Category Germany

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 […]

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 […]

British Intelligence Chiefs Thought Former Labour Leader Michael Foot Was ‘A Paid Soviet Informant’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6170275/British-intelligence-chiefs-thought-former-Labour-leader-Michael-Foot-paid-Soviet-informant.html British intelligence chiefs thought former Labour leader Michael Foot was ‘a paid Soviet informant’ ·          ·        Double-agent Oleg Gordievsky alleged Foot was linked to Soviet intelligence  ·        Accusations first published 23 years ago saw Foot sue The Times for libel  ·        MI6 had discussions about constitutional implications of Labour won election  By FIONN HARGREAVES FOR THE DAILY MAIL […]

“Operation Finale,” New Film Brings A Fresh Look At The Hunt For The Architect Of Hitler’s Final Solution

“Operation Finale,” New Film Brings A Fresh Look At The Hunt For The Architect Of Hitler’s Final Solutionhttp://www.fortunascorner.com      John Jurgensen posted an August 27, 2018 article in the Wall Street Journal, reviewing the new film, “Operation Finale,” about Israel’s hunt, and capture of Adolph Eichmann, Hitler’s point man on the gassing and murdering of millions of Jews in […]

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, […]

Oversight Of Army’s 3 Europe-Based Brigades Shifts To A One-Star General

Oversight of Army’s 3 Europe-based brigades shifts to a one-star general By John Vandiver, www.stripes.com View Original July 30th, 2018 Maj. Michael Centola, executive officer of the 4-319 Field Artillery Regiment, part of the 173rd Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), pulls his parachute towards his pack during a live-fire artillery exercise at Grafenwoehr, Germany, Friday, May 18, 2018. […]

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   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, […]