Category Europe

Examining Russian Disinformation

Examining Russian Disinformation NPR · by Author Interviews · November 19, 2017 Thomas Rid of Johns Hopkins tells NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the history of Russian disinformation and how it’s become more effective in the age of social media. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: When we look at Russian interference in the affairs of other countries, including ours, we should […]

Technology And The Future Of War

David Maxwell’s Comment:  A warning we must heed (It may come down to M4 rifles, 45 cal pistols, paper maps, and compasses): If the Chinese would be unwilling to attack the US satellite system by exploding a nuclear weapon in space, they have already proven to have other means at their disposal: namely, antisatellite missiles […]

An Expert On Warfare Examines Centuries Of Evolving Mayhem

Excerpts: Freedman is eclectically curious not merely about the predictions of generals, spooks and nuclear strategists, but also novelists, from Arthur Conan Doyle — who in 1914 wrote a prescient potboiler about German submarines sinking British civilian ships — to a chilling 1958 novel of nuclear annihilation that became the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s film […]

After Niger, Is America’s ‘Light Footprint’ Counterterrorism Strategy Sustainable?

Excerpt: The question is whether the United States can tolerate this dissonance between what the public wants and the costs it is willing to bear to get it. How many shocks like Niger will it take for Congress and the public to become fully disillusioned with the light footprint? Right now, that approach seems to […]

To Contain Iran, Protect its Interests & Prevent Regional War, U.S. Must Lead As Super Power Despite State Of Fatigue

INEGMA: Institute for Near East & Gulf Military Affairs (UAE) Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser. To Contain Iran, Protect its Interests & Prevent Regional War, U.S. Must Lead as Super Power Despite State of Fatigue Riad Kahwaji, CEO, INEGMA 08 November, 2017 Over the past two decades, the world watched the United […]

In Finland, Mattis Backs Creation Of A Hybrid Warfare Center Focused On Russia

In Finland, Mattis backs creation of a hybrid warfare center focused on Russia By Dan Lamothe November 6 at 12:35 PM Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto speak to the media at the presidential palace in Helsinki on Nov. 6. (U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr) HELSINKI — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis appeared […]

Iran’s Secret Funding For al-Qaeda In Exchange For Attacks On U.S. Targets Exposed In Bin Laden Files

Tehran provided extensive support for the terror group in an effort to weaken the United States http://www.newsweek.com/irans-secret-funding-al-qaeda-exchange-attacks-us-targets-exposed-bin-laden-699370 Iran’s Secret Funding For al-Qaeda In Exchange For Attacks On U.S. Targets Exposed in Bin Laden Files By Callum Paton On 11/2/17 Iranian offers of secret funding, arms and training to al-Qaeda have been laid bare in a 19-page document declassified by […]

Containing Our Intelligence War With Russia

The comments highlighted in blue below is from/by Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP David Maxwell’s Comment:  Somehow I think this would be a one way agreement.  We would certainly live up to our end of it but would the Russians?  I think not.  Trust […]

The Terrorist Attack In New York And The West’s Banquet Of Consequences; 72 Years Ago, We Knew The Answer To Defeating A Poisonous Philosophy — It’s Time For A 21st Century Version Of The Nuremberg War Crimes Trials; And Defeat Militant Islam On The Battlefield Of Ideas

The Terrorist Attack In New York And The West’s Banquet Of Consequences; 72 Years Ago, We Knew The Answer To Defeating A Poisonous Philosophy — It’s Time For A 21st Century Version Of The Nuremberg War Crimes Trials; And Defeat Militant Islam On The Battlefield Of Ideas www.fortunascorner.com      Writer Robert Louis Stevenson once […]

Inside North Korea’s Missile Arsenal & Illicit Acquisition Of Western Parts

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:  It buys them?  north Korea’s illicit activities network is extensive.  But this story shows that the north did not even have to rely on that network and instead […]