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North Korea’s Secret Weapon: A Huge Electromagnetic Storm

North Korea’s Secret Weapon: A Huge Electromagnetic Storm By James Stavridis, www.bloomberg.com View Original April 25th, 2018 Something up his sleeve?Photo by: Source: AFP/Getty Images The diplomatic circuit is awash in optimism as the proposed summitbetween North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump draws near. Indeed, Trump is right to go to the table with […]

Under Secretary Of Defense For Intelligence: ‘A Lot Of Technology Remains Untapped’

Defense intelligence chief: ‘A lot of technology remains untapped’ – SpaceNews.com spacenews.com · by Sandra Erwin · April 23, 2018 Kernan: Project Maven so far has been “extraordinarily” useful in processing intelligence but more capabilities are needed. TAMPA, FLA. — Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Joseph Kernan, a retired Navy vice admiral, is rarely seen or heard at […]

NASA’s Newest Planet-Hunting Satellite Scheduled To Launch Later Today/April 18, 2018, Will Scan The Universe For Undiscovered Exoplanets & Life Elsewhere Than Earth

NASA’s Newest Planet-Hunting Satellite Scheduled To Launch Later Today/April 18, 2018, Will Scan The Universe For Undiscovered Exoplanets & Life Elsewhere Than Earth http://www.fortunascorner.com     Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and Stephen Hawking must be smiling today.  Having just recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the sci-fi classic — “2001: A Space Odyssey,” earlier […]

The Machine That Can Never Be Hacked: ‘Random Number Generator’ Is Created Using Quantum Physics — And, Even Supercomputers Can’t Steal Its Data

The Machine That Can Never Be Hacked: ‘Random Number Generator’ Is Created Using Quantum Physics — And, Even Supercomputers Can’t Steal Its Data http://www.fortunascorner.com      Tim Collins posted an April 12, 2018 article, with the title above, in London’s the DailyMail.com.  Mr. Collins begins by noting that “random number generators are never truly random. Most, rely […]

There Was Something Out There:’  Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Passes Polygraph Test After Recalling His Encounter With ‘Alien Life,’ — During Historic, 1969 Moon Landing

‘There Was Something Out There:’  Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Passes Polygraph Test After Recalling His Encounter With ‘Alien Life,’ — During Historic, 1969 Moon Landing   http://www.fortunascorner.com      NASA Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft on its historic mission to on the Moon in 1969,, has always claimed that at […]

Forecasting The Future Of Warfare

David Maxwell:  “A long important read with important history (and a “scorecard”).” Excerpt: How Did We Do? You Decide.   I gave up command of the Army War College in the summer of 2000. Gen. Rick Shinseki, chief of staff at the time, kindly asked that I stay on active duty another six months to […]

Is The U.S. Suffering A ‘War Gap’?

Is The U.S. Suffering A ‘War Gap’? By Franz-stefan Gady, thediplomat.com View Original April 6th, 2018 In August 2014, I interviewed a group of shell-shocked Christian refugees from the town of Qarakosh — then, the largest Christian city of Iraq — in a makeshift refugee camp in Erbil following their harrowing escape from the terror group Islamic […]

Ground-Breaking Film “2001 A Space Odyssey,” Debuted 50 Years Ago, Friday, April 6, 1968; The HAL-9000 Computer, Empowered By Artificial Intelligence In The Film — May Soon Become A Reality

Ground-Breaking Film “2001 A Space Odyssey,” Debuted 50 Years Ago, Friday, April 6, 1968; The HAL-9000 Computer, Empowered By Artificial Intelligence In The Film — May Soon Become A Reality     www.fortunascorner      The 50th anniversary of the Stanley Kubrick/Arthur C. Clarke classic, ‘2001 A Space Odyssey,” is upon us — a movie, […]

The United States Is Preparing For The Wrong War

Excerpts.   There’s nothing wrong with rebuilding the United States’ conventional combat capacity. By all means, buy more fighter aircraft and navy ships. Spend more time training with artillery and tanks. Those weapons are needed to maintain deterrence and keep the peace. But don’t imagine that all this firepower will keep us safe. The United […]

Building The Future Force: Guaranteeing American Leadership In A Contested Environment

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:  “The 40 page report can be downloaded here:  https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.cnas.org/documents/CNASReport-FutureForce-Final.pdf?mtime=20180309142929   Interestingly there is no discussion of Special Operations in the future force nor irregular, political, or unconventional warfare, […]