Category Special Operations

Latest DoD General Officer Assignments Has Dir. DIA, LTG. Vince Stewart Taking Over As The New Deputy Dir., U.S. CYBERCOM

     Latest General Officer appointments/assignments from DoD has the Dir. of DIA, LTG. Vince Stewart, being assigned as the new, Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command.  I wish him the best.  His argument that DIA is losing its relevancy; and, that there is too much bureaucratic resistance to potentially disruptive change within his agency — […]

“Hue 1968: A Turning Point Of The American War In Vietnam,” — New Book By Historian/Author Mark Bowden; ‘Twenty-Four Days Of Non-Stop Urban Battle That Turned The Tables In Vietnam’

“Hue 1968: A Turning Point Of The American War In Vietnam,” — New Book By Historian/Author Mark Bowden; ‘Twenty-Four Days Of Non-Stop Urban Battle That Turned The Tables In Vietnam’   www.fortunascorner.com         Noted author/historian, Mark Bowden who has written 13 books, including the classic and national bestseller, “Black Hawk Down,” has a brand […]

North Korean Drone Took Hundreds Of Photos Of U.S. Anti-Missile System/THAAD

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  And the farmland noted in previous reports were probably to support SOF infiltration for  drops zones for parachute infiltration and landing zones for AN-2 Colts. North Korean Drone Took Hundreds […]

Is ISIS Leader Baghdadi Dead? It May Not Matter

Is ISIS Leader Baghdadi Dead? It May Not Matter thecipherbrief.com · June 16, 2017 June 16, 2017 | Bruce Hoffman Bruce Hoffman Professor, Georgetown University Russia’s Defense Ministry released a statement Friday that it is investigating whether it had killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, along with several other senior ISIS officials, in a May 28 airstrike that […]

ISIS Drone Program Becoming Increasingly Dangerous For U.S. Special Forces In Raqqa, Syria; Armed, Flying Drones Are The New Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) — And, We Can Expect This Threat To Grow In Scale, Complexity, Sophistication, & Lethality

ISIS Drone Program Becoming Increasingly Dangerous For U.S. Special Forces In Raqqa, Syria; Armed, Flying Drones Are The New Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) — And, We Can Expect This Threat To Grow In Scale, Complexity, Sophistication, & Lethality https://fortunascorner.com      The website ValueBit News, has a June 15, 2017 article by the title above […]

What Would It Take To Reconstruct North Korea After Defeating It?

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this article. To say the least, this would be one hell of an infrastructure project.   RCP, fortunascorner,com David Maxwell:  I am reminded of the two miracles in Korea.  We all know the Miracle on the […]

Philippines Security Shaken As International Jihadists Seek Safe Haven

Philippines Security Shaken As International Jihadists Seek Safe Haven thecipherbrief.com · June 16, 2017 June 16, 2017 | Richard Javad Heydarian Richard Javad Heydarian Author, “Asia’s New Battlefield: U.S., China and the Struggle for the Western Pacific” As a Catholic-majority nation with a large Muslim minority in the southern islands, the Philippines has struggled with religious strife for […]

America’s Industrial Might Is Working To End The Drone Threat

America’s Industrial Might Is Working To End The Drone Threat Dan Goure June 14, 2017 TweetShareShare For more than two decades, the U.S. military owned the skies when it came to the employment of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones. From the tiny, hand-launched Raven and Puma AE (All Environment) to the ubiquitous Predator and […]

DoD Releases Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Appropriated Top Line Budget For FY18

DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Appropriated Top Line Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 06/12/2017 03:55 PM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-222-17 June 12, 2017 DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Appropriated Top Line Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 The Department of Defense released today the MIP appropriated top line budget for FY […]

DoD Nominations Logjam About To Break: Mattis Aide

DoD Nominations Logjam About To Break: Mattis Aide (EXCLUSIVE) By Sydney J. Freedberg, breakingdefense.com View Original June 13th, 2017 PENTAGON: There are a lot of empty offices around the E-ring, the most prestigious sector of the Pentagon, where top defense officials enjoy the rare privilege of windows. But that’s about to change, a senior aide to Defense Secretary Jim […]