Category Covert OIperations

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 […]

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 […]

Covert Military Information Operations And The New NDAA: The Law Of The Gray Zone Evolves

Here is the link to the House version of the NDAA: https://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20191209/CRPT-116hrpt333.pdf Covert Military Information Operations and the New NDAA: The Law of the Gray Zone Evolves lawfareblog.com · December 10, 2019 In recent years, Congress has been building a domestic legal framework for gray zone competition (that is, the spectrum of unfriendly actions that states may […]

Revealed: How A Secret Dutch Mole Aided The U.S.-Israeli Stuxnet Cyberattack On Iran

Excerpts:   “It’s amazing that we’re still getting insights into the development process of Stuxnet [10 years after its discovery],” said Liam O’Murchu, director of development for the Security Technology and Response division at Symantec. O’Murchu was one of three researchers at the company who reversed the code after it was discovered. “It’s interesting to […]

Pentagon Funding Request Reveals Classified Black Hawk Mission Over Wash D .C.

Pentagon funding request reveals classified Black Hawk mission over DC The Hill · by Ellen Mitchell · July 22, 2019 The Army is carrying out a classified mission involving Black Hawk helicopters flying over the Washington, D.C., area, the Pentagon has revealed through funding documents. The secret operation, included in the Defense Department’s annual reprogram request to Congress, […]

The Bizarre Ways America’s First Spy Agency Tried To Overthrow Hitler

The Bizarre Ways America’s First Spy Agency Tried to Overthrow Hitler From undercover heiresses to hormone-injected vegetables, the early days of the Office of Strategic Services were marked by colorful hires and wild schemes. The Atlantic · by Sam Kean · July 9, 2019 William “Wild Bill” Donovan (standing) in 1945Jack Wilkes / The LIFE Picture Collection / […]

Trump Approved Cyber-Strikes Against Iran’s Missile Systems

Trump approved cyber-strikes against Iran’s missile systems The Washington Post · by Ellen Nakashima · June 22, 2019 President Trump speaks to the media outside the White House. (Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) President Trump approved an offensive cyberstrike that disabled Iranian computer systems used to control rocket and missile launches, even as he backed away from a conventional military […]

Russia’s Special Operations Forces Command And The Strategy Of Limited Actions

Excerpt: It appears that the main purpose in forming the KSSO was to boost and streamline command over the special forces, to use these abroad, and to place the training emphasis upon teamwork. The KSSO focuses on high mobility and efficiency in its operations and concentrates on training its personnel mainly for desert and mountain […]

Emboldened By The Recently Failed Juan Guiado Coup Attempt; Moscow Steps Up Support To Venezuela’s Military — Venezuelan Opposition Needs To “Bleed Russia Dry From A Thousand Cuts’

Emboldened By The Recently Failed Juan Guiado Coup Attempt; Moscow Steps Up Support To Venezuela’s Military — Venezuelan Opposition Needs To “Bleed Russia Dry From A Thousand Cuts’   https://fortunascorner.com      Tyler Druden posted a May 19, 2019 article to his website, ZeroHedge.com, noting that Putin’s Russia “appears unconcerned” about POTUS Trump”s warnings to steer clear […]

Plotting Against North Korea

David Maxwell Comment: “Plotting against the north is easy.  Doing something productive is a herculean task and if anyone is serious about it it is going to take time, resources, and a coherent long term strategy.  As I have said, Madrid was amateur hour and not an example of a credible resistance organization.  That said […]