BREAKING NEWS: "CYBER INFO SHARING & PROTECTION ACT DEAD FOR NOW."

Comment in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret,) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of the page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  Note that it is the US that is “preventing” China from cooperating: THAAD, secondary sanctions, strengthening ties with Taiwan, as well as the loss of profit (a “pretty penny”) the […]

David Maxwell:  Received from a friend who is a real rocket scientist who knows about these things.  Notice the importance of the human element in this. His analogy is especially interesting.  Some important food for thought. I’m purely speculating, but my suspicion is slightly different: it’s not that they wanted a few engines, they wanted […]

North Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked To Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say By William J. Broad, David E. Sanger, www.nytimes.com View Original August 14th, 2017 A photo released by North Korea’s state news agency in July purported to show a test of a Hwasong-14, thought to be capable of reaching the mainland United States. Credit Korean Central News Agency, […]

David Maxwell Writes:  “An important OpEd.   As a follow-on to this excellent piece from John Lenczowski I recommend reading this report from last October:  An Information Based Strategy to Reduce North Korea’s Increasing Threat: Recommendations for ROK & U.S. Policy Makers Commander Fredrick “Skip” Vincenzo, USN October 2016 http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/An-Information-Based-Strategy-to-Reduce-North-Koreas-Increasing-Threat.pdf or    Can South Korean-made TV dramas […]

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  I am curious for those who maintain these statistics.  How many joint OpEds are written by a sitting SECDEF and SECSTATE?  One thing that is overlooked is that there appears […]

David Maxwell:  Support for the Blackwater contractor option. Dereliction of Duty II: The Afghanistan Years – The Cipher Brief thecipherbrief.com Kevin HulbertFormer CIA Chief of Station There has been a lot of writing lately on Afghanistan as the new administration struggles with what do to there, just as the previous administration struggled mightily to define […]

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:  Eerie and worrisome: Excerpt:  This is not a question of technical capability. North Korea has already demonstrated that it has made great advances in its missile program and […]

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:  LTG Gregson argues for strong deterrence, focusing on our allies and friends, elevating our rhetoric to that of a great nation, and showing the big stick through actions as […]

_____________________________ https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/iran-is-closely-watching-the-us-north-korea-stand-off-1.619060 Iran Is Closely Watching The U.S.-North Korea Stand-Off Tehran’s sense of how far it can go will largely be shaped by what happens on the other side of Asia in the coming months Donald Trump’s improvised and unconvincing threats about “fire and fury” and being “locked and loaded” notwithstanding, the crisis over North […]

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:  To understand the social ranking system that Mr. Song refers to please see the work of Robert Collins for the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea: Marked for […]