An Overview of the Intricacies and Multifaceted Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations

In the past several weeks there have been numerous stories in the press regarding hacking incidents against major newspapers in the United States that have been attributed to the People’s Republic of China. These incidents follow closely on other reports of hacking incidents against U.S. financial institutions that were attributed to the Islamic Republic of … More An Overview of the Intricacies and Multifaceted Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations

An Overview of the Intricacies and Multifaceted Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations

An Overview of the Intricacies and Multifaceted Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations Richard Kaplan | Currently in the Middle East | February 07, 2013   In the past several weeks there have been numerous stories in the press regarding hacking incidents against major newspapers in the United States that have been attributed to the People’s … More An Overview of the Intricacies and Multifaceted Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations

How 45cents became 1,733,025.71 in Washington State

Today I received a letter from Starbucks.  In itself this wouldn’t have been too odd. But at the top said Settlement Of Class Action Law Suite, yes, that was the odd part. I couldn’t figure out why Starbucks of all companies would be having a class action suit, and I hadn’t heard anything in the … More How 45cents became 1,733,025.71 in Washington State

United States Military Preparedness: The Effectiveness of The Defense Sector After January 2013

The Effectiveness of The Defense Sector After January 2013 Editorial by Richard Kaplan | Washington DC | Monday November 19th, 2012 January 2013 will be a critical period for the Department of Defense if the Congress and the White House fail to reach an agreement on future decrements to Government spending to reduce the Nation’s … More United States Military Preparedness: The Effectiveness of The Defense Sector After January 2013

Why Romney Lost His Bid To Become the President of the United States

      Editorial   By Richard Kaplan | Washington DC | Monday November 19th, 2012 Recent news reports have outlined Romney’s discussions with political leaders and others including former President Bill Clinton, asking their views on why he lost the election. On the surface Romney’s attempts in this regard are both sad and pathetic. … More Why Romney Lost His Bid To Become the President of the United States

Petition for Texas to secede from US reaches threshold for White House response

There is virtually one of these for each state in the union on the White House Petitions  Area. I was surprised to see them all and initially thought it was some dissent group which started the whole lot of them. I still believe that to be true.  Watch for Updates, as I research the group who is behind all this. I … More Petition for Texas to secede from US reaches threshold for White House response

BREAKING: Three Bush-Appointed Judges Give Thumbs Up To Voter Disenfranchisement In Ohio

pLate last week, a federal district court ordered Ohio to stop disenfranchising voters who are directed to vote at the wrong polling place due to poll worker error. Earlier today, a severely conservative panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit stayed this order, ruling that Ohio may disenfranchise these voters … More BREAKING: Three Bush-Appointed Judges Give Thumbs Up To Voter Disenfranchisement In Ohio

Foreign Investments: China & US Read it here before you see it on 60 Minutes tonight

Recent Initiatives by the People’s Republic of China to Establish an Expanded Economic Influence Within the Critical National Infrastructure of the United States  Anacortes Wa. |Richard Kaplan | October 7, 2012 In June 2012, the People’s Republic of China held approximately $1.1643 trillion in U.S. Government debt, which was up slightly from the $1.1640 trillion … More Foreign Investments: China & US Read it here before you see it on 60 Minutes tonight

Economic Warfare: An Aside #3 Differing views: Somalia

Differing views does not mean a contradiction in news or statements made Today as the United Nations tells of Somalia‘s progress on peace, the Department of Defense releases a story with what might appear to be contradictory viewpoint. It’s not really, see, the United Nations is looking from things at a Global Perspective and in … More Economic Warfare: An Aside #3 Differing views: Somalia

UN Chief Says Anti-Islam Filmmaker Abused Freedom of Expression: You Decide!!

  Relevance: How does one define Freedom Of Expression.? According to the United Nations Chief, this was a case of Abuse. Considering he should be the last line of defense on a Global Scale it is up to the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to draw the line: Abuse or Not. Now more than ever is a … More UN Chief Says Anti-Islam Filmmaker Abused Freedom of Expression: You Decide!!