Category Department Of Defense

China’s Deep Water Strategy; Building A Vessel Able To Scour Seabed 6KM Deep

http://www.atimes.com/article/china-building-vessel-able-to-scour-seabed-6km-deep/?utm_source=The+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=70c21b376c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_19_09_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f8bca137f-70c21b376c-31596721 China building vessel able to scour seabed 6km deep New ship will be able to lay cables at a depth of 3,000 meters and deep-water hoisting at 6,000 meters By Asia Times staff September 19, 2018 5:26 PM (UTC+8) The Shenqian, currently the most advanced deep-sea salvage and exploration ship in service with the […]

North Korea to Allow Outside Inspectors To Visit Missile Test Site

David Maxwell Comment: “This is a significant development if true.  Significant but the question is is it sufficient? The devil is in the details as they say and we will need to see some real action and not just words.  But this could be a positive development.  This may be something to work with.”Excerpt: North Korea to Allow Outside […]

The Cargo Ships That ‘Liquefy’

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180905-the-cargo-ships-that-liquefy The cargo ships that ‘liquefy’ Think of a dangerous cargo, and toxic waste or explosives might come to mind. But granular cargoes such as crushed ore and mineral sands are responsible for the loss of numerous ships every year. On average, 10 ‘solid bulk cargo’ carriers have been lost at sea each year for the last […]

The Enemy Gets A Vote

Conclusion: The Enemy Gets a Vote By Kim Cragin, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalSeptember 16th, 2018 Editor’s Note: Perhaps the biggest counterterrorism challenge facing the Trump administration is whether or not to keep a robust military presence in Syria now that the Islamic State has been forced underground. Kim Cragin of the National Defense University argues that the killing of jihadist leaders […]

Arctic Segment Of China’s ‘Belt & Road’ Initiative/Strategy

China Launches First Domestically Built Icebreak For “Polar Silk Road” In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping introduced… China Launches First Domestically Built Icebreak For “Polar Silk Road” In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping introduced… This post was originally published on this site China Launches First Domestically Built Icebreak For “Polar Silk Road” In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping […]

British Intelligence Chiefs Thought Former Labour Leader Michael Foot Was ‘A Paid Soviet Informant’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6170275/British-intelligence-chiefs-thought-former-Labour-leader-Michael-Foot-paid-Soviet-informant.html British intelligence chiefs thought former Labour leader Michael Foot was ‘a paid Soviet informant’ ·          ·        Double-agent Oleg Gordievsky alleged Foot was linked to Soviet intelligence  ·        Accusations first published 23 years ago saw Foot sue The Times for libel  ·        MI6 had discussions about constitutional implications of Labour won election  By FIONN HARGREAVES FOR THE DAILY MAIL […]

U.S. Sending Billions Worth Of Spy Planes To Asian Allies

U.S. Sending Billions Worth of Spy Planes To Asian Allies breakingdefense.com · by Paul McLeary US Navy P-8 Poseidon WASHINGTON: The State Department has approved the $2.6 billion sale of six P-8A Poseidon maritime reconnaissance aircraft and 64 Patriot anti-ballistic missile weapons to South Korea. It’s another sign that U.S. allies are stocking up on American military tech to counter China, while […]

Trump Enlists Gen. Zinni For Quixotic Arab NATO Campaign

Trump Enlists Gen. Zinni For Quixotic Arab NATO Campaign By Geoffrey Aronson, www.theamericanconservative.comView OriginalSeptember 14th, 2018 A delegation of the Leaders of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Countries are seen Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Photo by: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead […]

CSPAN Discussion On Spies, Their Tradecraft And Foibles; And Perhaps The Greatest Spy Writer Ever — David Cornwell, Alias…John le Carre

CSPAN Discussion On Spies, Their Tradecraft And Foibles; And Perhaps The Greatest Spy Writer Ever — David Cornwell, Alias…John le Carre www.fortunascorner.com The National Book Festival was recently held at the Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C., and the topic was about spying, spies, and John le Carre. This was the eighteenth annual such convention, with John Haskel […]

Sage Against The Machine: A Leading Google Critic On Why He Thinks The Era Of ‘Big Data’ Is Done; Why He Opposes POTUS Trump’s Talk Of Regulation; And, The Promise Of Blockchain

Sage Against The Machine: A Leading Google Critic On Why He Thinks The Era Of ‘Big Data’ Is Done; Why He Opposes POTUS Trump’s Talk Of Regulation; And, The Promise Of Blockchain http://www.fortunascorner.com       Tunku Varadarajan, a Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution recently sat down with polymath and prolific author, sage, George Gilder (78); and, he […]