Monthly Archives: December 2019

Is A New Nuclear Age Upon Us?

Is a New Nuclear Age Upon Us? Why We May Look Back on 2019 as the Point of No Return By Nicholas L. Miller and Vipin Narang December 30, 2019 Play Audio                      A North Korean missile test in an undated picture released by North Korea’s Central News Agency in November 2019 KCNA / Reuters […]

Ghosts In The Clouds: Inside China’s Major Corporate Hack

Ghosts in the Clouds: Inside China’s Major Corporate Hack A Journal investigation finds the Cloud Hopper attack was much bigger than previously known By Rob Barry and Dustin Volz Dec. 30, 2019 1:04 pm ET The hackers seemed to be everywhere. In one of the largest-ever corporate espionage efforts, cyberattackers alleged to be working for China’s […]

Why The Crew Of A U.S. Spy Plane Threw Coffee On Their Gear After A Deadly Collision With A Chinese fighter jet

Excerpts: The hit damaged the Navy plane and tore the Chinese fighter in two. After recovering from a steep, fast dive, the Navy crew tried to destroy all the sensitive equipment aboard. Sadly, they had not been trained on how to do that. Protocol for such an event would have been to put the plane […]

CIA Devised Way To Restrict Missiles Given To Allies, Researcher Says

CIA devised way to restrict missiles given to allies, researcher says Reuters · by Raphael Satter3 Min Read · December 31, 2019 LEIPZIG, Germany (Reuters) – The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has devised technology to restrict the use of anti-aircraft missiles after they leave American hands, a researcher said, a move that experts say could persuade the United […]

Who’s Watching The CIA? A Hawk Named Hudson

Who’s Watching the CIA? A Hawk Named Hudson Raptor shows up just as analysts are finishing reports https://www.wsj.com/articles/whos-watching-the-cia-a-hawk-named-hudson-11577725513? By Warren P. Strobel Dec. 30, 2019 12:05 pm ET LANGLEY, Va.—The President’s Daily Brief is among the U.S. government’s most closely held intelligence reports, its highly classified contents intended only for President Trump and a handful […]

How To Deal With The Reality Of A Nuclear-Armed North Korea?

David Maxwell Comment:  “A veiled recommendation for the South to go nuclear.”   It has become clear that peace is nowhere close to being achieved on the Korean Peninsula. The denuclearization talks must continue, not because they can actually get North Korea to scrap its nuclear weapons, but to contain the situation. But South Korea must […]

Will The Digital Age Kill Off Spying: CIA Is In Crisis As Facial Recognition, Biometrics, And Artificial Intelligence Make It Increasingly Difficult For Agents To Maintain Their Cover Abroad — Single Use HUMINT Missions?

Will The Digital Age Kill Off Spying: CIA Is In Crisis As Facial Recognition, Biometrics, And Artificial Intelligence Make It Increasingly Difficult For Agents To Maintain Their Cover Abroad — Single Use HUMINT Missions?   https://fortunascorner.com      This is not a new story. Indeed, I have been writing and wondering for several years if […]

What If China Offered A Nuclear Shield To North Korea?

David Maxwell Comment:  “Does not sound very “juche” (self-reliant) to Kim. Does anyone really think that this would sway Kim?  Do you think he trusts anyone with north Korea’s and his own security?   And then of course we have to wonder if China would even accept such a proposition?  Would a nuclear umbrella further embolden […]

Inside The U.S. Military’s Raid Against Its Own Security Guards That Left Dozens Of Afghan Children Dead

A report on a 2008 raid that went bad.  A long and painful read.   Please go to the link for the interactive features in the article. https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2019/12/29/security-guards-afghan-warlords-mass-civilian-casualties/2675795001/ Inside the U.S. military’s raid against its own security guards that left dozens of Afghan children dead USA Today · by Brett Murphy, USA TODAY AZIZABAD, Afghanistan – Once the […]

This Is What War Looks Like In 2029

Excerpts: Gen. David Berger, the new U.S. Marine Corps commandant, has a reputation as an iconoclast. But his big idea for winning future wars is to replace some of the Corps’ manned vehicles and aircraft with drones. The Marines would still be preparing for a war that seems vanishingly unlikely to ever happen. Peter W. […]