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 […]

04/05/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

04/05/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Do Russia or China Have ‘Limited’ or ‘Unlimited’ Political Goals? 2. Warning: Scrutinize Any Underlying Assumptions for China in the New National Security Strategy 3. U.S. and Its Allies Must Focus on Access Denial Against China’s Military 4. Changes to […]

Today’s US National Security Headlines and Commentary @ SWJ

Today’s US National Security Headlines and Commentary @ SWJ News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Opinion | How Russia and China are attempting to rewrite cyberworld order 2. The U.S. system created the world’s most advanced military. Can it maintain an edge? 3. SOCOM is committing itself to attracting more women and […]

03/31/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/31/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: China (Includes Hong Kong, Macau, and Tibet) 2. Full text: The Report on Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2020 3. China commits ‘genocide’ against Uighurs: State Department report 4. The […]

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 […]

03/22/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/22/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and Published by Daniel Riggs. ​1. SAS shakeup: UK targets ‘hostile state actors’ 2. South China Sea: alarm in Philippines as 200 Chinese vessels gather at disputed reef ​3. ​The U.S. and China Finally Get Real With Each Other 4. The State of (Deterrence […]

03/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Trust in the military is declining, while its reputation remains high, according to new survey 2.  Top US, China Officials to Meet Next Week in Alaska 3. U.S. will likely bring up Uighurs, cyberattacks, Taiwan and Hong Kong in […]

03/09/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/09/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Report: “Clear evidence” China is committing genocide against Uyghurs 2. IndoPacom Seeks Billions to Move Forces West of International Dateline 3. Inside the Pentagon’s plan to keep extremists from joining up 4. A radical plan calls for shifting billions to […]

03/07/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

03/07/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Flag Officer Announcements (INDOPACOM and PACFLEET) 2. With less U.S. tactical support, Afghanistan’s elite forces are struggling to roll back Taliban advances 3.  UK will work closely with India, Japan, US, Australia in Indo-Pacific: British High Commissioner 4. U.S. military […]

03/07/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/07/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Scaled-down joint drills with U.S. start Monday 2. Seoul’s leniency on Pyongyang worries some in international community 3. Quo Vadis, CVID? (Korea) 4. N.K. leader calls on local party officials to bring ‘clear changes’ for the people 5. S. Korea, U.S. extend […]

02/27/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

02/27/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Flip the gray zone script: How the US can customize its approach to China 2. Accountability for the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi – United States Department of State (implications for South Korea??) 3. How the Pentagon Got Inside ISIS’ […]

02/15/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

02/15/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and Published by Riley Murray.   1.  Analysis | With impeachment over, 9/11 probe leaders lend weight to calls for an independent commission to investigate Capitol attack 2. No, covering Trump was not like landing at Omaha Beach 3. Bitcoin’s rise reflects America’s decline […]

02/12/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

02/12/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and Published by Riley Murray.   1. Opinion | I’ve Studied Terrorism for Over 40 Years. Let’s Talk About What Comes Next. 2.  Pentagon Press Secretary and China Task Force Director Update Reporters on Department of Defense Operations 3.  White House urged to disclose […]

02/09/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

02/09/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. ‘All means short of war’: How China will ‘break’ Taiwan 2. Chinese flocked to audio app Clubhouse for a taste of the open Internet. It didn’t last. 3. A la recherche du Shultz perdu (tributes on the passing of […]

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,’ […]

01/17/2021 News & Commentry – National Security

01/17/2021 News & Commentry – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and Published by Riley Murray.   1. The latest on Biden’s inauguration and security threats 2. Biden fills out State Department team with Obama veterans 3. Bumble removed its political filter after people used it to lure conservatives who were at the Capitol riot […]

01/17/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

01/17/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and Published by Riley Murray.   1. A Message to the Incoming Biden Administration – Pay Attention to North Korea 2. Kim Jong Un Offers a Rare Sneak Peek at North Korea’s Weapons Program 3. Key Results of The Eighth Party Congress in North Korea […]

01/08/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

01/08/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and Published by Riley Murray.   1. Putin’s disinformation campaign claims stunning victory with Capitol Hill ‘coup’ 2. Donald Trump’s Final Days (WSJ editorial) 3.  Why the search for the real origin of the coronavirus is a global concern 4. Domestic Terrorism Strikes U.S. Capitol, […]

01/02/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

01/02/2021 News & Commentary – National Security Sat, 01/02/2021 – 11:33am News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Better understanding irregular warfare in competition 2. Rising in the East: The Evolution of the Islamic State in the Philippines 3. How Taiwan Plans to Stay (Mostly) Covid-Free 4. Exercise Deep Water: Working the Integrated Distributed […]

Better understanding irregular warfare in competition

Better understanding irregular warfare in competition An important article from a current DOD official, Kevin Bilms, with responsibility for the new Irregular Warfare annex to the National Defense Strategy.   The article can be accessed at the Military Times HERE.   My short thesis: Irregular Warfare is the military contribution to the national level political warfare strategy. This excerpt describes that:   […]

08/07/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

08/07/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs.          1. How the US Can Prevent the Next ‘Cyber 9/11’ 2. Pentagon chief expresses concern to Chinese counterpart about Beijing’s activity in South China 3. Ongoing Defense Department Reforms Align With National Defense Strategy 4. NSA Releases Guidance on Limiting Location […]

08/07/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

08/07/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. President Moon express regret over N.K. not informing Seoul of dam discharge 2. Gov’t Seeks to Punish Anyone Sending Leaflets to N.Korea 3. UN Report Underlines North Korea’s Continuing Nuclear Ambitions 4.  North Korea fears information the most, analyst says 5. U.S.-South […]

08/04/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

08/04/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Ahyoung Shin   1.U.S. names new envoy for defense cost-sharing talks 2. Most S. Koreans support alliance with U.S. despite tensions: poll 3. Troop withdrawal likely to undermine South Korean public support for alliance with United States 4. N. Korea releases border dam […]

7/25/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

7/25/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. North Korea accused of breaching UN sanctions to beef up nuclear and ballistic missile programs 2. Stop disparaging N. Korean defectors 3. Unification ministry to begin probe into activist groups from mid-August 4. Exclusive: more than 40 […]

07/24/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

07/24/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Mike Pompeo Urges Chinese People to Change Communist Party 2. ‘Nightmare scenario’ confronts China as Asian aggression opens doors for U.S. 3. Opinion | Why we should invite Hong Kong businesses to move to the United States 4. US senators […]

07/22/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

07/22/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Ahyoung Shin   1. Unification minister nominee wants drills postponed 2. Esper says he has issued no orders to withdraw forces from S. Korea 3. U.S. push for troop flexibility could boost chances of off-peninsula USFK mission 4.  At least 13 Army soldiers […]

07/22/2020 News & Commentary – National Security

07/22/2020 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Ahyoung Shin   1. German governors urge Congress to stop American troop withdrawal plan 2. Space Admiral? House Lawmakers Want Navy Ranks for Space Force 3. Divide et impera: A look at Russia’s information warfare activities 4. The cash-strapped nation can’t afford more […]

7/13/2020 – News & Commentary – National Security

7/13/2020 – News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. To deter war with China, defend Guam 2. Iran and China angle for broad partnership to offset U.S. pressure 3. Still the one: great power competition and special operations forces 4. The history of America’s […]

7/13/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

7/13/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. [Exclusive Interview – John Bolton] “No direct (phone) line between Trump and Kim” 2. North Korea’s worst nightmare has come true: stealth F-35s have arrived next door 3.  Kim Jong-un cruelty: shocking details of punishment for families […]

07/02/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

07/02/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Ahyoung Shin. 1. Why ignoring human rights in U.S.-DPRK diplomacy is a grave mistake 2. Bolton’s fault? Think again (Korea) 3. USFK commander calls for major combined drills against evolving N.K. threats 4. US commander reaffirms successful handover of wartime role 5. N. Korean broker […]