The photo on the left is the burned-down church of the Parish of St. Paul in Corbeil-Essonnes, France, July 4, 2020. Credit: OIDACE. Attacks on holy places are taking place across the length and breadth of the United States, and elsewhere around … [Read more...] about Improved Security Needed With Risk Growing to Holy Places*
Contributor: Stephen Bryen*
Chinese Drones – A Big Risk for U.S. Army
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 … [Read more...] about Chinese Drones – A Big Risk for U.S. Army
Are U.S. Missile Interceptors Any Good?
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 … [Read more...] about Are U.S. Missile Interceptors Any Good?
Dealing With Cyber Vulnerabilities of US Weapons Systems*
A new Defense Science Board report, produced by a special task force, has raised serious questions about how robust existing and future defense systems are and will be against cyber attacks and cyber intrusions. As the Trump administration rightly … [Read more...] about Dealing With Cyber Vulnerabilities of US Weapons Systems*
Could You Prevent ‘Big Brother’ Watching?
In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described the protagonist, Winston Smith's efforts to find a way to prevent Big Brother from watching his expressions: "The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston made, above … [Read more...] about Could You Prevent ‘Big Brother’ Watching?
Should You Buy Iodine Pills?
Growing nuclear proliferation global radical Islamist terror network has raised the possibility of nuclear terror attacks, including potential sabotage of nuclear facilities, as well as the use of conventional explosives to disperse radioactive … [Read more...] about Should You Buy Iodine Pills?
Taiwan is on Its Own
It is important not to allow the civilian component of the Pentagon and RAND to dictate measures that are suicidal for Taiwan and harmful to security in the Pacific and American credibility. The assumption for many years has been that that if China … [Read more...] about Taiwan is on Its Own
Russia’s Syria Pull-Out – A Tactical Move with a Strategic Rationale*
Why is Russia pulling out of Syria? Is it because Russia is out of money and the Syrian operation is hurting? Or is something else going on? There is no doubt Russia’s economy is suffering. Even without sanctions, Russia would have a hard time … [Read more...] about Russia’s Syria Pull-Out – A Tactical Move with a Strategic Rationale*
Waze and Social Media Danger – the Kalandia Lesson
An Israeli army driver and a squad commander entered the Kalandia Palestinian refugee camp by mistake while using the Waze smartphone GPS navigational app. They were attacked by the Palestinians with firearms and Molotov cocktails. The two soldiers, … [Read more...] about Waze and Social Media Danger – the Kalandia Lesson
The F-35 is a Security Threat*
The greatest modern air battle after the 1973 Yom Kippur war was the air battle over the Bekaa Valley in 1982. The outcome of that battle still influences strategic planning and weapons development in the United States and Russia. One development … [Read more...] about The F-35 is a Security Threat*