Category CIA

How John Brennan And Mike Pompeo Left The U.S. Blind To Saudi Problems

How John Brennan and Mike Pompeo Left the U.S. Blind to Saudi Problems It’s our most important ally in the Middle East—and we’ve never known less about what it was really up to. Politico · by @douglaslondon5 Magazine It’s our most important ally in the Middle East—and we’ve never known less about what it was really up […]

Secret Sacrifice: The Agents Who Risked All Behind Nazi Lines

Secret sacrifice: the agents who risked all behind Nazi lines The Guardian · by Gareth Rubin · May 31, 2020 Major Francis Suttill, codenamed Prosper, led a network covering Paris. He was executed six weeks before VE day. Photograph: Courtesy of Francis J SuttillA very ordinary-looking metal canister will appear on BBC primetime series The Repair Shop next month. The size […]

Back To The Shadows: The Future Role Of Special Ops

David Maxwell Comment:  “My 2 cents.  In addition to the high end CT capabilities that we have raised to a high art form (the ability to capture or kill any high value target at the time and place of our choosing), I think SOF’s real value and comparative advantages lie in what I call the […]

Kim Jong Un Has Moved To Kangdong, U.S. Authorities Say

David Maxwell Comment:  “This highlighted excerpt seems like it came out of William Arkin’s book Code Words. Note also the second excerpt and Kim’s likely paranoia.  He must be afraid of US targeting capabilities.  He should know we do have the capability to locate and target him if we choose to.  If we can locate […]

Sabotage And Subversion: The Secret Operations Of The SOE

Sabotage And Subversion: The Secret Operations Of The SOE forces.net · by James Wharton 18th May 2020 at 3:55pm Kidnapping German Generals, blowing up factories and infiltrating the water supply of a laundrette with itching powder … three real examples of the top-secret war time operations of the SOE, or to give it its full name, the […]

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 […]

New Malware Ramsay, Can Steal Data From Air-Gapped Computers

New Malware Ramsay, Can Steal Data From Air-Gapped Computers   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Sudais Asif posted a May 14. 2020 article to the cyber security and technology website, HackRead.com, with the title above. For the better part of two decades, government and corporate entities, and others — have ‘protected’ their most precious digital information on stand-alone, air-gapped […]

Bizarre Location Of Kim Jong-un’s Boat Fuels Mystery He Has Gone MISSING Again

David Maxwell Comment:  “I think we are going to have to have an international calendar on the internet that tracks the date of Kim last sighting.  I am gratified that more people are paying attention to Kim’s status and what is happening in north Korea I think it may lead to a new cottage industry […]

As China Hoarded Medical Supplies, The CIA Believes It Tried To Stop The WHO From Sounding Alarm On The Pandemic

As China hoarded medical supplies, the CIA believes it tried to stop the WHO from sounding alarm on the pandemic Newsweek · by Naveed Jamali · May 12, 2020 The CIA believes China tried to prevent the World Health Organization from sounding the alarm on the coronavirus outbreak in January—a time when Beijing was stockpiling medical supplies from […]

North Korea Presumed To Have Replaced Chief Of Military Intelligence Bureau

David Maxwell Comment:  “Grain. Of. Salt. Obviously it bears watching but we have been wrong before.   But if this excerpt below is accurate it is significant.  Kim has been in power for nearly 9 years and he is still consolidating power.  Recall that his father had 20 years to consolidate power (1974 when he was […]