Category Intelligence Community

U.S. Non-Proliferation Expert Proposes Roadmap With Reciprocal Benefits For NK-U.S. Denuclearization Talks

David Maxwell Comment:  “An important interview.As an aside something we do not emphasize enough is that sanctions relief is not something that the President can just decide to do. The US sanctions requiring ending the nuclear program and ending the human rights violations by the north.  Those requirements are part of the legislation.  (which is one reason why we […]

Mattis Erupts Over Niger Inquiry And Army Revisits Who Is To Blame

Mattis Erupts Over Niger Inquiry And Army Revisits Who Is To Blame The New York Times · by Thomas Gibbons-Neff · December 7, 2018 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was livid over decisions taken following an investigation into a 2017 ambush in Niger that killed four Americans on a Green Beret team. WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was […]

Boeing Backs Out Of Global IP Satellite Order Financed By China Aerospace Company Cites Default For Nonpayment In Canceling Controversial Satellite Order

*        BUSINESS<https://www.wsj.com/news/business>Boeing Backs Out of Global IP Satellite Order Financed by ChinaAerospace company cites default for nonpayment in canceling controversial satellite order [Under U.S. export-control laws, Boeing isn’t allowed to sell satellites to China directly. Above, an artist’s rendering of the Boeing-built satellite.] Under U.S. export-control laws, Boeing isn’t allowed to sell […]

‘I Think I’ve Been Shot’: Nighttime Raid In Afghanistan Reveals New U.S. Strategy

‘I Think I’ve Been Shot’: Nighttime Raid In Afghanistan Reveals New U.S. Strategy American commanders see each battlefield win as a means of strengthening the allied position in peace negotiations https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-troops-raiding-afghan-villages-fight-with-little-hope-for-military-victory-1544025135?mod=e2twU.S. and Afghan commandos on a helicopter in preparation for a raid on suspected Taliban in Chimtal last month. MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL218 COMMENTSBy Michael M. […]

What Is Cyber War? Everything You Need To Know About The Frightening Future Of Digital Conflict

What Is Cyber War? Everything You Need To Know About The Frightening Future Of Digital Conflict | ZDNet ZDNet · by Steve Ranger What is cyberwar? special feature Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions — or even billions — of dollars at risk […]

Interview: ‘Kim Jong Un Is Thinking About How To Keep His Nuclear Assets’

David Maxwell Comment:  “I was at once impressed and suspicious of my first meeting with Thae Yong-ho last year.  He seemed to be telling us so much of what we wanted to hear; confirming many of our views and our understanding of the Kim family regime.  And he made many excellent recommendations to align with […]

Special Ops May Pass More Missions To Conventional Forces – Nominee Says

David Maxwell Comment:  “I have not found the transcript of the testimony but it can be viewed at this link:  https://news.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f6fa55ce0e459e2f060ddda0b&id=8270921d85&e=e98f0a3634 LTG Clarke’s 27 page response to the advance policy questions can be downloaded here: https://www.armed-services.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Clarke_APQs_12-04-18.pdf ( would note that unconventional warfare, counter-unconventional warfare or political warfare are not mentioned in any of his responses but are […]

North Korea Spent $2M On Surveillance And Wiretapping Equipment In May

North Korea Spent $2M On Surveillance And Wiretapping Equipment In May – DailyNK dailynk.com · December 3, 2018 Image: Daily NK The North Korean regime imported a large shipment of mobile phone wiretapping devices from China in May, local sources have reported. “The authorities bought new electronic wave interruption devices and mobile phone wiretapping devices in […]

Standoff Over INF Treaty Enters New Phase As U.S. Reveals Details Of Russian Missile

Standoff Over INF Treaty Enters New Phase As U.S. Reveals Details Of Russian Missile December 03, 2018 12:35 GMT ·         By Mike Eckel A Russian Iskander-M missile is fired during exercises near St. Petersburg in September 2017. (illustrative photo) Share ·         2 ·           ·            Print WASHINGTON — The United States’ top intelligence official has quietly revealed key new […]

“Rethinking Saudi Arabia”: By Karen Elliott House” — But, Ms. House Needs To Rethink Her Views

“Rethinking Saudi Arabia”: By Karen Elliott House” — But, Ms. House Needs To Rethink Her Views http://www.fortunascorner.com     Karen Elliott House, author of :“On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines — And Future,” had an Op-Ed in this weekend’s (Dec. 1/2, 2018) Wall Street Journal (WSJ) with the title above. She begins: “The brutal October murder […]