Category France

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort […]

Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals Between North Korea, Houthis, Libyans 

Exclusive – Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals between N. Korea, Houthis, Libyans Asharq Al-Awsat Thursday, 9 August, 2018 New York – Ali Barada Experts on a United Nations sanctions committee recommended adding shipping vessels, individuals and companies to the North Korea sanctions list over their dealings with Pyongyang. They revealed in a report correspondence between North Korean officials and […]

How Moscow’s GRU Spy Agency Targets The West – From Cyber Space To Salisbury

Interesting excerpts: By Andrew Roth In Moscow, www.theguardian.comView OriginalAugust 6th, 2018 ‘The Tower’, a GRU building in Khimki, Moscow, named by Robert Mueller as the base of one of the GRU units that interfered in the 2016 US election. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP In Russia’s shadow war with the west, one intelligence agency keeps making headlines. The GRU, […]

The Col Jerry “Robin” Sage Story: Actor Steve McQueen Played Sage In Movie – “The Great Escape”

The Col Jerry “Robin” Sage Story The SF training exercise for all SF warriors is the premier Unconventional Warfare exercise called “Robin Sage.” Robin was the name taken from the town of Robbins, North Carolina, which was a central area of operations for the Q course exercise and “Sage” from Army Colonel Jerry Sage. Sage […]

Trump’s Vision & NATO’s Future: Streamline The Alliance For Modern War

Excerpts: NATO needs these reforms and European military leaders know it. But though these measures would save billions of dollars and dramatically improve the US armed forces’ readiness to fight, America’s senior military leaders will resist them. This, however, is a problem for President Trump, not NATO.   History provides a model for how to […]

Russia Hawk Axed From National Security Council Right Before Trump-Putin Summit

Russia Hawk Axed From National Security Council Right Before Trump-Putin Summit The Daily Beast · by Kate Brannen · July 15, 2018 Retired Col. Richard Hooker is pro-NATO, skeptical of Russia, and out at the White House. exclusive Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast Shortly before Donald Trump detonated a NATO summit, shanked the beleaguered British prime minister […]

Europe’s Dependence On The U.S. Was All Part Of The Plan

Excerpts:   Unfair? A world that revolves around American military, economic and cultural power, and uses the U.S. dollar as its reserve currency?   What Trump fails to understand is that the disparity in spending, with the U.S. paying more than its allies, is not a bug of the system. It is a feature. This is […]

“A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma Of Donald McLean;” By Roland Phillips

“A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma Of Donald McLean;” By Roland Phillips      The title above, is a new book on Donald McLean, one of the infamous ‘Cambridge 5,’ — British spies who betrayed their native Britain, for a mirage, and a hollow existence in the post World War II Soviet Union.  Joseph Goulden, […]

The Playbook For NATO Success, Briefed By A Former SACEUR

Excerpts: “To understand this better, we need to understand that the words that are being used in the press don’t help. The phrase ‘not paying their fair share’ has the absolute wrong connotation. Nobody is ‘paying’ NATO. That’s just a horrible connotation and it really points out how little people understand about what’s going on. […]

Why Is America Still Defending Europe?

July 3, 2018 Topic: Security Region: Europe Tags: EuropeNATODonald TrumpwarMilitary Why Is America Still Defending Europe? Washington doesn’t have to bear the cost of maintaining forces in Europe. by Hugh White Donald Trump will go to the NATO summit in Europe next week with these simple questions on his mind: Why should America should spend over 3.1 percent of GDP on […]