Category Science & Technology

POTUS Trump Considering Closing U.S. Embassy In Havana, Cuba – Cites Health Concerns Of Diplomats As ‘A Very Serious Issue’

https://www.theguardian.com/world/news-blog/2017/sep/17/trump-closing-us-embassy-cuba-tillerson Trump considering closing US embassy in Cuba, Tillerson says ·         Secretary of state: diplomats’ health problems ‘a very serious issue’ ·         ‘Sonic attack’ among theories for hearing loss, concussions and more  A 2015 photo shows the US embassy in Havana. Photograph: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images · · · ·         View more sharing options Shares 149 Associated Press in […]

To Shoot Down Or Not Shoot Down A North Korean Missile

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments on the article are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP David Maxwell Comments:  We should shoot down the missile when it is on azimuth to hit a US or allied target. There is no iron dome that can shoot down […]

Captain Jack Blog: Analysis Of Ukraine’s Killer Drone – The Sokol

https://captain-jack-box-blog.netlify.com/sokol-drone-analysis.html Capitain Jack Blog Sokol Killer Drone Analysis On Sep 14 2017 a successful drone drone test has taken place in Ukraine. The Sokol (or Sokil – eng Falcon) unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV). But rather than holding a separate high-explosive warhead, the drone itself is the main munition. This was stated by Oleksandr Turchinov, […]

Edward Snowden Tells German Magazine Der Spiegel: “There Is Still Hope — Even For Me”

Edward Snowden Tells German Magazine Der Spiegel: “There Is Still Hope — Even For Me”   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Martin Knobbe and Jorg Schindler, journalists with the German magazine, Der Spiegel, recently conducted an in-depth interview with U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden — who spoke about his life in Russia, the power of nation-state intelligence agencies, and […]

Deception, Disinformation, And Strategic Communications: How One Interagency Group Made A Major Difference

Deception, Disinformation, and Strategic Communications: How One Interagency Group Made a Major Difference By Fletcher Schoen and Christopher J. Lamb http://ndupress.ndu.edu/Portals/68/Documents/stratperspective/inss/Strategic-Perspectives-11.pdf Executive Summary  This study explains how one part-time interagency committee established in the 1980s to counter Soviet disinformation effectively accomplished its mission. Interagency committees are commonly criticized as ineffective, but the Active Measures Working […]

NSA Quietly Awarded A Classified $2.4 Billion Tech Contract With More To Come

NSA Quietly Awarded a Classified $2.4 Billion Tech Contract With More to Come CSRA won the first of three NSA Groundbreaker contracts to upgrade parts of the intelligence community’s IT infrastructure BY FRANK KONKELNEXTGOV By Read, www.defenseone.com View Original Patrick Semansky/AP AA Font size + Print The National Security Agency has awarded tech firm CSRA the first of three portions […]

Drone Warfare: A New Way To Look At Killer Robots

Drone Warfare: A New Way To Look At Killer Robots By Sandra Erwin September 13, 2017 Brewing controversies over “killer drones” are not deterring companies from designing and offering new types of unmanned weapons for which they see a demand in the market. ISR operations: Eye in the sky. U.S. Air Force photo LtCol Leslie Pratt […]

Dark Reading’s 7 Takeaways From The Equifax Data Breach; And A Couple That They Overlooked

Dark Reading’s 7 Takeaways From The Equifax Data Breach; And A Couple That They Overlooked   www.fortunascorner.com        The cyber security website, DarkReading.com, posted a September 11, 2017 article, “7 Takeaways From The Equifax Data Breach,” by Jai Vijayan discussing their key observations with respect to this latest Tier I, or ‘Category 5’ cyber breach.   Application-level Vulnerabilities […]

The Air Force Needs A Budget That Aims Higher

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-air-force-needs-a-budget-that-aims-higher-1505171248 The Air Force Needs A Budget That Aims Higher A return to sequester-level funding would inhibit our ability to fly, fight and win America’s wars. By  Heather Wilson and  David Goldfein Sept. 11, 2017 7:07 p.m. ET   We recently stood on the tarmac at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and watched as the brothers-in-arms of a […]

How Russia Quietly Undercuts Sanctions Intended To Stop North Korea’s Nuclear Program

Excerpts: U.S. officials acknowledged that it may be impossible to physically stop Russian tankers from delivering fuel shipments to North Korea ports, as long as the Putin government grants tacit approval. But the United States enjoys some leverage because of the smugglers’ preference for conducting business in dollars.   When Justice Department officials announced sanctions […]