Category Improvised Explosive Device

Why The London Attacker Was No Lone Wolf

Friday, March 24, 2017 Why The London Attacker Was No Lone Wolf Dispelling a Dangerous Myth Jytte Klausen https://www.foreignaffairs.com/print/1119708 JYTTE KLAUSEN is the Lawrence A. Wien Professor of International Cooperation at Brandeis University and an Affiliate at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. The terrorist attack near the British Parliament on Wednesday, in […]

Belgian Security Forces Foil Possible Car Attack in Antwerp

https://www.wsj.com/articles/belgian-soldiers-foil-car-attack-in-antwerp-1490279130?mod=cx_picks&cx_navSource=cx_picks&cx_tag=poptarget&cx_artPos=2#cxrecs_s ·        WORLD Belgian Security Forces Foil Possible Car Attack in Antwerp Inebriated man tried to drive through crowd a day after rampage in central London   Belgian police officers and a bomb-disposal squad in Antwerp where Belgian police arrested a man on Thursday after he tried to drive into a crowd at high speed. PHOTO: VIRGINIE […]

U.S. Military Is Working On A Secret Project To Prevent The Islamic State From Launching Autonomous ‘Suicide’ Or Kamikaze Drones; The Future Of Drone Warfare Is Indeed Scary — Massive Swarms, WMD ‘Suicide’ Drones

U.S. Military Is Working On A Secret Project To Prevent The Islamic State From Launching Autonomous ‘Suicide’ Or Kamikaze Drones; The Future Of Drone Warfare Is Indeed Scary — Massive Swarms, WMD ‘Suicide’ Drones   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Shivali Best had an online article today, March 23, 2017, on the DailyMailOnline with the title above.  She […]

How The Rise Of Electronics Has Made Smuggling Bombs Easier

How the Rise of Electronics Has Made Smuggling Bombs Easier BY KAVEH WADDELLTHE ATLANTIC By Read, www.defenseone.com View Original Mark Lennihan/AP AA Font size + Print In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, passengers have their luggage screened by security personnel, inside the Ben Gurion airport terminal near Tel Aviv, Israel. Last February, a Somali man boarded […]

Trump Seeking $54B Increase In Defense Spending, Cuts Elsewhere

Trump Seeking $54B Increase In Defense Spending, Cuts Elsewhere Published February 27, 2017 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Now PlayingPreviewing President Trump’s address to Congress Never autoplay videos President Trump plans to seek what he’s calling a “historic” $54 billion increase in defense spending, while pursuing cuts elsewhere in the federal government, as part […]

Former Secretary Of Defense Carter Outlines The Future Of Warfare

Concluding Q&A: At heart, you’re a scientist. What is your advice to all the scientists concerned about the direction this White House is taking the country? Again, it’s very early. It’s very difficult to discern what the direction is. I’d encourage people to keep heart and to remember that we’ve been around for 241 years […]

A Glimpse Of Warfare’s Future, Today

David Maxwell’s comments are below and highlighted — before the actual article. The article referenced in this piece can be downloaded from the Prism web site at this link (note that this edition of Prism is all about SOF)  http://cco.ndu.edu/PRISM-6-3/Article/1020215/reaching-forward-in-the-war-against-the-islamic-state/ The article was written by Majors Christopher Thielenhaus and Eric Roles, both Special Forces officers at […]

ISIL & Drones: Understand The Network To Defeat The Network

ISIL & Drones: Understand The Network To Defeat The Network by Noah B. Cooper Journal Article |  February 15, 2017 – 6:40pm http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/isil-drones-understand-the-network-to-defeat-the-network ISIL & Drones: Understand the Network to Defeat the Network Noah B. Cooper The employment of weaponized drone technology by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a unique innovation […]

The Yemen Raid: Uncertain Implications For U.S. Counterterrorism Policy And Decision-Making

Excerpts: While the raid implies an intensification of US involvement, the Trump administration’s decision-making process leading up to the mission signals a more dangerous departure from the norm. Rather than call a formal National Security Council Principals Committee meeting, Trump discussed the raid with some of his advisors over an informal dinner, and the military […]

The Blackwater Of Jihad

The Blackwater Of Jihad By Rao Komar, Christian Borys, Eric Woods, foreignpolicy.com View Original February 10th, 2017 Heavily armed and expertly kitted with body armor and ballistic helmets, the men can be seen defending bunkers, storming buildings, and even posing by whiteboards giving tactical lessons. Though the titles of these YouTube videos are written in Russian Cyrillic, their background […]