Category France

General, Five Others Reprimanded In Connection With 2017 Ambush That Left Four Dead

General, Five Others Reprimanded In Connection With 2017 Ambush That Left Four Dead Stars and Stripes Maj. Gen. Marcus Hicks received a reprimand for insufficient oversight of of his officers in connection with death of four U.S. soldiers in 2017, The New York Times reported. U.S. AIR FORCE By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 5, 2018 […]

“In The Hurricane’s Eye,” New Book By Nathaniel Philbrick On George Washington’s Desire To Set A Trap For The British — Just Not At Yorktown

“In The Hurricane’s Eye,” New Book By Nathaniel Philbrick On George Washington’s Desire To Set A Trap For The British — Just Not At Yorktown http://www.fortunascorner.com      Ever since I read Mr. Philbrick’s, “The Mayflower: A Story Of Community, Courage, And War,” (2006) I have been a hug fan.  The Mayflower was a finalist for the […]

U.S. Spycraft And Stealthy Diplomacy Expose Russian Subversion In A Key Balkans Vote

Excerpts: U.S. Spycraft And Stealthy Diplomacy Expose Russian Subversion In A Key Balkans Vote By Eric Schmitt, Helene Cooper, www.nytimes.comView OriginalOctober 9th, 2018 WASHINGTON — For years, Ivan Savvidis has been the Kremlin’s man in Greece. A Greek-Russian billionaire, a former member of the Russian Duma and the owner of a professional Greek soccer team, Mr. Savvidis has […]

France Freezes Iranian Assets Over Failed Bomb Plot Attempt To Assassinate Rudy Giuliani

https://www.wsj.com/articles/france-freezes-iranian-assets-over-bomb-plot-blamed-on-tehran-1538487926?mod=hp_listc_pos3 ·        WORLD  ·         EUROPE France Freezes Iranian Assets Over Bomb Plot Blamed on Tehran French government seeks to punish Iran without undermining talks over the nuclear accord Supporters of Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, at a rally near Paris on June 30. The event was the target of an alleged […]

Looking Back At Spycraft Over Times New And Ancient; Book Review Of “A Secret World: A History Of Intelligence,” By Christopher Andrew

Looking Back At Spycraft Over Times New And Ancient; Book Review Of “A Secret World: A History Of Intelligence,” By Christopher Andrewhttp://www.fortunascorner.com     Joseph C. Goulden has a book review of, “A Secret World: A History Of Intelligence,” by Christopher Andrew, just published by Yale University Press. Mr. Goulden writes frequently on intelligence issues/matters, and according to his Wikipedia biography, was […]

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 https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1357966/exclusive-%E2%80%93-syrian-arms-trafficker-brokers-deals-between-n-korea-houthis 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 https://www.sfachapter17.com/fallen 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 […]