Monthly Archives: February 2020

Oil Logs Its Worst Week Since 2008 Financial Crisis; OPEC To Meet To Discuss Production Cuts; If Oil Drops Into The $40s, The U.S. Fracking Industry Will Be In Trouble

Oil Logs Its Worst Week Since 2008 Financial Crisis; OPEC To Meet To Discuss Production Cuts; If Oil Drops Into The $40s, The U.S. Fracking Industry Will Be In Trouble   http://www.frotunascorner.com      David Hodari writes in this weekend’s/Feb. 29/Mar. 1 Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) that “U.S. oil prices had their worst week since 2008, when the global […]

EXCLUSIVE SecDef Esper Seeks Detente With HASC; New Navy Plan This Summer

EXCLUSIVE SecDef Esper Seeks Detente With HASC; New Navy Plan This Summer breakingdefense.com · by Paul McLeary Defense Secretary Mark Esper meets with instructors during a visit to the Naval Air Technical Training Center, in Pensacola. WASHINGTON: A day after a heated meeting between House lawmakers and the Pentagon’s top leadership on Wednesday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper […]

Ex-Philippine Official Warns Of ‘Tragedy’ If US Pact Ends

Excerpts:   There should be efforts to study how the VFA can be “polished” or improved using other similar status of forces agreements, including one the Philippines forged with Australia, Romualdez said.   “From what I’m told, the door is not totally shut,” he said, without elaborating. “But, again, the bottom line always falls on […]

The DOW Had Its Worst Week Since 2008; Where To Find Cash-Rich Stocks In The Selloff; BioTechs Scrambling To Find A Coronavirus Cure

The DOW Had Its Worst Week Since 2008; Where To Find Cash-Rich Stocks In The Selloff; BioTechs Scrambling To Find A Coronavirus Cure   https://fortunascorner.com     The title above comes from Andrew Bary’s feature article in this weekend’s (Feb. 29/Mar. 1) Barron’s. After seeing $3.6T in losses by corporate America and stockholders, there are bargains galore. […]

Experts Simulated A Coronavirus Pandemic Last Year And It Killed 65 Million

Note: The exercise was not a prediction, organizers insist. “We are not now predicting that the nCoV-2019 outbreak will kill 65 million people,” the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security said in a statement. “Although our tabletop exercise included a mock novel coronavirus, the inputs we used for modeling the potential impact of that fictional virus […]

US, Philippine Ties Headed From Bad To Worse

US, Philippine ties headed from bad to worse asiatimes.com · by Richard Javad Heydarian · February 28, 2020 MANILA – US-Philippine bilateral relations, already strained after Manila’s recent abrogation of a key defense pact, are careening towards a full-blown crisis as Washington readies more rights related measures targeting top Filipino officials, including possibly President Rodrigo Duterte. Earlier this month […]

The Cyber Threat From Iran After The Death Of Soleimani – Combating Terrorism Center At West Point

The Cyber Threat from Iran after the Death of Soleimani – Combating Terrorism Center at West Point FEBRUARY 2020, VOLUME 13, ISSUE 2 Authors: ANNIE FIXLER ctc.usma.edu · February 27, 2020 Abstract: Following the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, the U.S. government has issued repeated warnings to be vigilant against cyberattacks from Iran. […]

To Deter War With China, US Must Commit To Fefend Taiwan

Excerpts: Now, 25 years after the 1995-96 Taiwan Strait crisis that ended in U.S. aircraft carriers standing down after Chinese threats of a “sea of fire,” China has the military capability to make more specific and credible threats. Rear Adm. Luo Yuan of the People’s Liberation Army Navy, said last year: “What the United States fears the most […]

Opinion | Eric Schmidt: I Used to Run Google. Silicon Valley Could Lose to China.

We can’t win the technology wars without the federal government’s help. … To be sure, while we are competing with the Chinese, we should also work with them. There are many areas where cooperation can help everyone — for example in A.I.-based approaches to climate challenges, space exploration, disaster relief and pandemics. These recommendations are […]

Russian Military Science Promotes Innovation In Future Warfare

Russian Military Science Promotes Innovation in Future Warfare Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 17 Issue: 27 By: Roger McDermott February 26, 2020 06:12 PM Age: 3 mins (Source: C4ISR) Russian military science contributes in many ways to planning concerning a range of defense and military issues. The political-military leadership attaches primary importance to efforts to research and […]