Author Archives: Fortuna's Corner

Trump Picks Lockheed Executive Rood For Top Pentagon Policy Post

Trump picks Lockheed executive Rood for top Pentagon policy post Reuters · by Reuters Staff · October 12, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump plans to name John Rood, a senior executive at defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp and a 20-year veteran of various government roles, as undersecretary of defense for policy, the Pentagon’s No. 3 job, […]

Would China And Russia Support A North Korean Insurgency?

The comment highlighted in blue below is from/by Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell’s Comment:  We have been thinking about resistance to unification by the Korean people living in the north and remnants of the regime and the military in either post […]

A British Voice In North Korea: A Threat To The Regime?

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell Comment:  This is why broadcasting into north Korea is so important and a good investment.  Those 11% become key communicators who pass news of the outside world to […]

U.S. Sends Second Nuclear Warship & 7,500 Marines Within Strike Range Of North Korea

US sends SECOND nuclear warship and 7,500 marines within strike range of North Korea A NUCLEAR-powered US aircraft carrier with 7,500 seamen on board is expected to join the build-up of warships amassing near North Korea.   The USS Theodore Roosevelt, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, is en route to the western Pacific after leaving […]

When Big Data Went To War — And Lost

Long critical read.  A little of everything in this from MRAPs to Palantir. To stop IEDs, JIEDDO had one fundamental asset: a massive fund of money devoted to rapid acquisition. With that money, JIEDDO could make new technology go from development to deployment in months, rather than the usual years of Pentagon research and development. […]

S. Korea, U.S. To Draft Plan For Future Alliance Command

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell’s Comment:  Sigh…. There is still no understanding of the command structure.  The US does not have have OPCON of Korean forces.  The ROK/US Combined Forces Command will have […]

SecDef Mattis At AUSA: The Threats The U.S. Military Must Be Prepared For

Secretary Mattis at AUSA: The Threats the US Military Must be Prepared For – Modern War Institute · by Liam Collins · October 12, 2017 Secretary of Defense James Mattis kicked off the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Monday. The meeting is billed as the “largest landpower exposition and professional development […]

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring The World For U.S. Secrets

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets By Scott Shane, Nicole Perlroth, View Original October 10th, 2017 Kaspersky Lab’s products require access to everything stored on a computer in order to scour it for viruses or other dangers. Credit Sergei Ilnitsky/European Pressphoto AgencyPhoto by: Sergei Ilnitsky/European Pressphoto Agency It was a case of […]

Secret South Korean War Plans Are Safe After Reported North Korea Hack Pentagon Says

Secret South Korean war plans are safe after reported North Korea hack, Pentagon says Washington Examiner · by Politics · October 10, 2017 The Pentagon, responding to reports that North Korean hackers have stolen secret war plans in a cyberattack on a South Korean defense center, said Tuesday it remains confident the plans are secure. “We’ve seen the […]

Top Ranked Bio-Pharma Analyst Gives CNBC His Top Large/Small Cap Picks

     Umer Raffat, Evercore ISI’s Chief Bio-Pharma Analyst, was interviewed on CNBC’s Closing Bell this afternoon/Tue. Oct. 10; and, he is/has been ranked as the Number One Specialty, Bio-Pharma Analyst by Institutional Investor — each year for the past three years.          Mr. Raffat’s #1 pick in both the large cap, and small cap bio-pharma […]