Category POTUS

U.S. Says Small Russian Satellite A Space Weapon

U.S. Says Small Russian Satellite A Space Weapon https://freebeacon.com/national-security/u-s-says-small-russian-satellite-space-weapon/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=e86d9627db-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_14_08_48_COPY_87&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-e86d9627db-46284985 Maneuvering satellite part of Moscow space warfare buildup BY: Bill Gertz for the WFB // August 15, 2018 5:00 am Russia has deployed a suspicious satellite the United States says is part of Moscow’s plans to attack orbiting satellites in a future conflict, a State Department official revealed […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort […]

The U.S. Navy Just Got The Green Light To Stick It To China With Game-Changing New Missiles

https://amp-businessinsider-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.businessinsider.com/us-navy-green-lit-to-stick-it-to-china-with-new-missiles-tactics-maritime-tomahawk-south-china-sea-2018-8 The US Navy just got the green light to stick it to China with game-changing new missiles ·         Alex Lockie ·         Aug 14, 2018, 12:19 PM ET ReutersRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States September 15, 2015. President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law […]

Let’s Not Invite China To Invade Taiwan

David Maxwell Wrote: “Strong words from Gordon Chang”: Let’s Not Invite China to Invade Taiwan By Gordon G. Chang, nationalinterest.orgView OriginalAugust 13th, 2018 In “The United States Must Be Realistic on Taiwan,” Lyle Goldstein, writing on this site, misreads Taiwan’s history, portrays Chinese territorial ambitions as benign, and essentially argues Washington must do what China says because it has […]

Rumors Of Impending Visit By Chinese President Xi Jinping To North Korea

David Maxwell Wrote:  “Speculation but I would not be surprised if it comes to pass so that Xi can outdo Moon and Trump.” Rumors of impending visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to North Korea By Ha Yoon Ah, www.dailynk.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 View of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge. Image; Daily NK The Chinese authorities have instituted […]

VPOTUS Pence Details Plan For Creation Of Space Force In What Would Be The Sixth Branch Of The Military

Pence details plan for creation of Space Force in what would be the sixth branch of the military By Christian Davenport, www.washingtonpost.comView OriginalAugust 9th, 2018 Vice President Pence laid out an ambitious plan Thursday that would create a military command dedicated to space this year and eventually establish a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the […]

Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals Between North Korea, Houthis, Libyans 

Exclusive – Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals between N. Korea, Houthis, Libyans Asharq Al-Awsat Thursday, 9 August, 2018 New York – Ali Barada https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1357966/exclusive-%E2%80%93-syrian-arms-trafficker-brokers-deals-between-n-korea-houthis Experts on a United Nations sanctions committee recommended adding shipping vessels, individuals and companies to the North Korea sanctions list over their dealings with Pyongyang. They revealed in a report correspondence between North Korean officials and […]

Covert Action, Military Operations And The DoD–CIA Debate

We need a ‘Title 30’ to reflect 21st century operations.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “For one of the best treatments of the covert, clandestine and traditional military activities  discussions for lay people I recommend Chapter 7 of this reference from the Assessing Revolutionary and Insurgent Strategies (ARIS)  project. Specifically pages 120-136 at this link.  http://www.soc.mil/ARIS/ARIS_Legal_Status-BOOK.pdf  […]

History’s Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare

History’s Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare thecipherbrief.com Daniel HoffmanFormer CIA Chief of Station Ten years ago this month, war erupted between Russia and Georgia after Georgian troops attacked South Ossetia and shelled the town of Tskhinvali, in response to alleged Russian provocations. Russia justified its military action based on countering Georgia’s aggression- President Medvedev’s called […]

War Without End

War Without End By C. J. Chivers, www.nytimes.comView OriginalAugust 8th, 2018 Pfc. Paul Landenberger, a soldier in Viper Company, on patrol in the Korengal Valley in April 2009.Photo by: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times Second Platoon did not hide its dark mood as its soldiers waded across the Korengal River in the bright light of afternoon. It […]