Monthly Archives: January 2020

U.S. Special Operations Forces Overemphasize Combat Experience, Review Says

U.S. Special Operations Forces Overemphasize Combat Experience, Review Says The New York Times · by John Ismay · January 29, 2020 The review also found no “systemic ethics problem” in elite units like the Army’s Green Berets and the Navy SEALs after allegations of sexual assault and unlawful killings. A United States special operations forces soldier on the […]

Chinese ‘Students’ Keep Getting Arrested At Key West Navy Base

Excerpt: Dean Cheng, a China analyst at the Heritage Institute, called the inept spywork “very strange,” but noted similar acts are likely happening all across the United States. Cheng said the Chinese might be interested in seeing how the special operations forces on base train and equip since Beijing “is worried about what Special Operations are doing. […]

Injecting Electromagnetic Pulses Into The Electric Grid And Infrastructure: The Poor Man’s EMP Nuke

Injecting Electromagnetic Pulses into the Electric Grid and Infrastructure: The Poor Man’s EMP Nuke public.milcyber.org By Paul F. Renda January 20, 2020 The United States has experienced disruptions from electromagnetic pulses (EMP) due to high-altitude hydrogen bomb explosions and also space weather. The first time that this occurred with the hydrogen bomb was the starfish test detonation […]

“The Ghiosts Of Cannae: Hannibal And The Darkest Hour Of The Roman Republic”: New Book By Robert O’Connell — On One Of The Most Famous Military Battles Of All Time; And What Happened To The Roman Soldiers Who Survived — Who Became……’The Ghosts Of Cannae’

“The Ghiosts Of Cannae: Hannibal And The Darkest Hour Of The Roman Republic”: New Book By Robert O’Connell — On One Of The Most Famous Military Battles Of All Time; And What Happened To The Roman Soldiers Who Survived — Who Became……’The Ghosts Of Cannae’   www,fortunascorner.com      Cannae. One of the most famous […]

Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer’s Insights Into North Korea’s Enigmatic Young Dictator

Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer’s Insights into North Korea’s Enigmatic Young Dictator The Brookings Institution · by Jung H. Pak · January 27, 2020 A groundbreaking account of the rise of North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un—from his nuclear ambitions to his summits with President Donald J. Trump—by a former CIA analyst considered one of […]

Special Operations Command Review Finds Deployment And Leadership Issues But No ‘Systemic Ethics Problem’

Special Operations Command review finds deployment and leadership issues but no ‘systemic ethics problem’ taskandpurpose.com · January 28, 2020 socom ethics review Jeff Schogol January 28, 2020 at 02:46 PM news The long-awaited Special Operations Command’s ethics review has finally been released, which argues that there is no “systemic ethics problem” in the special operations community while acknowledging […]

Russia Exerts Growing Influence In Africa, Worrying Many In The West

Russia Exerts Growing Influence in Africa, Worrying Many in the West By Eric Schmitt and Thomas Gibbons-Neff The New York Times · by Eric Schmitt · January 28, 2020 The Kremlin is increasing arms sales, security pacts and training programs as the American defense secretary weighs withdrawing troops from the continent. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia hosted a summit meeting […]

Spies Like AI: The Future Of Artificial Intelligence For The U.S. Intelligence Community; But, AI Has Weakenesses The Adversary Is/Will Exploit

Spies Like AI: The Future Of Artificial Intelligence For The U.S. Intelligence Community; But, AI Has Weakenesses The Adversary Is/Will Exploit   https://fortunascorner.com       The title above comes from Patrick Tucker’s January 27, 2020 article he posted to the security, military and technology website, DefenseOne.com. I refer you to DefenseOne for Mr. Tucker’s full […]

Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Interviewed On CNBC Says Number Of Coronavirus Cases In China Is Vastly Underreported By “Tens Of Thousands;’ Says U.S. Needs To Prepare For Outbreak – Pockets Of Infection In U.S. ‘Inevitable’

Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Interviewed On CNBC Says Number Of Coronavirus Cases In China Is Vastly Underreported By “Tens Of Thousands;’ Says U.S. Needs To Prepare For Outbreak – Pockets Of Infection In U.S. ‘Inevitable’   https://fortunascorner.com      Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb was interviewed on CNBC this morning/Jan. 28, 2020, about his […]

Nuclear Nightmares: Book Review

Excerpts: In the subsequent years, the numbers kept coming down. But the basic logic remained in place, and radical changes to nuclear doctrine have remained elusive. Obama, for example, explored the idea of declaring a no-first-use policy — that is, pledging that the United States would use nuclear weapons only in retaliation to a nuclear […]