Monthly Archives: September 2019

Breakthrough In Quantum Computing: Google Researchers Have Reportedly Achieved “Quantum Supremacy;” Solves Complex Problem In 3 Minutes & 20 Seconds – A Task That Today’s Most Advanced/Fastest Computer 10,000 Years To Complete

Breakthrough In Quantum Computing: Google Researchers Have Reportedly Achieved “Quantum Supremacy;” Solves Complex Problem In 3 Minutes & 20 Seconds – A Task That Today’s Most Advanced/Fastest Computer 10,000 Years To Complete   https://fortunascorner.com      Numerous media outlets in the past few days have heralded a new era in computer advancement. The Financial Times reported on […]

Learn From Iran: Could North Korea Use Drones In A Future War?

Excerpts: For smaller powers like North Korea or Iran, drones offer two other benefits. First, because drones are so comparatively inexpensive, they open the possibility of contesting U.S. air dominance. To be sure, such a challenge is still small. But in environments where U.S. air superiority is nearly complete, drones open up new space and possibilities, and this […]

New Surveillance Technology Means You’ll Never Be Anonymous Again; New Era Of Biometrics And Identity Management Is Radically Disrupting The Intelligence Community; Creating, And Maintaining A Fake Identity — Is Getting More, And More Difficult

New Surveillance Technology Means You’ll Never Be Anonymous Again; New Era Of Biometrics And Identity Management Is Radically Disrupting The Intelligence Community; Creating, And Maintaining A Fake Identity — Is Getting More, And More Difficult https://fortunascorner.com      Elise Thomas posted a September 16, 2019 article to the security and technology website WIRED.com, with the title above. It […]

Mysterious Underground Facilities Discovered Near North Korea Nuclear Complex

Excerpt:   “While it is impossible to remotely discern their purposes, their location within Yongbyon’s security perimeter and subsequent camouflaging qualify them as subjects of interest for future inspection teams,” analysts with 38 North, a website focused on North Korea, said in a report. Mysterious underground facilities discovered near North Korea nuclear complex Washington Examiner · […]

‘They Will Have To Die Now’ Is A Bare-Knuckles Account Of The Fight Against ISIS

Excerpts: In this book, he follows an Iraqi counterterrorism force charged with taking back the city of Mosul, a unit he rightly calls “the force in which American generals had the most confidence.” Rank-and-file Iraqi soldiers — like their Afghan counterparts I have covered — just don’t share the overall competence. … He has some […]

Charge Against Airline Mechanic Highlights ‘Insider Threat’

Charge against airline mechanic highlights ‘insider threat’ By DAVID KOENIGyesterday https://www.apnews.com/ce13931c2dae4bd482d9ace2ce28db92 FILE photo – In this March 22, 2016 file photo, passengers check into their flights near a security checkpoint sign at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. The arrest of an airline mechanic suspected of being sympathetic with terrorists and charged with sabotaging a jetliner […]

Moscow Exporting ‘Political Technologists’ Beyond Africa To Europe

Moscow Exporting ‘Political Technologists’ Beyond Africa to Europe Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 128 By: Paul Goble September 19, 2019 06:00 PM Age: 16 hours Yeveny Prigozhin, widely known as “the chef”; a leak of documents from Prigozhin’s offices revealed details on the activities of Russian “political technologists” (Source: TASS) The term “political technology” prevalent […]

Moscow Sees Saudi Drone Attack As An Opportunity

Moscow Sees Saudi Drone Attack as an Opportunity Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 128 By: Pavel Felgenhauer September 19, 2019 05:56 PM Age: 15 hours (Source: Planet Labs/AP) In an official statement, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounced the September 14 multiple unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and cruise missile attacks on Saudi Arabia’s main Abaqaiq oil processing facility and the Khurais oilfield that crippled Saudi oil […]

Trump Aide Pottinger Likely To Be Named NSC Dir. O’Brien’s Deputy

Trump Aide Pottinger Likely to Be Named O’Brien’s Deputy By Alex Wayne September 20, 2019, 12:39 PM EDT Updated on September 20, 2019, 1:07 PM EDT Pottinger is a former China-based reporter and U.S. Marine He served as Asia director of the National Security Council Bloomberg · by Alex Wayne · September 20, 2019 Matt Pottinger, center, in Beijing in […]

Scene From A Cold War (2039) – Modern War Institute

Scene from a Cold War – Modern War Institute mwi.usma.edu · by Zachery Tyson Brown · September 20, 2019 “You never really know your friends from your enemies until the ice breaks.” – Inuit Proverb Somewhere west of the Lomonosov Ridge, October 2039 Bitterly cold wind howled, blowing dry snow and causing the tent’s walls to undulate like it […]