Monthly Archives: October 2019

History Of Ghost Stories; And, The Most Haunted House In The World – The Black Monk House In England

History Of Ghost Stories; And, The Most Haunted House In The World      The title above comes from an article originally posted on October 29, 2009 and updated June 10, 2019 on  As we get close to Haloween, scary movies and stories of ghosts will proliferate the airwaves.’s “History of Ghost Stories,” is […]

What Is DTrack: North Korean Virus Being Used To Hack ATMs To Nuclear Power Plant In India

What is DTrack: North Korean virus being used to hack ATMs to nuclear power plant in India · by India Today Web Desk · October 30, 2019 Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) has admitted that one of its computers has been attacked by malware. Although the nuclear body has not named the Kudankulam nuclear power […]

Implications Of The U.S. Withdrawal From Syria

Implications of the US Withdrawal from Syria By Dr. Yehuda Blanga October 30, 2019 AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Facebook FacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to More More97 US special forces team, U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Cupit via US Army   BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,330, October 30, […]

After Baghdadi: What Hurts the Islamic State May Help Al-Qaeda

Excerpts: The decapitation of any terrorist group inevitably hurts its ability to recruit. Baghdadi tried to protect his legacy by martyring himself with a suicide vest, but his death is still a serious blow to the Islamic State’s brand and harms its ability to project strength and resilience. This may benefit al-Qaeda, which has long […]

Syrian Regime Inflicts 72 Forms Of Torture On Prisoners, Report Finds | Syria | The Guardian

Syrian regime inflicts 72 forms of torture on prisoners, report finds | Syria | The Guardian An Amnesty reconstruction of the high-security Saydnaya prison near Damascus in Syria. Photograph: DigitalGlobe – copyright 2016 Syria More than 14,000 people thought to have been tortured to death by regime during war Warning: graphic information in this […]

Indian Nuke Plant’s Network Reportedly Hit By Malware Tied To N. Korea

Indian nuke plant’s network reportedly hit by malware tied to N. Korea Ars Technica · by Sean Gallagher · October 29, 2019 Enlarge / The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) was apparently targeted by a North Korean hacking campaign using the recently identified Dtrack spy malware. A former analyst for India’s National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) has tied a […]

Here’s What We Know The Shadowy X-37B Was Up To During Its Record 780 Days In Space

Here’s What We Know The Shadowy X-37B Was Up To During Its Record 780 Days In Space · by Joseph Trevithick · October 28, 2019 The experimental X-37B is blazing a trail to new and more flexible space-based capabilities as threats to existing assets in orbit grow. By Joseph Trevithick The War Zone USAF SHARE Although largely […]

Generals And Admirals, Stay Out Of Presidential Politics

Generals and Admirals, Stay Out of Presidential Politics By Vice Admiral Doug Crowder, U.S. Navy (Retired) October 2019 Proceedings Vol. 145/10/1,400 “It is always dangerous for soldiers, sailors or airmen to play at politics. They enter a sphere in which values are quite different from those to which they have hitherto been accustomed” -Winston Churchill […]

Military Officials Say Tell-All About al-Baghdadi Raid Team Unlikely

Military Officials Say Tell-All About al-Baghdadi Raid Team Unlikely The New York Times · by Helene Cooper · October 28, 2019 Continue reading the main story Unlike their brethren in SEAL Team 6, Delta Force commandos are known for flying under the radar when it comes to public exposure of their efforts. Members of Delta Force training. The […]

Here’s How U.S. Forces Finally Found al-Baghdadi

Here’s How U.S. Forces Finally Found al-Baghdadi TIME · by John Walcott For all the attention, invention and investment that the U.S. intelligence community devotes to spy satellites, communications intercepts, and new technologies such as artificial intelligence, the raid that killed ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was launched by the same old-fashioned tool that led to Osama bin Laden: […]