Excerpts: ‘On Desperate Ground’ Review: Victory in Retreat The hubris of MacArthur, rather than the fighting, was the main cause of casualties at the Chosin Reservoir By Mark YostSept. 27, 2018 6:01 p.m. ET In a somber ceremony at Honolulu’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in early August, the remains of 55 U.S. troops who fought […]

Three interesting 15-17 minute videos on Russian disinformation at the link. Opinion | Operation Infektion ByAdam B. Ellick and Adam WestbrookThe New York Times · by Adam B. Ellick · November 12, 2018 Opinion Operation Infektion Russian Disinformation: From Cold War to Kanye Credit WATCH: This is a three-part film series. Scroll down and click to play any episode. Russia’s […]

David Maxwell Comment: “Upon further refection here are some additional comments on this report.To reiterate my earlier comment: The north’s lines of effort in its strategy are subversion, coercion, extortion, and use of force but we should remember Sun Tzu – all warfare is based on deception.  And the north has always been a master of […]

In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest A Great Deception The New York Times · by David E. Sanger · November 12, 2018 A satellite image of a secret North Korean ballistic missile base. The North has offered to dismantle a different major missile launching site while continuing to make improvements at more than a dozen others.CreditCSIS/Beyond Parallel, via […]

Re-Post: “Catastrophe 1914:  Europe Goes To War” By Max Hastings         Max Hastings is one of the greatest living writers/historians on war in the 20th Century and his latest masterpiece, “Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes To War,” is a thought provoking examination of the diplomatic maneuverings on the eve of World War I and its […]

David Maxwell Comment:  “What do terrorist organizations find in Mindanao?  Sanctuary (relative), mobility, resources, and local terrorist groups for exploitation.   What does it take to mitigate the threats?  First and foremost a political solution from the Philippine government (particularly with the MILF) and then presence, patience, and persistence by government agencies and security forces.”: Philippines: Scores […]

The Lesson of the Great War The Atlantic · by Eliot A. Cohen · July 9, 2018 Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, near Chateau-Thierry, FranceAlden Bentley / Reuters There are the wars we remember, and the wars that seem to drift away. Korea is one such, but at least there is a monument in Washington to the startled World […]

The U.S. Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online Vice · by russian hackers|by Joseph Cox|Nov 11 2018, 4:24am · November 11, 2018 Usually it’s the Russians that dump its enemies’ files. This week, US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), a part of the military tasked with hacking and cybersecurity focused missions, started publicly releasing unclassified samples of adversaries’ malware it has discovered. […]

Excerpts:The Chinese government submitted a position paper to UN on the use of AI weapons in April.“As products of emerging high technologies, development and use of lethal autonomous weapons systems would reduce the threshold of war, and the cost of warfare on the part of the user countries. This would make it easier and more […]

How Time Travel COULD Work: Expert Explains Stephen Hawking’s Final Prediction      Peter Miilington posted a November 9, 2018 article on the news/website with the title above. “If one made a research grant application to work on time travel it would be dismissed immediately,” wrote the late, famed, theoretical physicist and cosmologist Dr. Stephen […]’s plan to use artificial intelligence to boost the thinking skills of nuclear submarine commandersEquipping nuclear submarines with AI would give China an upper hand in undersea battles while pushing applications of the technology to a new levelPUBLISHED : Sunday, 04 February, 2018, 9:01pmUPDATED : Tuesday, 06 February, 2018, 11:07am[×551/public/images/methode/2018/02/05/bceaf19c-09a4-11e8-82e3-6b95ccc67ee3_1280x720_002524.jpg?itok=OaxugNT9]COMMENTS: 74 <> [Stephen Chen]<>Stephen Chen<> […]