04/17/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/17/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. The Russia Bounty Story Was Always Murky 2. A Platoon Leader’s Takeaways from the Anti-Extremism Stand-Down 3. Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Suga of Japan at Press Conference 4. Ukraine’s Unconventional Warfare Plan to Resist a Russian Invasion […]

04/17/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/17/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. The Case for Maximizing Engagement With North Korea 2.  U.S.- Japan Joint Leaders’ Statement: “U.S. – JAPAN GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW ERA” 3. SOCKOR Dedicates Headquarters Campus After Medal of Honor Recipient 4. Suga says he is prepared to meet […]

Biden Administration Foreign Policy Tracker Early April Trends

Biden Administration Foreign Policy Tracker Early April Trends Access the tracker HERE: Trend Overview Edited by Jonathan Schanzer Welcome to FDD’s Biden Administration Foreign Policy Tracker. Every two weeks, we will ask our experts and scholars to provide real-time assessments of the administration’s foreign policy. The analyses below go beyond “quick take” tweets. Our contributors […]

04/15/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/15/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell.  Edited and Published by Daniel Riggs 1. Man arrested for creating fake army unit 2. FDD | Covid-19’s origins remain unknown. Holding China and the WHO accountable is necessary. 3. The FBI Takes a Drastic Step to Fight China’s Hacking Spree4/15/2021 Korean News and Commentary […]

04/15/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/15/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. N. Korea may resume nuclear, ICBM testing: intelligence chief 2. N. Korea marks late founder’s birthday with celebrations, no signs of provocations yet 3. “Worst-Ever Situation” or Not (north Korea) 4. Sinpho South Shipyard: Submersible Missile Test Barge Returns to Secure […]

04/14/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/14/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell.  Edited and Published by Daniel Riggs 1.  ODNI Releases 2021 Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community 2. Unconventional Warfare and Foreign Internal Defense in the Joint Doctrine Encyclopedia 3.  Will Afghanistan Become a Terrorism Safe Haven Once Again? 4. Afghanistan’s Situation Didn’t Change. American […]

04/14/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/14/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. N. Korea may be considering resumption of nuclear testing this year: U.S. report 2. N.Korea Backtracks on Ban of Open-Air Markets 3. North Korea Could Have 250 Nuclear Weapons by 2027, Report States 4. Sanctions on North Korea effective despite illicit […]

04/13/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/13/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell.  Edited and Published by Daniel Riggs 1. Statement From Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby on 4-Star Reviewer Appointment on Manda Bay Investigation 2. After War Zone Scandals, Special Operators Are Curbing Deployments and Investing in Ethics Training 3. Special Ops and CIA sabotage missions […]

04/13/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/13/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. <Inside N. Korea>Kim Jong-un regime orders emergency import of medicines:Medical care collapses due to trade restrictions by COVID-19, causing many deaths. 2. North Korea’s Leader Warns of Famine 3. North Korea Mobilizes Women to Solve Construction Labor Shortage 4. Former Moon […]

FICINT – Ascensión: A Tale of the Mexican Drug War

FICINT – Ascensión: A Tale of the Mexican Drug War FICINT – Ascensión: A Tale of the Mexican Drug War Small Wars Journal is pleased to present an excerpt from Ascensión: A Tale of the Mexican Drug War by Small Wars Journal-El Centro Fellow Michael L. Burgoyne. This fictional account—or FICINT (Fictional Intelligence)—describes the security […]

Anticipating the Biden Administration’s New North Korea Policy

Anticipating the Biden Administration’s New North Korea Policy The National Interest · by David Maxwell · April 12, 2021 My estimate on what I think will be part of the new Biden Administration Korea policy was just published at the National Interest below.  DanielRiggs Mon, 04/12/2021 – 1:08pm Read more about Anticipating the Biden Administration’s New North Korea Policy […]

04/12/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/12/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell.  Edited and Published by Daniel Riggs 1. Blackout Strikes Natanz Nuclear Facility in Iran 2. The United States Considers Reinforcing Its ‘Pacific Sanctuary’ 3. America’s Oldest Asian Ally, Overlooked 4. FDD | Ukraine Calls Out Iran’s Lack of Transparency in Airliner Case 5. U.S. will send more […]

04/12/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/12/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Former N. Korean child beggar runs for local election in U.K. 2. ‘Worst ever’ threat to Kim Jong Un’s rule 3.  U.S.,S. Korea: KN-23 shows irregular trajectory including pull-up maneuver 4. Iran Calls On South Korea To Release Funds Frozen Under […]

Irregular Warfare Initiative: Armed Overwatch: Airpower in Irregular Warfare – Past, Present, and Future

Irregular Warfare Initiative: Armed Overwatch: Airpower in Irregular Warfare – Past, Present, and Future An interview with Lt Gen (Ret.) Thomas Trask and Dr. James Kiras on the looming cultural changes facing airpower in irregular warfare  https://mwi.usma.edu/armed-overwatch-airpower-in-irregular-warfare-past-present-and-future/ Retired Lieutenant General Thomas Trask transitioned from the Air Force in 2017 after thirty-three years of service, retiring […]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: Global Trends 2040

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: Global Trends 2040 Published every four years since 1997, Global Trends assesses the key trends and uncertainties that will shape the strategic environment for the United States during the next two decades.   https://www.dni.gov/index.php/gt2040-home/introduction Riley.C.Murray Mon, 04/12/2021 – 8:05am Read more about Office of the Director of National […]

Special Operations News Update – Monday, April 12, 2021

Special Operations News Update – Monday, April 12, 2021 A roundup of stories related to the special operations community of interest Special Operations News Update – Monday, April 12, 2021 Topics Include: -International SOF in action (Canada, UK, Denmark) -Counter threat finance applied to GPC -Information Operations -Updates and analysis on ongoing conflicts -Upcoming events […]

04/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Hybrid warfare, pandemic style 2. Inside the Fight for the Future of The Wall Street Journal 3. CCP Adviser Outlines Detailed Plan to Defeat US, Including Manipulating Elections 4. How a growing fight against a little-known ISIS affiliate pulled in […]

04/11/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/11/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Bolton: North Korea Unlikely to Denuclearize Under Kim 2. Google sees new trick in renewed North Korea cyber attacks 3. COVAX Vaccine Supply to N. Korea before May Unlikely 4. N. Korea marks 9th anniversary of Kim Jong-un’s leadership with call […]

04/09/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/09/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. China’s Techno-Authoritarianism Has Gone Global 2.  A Tiny Particle’s Wobble Could Upend the Known Laws of Physics 3.  Sens. Menendez, Risch unveil bipartisan bill to counter China 4. Commerce Adds Seven Chinese Supercomputing Entities to Entity List for their Support […]

04/09/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/09/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. U.S. still in final stage of ‘careful’ N. Korea policy: State Dept. 2.  Top Priority: North Korean Human Rights in 2021 (HRNK) 3. Civil and Political Rights in the Republic of Korea: Implications for Human Rights on the Peninsula 4. North […]

Oryx: Fighting The Tide: The Islamic State’s Desperate Attempts to Combat Coalition Airpower

Oryx: Fighting The Tide: The Islamic State’s Desperate Attempts to Combat Coalition Airpower An open source look at a non-state actor’s attempts to counter the advantages of modern air forces https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2020/09/the-islamic-states-desperate-attempts.html Riley.C.Murray Fri, 04/09/2021 – 4:33am Read more about Oryx: Fighting The Tide: The Islamic State’s Desperate Attempts to Combat Coalition Airpower Log in or […]

The Kingston Consortium on International Security: Beyond Direct Action: A Counter Threat Finance Approach to Competition

The Kingston Consortium on International Security: Beyond Direct Action: A Counter Threat Finance Approach to Competition Article: https://www.queensu.ca/kcis/kcis-insights/insights-1-3   The Politics of Special Forces Podcast: https://www.queensu.ca/kcis/podcasts Riley.C.Murray Fri, 04/09/2021 – 3:09am Read more about The Kingston Consortium on International Security: Beyond Direct Action: A Counter Threat Finance Approach to Competition Log in or register to post comments

SOF News Weekly News Update – 5 April 2021

SOF News Weekly News Update – 5 April 2021 A roundup of news stories related to the special operations community of interest Special Operations News Update – April 5, 2021 Topics Include: -AFSOC’s recent Emerald Warrior Exercise -Training between Indian and US SOF -SOF/CIA operational cooperation -PRC and Russian information warfare -Various global hotspots -Plus […]

04/08/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/08/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Pentagon to study land mine rules that Biden promised to reverse 2.  Biden Backs Taiwan, but Some Call for a Clearer Warning to China 3. Before becoming a terrorist leader, ISIS chief was a prison informer in Iraq for […]

04/08/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/08/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. South Korean Conservatives Are on the Rise a Year Before Presidential Election 2. FDD | North Korean Human Rights Should Unite the U.S.-ROK Alliance, Not Divide It 3. General Officer Assignments – USAF (new SOCKOR Commander) 4. South Koreans See […]

Modern War Institute: PSYOP, Cyber, and InfoWar: Combatting the New Age IED

Modern War Institute: PSYOP, Cyber, and InfoWar: Combatting the New Age IED An different methodology for countering adversary influence operations https://mwi.usma.edu/psyop-cyber-and-infowar-combating-the-new-age-ied/ Riley.C.Murray Thu, 04/08/2021 – 5:29am Read more about Modern War Institute: PSYOP, Cyber, and InfoWar: Combatting the New Age IED Log in or register to post comments

Modern War Institute: Pulling Levers, Not Triggers: Beyond Direct and Indirect Approaches to Irregular Warfare

Modern War Institute: Pulling Levers, Not Triggers: Beyond Direct and Indirect Approaches to Irregular Warfare An analysis and recommendation for expanding U.S. irregular warfare approaches beyond enemy-centric methodologies Article: https://mwi.usma.edu/pulling-levers-not-triggers-beyond-direct-and-indirect-approaches-to-irregular-warfare/ Riley.C.Murray Thu, 04/08/2021 – 5:23am Read more about Modern War Institute: Pulling Levers, Not Triggers: Beyond Direct and Indirect Approaches to Irregular Warfare Log in or […]

Breaking News Analysis: Conservatives Sweep the Seoul-Busan By-Elections

Breaking News Analysis: Conservatives Sweep the Seoul-Busan By-Elections Special News Item & Commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. Blue Roof Politics · by TK · April 7, 2021 For those who follow South Korea domestic politics here is a useful initial analysis of the elections today. From this analysis we can see domestic issues as the driving […]

04/07/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/07/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Sinpo South Shipyard Update: North Korea Moves Submersible Missile Test Stand Barge 2. Sinpho South Shipyard: Repositioning of the Submersible Test Barge 3. N. Korea moves submersible missile test stand barge: U.S. think tank 4. More movement in North further raises […]

04/07/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/07/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Biden’s Great-Power Test Begins 2. Opinion | Anti-China is not anti-Asian 3. U.S. could consider boycotting 2022 Beijing Olympics with allies 4. U.S. State Department backs away from the idea of a Beijing Olympics boycott 5. Letter From Former Senior National […]