06/19/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

06/19/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. U.S. Military to Withdraw Hundreds of Troops, Aircraft, Antimissile Batteries From Middle East 2. “Cyber disruption,” ransomware, and critical infrastructure: A new US understanding of “attack”? 3. Chinese Nuke Modernization Prompts Shift In DoD Strategy 4. The Navy Needs Deep Readers, […]

06/19/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

06/19/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. U.S. brigade combat team arrives in S. Korea for rotational deployment 2. New U.S. nuke envoy arrives in Seoul 3. Kim Jong Un sends first official message to Biden 4. Kim Jong Un’s message for change of situations 5. N.K. leader vows […]

06/18/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

06/18/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. High-level Chinese Defection Rumored 2. Has a top Chinese official defected to the US? 3. Can Biden Reverse Trump’s Damage to the State Department? 4. Elite Afghan Forces Suffer Horrific Casualties as Taliban Advance 5. Marine Corps and Special Operations Forces […]

06/18/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

06/18/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. Kim says N. Korea should be ready for both dialogue, confrontation with U.S. 2. Kim Jong Un equally ready to talk or fight with Biden 3.  North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Opens Door for Dialogue With Biden 4. Third-Day Sitting of […]

06/17/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

06/17/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs   1. CIA Names David Marlowe to Run Espionage Operations 2. Does Biden Have the Right Naval Strategy to Take on Russia and China? History Has An Answer. 3. Biden’s cyber budget good, but still insufficient to meet the threats […]

06/17/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

06/17/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs   1.  ‘Goodwill’ gestures, suspension of joint military drills needed to bring N. Korea to dialogue: experts 2.  New U.S. special envoy for N.K. to visit S. Korea later this week: official 3.  LaCamera to take office as new USFK […]

06/16/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

06/16/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1.  Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on the National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism 2.  FACT SHEET: National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism 3. Biden administration unveils new strategy to counter domestic terrorism 4. Memorandum for the Secretary of […]

06/16/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

06/16/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. Both sanctions and diplomacy critical to denuclearizing N. Korea: Kritenbrink 2. N.K. leader opens key party meeting to discuss how to cope with ‘current international situation’ 3. North Korea Has Been Importing Chinese COVID-19 Vaccines Since Early May 4. A reunified […]

Super Network of Corruption in Venezuela / Súper red de corrupción en Venezuela

Super Network of Corruption in Venezuela / Súper red de corrupción en Venezuela Super Network of Corruption in Venezuela: Kleptocracy, Nepotism and Human Rights Violation / Súper red de corrupción en Venezuela: Cleptocracia, nepotismo y violación de derechos humanos Small Wars Journal-El Centro Fellows Eduardo Salcedo-Albarán and Luis Jorge Garay-Salamanca recently released a comprehensive Vortex Foundation (Fundación Vortex) study […]

06/15/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

06/15/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. Biden Administration Foreign Policy Tracker: Early June 2. Leaving Afghan Allies Behind: Abandoning translators to the Taliban is a moral and strategic mistake. 3. Taiwan says will be ‘force for good’ after unprecedented G7 support 4. Win or Lose, U.S. […]

06/15/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

06/15/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. Biden Administration Foreign Policy Tracker: Early June (Korea) 2. Remarks by President Moon Jae-in Leaving Cornwall after G7 Summit 3. North Korean defector says ‘even North Korea was not this nuts’ after attending Ivy League school 4. Unification minister puts U.S. […]

Behind the Black Bloc: An Overview of Militant Anarchism and Anti-Fascism

Behind the Black Bloc: An Overview of Militant Anarchism and Anti-Fascism The 40 page monograph can be downloaded HERE.     I have pasted the introduction, conclusion, and recommendations below.   This monograph must be read along with its companion monograph: Skinheads, Saints, and (National) Socialists An Overview of the Transnational White Supremacist Extremist Movement (Access HERE) .   While each […]

Skinheads, Saints, and (National) Socialists

Skinheads, Saints, and (National) Socialists Skinheads, Saints, and (National) Socialists: An Overview of the Transnational White Supremacist Extremist Movement · by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Samuel Hodgson · June 14, 2021 The 40 page monograph can be downloaded here. The introduction, conclusion, and recommendations are below. This monograph must be read along with its companion monograph: Behind the Black Bloc An Overview […]

Biden Administration Foreign Policy Tracker: Early June

Biden Administration Foreign Policy Tracker: Early June Access the FDD Foreign Policy Tracker HERE. June 14, 2021 | FDD Tracker: June 4 – 14, 2021 Biden Administration Foreign Policy Tracker: Early June Trend Overview Edited by David Adesnik Welcome back to the Biden Administration Foreign Policy Tracker, where FDD’s experts and scholars assess the administration’s […]

06/14/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

06/14/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs   Happy Birthday U.S. Army.   1. This was one of the worst weeks for China on the world stage in a while 2. Exclusive: US assessing reported leak at Chinese nuclear power facility 3. U.S. Fight Against Chinese 5G Efforts […]

06/14/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

06/14/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs   Happy Birthday U.S. Army.   1. G-7 calls for ‘complete’ denuclearization of Korean Peninsula, welcomes Washington’s readiness towards Pyongyang diplomacy 2. Moon signs on to Biden’s statement on freedoms 3. Ordinary Pyongyang residents have not received government rations since mid-April  4. N.K. […]

Special Operations News Update – Monday, June 14, 2021

Special Operations News Update – Monday, June 14, 2021 You can access SOF News HERE.  Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Topics include RSM Cdr, women and AFSOC, SF in the Arctic, Marine Raider trial, critical race theory, armed overwatch program, UK’s E Squadron, SOF history, […]

06/13/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

06/13/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. House tees up war authorization repeal while Senate waits on White House 2. Opinion | Don’t cede the Asia-Pacific to China. The U.S. must learn from its TPP mistake. 3. Rare earth metals at the heart of China’s rivalry […]

06/13/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

06/13/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. Top diplomats of S. Korea, U.S. reaffirm peninsula denuke goal, cooperation on vaccines, Myanmar 2.  As the Dust Settles, How Healthy is the ROK-US Alliance? 3. G7’s rivalry with China complicates Korea’s balancing act 4. Moon joins G-7 summit, vows financial […]

06/09/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

06/09/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. How America Fractured Into Four Parts 2. FDD | China’s Potemkin Peacekeeping 3. Top US general warns of Iran, China and Russia in Middle East 4. W(h)ither R: a marquee failure of leadership in foreign policy 5. For Now, ‘Over the […]

06/09/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

06/09/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. N. Korea appears focused on internal affairs: defense minister 2.  From mediator to negotiator (South Korea) 3. Kim Jong-un: apparent weight loss prompts speculation over North Korean leader’s health 4. Kim said to unveil ‘tangible change’ plan for North Korea economy […]

06/12/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

06/12/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. “Prepare for War,” China military warns in new propaganda poster for Taiwan 2. Was Taiwan Ever Really a Part of China? 3. Ex-Mossad director dismisses China threat, criticizing hardline U.S policy 4. China, US diplomats clash over human rights, pandemic […]

06/12/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

06/12/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. N.K. leader presides over Central Military Commission meeting, calls for ‘high alert posture’ 2. In tense phone call, Chinese Foreign Minister warns Seoul not to take U.S. side 3. South Korea Can Now Build Missiles Able to Reach Beijing, With […]

06/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

06/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. America Is Not Ready for a War With China 2. US begins shifting Afghan combat operations outside country 3. Op-eds in a Chinese state tabloid slammed U.S. policy. The author works at the Pentagon. 4. If China Is the No. […]

06/11/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

06/11/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Kim Jong-un Calls K-Pop a ‘Vicious Cancer’ in the New Culture War 2. Kim Jong-un’s Weight Loss Prompts Health Speculation 3.  Inside Room 39, The Shadowy North Korean Cabal That Allows The Country’s Leaders To Live In Luxury 4. North Korea […]

06/08/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

06/08/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. How A New Team Of Feds Hacked The Hackers And Got Colonial Pipeline’s Bitcoin Back 2. Retired Army major general reduced to second lieutenant for sex crime conviction 3. Bitcoin Tumbles 9% on Fears that US Law Enforcement “Hacked” […]

06/08/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

06/08/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. Biden will appoint special envoy for N. Korean human rights as required: Blinken 2. Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? 3. North Korea is “scrambling” to secure large amounts of COVID-19 vaccine for its military 4. Pro-North Korea newspaper in […]

06/07/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

06/07/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. C.I.A. Scrambles for New Approach in Afghanistan 2. The Psychic Toll of Killing With Drones 3. Are We Waiting for Everyone to Get Hacked? 4. Biden and the Afghan Translators 5. Let’s educate service members on professional ethos, not just extremism […]

06/07/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

06/07/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1.  Pro-N. Korea paper says Pyongyang continues to pursue unification of Korean Peninsula 2. Is South Korea ready to throw in its lot with Washington? 3. NorthKorea’s Capabilities for Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack 4. ‘Farmland of peace’ project will promote […]

Special Operations News Update – Monday, June 7, 2021

Special Operations News Update – Monday, June 7, 2021 Access SOF News HERE. Special Operations News Update – Monday, June 7, 2021 Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Topics include ‘Little Bird’ replacement, SOF’s Bronco II, Eddie Gallagher in the news, Russia’s Spetsnaz, French SOF in […]