Category CIA

CJCS Gen. Dunford Says Military Option On North Korea Not ‘Unimaginabe’

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  It is not unimaginable because Kim Jong-un could very well miscalculate or if he is faced with internal or external threats that, in his calculation, leave him no option […]

The Female Warlord Who Had C.I.A. Connections And Opium Routes

The Female Warlord Who Had C.I.A. Connections and Opium Routes By Gabrielle Paluch, www.nytimes.com View Original July 22nd, 2017 Olive Yang, in Muse, Myanmar, in 2015. According to relatives, she wore boys’ clothes and frequently fell in love with her brothers’ romantic interests. Credit Gabrielle PaluchPhoto by: Gabrielle Paluch MUSE, Myanmar — She was born to royalty […]

How Trump Got It Wrong in Saying The Times ‘Foiled’ Killing of ISIS Leader

There is video at the link. https://www.nytimes.com/ 2017/07/23/us/politics/trump- tweet-new-york-times-national- security.html?_r=1   How Trump Got It Wrong in Saying The Times ‘Foiled’ Killing of ISIS Leader By Michael R. Gordon, www.nytimes.com View Original July 23rd, 2017 President Trump at the commissioning ceremony for the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier in Norfolk, Va., on Saturday. Credit Hilary Swift for The […]

People’s Republic Of China Options Toward North Korea

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell and his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP David Maxwell:  I am not sure how vast is the military aid that China really provides the DPRK.   I doubt very much that the PRC would try to engineer regime […]

U.S. Special Operations Commander Says LEAKS To New York Times Are The Reason Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Escaped U.S. Forces And Is Likely Still Alive

U.S. Special Operations Commander Says LEAKS To New York Times Are The Reason Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Escaped U.S. Forces And Is Likely Still Alive http://www.fortunascorner.com      General Raymond ‘Tony’ Thomas, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), told an audience at the Aspen Security Forum last week, that Islamic State leader Abu […]

How ISIS Nearly Stumbled On The Ingredients For A ‘Ddirty Bomb’

How ISIS Nearly Stumbled On The Ingredients For A ‘Ddirty Bomb’ By Joby Warrick, Loveday Morris, www.washingtonpost.com View Original July 22nd, 2017 A classroom at the University of Mosul after the city’s liberation in June. Islamic State occupiers tried to use labs to build weapons.Photo by: Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images On the day the Islamic State overran the Iraqi […]

Project Maven To Deploy Computer Algorithms To War Zone By Year’s End

Project Maven To Deploy Computer Algorithms To War Zone By Year’s End By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media Activity By Contact Author, www.defense.gov View Original July 21st, 2017 WASHINGTON, July 21, 2017 — Winning wars with computer algorithms and artificial intelligence were among the topics that Defense Department intelligence officials discussed during a recent Defense One Tech Summit […]

CIA Director: The North Koreans Would Love To See Kim Jong Un Go

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, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  With all do respect to the Director we do need to be careful of mirror imagining or assessing things from what we believe is the logical view point […]

China’s Strategy In Asia Is Simple: Kick America Out

Excerpts:   Six Concerns Complicating Accommodation   Behavior: China is a republic but not a democracy, and its government’s behavior toward its own citizens and toward foreigners and neighboring states, including Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, reminds Americans that bilateral relations cannot yet be normal and cooperation cannot yet be close.   Collision: The […]

Secretary Of Defense Mattis Says ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Likely Alive

Jim Mattis On ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: ‘I Think He’s Alive’ Washington Examiner · by Travis J. Tritten · July 21, 2017 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday that he believes Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive following weeks of speculation over his death. Mattis said he has seen no evidence that Baghdadi is […]