Category Hybrid War

A True Afghanistan Counterinsurgency Is Trump’s Only Hope

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comment:  It is my belief that no external nation/military can conduct effective counterinsurgency in another country.  An external military that conducts counterinsurgency becomes by definition an occupying power or a […]

U.S. Navy Collisions Stoke Cyber Threat Concerns

U.S. Navy Collisions Stoke Cyber Threat Concerns By Tim Johnson, www.mcclatchydc.com View Original August 21st, 2017 The Pentagon won’t yet say how the USS John S. McCain was rammed by an oil tanker near Singapore, but red flags are flying as the Navy’s decades-old reliance on electronic guidance systems increasing looks like another target of cyberattack. The […]

Three Questions Arising From Recent U.S. Navy Collisions

Three Questions Arising From Recent U.S. Navy Collisions By Bryan Mcgrath, www.realcleardefense.com View Original August 21st, 2017 CHANGI NAVAL BASE, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE (August 21, 2017) Damage to the portside is visible as the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) steers towards Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore, following a collision with the merchant vessel […]

3D Opportunity For Adversaries Additive Manufacturing Considerations For National Security

3D Opportunity For Adversaries Additive Manufacturing Considerations For National Security By Michael Stehn, Ian Wing, Tina Carlile, Joe Dichairo, Joe Mariani, dupress.deloitte.com View Original August 22nd, 2017 Introduction In 2013, Cody Wilson, a self-described crypto-anarchist and gun-rights activist, posted blueprints for the Liberator, a functioning one-shot plastic pistol that could be reproduced with a 3D printer, via additive […]

India, China: Game Is On

http://www.asianage.com/opinion/edit/200817/india-china-game-is-on.html Opinion, Edit India, China: Game Is On THE ASIAN AGE. Published : Aug 20, 2017, 12:24 am IST Updated : Aug 20, 2017, 12:25 am IST India and China cranked up diplomacy to convince the world of their respective positions on the Doklam “standoff”.  China signed an agreement with India in 1993 to maintain peace and tranquillity on the […]

North Korea Comes Armed, Barricaded And With Hostages

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  LTG Gregson argues for strong deterrence, focusing on our allies and friends, elevating our rhetoric to that of a great nation, and showing the big stick through actions as […]

Chaos And Order In A Changing World 

Chaos And Order In A Changing World by Dr Henry Kissinger capx.co · August 2, 2017 Lady Thatcher was one of the most significant leaders of our period. Decisive, effervescent, courageous, loyal, she was dedicated to shaping the future rather than following the recommendations of focus groups. I first met her in the early 1970s, when […]

Regime Change In North Korea: Be Careful What You Wish For

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell.  His contact info is at the bottom of this email, RCP.  www.fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  Yes people should be careful what they wish for.  But some of the scenarios laid out below could very well happen on their own without outside support or influence.  […]

We Need A Radical New Approach On North Korea

The comments highlighted below in blue are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell, and his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  V/R, RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  I strongly disagree with ending the “one Korea policy” As Jay Lefkowitz argues.  I would submit that we have had a “one Korea policy” in name only […]

The Middle East: Terrorism Forever? By Bing West

Bing West is always worth reading.  RCP, fortunascorner The Middle East: Terrorism Forever? By Bing West, www.hoover.org View Original July 26th, 2017 Image credit: Poster Collection, US3425, Hoover Institution Archives. The short response is yes. Crime forever? Also, yes. Turbulence, terror, pestilence, famine, love, procreation, taxes, families, sunsets, rain, shine, etc.—all are components of the human condition. […]