Category DIA

U.S. Non-Proliferation Expert Proposes Roadmap With Reciprocal Benefits For NK-U.S. Denuclearization Talks

David Maxwell Comment:  “An important interview.As an aside something we do not emphasize enough is that sanctions relief is not something that the President can just decide to do. The US sanctions requiring ending the nuclear program and ending the human rights violations by the north.  Those requirements are part of the legislation.  (which is one reason why we […]

The 6 Reasons Why Huawei Gives The U.S. And Its Allies Security Nightmares

The 6 Reasons Why Huawei Gives The U.S. And Its Allies Security Nightmares Technology Review · by Martin Giles and Elizabeth Woyke The detention in Canada of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s CFO and the daughter of its founder, is further inflaming tensions between the US and China. Her arrest is linked to a US extradition request on undisclosed charges, but […]

How A Chilling Saudi Cyberwar Ensnared Jamal Khashoggi

 How A Chilling Saudi Cyberwar Ensnared Jamal Khashoggi Mr.  Ignatius leaves out Mr. Khashoggi’s lonn-term history of association with the Muslim Brotherhood and Osama bin Laden. Indeed, the Washington Post — in the months before his murder, published one of Mr. Khashoggi’s articles — in English and Arabic — which was supportive of the Muslim […]

CIA Names Elizabeth Kimber, 56, As The First Woman To Lead Clandestine Operations In 70-Year History Of The Agency

CIA Names Elizabeth Kimber, 56, As The First Woman To Lead Clandestine Operations In 70-Year History Of The Agency http://www.fortunascorner.com     The CIA announced on Friday, that Ms. Elizabeth Kimber, 56 will become the first woman to lead the CIA’s Directorate of Operations (DO). Ms. Kimber is a decades-long veteran of the CIA/DO. “With nearly […]

Boeing Backs Out Of Global IP Satellite Order Financed By China Aerospace Company Cites Default For Nonpayment In Canceling Controversial Satellite Order

*        BUSINESS<https://www.wsj.com/news/business>Boeing Backs Out of Global IP Satellite Order Financed by ChinaAerospace company cites default for nonpayment in canceling controversial satellite order [Under U.S. export-control laws, Boeing isn’t allowed to sell satellites to China directly. Above, an artist’s rendering of the Boeing-built satellite.] Under U.S. export-control laws, Boeing isn’t allowed to sell […]

‘I Think I’ve Been Shot’: Nighttime Raid In Afghanistan Reveals New U.S. Strategy

‘I Think I’ve Been Shot’: Nighttime Raid In Afghanistan Reveals New U.S. Strategy American commanders see each battlefield win as a means of strengthening the allied position in peace negotiations https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-troops-raiding-afghan-villages-fight-with-little-hope-for-military-victory-1544025135?mod=e2twU.S. and Afghan commandos on a helicopter in preparation for a raid on suspected Taliban in Chimtal last month. MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL218 COMMENTSBy Michael M. […]

What Is Cyber War? Everything You Need To Know About The Frightening Future Of Digital Conflict

What Is Cyber War? Everything You Need To Know About The Frightening Future Of Digital Conflict | ZDNet ZDNet · by Steve Ranger What is cyberwar? special feature Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions — or even billions — of dollars at risk […]

Interview: ‘Kim Jong Un Is Thinking About How To Keep His Nuclear Assets’

David Maxwell Comment:  “I was at once impressed and suspicious of my first meeting with Thae Yong-ho last year.  He seemed to be telling us so much of what we wanted to hear; confirming many of our views and our understanding of the Kim family regime.  And he made many excellent recommendations to align with […]

Special Ops May Pass More Missions To Conventional Forces – Nominee Says

David Maxwell Comment:  “I have not found the transcript of the testimony but it can be viewed at this link:  https://news.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f6fa55ce0e459e2f060ddda0b&id=8270921d85&e=e98f0a3634 LTG Clarke’s 27 page response to the advance policy questions can be downloaded here: https://www.armed-services.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Clarke_APQs_12-04-18.pdf ( would note that unconventional warfare, counter-unconventional warfare or political warfare are not mentioned in any of his responses but are […]

North Korea Spent $2M On Surveillance And Wiretapping Equipment In May

North Korea Spent $2M On Surveillance And Wiretapping Equipment In May – DailyNK dailynk.com · December 3, 2018 Image: Daily NK The North Korean regime imported a large shipment of mobile phone wiretapping devices from China in May, local sources have reported. “The authorities bought new electronic wave interruption devices and mobile phone wiretapping devices in […]