Category National Security Council

Mattis’ Plan To Modernize Military Faces Uncertain Future

U.S. Air Force SSgt Jette Carr Mattis’ Plan To Modernize Military Faces Uncertain Future  RealClearDefense By Sandra Erwin September 05, 2017 It’s the story line of the Trump agenda: Everything keeps getting pushed further and further back as priorities pile up and infighting escalates. This will no doubt complicate Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ plan to modernize […]

North Korea: Why Do They Want Nukes? | In 60 seconds

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:  Everyone should take sixty seconds and watch this video from Nick Eberstadt.  Please go to this link to watch the video.  There is more information packed into this […]

Federal Officials Say Privately They Are ‘Pretty Certain’ Layoffs Are Coming

David Maxwell’s comment:  Note the planning timeline.  We are probably two years from implementation.  I imagine we might see federal employees start leaving for other civilian non-government jobs before this is implemented (unless they expect that there will be some kind of attractive severance package that employees might wait for). OMB is reviewing the preliminary agency reform […]

McMaster Ousts Senior Intelligence Director On NSC Staff; 2nd Removal Of NSC Member In A Week

McMaster Ousts Second Official On National Security Council By Greg Jaffe, www.washingtonpost.com View Original August 2nd, 2017 National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster listens during the daily briefing at the White House on July 31.Photo by: Alex Wong/Getty Images National security adviser H.R. McMaster on Wednesday removed Ezra Cohen-Watnick, his senior intelligence director, from his position in the […]

Ted Kennedy And The KGB: A Reflection On The Late Democratic Senator’s Outreach To The Kremlin To Undermine President Reagan

Ted Kennedy And The KGB: A Reflection On The Late Democratic Senator’s Outreach To The Kremlin To Undermine President Reagan. Jamie Glazov Posted By Ruth King on July 12th, 2017 http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/267250/ted-kennedy-and-kgb-jamie-glazov Editors’ note: In light of the ongoing controversy surrounding the Trump campaign’s alleged “collusion” with the Russian government during the 2016 US presidential election, which now […]

China’s Intelligence Networks In United States Include 25,000 Spies

China’s Intelligence Networks In United States Include 25,000 Spies Dissident reveals up to 18,000 Americans recruited as Chinese agents Share Tweet Email Guo Wengui BY: Bill Gertz July 11, 2017 5:00 am Beijing’s spy networks in the United States include up to 25,000 Chinese intelligence officers and more than 15,000 recruited agents who have stepped up […]

Russia Wants Its U.S.-Based SIGINT Sites Back; Threatens To Retaliate If U.S. Does Not Release Property Soon

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-u-s–response-30-diplomats-expulsion-/28610369.html?ltflags=mailer Lavrov Says Russia To Retaliate If U.S. Does Not Release Property Last Updated: July 11, 2017 19:27 GMT ·        RFE/RL Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (file photo) Russia will retaliate in a reciprocal manner if the United States does not heed its demands for a return of diplomatic assets, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said. […]

Schumer Uses Senate Rule To Scuttle Meeting On ‘Unmasking’ By Obama Officials

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/28/chuck-schumer-uses-senate-rule-delay-intel-meeting/ Schumer Uses Senate Rule To Scuttle Meeting On ‘Unmasking’ By Obama Officials Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. speaks to reporters after GOP leadership announce they are delaying a vote on the Republican health care bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) more > By Andrea Noble and Dan Boylan – […]

Is China Helping? (On North Korea) – We Might Be Surprised

David Maxwell:  “There are few (and maybe not any) who know as much about the north Korean economy and economic system as Bill Brown.  When he talks I listen.”  Dave’s contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP Is China Helping? We Might Be Surprised By William Brown, blog.keia.org View Original June 27th, 2017 President […]

U.S. Jet Destroys Another Iranian Drone Over Syria – 3rd Shoot-Down In Month

U.S. Jet Destroys Another Iranian Drone Over Syria – 3rd Shoot-Down In Month By Thomas Gibbons-Neff June 20 at 11:54 AM Play Video 0:51 U.S. shoots down Iranian-made drone over Syria Embed Share The Pentagon says a drone shot down by a U.S. F-15 fighter jet, June 20, “displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition […]