Category Germany

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   http://www.fortunascorner.com      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. […]

Germany’s Soldiers Forced To Use BROOMSTICK For A Gun As Donald Trump Blasts Angela Merkel Over NATO Spending

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6743568/germany-soldiers-broomsticks-nato-donald-trump-angela-merkel-defence-spending/ Germany’s soldiers forced to use BROOMSTICK for a gun as Donald Trump blasts Angela Merkel over NATO spending The highly embarrassing episode, revealed in a leaked report, is just the beginning of the country’s woes as it fights to reverse chronic army shortages By Corey Charlton Updated: 10th July 2018, 4:25 pm GERMANY’S military is […]

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 […]

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty At Fifty: A Midlife Crisis

The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty at fifty: a midlife crisis 29/06/2018 On 1 July 1968, the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, or NPT) was opened for signature. Since then, the Treaty has become a cornerstone of international efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, to eventually eliminate them and to […]

Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak A Step Closer To Reality; Graphene Sheet With ‘Thermal Camouflage’ Can Hide Soldiers On The Battlefield

Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak A Step Closer To Reality; Graphene Sheet With ‘Thermal Camouflage’ Can Hide Soldiers On The Battlefield http://www.fortunascorner.com      Now I see you…..now I don’t.  Is Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak no longer just a fantasy in a movie? Harry Pettit posted a June 27, 2018 article on the website, the DailyMail.com, noting that scientists […]

Who Was Moe Berg? A Spy, A Big-League Catcher And An Enigma

Who Was Moe Berg? A Spy, a Big-League Catcher and an Enigma mobile.nytimes.com · by Bruce Fretts June 21, 2018 Advertisement Moe Berg played 15 mostly unremarkable seasons as a catcher in the majors for various teams, retiring in 1939 with a mediocre career batting average of .243 and a paltry six home runs. About his only notable accomplishment […]

Review: ‘The Catcher Was A Spy’ Shares A Peculiar History Lesson

Review: ‘The Catcher Was a Spy’ Shares a Peculiar History Lesson The New York Times · by Glenn Kenny “The Catcher Was a Spy” is a character drama and an espionage thriller with a premise so peculiar that a fiction writer would be hard pressed to contrive it. As it happens, the story line is plucked from […]