Category military history

Russia Is Preparing For War, British Military Experts Warn

Excerpts: Pointing to Russia’s recent military campaigns, and the nerve agent attack on a former KGB agent in Wiltshire in March – blamed on the Kremlin – Gen Carleton-Smith added: “Their lack of respect for weakness, especially military weakness, hasn’t changed one bit, and as we’ve become more sceptical about the necessity or advantage of […]

Senate Votes To Boost Civilian Oversight Of Special Ops, Reinforcing Earlier Mandate

The comment highlighted below in blue is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “Does SOF need a real service like HQ? The Space force is now going to be the 6th service.  Will congressional fixes fix the SOF civilian oversight […]

On North Korea Side Of DMZ, It’s Change In The Air

David Maxwell Comment:  “Is there real change?  I cannot make a better comment in response than professor Lee’s tweet below which was in response to a NKNews article titled: Anti-U.S. souvenirs disappear from tourist shops in North Korea   We should heed Professor Lee’s words.” Sung-Yoon Lee@SungYoonLee1Sung-Yoon Lee Retweeted NK NEWS Some will hail this as […]

The Real North Korea Nightmare Isn’t Nuclear War (Think Collapse Instead)

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “The two biggest threats to the regime are internal and the idea or example of the South.  I have been thinking about collapse for a few years.  […]

A Note On Singapore — B.R. Myers

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “This is a very important critique (dare I say wake-up call) for all of us. I certainly will not avoid discussing the north’s ideology.  I am going […]

Strategic Disruption By Exploiting Ethnic Separatism Is A Viable Option To Counter China And Create Alternatives In Afghanistan

Strategic disruption by exploiting ethnic separatism is a viable option to counter China and create alternatives in Afghanistan “A restored independent and secular Balochistan could; derail BRI and Chinese military expansion, open a sea route to Afghanistan, drive a stake into the heart of radical Islam and threaten Iran’s theocracy because of the sizable Baloch […]

China Industrial Policy Seeks To Steal ‘Crown Jewels’ Of U.S. Tech

We used to call this China’s ‘Great Steal Ahead.’  And, there is nothing new about this policy/strategy.   RCP, fortunascorner.com   China Industrial Policy Seeks to Steal ‘Crown Jewels’ of U.S. Tech White House exposes Chinese economic aggression Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz June 19, 2018 9:01 pm China’s government is using a multi-pronged strategy to systematically […]

The Late Shah’s Son Wants A Democratic Revolution In Iran

Conclusion: In this respect, Pahlavi has something to offer his people as a patriot — not as a Shah in waiting. Today he told me he is primarily focused on reaching out to Iranians living outside the country to help solve the coming shortage of drinking water. He wants to convene a network of talented […]

Ex-CIA Engineer Charged With Massive Leak To WikiLeaks

Ex-CIA engineer charged with massive leak to WikiLeaks By Josh Gerstein, www.politico.com View Original June 18th, 2018 Former CIA computer engineer Joshua Schulte was previously facing child pornography charges in federal court in New York. The indictment broadens the case to accuse him of illegally gathering classified information, damaging CIA computers, lying to investigators and numerous other […]

Pentagon Puts Cyber Warriors On The Offensive, Increasing The Risk Of Conflict

  Excerpts: There is little debate inside the government’s sprawling community of cyberwarriors and defenders that the United States needs to step up its game: It did not see the Russian hack of the 2016 election coming, or North Korea’s “WannaCry” attack last year, which crippled the National Health Service in Britain and rippled around […]