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Jihad Does Not Stop In Spain*

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Left: the 11 ISIS terrorist cell members responsible for attacking Barcelona’s Las-Ramblas, the town of Cambrils, and the village Alcanar, Spain, on August 16 and 18, 2017. Credit: Daily Mail. How many more jihadist terrorist attacks will it take before Spain realizes that its freedoms and democratic political systems are in danger? As Spanish…

What’s Ailing the US Fleet?

Monday, August 21st, 2017

After the fourth accident involving a US warship this year, Secretary of Defense James Mattis has stood down the entire Pacific fleet. In the latest disaster, the USS John S. McCain collided with a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the Strait of Singapore. Ten crewmen are missing, and another five were injured in the accident. The McCain is the sister ship of......

Chinese Drones – A Big Risk for U.S. Army

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Left: An ISIS drone with RPG-7 warhead seen at the top left The U.S. Army has shut down drones made in China and used by the Pentagon.  What took them so long? As we now have it, the U.S. Army has issued a Memorandum For Record of August 2nd essentially ordering the......

Beijing’s World Strategy*

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

In a world of regional conflicts, new fighting in the high Himalayas in Bhutan sheds new significance on Beijing’s world strategy. Bhutan, an incredibly beautiful retreat in the heart of the highest mountains in the world with only a million inhabitants, was a “protectorate” of British India. It, and a......

Countermeasures to Russian Disinformation*

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

The Russians have several advantages in the information warfare game. The mind of society is the battlefield in the current global struggle for geopolitical domination. The uses of soft power dominate in this battle and information warfare is the name of the game—not “cyber war” in all the ways it......

Guaranteeing Positioning, Navigation, and Timing for the United States

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

A special amendment to the defense budget for 2018, calls for allocating $10 million to the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Transportation. The funds would be used to develop a plan based on results of an ongoing study, “to devise a demonstration plan for a GPS backup and then actually do the demo.” The lawmakers stressed......

The road to Pyongyang through Bejing*

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

North Korea’s second intercontinental ballistics missile launch July 29 is a challenge to the five countries trying to keep the Peninsular stable. Neither China, Japan, South Korea, the U.S. nor Russia would welcome a reunited, strong and independent Korea. South Korea’s growth as the world’s eleventh largest economy, fourth in......

Are U.S. Missile Interceptors Any Good?

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

There is now evidence from credible analysts that the North Korean ICBM test shot had a problem: the warhead shredded on re-entry.  That is good news for the United States and probably for anyone else facing a threat from North Korea, which certainly includes South Korea and Japan, and maybe......