Category Intelligence Community

Russia Crosses The Euphrates: Implications

  RUSSIA CROSSES THE EUPHRATES: IMPLICATIONS by Andrew J. TablerPolicy Alert September 18, 2017 By helping Assad’s forces bridge the river, Moscow is increasing the risk of direct confrontation while obstructing U.S. efforts to defeat IS, stabilize eastern Syria, and limit Iranian arms transfers. READ THIS ITEM ON OUR WEBSITE The Russian Ministry of Defense announced […]

Austerity Cloud Hovers Over Pentagon Wish List for Guerrillas/(SOCOM) And Climate

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP David Maxwell’s Comments:  I am going to have to look at the language of the new NDAA as I missed this.  Looks like this is a follow-on to Section 1097 of the 2016 […]

Trump Admin Wants To Increase CIA Drone Strikes

Trump Admin Wants to Increase CIA Drone Strikes By Ken Dilanian, www.nbcnews.com View Original September 18th, 2017 WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump visited CIA headquarters in the first weeks of his presidency, he toured the secure floor where agency officers direct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, current and former U.S. officials told NBC News. Impressed by […]

Chinese Firm Smuggles Missile Parts To N.Korea

Chinese Firm Smuggles Missile Parts to N.Korea By Kim Deok-han, english.chosun.com View Original September 19th, 2017 A private Chinese firm smuggled materials needed to develop missiles to North Korea sometime in April, the Asahi Shimbun reported Monday. Camouflaged as materials for expressway construction, “high-grade tungsten and aluminum alloy was sent by the Chinese company to North Korea’s […]

Secretary Of Defense Mattis ‘Hints At Secret Military Options In North Korea’

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this email.  RCP David Maxwell’s Comments:  Let’s keep secret military options secret.  Planned military options are by definition secret before they are executed.     We prevent putting South Korea at grave risk by having the […]

North Korea Nuclear EMP Attack: An Existential Threat

North Korea Nuclear EMP Attack: An Existential Threat 38 North by DR. WILLIAM R. GRAHAM  //  September 18, 2017  http://www.38north.org/2017/06/wgraham060217/ Following North Korea’s apparent test of an H-Bomb that they describe as capable of a “super-powerful EMP attack” on September 2, many journalists ignorant of EMP have interviewed “instant experts” also ignorant of EMP, in a […]

Op-Ed: How To Neutralize North Korea’s Nuclear Threat Without Starting A World War

Op-Ed: How to neutralize North Korea’s nuclear threat without starting a world war ABCNews.com · by ABC News · September 18, 2017 In the past two months, the calculus of the threat from North Korea has fundamentally changed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has demonstrated a missile that could range most of America, has detonated a thermonuclear bomb at […]

POTUS Trump Considering Closing U.S. Embassy In Havana, Cuba – Cites Health Concerns Of Diplomats As ‘A Very Serious Issue’

https://www.theguardian.com/world/news-blog/2017/sep/17/trump-closing-us-embassy-cuba-tillerson Trump considering closing US embassy in Cuba, Tillerson says ·         Secretary of state: diplomats’ health problems ‘a very serious issue’ ·         ‘Sonic attack’ among theories for hearing loss, concussions and more  A 2015 photo shows the US embassy in Havana. Photograph: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images · · · ·         View more sharing options Shares 149 Associated Press in […]

Arming Ukraine Is A Sensible Option

Arming Ukraine is a Sensible Option  Sep 17, 2017  GSSR  Europe, International Security, Military & Defense, The Forum  0 http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/2017/09/17/arming-ukraine-is-a-sensible-option/ By: Patrick Savage, Columnist Photo Credit: New York Times Following a visit to Ukraine by US Secretary of Defense James Mattis in August, the debate over whether the United States should provide defensive weapons to Ukraine’s military in the fight against […]

To Shoot Down Or Not Shoot Down A North Korean Missile

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments on the article are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP David Maxwell Comments:  We should shoot down the missile when it is on azimuth to hit a US or allied target. There is no iron dome that can shoot down […]