Category Covert OIperations

Russian Intelligence/FSB’s Infiltration Of Political Party Parnas Aimed At Norway»

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2017/04/fsbs-infiltration-political-party-parnas-aimed-norway#.WPl-re-nilg.twitter Andrey Kapitonov. Photo: Atle Staalesen «FSB’s Infiltration Of Political Party Parnas Aimed At Norway» Leader Of The Regional Party Office In Murmansk, Andrey Kapitonov, was recruited by Russian agents as part of a plot involving liberal Parnas and the Norwegian secret police. Then it all backfired on the Russian security service. By Atle Staalesen […]

All Means Short Of War: Passive, Not Active, Regime Change In North Korea: By Max Boot

Dave Maxwell’s Comment:  Max is advocating a strategic strangulation campaign.  I would be happy to assist.   Excerpt: We should not panic, any more than we panicked when Russia and China acquired similar capabilities many decades ago. In those cases, we relied on deterrence to prevent an attack, while, in the case of the Soviet […]

CIA Liaison Is First Casualty Of Conflict Between Intelligence Agency And Trump

Excerpts: Some sources considered the removal of the CIA liaison to be an act of retaliation for the attempt to get Cohen-Watnick off the NSC. The episode occurred in mid-March, before Nunes made his allegations.   Other sources pointed to attempts by the former CIA liaison to stop Cohen-Watnick from taking actions which a White […]

North Korea’s Unsuccessful Missile Launch ‘May Have Been Thwarted By U.S. Cyber Attack’

North Korea’s Unsuccessful Missile Launch ‘May Have Been Thwarted By U.S. Cyber Attack’   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Julian Ryall in Tokyo, Nicola Smith in Seoul, and David Milward in the United States, have an article in today’s, The Telegraph, (April 16, 2017), with the title above.  They write that the North Korean missile test […]

SOCOM At 30 Has Evolved Into Small Command With Big Global Impact

SOCOM At 30 Has Evolved Into Small Command With Big Global Impact www.tampabay.com View Original April 15th, 2017 It was born out of deadly failure and evolved into an organization that other nations seek to emulate, a command that accounts for a fraction of the Pentagon’s budget but a large measure of how the world […]

SASC Hearing/Testimony On Russian Influence & Unconventional Warfare Ops In The ‘Grey Zone,’ Lessons From Ukraine

The comments highlighted in blue below are by David Maxwell, who’s contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP David Maxwell:  I strongly recommend reading LTG(RET) Charles Cleveland’s Eight Points in his opening statement on pages 27-36.  It isone of the best and most clear articulations of what UW and SOF are all […]

The Primer On Russia’s “Active Measures,” Its Information Warfare Strategy

The Primer On Russia’s “Active Measures,” Its Information Warfare Strategy By Paul Ratner, bigthink.com View Original April 9th, 2017 As questions swirl about Russia’s role in the 2016 Presidential elections, the old KGB strategy of “active measures” is getting a closer look. “Active measures” were subversive techniques and policies aimed at influencing people and events in foreign […]

‘Russia Got Dirty To Stop Us Finding Litvinenko’s Killers’

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news-review/russia-got-dirty-to-stop-us-finding-litvinenkos-killers-kgb-poison-l3lqvslpv?CMP=TNLEmail_118918_1646809 ‘Russia Got Dirty To Stop Us Finding Litvinenko’s Killers’ After years of silence the former Met officers who investigated the poisoning reveal how the Kremlin blocked and intimidated them Richard Kerbaj April 9 2017, 12:01am, The Sunday Times Brian Tarpey says he and his team were ‘outmanoeuvred like a chess piece’ by the Russians during […]

He Jumped Into Normandy, Ran Spies In Moscow, Retired At 90

Dave Maxwell:  One of our true American heroes.   Dave received this from the OSS Society:   I regret to inform you that our chairman, Amb. Hugh Montgomery, passed away yesterday. Like the “Harvard PhD who could handle himself in a bar fight” that he was, Amb. Montgomery fought until the very end. A wake will […]

Japan-Based Military Expert Says That North Korean Missile Failures May Be Due To Sabotage

www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is the gist of an article by Sophie Williams in the April 6, 2017 edition of the Daily Mail Online.  She writes that “a failed North Korean missile launch on April 5, 2017,” may have been due to U.S. sabotage.  Lance Gatling, a defense analyst and President of the […]