Category counterinsurgency

After Niger Attack, A Look At Clandestine Jihadists Posing A Growing Danger To U.S. Forces In Africa

After Niger attack, a look at clandestine jihadists posing a growing danger to U.S. forces in Africa By Robyn Dixon, www.latimes.com View Original October 21st, 2017 French armored vehicles head toward the Niger border in 2013. U.S. and French forces have spent years training and supporting the militaries of Mali, Niger and other countries to fight entrenched […]

Army Preps For Underground & Urban Warfare On Korean Peninsula

The comments highlighted in blue below are/by Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  I suppose you could consider north Korea a “target rich” environment with some 5000 underground facilities.  Just take a moment and think the about scale of the problem and […]

Pentagon Sends Team To Niger To Find Out What Happened

David Maxwell:  This excerpt is the most detailed information I have seen in open sources about the event. The four Americans were killed Oct. 4 when a 12-man team of soldiers from the 3rd Special Forces Group was operating with approximately 30 Forces Armees Nigeriennes (FAN) on a train-and-advise mission near Tongo Tongo, Niger, just […]

Solving The Siege Of Seoul | RealClearDefense

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 Comment:  The tyranny of proximity.  I do not think the author has ever experienced Korea Chuseok or the lunar New Year’s holiday to see what the “evacuation” of […]

The Book Mattis Reads To Be Prepared For War With North Korea

The Book Mattis Reads To Be Prepared For War With North Korea www.politico.com View Original October 15th, 2017 Last Monday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general with a legendary appetite for military history, ticked off a list of book recommendations to a crowd of U.S. Army leaders and supporters—titles that might help […]

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, www.fortunascorner.com 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 […]

Analyst Raises Scenario Of China’s Takeover Of North Korea, Others Have Doubts

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comment:  I am always curious about people who question the legitimacy of Korean unification and ask what right would South Korea have to unify Korea in a United […]

There Is A North Korean resistance

There is a North Korean resistance freekorea.us View Original October 5th, 2017 A blog about North Korea never suffers from a shortage of material; rather, it is more likely to suffer from an insufficiency of time to curate such an abundance of material. A post that isn’t ready for publication when my train arrives at […]

Manila Scores A Victory Against ISIS But More Battles Loom

Excerpts: Until the ISIS siege of Marawi, the Philippine government was in denial of an ISIS presence in the Island of Mindanao. However, the response of the Philippine government to Marawi siege led by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Chief of the Armed Forces General Eduardo Ano, and Intelligence Chief Gen Santos […]

What To Know The ‘Day After’ Overthrowing A Government

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 Sigh…  This really pains me.  For the second time this week the Cipher Brief has written about regime change with north Korea being the obvious focus of the discussion.  Again […]