Category foreign policy

With Iran On Its Doorstep, Israel Quietly Readies Game-Changing Air Power

https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/iran-doorstep-israel-readies-air-power/ With Iran on Its Doorstep, Israel Quietly Readies Game-Changing Air Power By Yaakov Lappin November 21, 2017 FacebookTwitterPrintEmailMore145 Two Israeli F-35 “Adirs” fly in formation and display the US and Israeli flags, Dec 6, 2016. USAF photo by 1st Lt. Erik D. Anthony via Wikipedia BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 649, November 21, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Israeli […]

Capitalism Is Already Breaking Down North Korea’s Government — And, It Could Be The End Of Kim Jong-Un

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 Comments:  “I would not get my hopes up and those who wish for collapse should consider what will happen if no one prepares for the possibility.   But […]

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Is Teaching Children How To Kill Americans

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is Teaching Children How to Kill Americans By Lauren Gill, www.newsweek.com View Original North Korea is using video games to teach kids how to assassinate Americans at a propaganda camp where activities include swimming, making new friends, and laying flowers at the feet of former supreme leaders. In between learning songs about North Korean […]

Ian Bremmer Argues That We Are At The End Of The Global Free Market — As The Rise Of China Dominates Recent Asean Summit

Ian Bremmer Argues That We Are At The End Of The Global Free Market — As The Rise Of China Dominates Recent Asean Summit http://www.fortunascorner.com      Ian Bremmer, the President and Founder of the EURASIA Group, a leading global political risk research and consulting firm, spoke to a luncheon in Boston, Mass., on November 14, […]

Russia Gives 5,000 Kalashnikovs To Philippines For Free

Russia gives 5,000 Kalashnikovs to Philippines for free Russia » Economics http://www.pravdareport.com/russia/economics/25-10-2017/139026-russia_philippines-0/ Russia has delivered a large batch of weapons and military equipment to Philippines, the Manila Bulletin wrote. In particular, Manila received 5,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles, the same amount of helmets, a million cartridges and 20 army trucks. 9 comments 3 share The publication calls the above-mentioned supplies a […]

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 […]

Intelligence Community ‘Cyber Malpractice:’ U.S. Flagged Russian Cyber Security Firm Kapersky Lab As A Potential Threat As Early As 2004; But, Issued No Guidance/Warnings

   As one of my readers noted: “The Kaspersky case is a poster child for USG cyber malpractice. The IC knew that Kaspersky Lab was an instrument of the Russian intelligence apparatus nearly a dozen years ago but would not advise USG agencues as well as private sector firms of the risk. How many other […]

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 […]

China Expands Its Influence At Djibouti’s Ports

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/china-expands-its-influence-at-djiboutis-ports China Expands its Influence at Djibouti’s Ports File image By MarEx 2017-11-16 19:41:00 On Monday, Chinese energy consortium POLY-GCL Petroleum Group signed an MoU to invest$4 billion in a natural gas pipeline, an LNG plant and a loading terminal at Damerjog, Djibouti.The preliminary agreement will be finalized within six months and the groundbreaking should be sometime next year, energy minister […]

China’s First Carrier Battle Group Ready To Set Sail

China’s First Carrier Battle Group Ready To Set Sail   Colonel Vinayak Bhat (retd)  16 November, 2017 https://theprint.in/2017/11/16/chinas-first-carrier-battle-group-ready-to-set-sail/ China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning aircraft carrier arrives on July 7, 2017 in Hong Kong. | Photo by Keith Tsuji/Getty Images Satellite images show a carrier and a general supply vessel, along with large amounts of loads, being […]