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, […]

06/16/2021 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 […]

06/15/2021 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. […]

06/14/2021 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 […]

06/08/2021 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” […]

06/07/2021 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 […]

06/05/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

06/05/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. U.S. UFO Report Doesn’t Explain Mystery Sightings but Finds No Sign of Aliens 2. America’s allies and enemies will take note of Biden’s low-priority defense budget 3. Pentagon to keep ban on Pride, most other flags from being flown […]

05/14/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

05/14/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. A City Under Siege: What the War Looks Like on Afghanistan’s Front Line 2. Activists and Ex-Spy Said to Have Plotted to Discredit Trump ‘Enemies’ in Government 3. Pentagon Surveilling Americans Without a Warrant, Senator Reveals 4. The 2018 Strategy […]

05/13/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

05/13/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity 2.  FACT SHEET: President Signs Executive Order Charting New Course to Improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity and Protect Federal Government Networks 3. Joint CISA-FBI Cybersecurity Advisory on DarkSide Ransomware | CISA 4. How China […]

05/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

05/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. White House’s slate of nominees would put familiar faces back in the Pentagon 2. DarkSide Ransomware Hit Colonial Pipeline—and Created an Unholy Mess 3. The Real Infrastructure Problem: The Colonial Pipeline shutdown is a warning of worse to come. […]

05/04/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

05/04/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Day 1 of the End of the U.S. War in Afghanistan 2. Who should lead the Pentagon’s information operations efforts? 3. Pentagon whistleblower warns UFO intelligence could rival 9/11 4. U.S. ‘far left’ susceptible to Chinese government’s COVID disinformation: Report […]

05/03/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

05/03/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell.  Edited and Published by Daniel Riggs News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell.  Edited and Published by Daniel Riggs 1. Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe 2. A wider war coming to Myanmar 3. Afghanistan Withdrawal Won’t Be Like ‘Fall of […]

05/01/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

05/01/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Exclusive: Coalition calls on Biden to form disinformation task force 2. Putin Just Doesn’t Care – Murder, mayhem—so what? He’s trying to make a point.  3. China Expands Disinformation Campaign to Undermine International Xinjiang Outcry 4. When It Comes to Political […]

04/30/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/30/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell.  Edited and Published by Daniel Riggs 1. State of Defense 2021 2. United States Special Operations Command’s efforts to sustain the readiness of special operations forces and transform the force for future security challenges 3. “They’re lawless”: Current, former Navy SEALs allege criminality, drug use […]

04/29/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/29/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. US special operations chief for Europe heads to Ukraine in aftermath of Russian border buildup 2. The unexpected Pentagon chief 3. A civilian cybersecurity reserve corps is needed for the Pentagon and DHS, lawmakers from both parties say 4. The […]

04/28/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/28/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1.  Secretary of Defense Statement on Senate Confirmation of Dr. Colin Kahl 2.  The U.S. Built the Afghan Military Over 20 Years. Will it Last One More? 3.  Biden’s Pentagon policy chief Colin Kahl confirmed with GOP senators absent […]

04/26/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/26/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell.  Edited and Published by Daniel Riggs 1. Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Supporting our Indian Partners 2. China launches app for citizens to report ‘mistaken opinions’ 3. Four Ways a China-U.S. War at Sea Could Play Out 4. The Latest: Biden […]

04/23/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/23/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. U.S. Concerns About Taiwan Put Focus on Island’s Defensive Weakness 2. FDD | OPCW Member States Hold Syria Accountable for Chemical Weapons Use 3. The Bloated Pentagon Budget Isn’t Just Wasteful. It’s Racist 4. The unconventional war between Israel and […]

04/22/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/22/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. War, Peace and Taliban Spreadsheets 2. Indo-Pacific, DNI deputy nominees named 3. President Biden Announces Key Administration Nominations for National Security 4. Coming soon: An announcement on which Army and Navy units will move to the Space Force 5. Pentagon extremism […]

04/21/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/21/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell.  Edited and Published by Daniel Riggs 1. ‘Joe-Yoshi’ Spirit Buoys Japan-US Alliance in Turbulent Seas 2. Beijing’s Military-Heavy Approach to Taiwan Locks the US and China in a Security Dilemma 3. Why is China Aggressively Turning to the Sea Now? Former NSA Shivshankar Menon Explains […]

04/20/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/20/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell.  Edited and Published by Daniel Riggs 1. U.S. Defense Strategy After the Pandemic 2. What Makes a Happy Country? 3.  Competition and Decision in the Gray Zone: A New National Security Strategy 4. Biden selects first woman four-star admiral for the Coast Guard 5. Study of 400,000 […]

04/19/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/19/2021 News & Commentary – National Security Body News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell.  Edited and Published by Daniel Riggs 1. Biden’s withdrawal the ‘worst of both worlds’ 2. Afghanistan withdrawal plan could involve small troop surge 3. From Moral Responsibility to Magical Thinking: How Biden Changed His Mind on Afghanistan 4. America’s Longest War: A Visual History of […]

04/18/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/18/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Opinion | Biden Ditches the Generals, Finally 2. Montenegro mortgaged itself to China. Now it wants Europe’s help to cut it free. 3. President Biden Announces His Intent to Nominate Eight Key Administration Leaders 4. Biden Rebuffed Commanders’ Advice in […]

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 […]

04/15/2021 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 […]

04/09/2021 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 […]

04/08/2021 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 […]

03/23/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/23/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell.  Edited and Published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Intersectional imperialism: A wholesome menace 2. H.R. McMaster: Afghanistan is America’s longest war – it’s time for the delusion about it to end 3. Here’s what to expect in Taiwan’s new defense review 4. A historic exercise shows how […]

03/20/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/20/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Antony Blinken’s Finest Hour 2. Americans are not unanimously war-weary on Afghanistan 3. Vaccine fears: Why inoculating the force will be difficult 4. On The Mindless Menace of Violence – Robert F. Kennedy 1968 5.  Perspective | Bipartisan political rhetoric about […]

03/08/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/08/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. U.S. proposes interim power-sharing government with Taliban in Afghanistan 2. Retying the Gordian Knot: US Special Operations Command as a service 3. Biden Endorses Female Generals Whose Promotions Were Delayed Over Fears of Trump’s Reaction 4. Support for QAnon Is […]