Category North Africa

The Problem With South Korea (Yes, South Korea)

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 Comment:  I do hope this gets read by some in the Administration.  B.R. Myers covers a lot of ground in this relatively short Q&A.  Note the comments […]

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, And Pink Flamingoes To Watch In 2018

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, and Pink Flamingoes to Watch in 2018 mwi.usma.edu View Original December 28th, 2017 While driving along the shore of Lake Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island in September 2011, I saw them for the first time. Black Swans. My wife and I pulled over, jumped out, and spent a half […]

How Does North Korea Do Business Under Sanctions?

How does North Korea do business under sanctions? BBC · December 29, 2017 It might have been under sanctions for more than a decade, but sometimes North Korea appears to do business like any other country. Organisers of the Pyongyang Autumn International Trade Fair in September said more than 250 domestic and foreign companies exhibited goods […]

The KGB Playbook For Infiltrating The Middle East

The KGB Playbook for Infiltrating the Middle East By Michael Weiss, www.thedailybeast.com View Original December 28th, 2017 This is the second article in a three-part series based on never-before-published training manuals for the KGB, the Soviet intelligence organization that Vladimir Putin served as an operative, and that shaped his view of the world. As former Director of […]

How ISIS Members Fled The Caliphate, Perhaps To Fight Another Day

How ISIS Members Fled The Caliphate, Perhaps To Fight Another Day By Yusuf Sayman, www.buzzfeed.com View Original December 19th, 2017 SANLIURFA, Turkey — A notorious Australian jihadi left the ISIS caliphate this summer and crossed the Syrian border into Turkey. With him was a well-connected Syrian doctor who’d overseen medical facilities in the ISIS capital of Raqqa. […]

The Probe Into Whether SEAL Team 6 Commandos Killed An American Soldier In Mali, Explained

David Maxwell Comment:  “Still many questions on what happened and why.     But the issues of authorities and oversight of SOF need to be discussed.  We need the right authorities with the proper oversight.” The probe into whether SEAL Team 6 commandos killed an American soldier in Mali, explained By Alex Ward, www.vox.com View Original November […]

Saudis Set To Launch Counterterror Coalition Commanded By Ex-Pakistan General Sharif

Saudis Set to Launch Counterterror Coalition Commanded by Ex-Pakistan General Sharif November 25, 2017 1:14 PM Ayaz Gul www.voanews.com View Original November 25th, 2017 FILE – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks at the opening ceremony of Future Investment Initiative Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 24, 2107. ISLAMABAD —A Saudi-led Muslim military coalition, […]

Head Of Britain’s MI6 Had A Secret Cold War Slush Fund To Pay For Black Ops To Destabilize Countries In North Africa And The Middle East, According To Newly Declassified Documents

Head Of Britain’s MI6 Had A Secret Cold War Slush Fund To Pay For Black Ops To Destabilize Countries In North Africa And The Middle East, According To Newly Revealed Documents   www.fortunascorner.com      Kate Ferguson, Political Correspondent for the DailyMail posted a November 20, 2017 article with the title above.  Recently released and previously classified […]

Downing North Korean Missiles Is Hard. So The U.S. Is Experimenting.

Please go to this link to view the graphics in the correct format.  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/us/politics/north-korea-missile-defense-cyber-drones.html?_r=0 Downing North Korean Missiles Is Hard. So the U.S. Is Experimenting. The New York Times · by DAVID E. SANGER and WILLIAM J. BROAD · November 16, 2017 WASHINGTON — Concerned that the missile defense system designed to protect American cities is insufficient by itself […]

After Niger Attack, A Look At Clandestine Jihadists Posing A Growing Danger To U.S. Forces In Africa

After Niger attack, a look at clandestine jihadists posing a growing danger to U.S. forces in Africa By Robyn Dixon, www.latimes.com View Original October 21st, 2017 French armored vehicles head toward the Niger border in 2013. U.S. and French forces have spent years training and supporting the militaries of Mali, Niger and other countries to fight entrenched […]