Category France

Inside France’s Secret War Against Jihadists Of Mali

Inside France’s Secret War Against Jihadists Of Mali By Alidad Vassigh, www.worldcrunch.com View Original February 12th, 2018 BANDIAGARA — The Twin Otter plane flies full speed over the battlefield, though low enough to almost scrape the tops of acacia trees. At one point its wingtips seem dangerously close to smashing into the jagged cliffs. But there’s a reason […]

National Museum Of Intelligence & Special Operations

The OSS Society is building the National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations in Loudoun County, Virginia. The eight-acre site is close to Dulles International Airport. The museum will honor Americans serving at the “tip of the spear.” It will educate the American public about the importance of strategic intelligence and special operations to the preservation […]

One Of The Men Who ‘Set Europe Ablaze’

One of the Men Who ‘Set Europe Ablaze’ By Alan Furst, www.nytimes.com View Original February 2nd, 2018 A B-17 bomber drops supplies to the French Resistance at Vercors in July 1944. Credit United States Air ForcePhoto by: United States Air Force THE SABOTEUR The Aristocrat Who Became France’s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando By Paul Kix 304 pp. […]

Russia ‘Simulated Full-Scale War’ Against NATO, Says Military Commander

Russia ‘simulated full-scale war’ against Nato, says military commander By: Samuel Osborne for the UK Independent // 7 hrs ago  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-nato-zapad-simulated-full-scale-war-against-west-vladimir-putin-riho-terras-commander-estonia-a8146296.html Riho Terras confirmed Nato’s fears the Zapad (or “West) exercises were used to simulate a conflict with the US-led alliance and show off Russia’s ability to mass large numbers of troops at extremely short notice in […]

How Trump Could Kill The Iran Nuclear Deal In January

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/28/trump-kill-iran-nuclear-deal-260860 DEFENSE How Trump could kill the Iran nuclear deal in January The president will soon face a series of deadlines during which he could deliver on a campaign promise to rip up the 2015 agreement. By MICHAEL CROWLEY 12/28/2017 05:01 AM EST When President Donald Trump last publicly addressed the status of the Iran agreement, […]

Fascinating New Details Released By British Government Shed New Light On Stalag Luft III; WWII POW Camp Made Famous In The 1963 Movie – ‘The Great Escape,’ That Starred Steve McQueen

Fascinating New Details Released By British Government Shed New Light On Stalag Luft III; WWII POW Camp Made Famous In The 1963 Movie – ‘The Great Escape,’ That Starred Steve McQueen   www.fortunascorner.com        First of all, I hope all of you have a Great 2018.  And, we start 2018 with a blast […]

PLA Review Of ‘World Military Situation’

http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2017-12/29/content_7889872.htm Overview of world military situations in 2017 Source China Military Online Editor Zhang Tao Time 2017-12-29 A+- By Lin Zhiyuan  BEIJING, Dec. 29 (ChinaMil) — The world landscape has changed at a faster pace in 2017. Inter-power cooperation and competition coexisted, with the latter becoming more prominent. Major countries paid more attention to contention for […]

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, And Pink Flamingoes To Watch In 2018

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, and Pink Flamingoes to Watch in 2018 mwi.usma.edu View Original December 28th, 2017 While driving along the shore of Lake Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island in September 2011, I saw them for the first time. Black Swans. My wife and I pulled over, jumped out, and spent a half […]

The KGB Playbook For Infiltrating The Middle East

The KGB Playbook for Infiltrating the Middle East By Michael Weiss, www.thedailybeast.com View Original December 28th, 2017 This is the second article in a three-part series based on never-before-published training manuals for the KGB, the Soviet intelligence organization that Vladimir Putin served as an operative, and that shaped his view of the world. As former Director of […]

Ghosts Of Christmas Past : – Historical Events That Took Place On Christmas

A re-post of an article I wrote back in 2018. Ghosts Of Christmas Past : – Historical Events That Took Place On Christmas www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com      As we gather with family and friends over the Christmas holidays, I thought it would be interesting to reflect on some major historical events that occurred during this very meaningful time of year.  […]