ISIS on ropes? Not so fast, say U.S. intel experts

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_2504055" align="aligncenter" width="596"] ISIS fighters (Wikimedia)[/caption] WASHINGTON – Two former U.S. intelligence officials dispute a British terror expert's belief that ISIS and its caliphate could be wiped more…

America unprepared for devastating 'Black Swan'

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Supply-chain disruptions often are the result of adverse weather, unplanned telecom outages, data breaches or even cyber hacking. However, the one "Black Swan" event that would more…

1 catastrophe could take U.S. down, expert warns

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Between the Red Cross, National Guard, Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA, all of whom respond to emergencies and disasters, America should be reasonably well-prepared for more…

ISIS will take Kabul 'within days'
of U.S. departure

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_2441965" align="aligncenter" width="605"] Kabul[/caption] WASHINGTON – With world attention removed from the rise of ISIS in Afghanistan, there is mounting concern that its capital, Kabul, will fall more…

NATO facility has Georgia on Putin's Mind

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_2390345" align="aligncenter" width="607"] NATO muscle[/caption] WASHINGTON – Russia's warning that the opening of a NATO training center in the Republic of Georgia is a "serious destabilizing factor" more…