REPORT: US is prepared to launch preemptive strike on North Korea

The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons

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NORTHCOM drafting first Arctic estimate for military planning

Due to be completed this fall, US Northern Command (NORTHCOM) is preparing a strategic military estimate of the Arctic.  According to JP 5-0, a strategic estimate “is a tool available to [combatant

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Amid Tough Talk on North Korea, US Wants More THAAD Interceptors

The Pentagon’s request for $30 billion more in the fiscal 2017 defense budget included money for 12 more Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) hit-to-kill missiles such as those now being installed

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Trump gives CIA authority to conduct drone strikes

President Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing US officials.

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War with Russia and China? Here Are Two New Indicators

In an Executive Intelligence Summary from last month, I pointed out two additional indicators that bolster the case for a potential conflict with China and Russia. 

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Che Guevarra’s Critical Counterintelligence Failures

Where it concerns guerrilla warfare campaigns, Che Guevara’s foco theory states that a small contingent of guerrillas can start a revolution and then build popular support once operations

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How Indonesia’s Elite Police Turned the Tide on Islamic Militants

Since its formation in 2002, the [police] unit has put a premium on clandestine intelligence gathering. Now much of that intelligence work is done online

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Nathanael Greene: The American Revolution’s Unconventional Mastermind

Arriving at the ramshackle camp of the Continental Army at Charlotte, North Carolina, on Dec. 2, 1781 to take up the reins of command, Major General Nathanael Greene wrote to his commander and confidante

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Winter Is Coming: Sociology & the Next Great War

Best known for coining the nickname for the “millennial” generation, their [Strauss and Howe’s] work [The Fourth Turning] identified a

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Leadership Lessons from Marine General “Mad Dog” Mattis [Video]

Retired Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis is the most revered Marine Corps leader since Chesty Puller.  They call him the Warrior Monk for his years in the study of warfighting.  In this 16

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