Category Covert OIperations

Syrian Rebels Make Pitch To Restore CIA Program

Syrian rebels make pitch to restore CIA program: report By Morgan Chalfant, thehill.com View Original January 15th, 2018 Representatives of the Free Syrian Army are reportedly pressing U.S. officials to resume a defunct CIA program that provided military aid to the rebel group in its struggle against President Bashar Assad, citing the need to counter Iranian influence […]

Did The U.S. Sink An Iranian Oil Tanker En Route To North Korea?

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2018/01/15/ANALYSIS-Did-the-US-sink-an-Iranian-oil-tanker-on-its-way-to-North-Korea-.html?utm_source=World+Affairs+Newsletter&utm_campaign=126f05df51-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f83b38c5c7-126f05df51-294664345 ANALYSIS: Did the US sink an Iranian oil tanker en route to North Korea? Smokes and flames engulf the burning Iranian oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea. (AP) Masoud Al Zahid, Al Arabiya EnglishMonday, 15 January 2018 Text size A A A An Iranian tanker sank on Sunday after catching fire for eight days in […]

A Russian Blackwater? Putin’s Secret Soldiers In Ukraine And Syria

A Russian Blackwater? Putin’s Secret Soldiers in Ukraine and Syria By Ukraine’s Official Count, www.thedailybeast.com View Original January 2nd, 2018 KIEV—Fierce fighting between Kremlin-backed militias and Ukrainian forces has intensified and is now the worst it has been since last February. Soviet-era GRAD rockets started raining on the streets and houses of Novoluhanskote in eastern Ukraine right before […]

Was America Duped At Khe Sanh?

Conclusion: Duped or not, Westmoreland was replaced soon after the Tet offensive ended. The well-respected CBS newsman Walter Cronkite — a former supporter of the war — now thought the best that the United States could hope for was a “draw.” Johnson chose not to run for a second term as president, and Richard Nixon […]

Behind The Phoenix Program

Excerpts: To date, the debate over Phoenix has focused mainly on the roles played by the C.I.A. and individual Americans in the program. But a vast majority of Phoenix personnel — soldiers, interrogators and analysts — were Vietnamese. Exploring the South Vietnamese role in Phoenix offers alternative perspectives on its origins and significance. Of all […]

Obama Administration ‘SABOTAGED A DEA Operation To Stop Iranian-Backed Hezbollah Group From Bringing Illegal Drugs Into The U.S. & Helped Group Grow Into Global Threat So The Iran Nuclear Deal Would Go Through

Obama Administration ‘SABOTAGED A DEA Operation To Stop Iranian-Backed Hezbollah Group From Bringing Illegal Drugs Into The U.S. & Helped Group Grow Into Global Threat So The Iran Nuclear Deal Would Go Through   www.fortunascorner.com      The explosive headline above is from a December 18, 2017 article by Gareth Davies, which is posted in […]

You Can Be Easily Tracked — Even Without The Use Of GPS 

You Can Be Easily Tracked — Even Without The Use Of GPS    www.fortunascorner.com        Cyber security guru Bruce Schneier posted a December 15, 2017 article with the title above on his blog, www.schneier.com, about how you can be tracked without those tracking you — having to use of a global positioning system (GPS) […]

U.S. Gen. Reins In Special Operations Forces In Africa After Niger Deaths And Daily Beast Investigations

Excerpt: For the time being, the SOCAFRICA-wide letter sent by Maj. Gen. Hicks suggests that across the continent U.S. forces under his command will be dialing back special operations in countries like Somalia. “I have and will always backed you up [sic], but I cannot afford to be wrong about how well we conduct operations,” […]

U.S. Military and NATO May Now Target Russia With Cyber Weapons, Marking Huge Policy Change

U.S. Military and NATO May Now Target Russia With Cyber Weapons, Marking Huge Policy Change By Tom O’connor, www.newsweek.com View Original Western military alliance NATO’s recent decision to integrate cyber warfare into its command could be its biggest policy shift in decades and represents a stark 21st-century warning to foes, especially Russia, according to one of the […]

The Force Awakens To High Risk HUMINT

Excerpt: Poe wants Finn to be the golden human intelligence (HUMINT) source so badly that he is willing to allow himself to be deceived and thus endanger the Resistance’s entire operation. And the Resistance’s desperation combined with their unquenchable thirst for genuine HUMINT nearly led to a catastrophic mission failure at the hands of an […]