Category China

How CIA Operative’s Cover Was Blown In China

The CIA falsely believed it was ‘invincible’ in China — here’s how its spies were reportedly discovered in one of the biggest blows to the agency By David Choi, www.businessinsider.comView OriginalAugust 16th, 2018 The CIA Memorial Wall at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Alex Wong / Getty Images The CIA reportedly used a “f—-d up” communication […]

North Korea Can Keep Its Nukes—But Only Under This Condition

The comment just below; and, before the article is by/from Col. *Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  Certainly some out of the box thinking here.  I am not quite ready to go as far as Grant; and say keep your nukes in return […]

POTUS Trump Seeking To Relax Rules On Offensive Cyber Operations

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-seeking-to-relax-rules-on-u-s-cyberattacks-reverses-obama-directive-1534378721?tesla=y&mod=djemalertNEWS ATIONAL SECURITY Trump, Seeking to Relax Rules on U.S. Cyberattacks, Reverses Obama Directive It isn’t clear what rules the president is adopting to replace the existing ones. President Trump is seen outside the White House on Monday. ‎PHOTO:‎ MANDEL NGAN/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES‎By Dustin VolzUpdated Aug. 15, 2018 10:41 p.m. ETPresident Trump has reversed an Obama-era memorandum governing […]

The U.S. Needs A Cyber Force More Than A Space Force

Excerpts: The U.S. Needs a Cyber Force More Than a Space Force By James Stavridis, www.bloomberg.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 Up and away.Photo by: Photographer: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images Sadly, the proposal for a new U.S. Space Force is has become a punchline on late-night TV. It is being battered as a needless new bureaucracy, a competitor for the […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort […]

The U.S. Navy Just Got The Green Light To Stick It To China With Game-Changing New Missiles

https://amp-businessinsider-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.businessinsider.com/us-navy-green-lit-to-stick-it-to-china-with-new-missiles-tactics-maritime-tomahawk-south-china-sea-2018-8 The US Navy just got the green light to stick it to China with game-changing new missiles ·         Alex Lockie ·         Aug 14, 2018, 12:19 PM ET ReutersRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States September 15, 2015. President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law […]

Let’s Not Invite China To Invade Taiwan

David Maxwell Wrote: “Strong words from Gordon Chang”: Let’s Not Invite China to Invade Taiwan By Gordon G. Chang, nationalinterest.orgView OriginalAugust 13th, 2018 In “The United States Must Be Realistic on Taiwan,” Lyle Goldstein, writing on this site, misreads Taiwan’s history, portrays Chinese territorial ambitions as benign, and essentially argues Washington must do what China says because it has […]

Rumors Of Impending Visit By Chinese President Xi Jinping To North Korea

David Maxwell Wrote:  “Speculation but I would not be surprised if it comes to pass so that Xi can outdo Moon and Trump.” Rumors of impending visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to North Korea By Ha Yoon Ah, www.dailynk.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 View of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge. Image; Daily NK The Chinese authorities have instituted […]

China Reveals Test Of New Hypersonic Missile

China Reveals Test of New Hypersonic Missile ‘Starry Sky-2’ wave rider designed to carry nuclear warheads through missile defenses ShareTweetEmail China’s President Xi Jinping / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz August 10, 2018 5:00 am China has conducted a flight test of a new hypersonic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead against advanced missile defenses, […]

VPOTUS Pence Details Plan For Creation Of Space Force In What Would Be The Sixth Branch Of The Military

Pence details plan for creation of Space Force in what would be the sixth branch of the military By Christian Davenport, www.washingtonpost.comView OriginalAugust 9th, 2018 Vice President Pence laid out an ambitious plan Thursday that would create a military command dedicated to space this year and eventually establish a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the […]