Monthly Archives: November 2015

Islamic State Groups/Threat In Southeast Asia

Background on the group. We are a staff of retired military members with varying backgrounds. Several of us served in the US Army Special Forces and others served as Intelligence Analysts in the Air Force, Navy, Army or Marines. The ISIS Study Group has been created to help educate the American people on the threat […]

Editorial – ISIS in the Philippines?

EDITORIAL – ISIS in the Philippines?  (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 28, 2015 – 12:00am http://www.philstar.com/ opinion/2015/11/28/1526776/ editorial-isis-philippines Five black flags similar to those used by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria were found at the site of an encounter the other day between the military and eight members of a bandit group in Sultan […]

What Information Do Intelligence Agencies Need To Keep U.S. Safe?

What Information Do Intelligence Agencies Need To Keep U.S. Safe? Updated November 28, 20158:40 AM ET http://www.npr.org/2015/11/28/ 457672571/what-information-do- intelligence-agencies-need-to- keep-u-s-safe In the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University about what information intelligence agencies need to keep the U.S. safe. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: It’s […]

No U.S. Airstrikes In Syria Since Russia Deployed S-400 Systems

No U.S. Airstrikes In Syria Since Russia Deployed S-400 Systems Published time: 28 Nov, 2015 08:09Edited time: 28 Nov, 2015 13:58 Get short URL An S-400 air defence missile system is deployed for a combat duty at the Hmeymim airbase to provide security of the Russian air group’s flights in Syria. © Dmitriy Vinogradov / […]

China’s New Hypersonic Weapon Capable of Defeating U.S. Air Defense System

China’s New Hypersonic Weapon Capable of Defeating US Air Defense System © Wikipedia Military & Intelligence 18:18 28.11.2015(updated 18:24 28.11.2015) Get short URL 62589360 China successfully conducted a sixth flight test of its DF-ZF (previously known as WU-14) hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) designed to defeat US missile defenses. © AP Photo US Warned to Sell […]

Fast Rifles: By Bing West

Fast Rifles by Bing West Journal Article | November 28, 2015 – 5:37am http://smallwarsjournal.com/ jrnl/art/fast-rifles Fast Rifles Reproduced with permission of the Marine Corps Gazette – October 1967, pp. 38-44 By Captain F.J. West, Jr., USMCR The Marines had the fastest rifles in the village of Binh Nghia. It wasn’t long until the second fastest belonged to their comrades-in-arms, […]

Inside The App That’s Become The Islamic State’s Biggest Propaganda Machine

Inside The App That’s Become The Islamic State’s Biggest Propaganda Machine thejournal.ie Inside the app that’s become the Islamic State’s biggest propaganda machine by See More Articles By Business Insider  5 min read  original AN ENCRYPTED MESSAGING app has been the subject of much media coverage over the past fortnight, amid fears that Islamic State members […]

Europe’s Jihadists: What The Paris Attacks Tell Us About Islamic State Strategy

11/27/2015 07:19 PM Europe’s Jihadists What The Paris Attacks Tell Us About Islamic State Strategy The biographies of those behind the Paris attacks offer deep insight into the structures and organization of Islamic State in Europe. And they confirm what experts have long warned about: The new jihadists have our cities in their sights. By SPIEGEL Staff […]

The Terrorist In The Data

Excerpt: Yet the idea that one can hide in the crowd-“security through obscurity”, as some call it-is mostly fiction. The combination of powerful algorithms, greater processing power, almost limitless computer memory and huge capabilities in data collection mean that people are far more visible than many realise-to private firms if not to governments. Most people […]

U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background And Issues for Congress

The PDF can be downloaded at the link below.  The report provides an overview of each component (as it usually does when this report is issues every so often).   It is the potential issues for Congress that is of interest as the focus is on SOF in Syria and Iraq.  The issues and questions […]