Author Archives: RC Porter

North Korea Might Just Be Able To Win A War – If It Begins With An EMP Attack In Tokyo

THE HILL: North Korea just might be able to win a war, if it begins with an EMP in Tokyo BY DR. PETER VINCENT PRY, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 08/10/17 03:00 PM EDT 0 1       © Getty Images North Korea has nuclear-armed missiles and satellites potentially capable of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. EMP is considered […]

Deterring North Korea: The Next Nuclear-Tailoring Agenda

Commentary Deterring North Korea: The Next Nuclear-Tailoring Agenda David Santoro August 8, 2017 For special access to experts and other members of the national security community, check out the new War on the Rocks membership. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn North Korea is marching toward full-fledged nuclear-armed status, having conducted its first test of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in […]

China ‘Fires Warning’ With Array Of Navy Drills Off Korean Peninsula

  http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2105832/china-fires-warning-array-navy-drills-korean-peninsula?emarsys=1&sc_src=email_1982533&sc_llid=24083&sc_lid=144880101&sc_uid=hLAwWgiPP3&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email#cxrecs_s   China ‘Fires Warning’ With Array Of Navy Drills Off Korean Peninsula Yellow Sea exercises come in wake of Pyongyang’s second long-range missile test in a month PUBLISHED : Monday, 07 August, 2017, 8:58pm UPDATED : Tuesday, 08 August, 2017, 12:10pm   Sarah Zheng   http://twitter.com/_szheng 9 Aug 2017 Chinese naval forces will […]

Taking Down The House — Meet The Russian Casino Hacker Who Reverse-Engineered The Digital DNA Of Slot Machines To In Some Cases — Illegally Rake In Millions; And, Re-Post Of “Humanity Hasn’t Got A Chance: The Perfect Bet”

Taking Down The House — Meet The Russian Casino Hacker Who Reverse-Engineered The Digital DNA Of Slot Machines To In Some Cases — Illegally Rake In Millions; And, A Re-Post Of “Humanity Hasn’t Got A Chance: The Perfect Bet”   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Brendan Koerner had an interesting article on the August 5, 2017 […]

“Dispatches From Hell Before Breakfast” – The Cipher Brief

Concluding excerpts: In such an environment, an intelligence officer (or, in my case, a former officer) receives an unsolicited call or email from a reporter with trepidation. This is so because that officer knows such a contact will likely confront him or her with the probability that information about a classified activity, which the officer […]

NBC News Reports That B1 Bombers Are Key Component Of Any U.S. Military Strike North Korea’s Ballistic Missile & Nuclear Weapons Infrastructure

This is either a deliberate leak, as part of a sophisticated influence operations campaign designed to ‘win the war’ without going to war; or, yet another unauthorized leak.  RCP , fortunascorner.com   Aug 09, 2017 Exclusive: B-1 bombers key to a U.S. plan to strike North Korean missile sites NBC News has exclusive details of […]

Secretary Of Defense Mattis Statement On North Korea

Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis 08/09/2017 11:53 AM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-286-17 Aug. 9, 2017 Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis The United States and our allies have the demonstrated capabilities and unquestionable commitment to defend ourselves from an attack. Kim Jong Un should take heed of the United Nations Security […]

The Key To Countering North Korea Lies Offshore

The Key To Countering North Korea Lies Offshore By James Stavridis, www.bloomberg.com View Original August 8th, 2017 South Korea’s best defense.Photo by: Source: South Korean Defense Ministry via Getty Images As the world worries about the increasing threat from North Korea and its dangerous leader Kim Jong Un, there is a temptation to believe that the problems […]

North Korean Leader Orders His Military To ‘Carefully Examine A Missile Strike On Guam’

https://www.wsj.com/articles/north-korea-threatens-to-launch-missiles-at-guam-1502233479?tesla=y ASIA North Korea Threatens To Launch Missiles At Guam Statement follows hours after Trump warned Pyongyang not to make any more threats By Jonathan Cheng Aug. 8, 2017 7:04 p.m. ET ‎ A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer strategic bomber jet aircraft lining up for takeoff at the Anderson Air Force Base in Yigo, […]

Trump White House Weighs Unprecedented Plan To Privatize Much Of The War In Afghanistan

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this email.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  Wow. Just wow.  I just cannot imagine Congress authorizing the funding for this.  I wonder if Congress can issue a letter of Marque and Reprisal (though we are […]