Category CIA

Rise And Kill First:  The Secret History Of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations; And, What May Come Next

Rise And Kill First:  The Secret History Of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations; And, What May Come Next   www.fortunascorner.com      Investigative journalist Ronen Bergman, is the author of a newly released book, “Rise And Kill First:  Israel’s Secret History Of Targeted Assassinations,” just published by Random House.  In addition to being an author, and investigative journalist, Mr. Bergman is […]

China Influence Operations In Australia & New Zealand

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2133969/new-zealand-investigates-claims-chinese-link-break-ins?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180220&utm_campaign=scmp_china&aid=190131336&sc_src=email_2159688&sc_llid=11537&sc_lid=149290093&sc_uid=vg2B67MeDE&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email New Zealand investigates claims of Chinese link to break-ins at academic’s office and home Professor of Chinese politics says she was threatened before her home was burgled last week PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 February, 2018, 4:28pm UPDATED : Tuesday, 20 February, 2018, 11:07pm New Zealand authorities are investigating claims of Chinese links to break-ins […]

Chinese Warships Enter East Indian Ocean Amid Maldives Tensions

As one of my blog followers noted:  “China recently leveraged its de facto takeover of the Maldives Islands government by a pro-Beijing politician (who immediately promulgated a decree permitting foreign nationals to own land in the Maldivies ONLY if they invested $1B or more (which China did with its take over of its ports; the […]

Study Reveals North Korean Cyber-Espionage Has Reached New Heights

Study reveals North Korean cyber-espionage has reached new heights By David Taylor In New York, www.theguardian.com View Original February 20th, 2018 Spying unit is widening its operations into aerospace and defence industries, according to US security firm Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang. A new report says North Korea’s malware operations have increased in ‘both scope and sophistication’. Photograph: […]

North Korea Poised To Launch Large-Scale Cyber Attack, New Report Says

North Korea poised to launch large-scale cyberattacks, says new report By Anna Fifield, www.washingtonpost.com View Original February 20th, 2018 Employees watch electronic boards to monitor possible ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency in Seoul, South Korea on May 15, 2017.Photo by: Yun Dong-Jin/AP TOKYO — North Korea is quietly expanding both the scope and sophistication […]

Modern Information Warfare Requires A New Intelligence Discipline

Excerpts: In recent testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, FBI Director Wray described information warfare as a whole-of-society problem that demanded a whole-of-society response. To this end, the U.S. Government must provide its citizens with the appropriate tools to mount a proper defense. PUBINT would provide great benefit in countering the attacks on the learning […]

How China’s Cutting-Edge Drones Are Transforming The Nation

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2105798/how-chinas-cutting-edge-drones-are-transforming-nation How China’s cutting-edge drones are transforming the nation From monitoring pollution to displaying ‘fireworks’ to revolutionising farming, the sky’s the limit for these hi-tech flying machines PUBLISHED : Saturday, 12 August, 2017, 8:03pm UPDATED : Monday, 14 August, 2017, 10:50pm   A drone sprays pesticide on to a field in Jixian, northern China’s Shanxi […]

Kagitingan Reef May Be China’s ‘Intelligence Hub’ In Spratlys — U.S. Think Tank

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/164359/breaking-kagitingan-reef-may-chinas-intelligence-hub-spratlys-us-think-tank#ixzz57RXq7nka Kagitingan Reef may be China’s ‘intelligence hub’ in Spratlys — US think tank By: Frances Mangosing– Reporter / @FMangosingINQ INQUIRER.net / 10:54 AM February 18, 2018 The Kagitingan Reef (Fiery Cross Reef), the smallest of the “Big 3” artificial islands of China in the Spratlys, is likely the “intelligence/communications hub” of the regional superpower on its man-made […]

The Origins Of The Drone Program

Excerpts:   Despite the differences between the CTC’s first two challenges, both shared the same solution. Following a suggestion from one of the Center’s technicians, Clarridge commissioned a team of engineers to work on a highly classified pilotless drone, dubbed the Eagle Program. The prototype UAV could carry small rockets to fire at predesignated targets, […]

Skirmish In Beijing Over The Nuclear Football

Jonathan Swan 1 hour ago SAVE FEATURED Scoop: Skirmish in Beijing over the nuclear football https://www.axios.com/scoop-skirmish-in-beijing-over-the-nuclear-football-1518992774-1e7a513d-4190-459d-ad4f-2c8746fecc6f.html The president and first lady arrive at the Great Hall of the People. Photo: THOMAS PETER/AFP/Getty Images On Thursday Nov. 9, when President Trump and his team visited Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Chief of Staff John Kelly and […]