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Expanding The Menu: The Case For CYBERSOC

Conclusion:   The time for creating Cyber SOF is now. A CYBERSOC within SOCOM will best extend U.S. special operations into the cyber domain – but regardless, the U.S. military needs dedicated and specialized capabilities if it is to capitalize on the emerging cyber dimension of special operations. Cyber SOF are worth the effort and […]

North Korea May Be Making A Fortune From Bitcoin Mania

North Korea may be making a fortune from bitcoin mania By Sherisse Pham, money.cnn.com View Original December 12th, 2017 Speculators aren’t the only ones cheering the runaway bitcoin boom — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may also be celebrating a windfall. In recent months, experts and officials say North Korea has been “mining” bitcoin, demanding it as ransom payment and […]

As Halloween Approaches, The Subject Of Ghosts, Apparitions, Poltergeists, And The Paranormal Has Never Been Hotter; But, Are We Any Closer To Knowing If Ghosts And Apparitions Are Real?

As Halloween Approaches, The Subject Of Ghosts, Apparitions, Poltergeists, And The Paranormal Has Never Been Hotter; But, Are We Any Closer To Knowing If Ghosts And Apparitions Are Real? www.fortunascorner.com      This Tuesday, October 31, is also known as is Halloween, when both children, and adults can escape the mundane and stressful aspects of […]

‘Are You Not Entertained?’  When It Comes To The NFL, The Answer Is No Longer Yes

‘Are You Not Entertained?’  When It Comes To The NFL, The Answer Is No Longer Yes http://www.fortunascorner.com      The question, “Are you not entertained?,’ is from the movie Gladiator.  Actor Russell Crowe played the title role of a dethroned Roman General who was supposed to have been murdered; but, survives the attempt, only to be forced […]

Kaspersky Lab Antivirus Software Is Ordered Off U.S. Government Computers

  Kaspersky Lab Antivirus Software Is Ordered Off U.S. Government Computers https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/us/politics/kaspersky-lab-antivirus-federal-government.html   WASHINGTON — The federal government moved on Wednesday to wipe from its computer systems any software made by a prominent Russian cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky Lab, that is being investigated by the F.B.I. for possible links to Russian security services. The concerns surrounding […]

15 Assumptions About The Behavior Of North Korea’s Kim Family Regime

David Maxwell Comment:  These were written a couple of months ago (after the ROK/US Presidential Summit in June). ​15 Assumptions About The Behavior Of North Korea’s Kim Family Regime (KFR) By Thomas E. Ricks, foreignpolicy.com View Original September 5th, 2017 By David Maxwell Best Defense guest columnist The KFR will not give up its nuclear and missile […]

What Happens To North Korea If Kim Jong-un Dies?

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:  A question I have often asked one which no one answers is what would we do right now if we learned that Kim Jong-un is dead?  What […]

North Korea: ‘Japan Missile Was First Step In Pacific Operation’

North Korea: ‘Japan missile was first step in Pacific operation’ www.bbc.com View Original August 30th, 2017 Asia North Korea: ‘Japan Missile Was First Step In Pacific Operation’ North Korea says its firing of a missile over Japan was “the first step” of military operations in the Pacific, signalling plans for more launches. State media also […]

Cover Lifted, A CIA Spy Offers His Take On Trump And Russia

Excerpt: “To me,” Hoffman says, “it pointed to a discoverable influence operation rather than some effort to establish a clandestine channel for collusion.”   Both in NPR’s interview and in an op-ed for The New York Times, Hoffman argues the meeting was meant to be discovered. That Putin deliberately left a trail of bread crumbs […]

Beijing Sends Warning With Second Naval Drill In Yellow Sea

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2105483/beijing-sends-warning-second-naval-drill-yellow-sea?utm_source=edm&utm_medium=edm&utm_content=20170805&utm_campaign=longread Beijing Sends Warning With Second Naval Drill In Yellow Sea Analysts say four-day exercise off Korean peninsula is message of deterrence for Pyongyang and show of force aimed at US and Japan PUBLISHED : Friday, 04 August, 2017, 11:23pm UPDATED : Saturday, 05 August, 2017, 2:38am China will stage a second naval drill off […]