read · July 30, 2019 NEW YORK (Reuters) – They’re members of a prestigious academic panel with top-secret clearances who’ve advised the Pentagon on some of America’s most vexing national security issues since the Cold War. Over 60 […]

North Korea Fires 2 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles Off East Coast

David Maxwell Comment:  “This is business as usual.  north Korea is showing its true colors.  It is especially interesting in light of the report today that Matt Pottinger (assume it was him since he is a senior US official) met with the north Koreans at Panmunjom last week while Bolton was in Seoul and they […]

Department Of Defense: Research And Engineering Launches Two New Public Websites

  Research and Engineering Launches Two New Public Websites 07/30/2019 10:56 AM EDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-196-19 July 30, 2019 Research and Engineering Launches Two New Public Websites The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (R&E) launched two new websites to provide information on how two of its directorates support […]

China’s Giant Spy Drone Just Tailed A U.S. Navy Cruiser

July 29, 2019 Topic: Security Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: ChinaMilitaryTechnologyWorldDrone China’s Giant Spy Drone Just Tailed a U.S. Navy Cruiser But Beijing’s years of investment in drones are finally starting to pay off, if the Soar Eagle’s July 2019 mission tailing Antietam is any indication. by David Axe Follow @daxe on Twitter L https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/china%E2%80%99s-giant-spy-drone-just-tailed-us-navy-cruiser-69881 China reportedly activated one of its Soar Dragon large spy drones […]

Why Russia And China Are Joining Forces

Excerpts: Mr. Trump’s critics argue that Washington can’t afford to alienate longtime allies as adversaries coalesce against the U.S. They also warn that the institutions that constrained great-power competition are decaying at an accelerating pace. And businesses around the world need the kind of policy predictability that Trump-era diplomacy is steadily eroding. True enough, and […]

Rep. John Ratcliffe Favored To Replace Dan Coats As Director Of National Intelligence

Rep. John Ratcliffe favored to replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence Axios · by Jonathan Swan President Trump is expected to nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) to replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence, according to three sources familiar with the president’s deliberations. Behind the scenes: Trump was thrilled by Ratcliffe’s admonishment of former special counsel […]