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 […]

04/07/2021 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 […]

04/06/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/06/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. The Japan-US Summit and Cooperation With South Korea 2. Detente May Be an Option With North Korea 3. North Korean workers in Russia defect to South Korea 4. U.S. takes alliance commitment with S. Korea very seriously: Pentagon spokesman 5. North Korea […]

04/02/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/02/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Japan’s Suga to Be the First Foreign Leader to Meet With Biden 2. US touts ambassador’s historic visit to Taiwan, despite China’s ‘red line’ threat 3. Closer Taiwan-US ties are stabilising the region, not the opposite 4. Former US military […]

03/30/2021 News & Commentary – National Security Summary

03/30/2021 News & Commentary – National Security Summary News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. The Passing of A Diplomatic Legend and a Master of Grand Strategy (Charles Hill) 2. Why Special Operations Oversight Should Matter to Every American 3. New head of diversity and inclusion at US Special Operations Command reassigned as […]

03/24/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/24/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. ‘Land Forces Are Hard To Kill’: Army Chief Unveils Pacific Strategy 2.  Russia, China and the United States: First Shots 3. Opinion | China Doesn’t Respect Us Anymore — for Good Reason 4. China exploits US-Philippine strategic weakness 5. Army revamping […]

Oryx: Tracking Arms Transfers By The UAE, Russia, Jordan And Egypt To The Libyan National Army Since 2014

Oryx: Tracking Arms Transfers By The UAE, Russia, Jordan And Egypt To The Libyan National Army Since 2014 An open source intelligence analysis on the influx of foreign weapons and aid into Libya’s ongoing civil war and another excellent demonstration of OSINT capabilities and tradecraft.    Link: https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2020/06/types-of-arms-and-equipment-supplied-to.html         Riley.C.Murray Wed, 03/24/2021 – […]

03/17/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/17/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Russia, Iran sought to influence 2020 election, but no foreign government tried to change votes, U.S. says 2.  Blinken blasts ‘aggressive’ China; Austin reaffirms U.S. deterrence on Korean peninsula 3.  FDD | Joe Biden Shouldn’t Return to the Iran […]

03/14/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/14/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1.  Opinion | Our four nations are committed to a free, open, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region (from the four leaders) 2.  FOCUS: Uncertainties linger over how U.S. promotion of Quad will play out 3. The Trick to Challenging China […]

03/05/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/05/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Biden must expose China’s COVID-19 cover-up | Opinion 2. Biden Nominee For Top Policy Post Grilled On Iran, Tweets 3.  China Is Losing Influence—and That Makes It Dangerous 4. Is The Pentagon Preparing To Fight The Wrong War? 5. Oh God, […]

02/24/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

02/24/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Lack of Pentagon nominees could be harbinger of slow process 2. This video of 10th Mountain soldiers shows exactly what not to do when clearing a room 3. From Citizen Soldier to Secular Saint: The Societal Implications of Military […]

02/15/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

02/15/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and Published by Riley Murray.   1. Freedom and Alliance in Jeopardy in South Korea: An Insider’s Testimony By Inho Lee 2. Korea ‘Not Ready’ to Take over Troop Control in Wartime 3. U.S., Korea ‘Nearing Agreement’ on USFK Cost-Sharing 4. Moon says S. Korea-U.S. alliance […]

02/09/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

02/09/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Between Seoul and Sole Purpose: How the Biden Administration Could Assure South Korea and Adapt Nuclear Posture 2. NK leader blasts self-protectionism in assembly 3. Iran and North Korea Resumed Cooperation on Missiles, UN Says 4. Trump’s failure is Biden’s […]

2/2/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

2/2/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. To compete with China and Russia, the U.S. military must redefine ‘readiness’ 2.  Why Operation Warp Speed worked 3. Great responsibility demands a great navy 4. Cyber espionage is not cyber attack 5. How to root […]

2/1/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

2/1/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. Defending forward to confront China’s military aims 2. Facebook knew calls for violence plagued ‘groups,’ now plans overhaul 3. Sub-threshold maneuver and the flanking of U.S. national security 4. As Xi professes a commitment to ‘multilateralism,’ […]

01/31/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

01/31/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and Published by Riley Murray.   1. Biden Faces the World: 5 Foreign Policy Priorities for the New Administration 2. Opinion | Biden’s Nightmare May Be China 3. Government ‘SWAT Team’ Is Reviewing Past Startup Deals Tied to Chinese Investors 4. Why Are There No […]

01/28/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

01/28/2021 News & Commentary – Korea Thu, 01/28/2021 – 9:56am News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Gov’t Hires U.S. Lobbyists to Defend Controversial Leaflet Ban 2. U.S. will work with China, Russia to denuclearize N. Korea: UN envoy 3. South Korea willing to share COVID-19 vaccines with North, PM says 4. Kang, Blinken […]

1/18/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

1/18/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. Among the insurrectionists 2. 41 minutes of fear: a video timeline from inside the Capitol siege 3. Misinformation dropped dramatically the week after Twitter banned Trump 4. FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of […]

01/10/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

01/10/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and Published by Riley Murray.   1. Lifting Self-Imposed Restrictions on the U.S.-Taiwan Relationship 2. US Ends Curbs On Official American Contacts With Taiwan 3. How antisemitic conspiracy theories fueled the Capitol Hill riots 4. Facts won’t fix this: experts on how to fight America’s […]

01/09/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

01/09/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and Published by Riley Murray.   1. ‘With So Much At Stake’ SASC Rushes To Confirm Biden’s SecDef 2. Behind the Strategic Failure of the Capitol Police 3. Extremists vow to return to Washington for Joe Biden’s inauguration 4. US lawmakers say police downplayed threat […]

8/8/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

8/8/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. China’s rise forges new bond between Japan and Five Eyes 2. For whom the tok tiks 3. DOE RFI for Trump executive order on bulk-power system grapples with national security implications of evolving U.S. electrical grid […]

08/04/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

08/04/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Ahyoung Shin   1. ‘The biggest monster’ is spreading. And it’s not the Coronavirus. 2. Poland agrees to pay almost all costs of US troop presence 3. How can we know if professional military education works? 4. NWC Wargaming: Go big or Go […]

08/03/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

08/03/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs.          1. Hong Kong issues arrest warrant for U.S. citizen under new national security law 2. Where the System May Break (Election Wargame) 3. How ISIS Made Money on Facebook 4. 75 years after atomic bombs fell on Japan, these authors say […]

8/1/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

8/1/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. It’s time for a third special operations revolution 2. Treasury sanctions Chinese entity and officials pursuant to global Magnitsky human rights executive order 3. U.S. imposes sanctions on Chinese company over abuse of Uighurs 4. U.S. […]

7/25/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

7/25/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. Communist China and the free world’s future 2. An army transformed: USINDOPACOM hyper-competition and US Army theater design 3. Memes, the pandemic and the new tactics of information warfare 4. Social media braces for a deluge […]

07/23/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

07/23/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Biegun says he would support ‘substantial’ troop presence if S. Korea, U.S. can agree on cost-sharing 2. NK to hold conference of war veterans, first in two years 3. Korea, U.S. Fail to Agree on Joint Drills 4. South Korea […]

07/23/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

07/23/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. It’s A Gray, Gray World – by Nadia Schadlow 2. “Cocaine Logistics” for the Marine Corps 3. China Refuses to Quit on the Philippines 4. U.S. Policy Toward China: Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Remarks to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee 5. Pentagon’s […]

7/14/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

7/14/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. U.S. position on maritime claims in the South China Sea – United States Department of State 2. Why Mike Pompeo’s South China Sea statement is so significant 3. Philippines: China should comply with sea feud ruling […]

07/11/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

07/11/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Riley Murray.   1. Trump confirms, in an interview, a U.S. cyberattack on Russia 2. The US Needs a Global Coalition to Defeat COVID 3. The Defense Bill Could Rewrite How the US Does Cyber Defense 4. China is rewriting the rules for […]

6/27/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

6/27/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. Russia secretly offered Afghan militants bounties to kill troops, U.S. intelligence says 2. SECDEF seeks to reassure NATO over U.S. troop plans 3. Barr forms task force to counter ‘anti-government extremists’ 4. Spying on Americans: infamous […]