Category Department Of Defense

Operation Infektion: Russian Disinformation: From The Cold War To Kanye

Three interesting 15-17 minute videos on Russian disinformation at the link.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/opinion/russia-meddling-disinformation-fake-news-elections.html Opinion | Operation Infektion ByAdam B. Ellick and Adam WestbrookThe New York Times · by Adam B. Ellick · November 12, 2018 Opinion Operation Infektion Russian Disinformation: From Cold War to Kanye Credit WATCH: This is a three-part film series. Scroll down and click to play any episode. Russia’s […]

Follow-Up Comments By Dave Maxwell Re: “North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest a Great Deception”

David Maxwell Comment: “Upon further refection here are some additional comments on this report.To reiterate my earlier comment: The north’s lines of effort in its strategy are subversion, coercion, extortion, and use of force but we should remember Sun Tzu – all warfare is based on deception.  And the north has always been a master of […]

In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest A Great Deception

In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest A Great Deception The New York Times · by David E. Sanger · November 12, 2018 A satellite image of a secret North Korean ballistic missile base. The North has offered to dismantle a different major missile launching site while continuing to make improvements at more than a dozen others.CreditCSIS/Beyond Parallel, via […]

Philippines: Scores Of Islamic State Fighters On Mindanao Island

David Maxwell Comment:  “What do terrorist organizations find in Mindanao?  Sanctuary (relative), mobility, resources, and local terrorist groups for exploitation.   What does it take to mitigate the threats?  First and foremost a political solution from the Philippine government (particularly with the MILF) and then presence, patience, and persistence by government agencies and security forces.”: Philippines: Scores […]

The U.S. Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online

The U.S. Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online Vice · by russian hackers|by Joseph Cox|Nov 11 2018, 4:24am · November 11, 2018 Usually it’s the Russians that dump its enemies’ files. This week, US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), a part of the military tasked with hacking and cybersecurity focused missions, started publicly releasing unclassified samples of adversaries’ malware it has discovered. […]

China’s Brightest Children Recruited To Develop AI ‘Killer Bots’

Excerpts:The Chinese government submitted a position paper to UN on the use of AI weapons in April.“As products of emerging high technologies, development and use of lethal autonomous weapons systems would reduce the threshold of war, and the cost of warfare on the part of the user countries. This would make it easier and more […]

China’s New J-20 Stealth Fighter Engine A No-Show At Zhuhai Air Show After It Fails Reliability Tests

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/2171987/chinas-new-j-20-stealth-fighter-engine-no-show-zhuhai-air-show ….. The three (of four scheduled) J-20s that did appear for a six-minute display at the opening of the air show were still equipped with Russian AL-31 Saturn engines.Jim  China’s new J-20 stealth fighter engine a no-show at Zhuhai air show after it fails reliability tests Country’s leading aviation expo was expected to be showcase […]

The Internet Is Splitting in Two Amid U.S. Dispute With China

The Internet Is Splitting in Two Amid U.S. Dispute With China Bloomberg News November 08 2018, 11:39 PMNovember 09 2018, 9:59 AM https://www.bloombergquint.com/technology/the-internet-is-splitting-in-two-amid-u-s-dispute-with-china (Bloomberg) — Western bigwigs were a no-show at China’s biggest web conference. But in their absence, the local overseers of the nation’s technology industry were only too happy to plug their unique vision […]

Russia Equips Cruise Missiles With Electronic Warfare Systems – Developer

Dr. Mark Schneider Comment: “Sputnik News reports that Vladimir Mikheev, adviser to the first deputy general director of the Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET), said, “that EW systems were primarily being installed on X-101 and X-102 cruise missiles carried by Russian Tu-95, Tu-160 and Tu-22M3 strategic bombers.” It also reported that, “X-101 is a newest Russian air-to-ground strategic cruise […]

Assessment Of Pathways To Regime Collapse In DPRK | NSI

The 21 page report can be downloaded here: https://nsiteam.com/social/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NSI-Pathways%E2%84%A2-DPRK-Collapse-Assessment-FINAL.pdfDavid Maxwell Comment:  “Of course I am biased but I find it hard to believe that the seminal work on collapse: “Patterns of Collapse” of the “Seven Phases of Regime Collapse”  by Robert Collins is not referenced in this (though I am happy to see that they cite […]