Category Al Qaeda

Navy SEAL Who Oversaw bin Laden Raid Warns That ‘Batman And Superman Are Not Coming’ In A Speech Advising College Graduates To Become Their Own heroes

Navy SEAL who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid warns that ‘Batman and Superman are not coming’ in a speech advising college graduates to become their own heroes Business Insider · by David Choi Retired US Navy Adm. William McRaven, the commander who oversaw the military raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, called on […]

Coronavirus: Experts Warn Of Bioterrorism After Pandemic

Coronavirus: Experts warn of bioterrorism after pandemic | DW | 25.05.2020 DW · by Deutsche Welle (www.dw.com) The Council of Europe has warned of a potential increase in the use of biological weapons, like viruses or bacterias, in a post-coronavirus world. Terrorists would not forget “lessons learned” during the pandemic. Security experts from the Council of Europe […]

Special Operations Forces’ Adviser Warns ISIS May Exploit Pandemic: ‘Maybe We’re Not Paying Enough Attention’

Special operations forces’ adviser warns ISIS may exploit pandemic: ‘Maybe we’re not paying enough attention’ foxnews.com · by Matt London | Fox News Video ISIS could exploit coronavirus pandemic to carry out terror attacks, EU officials warns Former Green Beret Lt. Col. Scott Mann, writer of ‘Last Out’ airing on Fox Nation, reacts. Get all the latest […]

The Century Of Bioweapons: The Coronavirus Disruptive Effects Will Inevitably Spur Evil Minds Into Action

As one of my followers wrote:   … an extraordinary demonstration of the power of weaponized biology   … imagine a jihadist group or other criminal organization   The ability to recognize new diseases quickly and to develop treatments and vaccines has become a cornerstone of national defense. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-century-of-bioweapons-11588025901?mod=opinion_featst_pos1 The Century of Bioweapons The coronavirus’s disruptive effects […]

CIA Agents: How Bill Clinton Stopped Us From Preventing 9/11

CIA Agents: How Bill Clinton Stopped Us From Preventing 9/11 In an exclusive clip from the Showtime documentary “The Longest War,” premiering April 19, CIA agents explain how Bill Clinton blocked the U.S. from killing Osama bin Laden. Marlow Stern Senior Entertainment Editor Published Apr. 19, 2020 5:00AM ET The Daily Beast · by Marlow Stern · April […]

Extremists See Global Chaos From Virus As An Opportunity

Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunity AP · by CARA ANNA · April 2, 2020 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaida see the coronavirus as a threat, but some of their fighters also see the upheaval from the pandemic as an opportunity to win over more supporters and strike harder than […]

A Re-Post From 2017: Cyberterrorism And Biotechnology When ISIS Meets CRISPR

Thursday, June 1, 2017 Cyberterrorism and Biotechnology When ISIS Meets CRISPR Amrit P. Acharya and Arabinda Acharya https://www.foreignaffairs.com/print/1120230 AMRIT P. ACHARYA is a consultant at McKinsey & Co and a former employee at Monsanto’s Corporate Venture Capital group and ITC Ltd’s Agribusiness group. ARABINDA ACHARYA is Associate Professor in the College of International Security Affairs […]

Book Review: The Dragons And The Snakes, By David Kilcullen

Excerpts: The snakes have learned to adapt their warfare and their systems to put the West on the back foot. Add to this the rapid development of the internet, wi-fi, mobile phones and social media, and you have warfare in which a small mortar team with a smartphone can use GPS to give their location […]

The US Should Send More, Not Fewer, Troops To West Africa

The US Should Send More, Not Fewer, Troops to West Africa America’s interests and unique security partnerships in this burgeoning region argue for more help, not less. BY MATTHEW DALTONREAD BIO defenseone.com · by Read bio As the Pentagon looks to redistribute and possibly draw down its troops in Africa, it should consider not trimming but boosting its presence […]

Al-Qaeda And Islamic State Groups Are Working Together In West Africa To Grab Large Swaths Of Territory

Excerpts: Fighters appear to be coordinating attacks and carving out mutually agreed-upon areas of influence in the Sahel, the strip of land beneath the Sahara desert. The rural territory at risk is so large it could “fit multiple Afghanistans and Iraqs,” said Brig. Gen. Dagvin Anderson, head of the U.S. military’s Special Operations arm in […]