Category CIA

U.S. Forces Could Potentially Lose Next War To Russia Or China, Warns Sobering Rand Report

David Maxwell Comments:  “I have to correct my previous comment.  A friend and colleague who knows these things sent this comment to correct me:” Most of the 85th CA BDE is gone, but the Army will retain one active component conventional CA battalion (the 83rd) at FT Bragg, ADCON to the 16th MP BDE.   […]

Assessment Of The Lone Wolf Terrorist Concept

Assessment of the Lone Wolf Terrorist Concept · by Divergent Options · December 11, 2017 Linda Schlegel holds a BA in Liberal Arts from the University College Maastricht (NL) and an MA in Terrorism, Security and Society from King’s College London (UK). Her main topics of interest are radicalization, the role of identity in extremism, and societal resilience. She can be […]

Microbes By The Ton: Officials See Weapons Threat As North Korea Gains Biotech Expertise

Excerpts: A preliminary analysis suggested a pattern of behavior that U.S. and Asian officials have independently confirmed: a broad North Korean effort to obtain outside expertise from private companies, academic institutions and even nonprofits, company officials said. North Korea is believed to have used technical designs from a British agricultural nonprofit in building its microbe-producing […]

This Is How Nuclear War With North Korea Would Unfold

This is how nuclear war with North Korea would unfold View Original December 8th, 2017 No one wants to fight a nuclear war. Not in North Korea, not in South Korea and not in the United States. And yet leaders in all three countries know that such a war may yet come — if […]

Inside The Botched Raid That Left Four U.S. Soldiers Dead In Niger

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 Comments:  From Buzzfeed.   “A lot of speculation in this to include from sources that may not really be able to offer credible assessments.  But I would really […]

U.S. Intelligence Community Claims North Korea Transferred 3 Nuclear Warheads To Iran

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell’s Comment:  “I have not seen any open source reporting on what our intelligence community has said on this.  I have long wondered (and this is only speculation since […]

ADM (Ret.) James Stavridis: Three Military Ideas For Dealing With North Korea

James Stavridis: Three military ideas for dealing with North Korea- Nikkei Asian Review December 8, 2017 11:14 am JST James Stavridis US must prepare responses while it pursues talks with Pyongyang and Beijing THAAD under test. More needs to be done to increase defense against missile attacks both in number and quality. © Reuters As […]

Defense Insiders Pushing A Non-Lethal Microwave Missile That Could Stop North Korea’s Launches In Their Tracks

Defense insiders are pushing a non-lethal microwave missile that could stop North Korea’s launches in their tracks By Alex Lockie, View Original December 7th, 2017 US Air Force Military and government officials are pushing a non-lethal missile that could possibly shut down a North Korean missile launch in its tracks. The missile uses readily available technology, […]

Here’s Why North Korea’s Economy Is Able To Survive Sanction After Sanction

David Maxwell writes:  “This is the most important line:” There are a lot of violators, but keep your eye on China Here’s why North Korea’s economy is able to survive sanction after sanction By Zeeshan Aleem, View Original December 7th, 2017 The Trump administration has sought to rein in North Korea’s nuclear program by passing tougher and […]

China Prepares Refugee Camps At Border With North Korea

China Prepares Refugee Camps at Border with North Korea December 7, 2017 12:20 pm Last Updated: December 7, 2017 4:29 pm By Frank Fang, View Original Decmber 7th, 2017 Children walk through a gate in a township north of Wonsan, North Korea, on Nov. 18, 2017.Photo by: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images The day after a rather unusual Chinese […]