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UN Report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State Members in Iraq, Syria

     As I have written for the last five years, killing a person is ‘easy.’  Killing an idea/philosophy is much harder.  In order to rid ourselves of the evil that militant Islam manifests — we have to kill the philosophy.  The best way in my view is to put al-Baghdadi and his key lieutenants […]

DeepLocker: Artificially Enhanced Malware Is Coming; And, It Is The Equivalent Of A Digital… Weapon Of Mass Disruption

DeepLocker: Artificially Enhanced Malware Is Coming; And, It Is The Equivalent Of A Digital…Weapon Of Mass Disruption I have written several articles in the past year on artificially-enhanced (AI) malware and the profound threat it will pose as we move deeper into late 2018 and into 2019.  We are already seeing artificially-enhanced malware for sale […]

Moral Lessons From The Crucible Of The Sea: USS Indianapolis Survivors

Opinion | Moral Lessons From the Crucible of the Sea The New York Times · by Doug Stanton · July 27, 2018 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Each summer, as Lake Michigan finally begins to warm, I think of the men of the World War II cruiser Indianapolis and the worst disaster at sea in United States naval history. […]

To Ambush And Kill An American Green Beret, Al Shabaab Diverted A River

Excerpts: The allied offensive’s target, the Jubba River Corridor, has long been a stronghold for Al Shabaab and one of its main transit routes into and out of northern Kenya, making the capture of the area a prime objective for allied forces. But poor weather, inadequate supplies, an insufficient number of soldiers from partner forces, […]

Luke Harding Picks Five Books That Expose The Secret World Of Spies

Luke Harding picks five books that expose the secret world of spies By Luke Harding, View Original March 15th, 2018 From insights into the Russian spy agency Sergei Skripal worked for, to a candid account from Stalin’s assassinations director – these books take you inside the closed world of espionage Former GRU officer Sergei Skripal, who […]

Deterring Russian First Use of Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons

Deterring Russian First Use of Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons By Mark B. Schneider March 12, 2018 The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review concluded that the U.S. must deploy a small number of low-yield nuclear warheads on its Trident missiles to deter Russian first use of low-yield nuclear weapons for limited nuclear strikes in conventional warfare. It states, “Russia’s […]

China ASAT Test Part Of Growing Space War Threat: DNI Outlines Growing Danger To Satellites From Beijing’s Missiles, Lasers, & Robot Spacecraft China ASAT Test Part of Growing Space War Threat DNI outlines growing danger to satellites from Beijing’s missiles, lasers and robot spacecraft   Contrails from test of a Chinese anti-satellite missile ·          ·          ·          ·          ·          ·          BY: Bill Gertz February 23, 2018 4:57 am China earlier this […]

The NFL Just Rejected Another Ad, But This One Is Mocking Kim Jong Un and North Korea

The comment below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell Comment:  I don’t know what the NFL is afraid of.  Do they think they will lose Kim Jong-un as a fan?  What kind of message does this send?  You can piss off […]

North Korea Increasing Executions As Sanctions Strain Its Military, Top U.S. General Says By John Haltiwanger, View Original North Korea is increasing executions, the top commander of U.S. troops on the Korean Peninsula said Monday, as the rogue state has been decreasing military exercises under strain from economic sanctions. “We’re seeing some increase in executions, mostly against […]

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 […]