CIA Names Elizabeth Kimber, 56, As The First Woman To Lead Clandestine Operations In 70-Year History Of The Agency     The CIA announced on Friday, that Ms. Elizabeth Kimber, 56 will become the first woman to lead the CIA’s Directorate of Operations (DO). Ms. Kimber is a decades-long veteran of the CIA/DO. “With nearly […]

Perspective | Nothing In Sports Moves Me Like The Army-Navy Game The Washington Post · by John Feinstein · December 5, 2018 In 2017, Simone Askew became the first African American woman to lead Army’s portion of the “March On” as first captain of the Corps of Cadets. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) At about 6:30 on Saturday evening, […]

Trump Expected To Tap Army Chief As Next Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs The Washington Post · by Greg Jaffe · December 7, 2018 Gen. Mark Milley is expected to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (Andrew Harnik/AP) President Trump is expected to choose the head of the Army to become the next chairman […]

Mattis Erupts Over Niger Inquiry And Army Revisits Who Is To Blame The New York Times · by Thomas Gibbons-Neff · December 7, 2018 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was livid over decisions taken following an investigation into a 2017 ambush in Niger that killed four Americans on a Green Beret team. WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was […]

Google’s AI Software Is Starting To Think Like A Human After Mastering Chess – Simply By Reading The Instructions — And, Is Now Exhibiting Intuition And Creativity In Its Play — A Watershed Moment And Turning Point For Intelligent Machines     “Open the bay doors Hal!” Victoria Bell posted a December 6, 2018 article […]

*        BUSINESS<>Boeing Backs Out of Global IP Satellite Order Financed by ChinaAerospace company cites default for nonpayment in canceling controversial satellite order [Under U.S. export-control laws, Boeing isn’t allowed to sell satellites to China directly. Above, an artist’s rendering of the Boeing-built satellite.] Under U.S. export-control laws, Boeing isn’t allowed to sell […]

‘I Think I’ve Been Shot’: Nighttime Raid In Afghanistan Reveals New U.S. Strategy American commanders see each battlefield win as a means of strengthening the allied position in peace negotiations and Afghan commandos on a helicopter in preparation for a raid on suspected Taliban in Chimtal last month. MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL218 COMMENTSBy Michael M. […]

What Is Cyber War? Everything You Need To Know About The Frightening Future Of Digital Conflict | ZDNet ZDNet · by Steve Ranger What is cyberwar? special feature Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions — or even billions — of dollars at risk […]

David Maxwell Comment:  “I was at once impressed and suspicious of my first meeting with Thae Yong-ho last year.  He seemed to be telling us so much of what we wanted to hear; confirming many of our views and our understanding of the Kim family regime.  And he made many excellent recommendations to align with […]

David Maxwell Comment:  “I have not found the transcript of the testimony but it can be viewed at this link: LTG Clarke’s 27 page response to the advance policy questions can be downloaded here: ( would note that unconventional warfare, counter-unconventional warfare or political warfare are not mentioned in any of his responses but are […]