Category terrorism

Technology And The Future Of War

David Maxwell’s Comment:  A warning we must heed (It may come down to M4 rifles, 45 cal pistols, paper maps, and compasses): If the Chinese would be unwilling to attack the US satellite system by exploding a nuclear weapon in space, they have already proven to have other means at their disposal: namely, antisatellite missiles […]

An Expert On Warfare Examines Centuries Of Evolving Mayhem

Excerpts: Freedman is eclectically curious not merely about the predictions of generals, spooks and nuclear strategists, but also novelists, from Arthur Conan Doyle — who in 1914 wrote a prescient potboiler about German submarines sinking British civilian ships — to a chilling 1958 novel of nuclear annihilation that became the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s film […]

U.S. Officials Warn Special Ops Forces Being Stretched To Possible Breaking Point

Excerpt: Another option, according to both Reed and Ernst, is to expand the number of U.S. special operations forces, which they say may be necessary even with a bulked-up diplomatic corps.   “We have to increase numbers and resources,” Reed said, warning, “We cannot sacrifice quality for quantity.” US Officials Warn Special Ops Forces Being […]

After Niger, Is America’s ‘Light Footprint’ Counterterrorism Strategy Sustainable?

Excerpt: The question is whether the United States can tolerate this dissonance between what the public wants and the costs it is willing to bear to get it. How many shocks like Niger will it take for Congress and the public to become fully disillusioned with the light footprint? Right now, that approach seems to […]

The Revolution Unfolds:  Saudi King To Step Down & Hand Power Over To His 32 Year-Old Son; King Salman Expected To Step Down Next Week

The Revolution Unfolds:  Saudi King To Step Down & Hand Power Over To His 32 Year-Old Son; King Salman Expected To Step Down Next Week      Saudi Arabia’s King Salaman “is planning to step down and announce his son as his successor next week,” according to a highly/well-placed source who spoke ‘exclusively,’ to […]

Green Beret Found SEALs’ Illicit Cash. Then He Was Killed.

Green Beret Found SEALs’ Illicit Cash. Then He Was Killed. KEVIN MAURER, SPENCER ACKERMAN 11.12.17 8:00 PM ET   PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY THE DAILY BEAST Logan Melgar hadn’t had a drink on June 4. The Green Beret sergeant’s dry day became a key to unraveling the narrative spun by the elite Navy commandos whom […]

North Korea Machine Guns Captured In Smuggling Ships On Way To Somalia NK machine guns captured in smuggling ships in Arabian Sea 2017/11/14 13:52 SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Yonhap) — North Korean-manufactured machines guns were seized by a French frigate in an inspection of small Iranian ships on their way to Somalia in the Arabian Sea in March, a U.S. broadcaster reported Tuesday, citing a U.N. report. […]

Hamza bin Laden Lionizes His Father And Incites ‘Rebellion’ In New Audio Message

Hamza bin Laden lionizes his father and incites ‘rebellion’ in new audio message By Thomas Joscelyn, View Original November 7th, 2017 Al Qaeda has released a new audio message from Hamza bin Laden entitled, “Osama…The Fighter Against Invaders And the Inciter of Rebellion Against Tyrants.” The junior bin Laden lionizes his father as a hero of […]

New NSC Intel Chief Once Worked On A CIA Assassination Program, Sources Say

From Buzzfeed.   Excerpt: The program was begun shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the sources said. The program was contracted in 2004 to Prince, who hired the CIA officer who had initially designed it. Prince was removed from the program in 2006, and it was disbanded in 2009, after Barack Obama became […]

Seoul Asks Beijing To Hand Over North Korean Defectors

I hope POTUS Trump raised this issue while in China.  This is a crime against humanity and should not go without consequences.  RCP, David Maxwell comments:  China needs to be sanctioned over this ​ if the defectors are returned to north Korea.  The defectors will end up in the gulags described in the previous […]