Category North Korea

North Korea Is Hacking Bitcoin Exchanges As Currency Value Soars, Expert Says

North Korea is hacking bitcoin exchanges as currency value soars, expert says By Katherine Lam, View Original What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin, a digital currency, was created in 2008. Shares of Bitcoin are sold on internet exchanges where users remain anonymous. As the value of the cryptocurrency continues to hit record highs, here’s how it works. As […]

Microbes By The Ton: Officials See Weapons Threat As North Korea Gains Biotech Expertise

Excerpts: A preliminary analysis suggested a pattern of behavior that U.S. and Asian officials have independently confirmed: a broad North Korean effort to obtain outside expertise from private companies, academic institutions and even nonprofits, company officials said. North Korea is believed to have used technical designs from a British agricultural nonprofit in building its microbe-producing […]

What’s Ahead For Stocks In 2018? Barron’s 2018 Outlook; 2018’s Greatest Risk; Bitcoin Flips Wall Street Script — Bitcoin Futures Begin Trading, Sunday, December 10, 2017 At 6 p.m. EDT

What’s Ahead For Stocks In 2018? Barron’s 2018 Outlook; 2018’s Greatest Risk; Bitcoin Flips Wall Street Script — Bitcoin Futures Begin Trading, Sunday, December 10, 2017 At 6 p.m. EDT      We’re coming into the final trading stretch of the year; and historically, the best days for equities all year.  For history […]

This Is How Nuclear War With North Korea Would Unfold

This is how nuclear war with North Korea would unfold View Original December 8th, 2017 No one wants to fight a nuclear war. Not in North Korea, not in South Korea and not in the United States. And yet leaders in all three countries know that such a war may yet come — if […]

U.S. Intelligence Community Claims North Korea Transferred 3 Nuclear Warheads To Iran

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell’s Comment:  “I have not seen any open source reporting on what our intelligence community has said on this.  I have long wondered (and this is only speculation since […]

ADM (Ret.) James Stavridis: Three Military Ideas For Dealing With North Korea

James Stavridis: Three military ideas for dealing with North Korea- Nikkei Asian Review December 8, 2017 11:14 am JST James Stavridis US must prepare responses while it pursues talks with Pyongyang and Beijing THAAD under test. More needs to be done to increase defense against missile attacks both in number and quality. © Reuters As […]

Defense Insiders Pushing A Non-Lethal Microwave Missile That Could Stop North Korea’s Launches In Their Tracks

Defense insiders are pushing a non-lethal microwave missile that could stop North Korea’s launches in their tracks By Alex Lockie, View Original December 7th, 2017 US Air Force Military and government officials are pushing a non-lethal missile that could possibly shut down a North Korean missile launch in its tracks. The missile uses readily available technology, […]

Here’s Why North Korea’s Economy Is Able To Survive Sanction After Sanction

David Maxwell writes:  “This is the most important line:” There are a lot of violators, but keep your eye on China Here’s why North Korea’s economy is able to survive sanction after sanction By Zeeshan Aleem, View Original December 7th, 2017 The Trump administration has sought to rein in North Korea’s nuclear program by passing tougher and […]

China Prepares Refugee Camps At Border With North Korea

China Prepares Refugee Camps at Border with North Korea December 7, 2017 12:20 pm Last Updated: December 7, 2017 4:29 pm By Frank Fang, View Original Decmber 7th, 2017 Children walk through a gate in a township north of Wonsan, North Korea, on Nov. 18, 2017.Photo by: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images The day after a rather unusual Chinese […]

Changing Calculus And Learning From Our Enemies

Excerpts: Again, it is helpful for to compare these worrying advances with the successful attack on Keating in 2009. Despite the technological superiority of their opponent, the Taliban used basic weapons, tactics, and technologies that had not changed substantially from similar attacks on Soviet forces in the same region decades earlier—probably because their dominance in […]