Category Covert OIperations

Covert Action, Military Operations And The DoD–CIA Debate

We need a ‘Title 30’ to reflect 21st century operations.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “For one of the best treatments of the covert, clandestine and traditional military activities  discussions for lay people I recommend Chapter 7 of this reference from the Assessing Revolutionary and Insurgent Strategies (ARIS)  project. Specifically pages 120-136 at this link.  http://www.soc.mil/ARIS/ARIS_Legal_Status-BOOK.pdf  […]

The Col Jerry “Robin” Sage Story: Actor Steve McQueen Played Sage In Movie – “The Great Escape”

The Col Jerry “Robin” Sage Story https://www.sfachapter17.com/fallen The SF training exercise for all SF warriors is the premier Unconventional Warfare exercise called “Robin Sage.” Robin was the name taken from the town of Robbins, North Carolina, which was a central area of operations for the Q course exercise and “Sage” from Army Colonel Jerry Sage. Sage […]

“Betraying al-Qaeda;’ New Book — “Nine Lives,” By A Former al-Qaeda Operative Who Defected And Worked For British Intelligence

“Betraying al-Qaeda;’ New Book — “Nine Lives,” By A Former al-Qaeda Operative Who Defected And Worked For British Intelligence http://www.fortunascorner.com      Graeme Wood, posted a July 31, 2018 article to the Wall Street Journal’s website, “Betraying al Qaeda,” which his review of Aimen Dean’s new book, “Nine Lives.” Mr. Wood notes that “three years ago, a Saudi man calling himself […]

Re-Post/Update Of Mossad Article On Targeted Assassinations

I have made changes to the below.  RCP   ‘A License To Kill:’ Poison Toothpaste, Prisoners Hypnotized To Kill: How Mossad, Israel’s Secret Service Has Become The World Leader In Assassinations; And, The Future Of Targeted Killing: Small, Exquisite, Up-Close……And Personal   http://www.fortunascorner.com       Domnic Sandbrook posted an article, July 27, 2018, to the website DailyMail, providing […]

‘A License To Kill:’ Poison Toothpaste, Prisoners Hypnotized To Kill: How Mossad, Israel’s Secret Service Has Become The World Leader In Assassinations; And, The Future Of Targeted Killing: Small, Exquisite, Up-Close……And Personal

‘A License To Kill:’ Poison Toothpaste, Prisoners Hypnotized To Kill: How Mossad, Israel’s Secret Service Has Become The World Leader In Assassinations; And, The Future Of Targeted Killing: Small, Exquisite, Up-Close……And Personal   http://www.fortunascorner.com       Domnic Sandbrook posted an article, July 27, 2018, to the website DailyMail, providing some excerpts from Ronen Bergman’s new book, “Rise And Kill […]

Lessons Of Covert Action In Tibet (1950-1972)

Excerpts: The CIA’s efforts in Tibet were successful because the objectives of the covert action campaign were reasonably limited and achievable with the resources available. While the Tibetans themselves may have nursed illusions of eventually driving all Chinese occupiers from their homeland, it is clear from the available records that the CIA and the political […]

The Darker Shade Of Gray: A New War Unlike Any Other

David Maxwell Comment:  “The money quote from Nate is in the second paragraph here.  We should heed his words (and read the entire Q&A Essay):”     The next wave of unconventional warlike aggression against the United States and its allies is well-underway. Elite U.S. leadership has been warned about the strategic hazards of effective […]

U.S. Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Was Part Of CIA Operation

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comment:  “Some detailed reporting.  Perhaps a little too detailed.  The author is quite slick by tying in official sources (e.g., SOCOM spokesman and Ranger Regiment commander) who say […]

What Is The GRU And What Role Does It Play In Russia’s Cyber And Military Operations?

What Is The GRU And What Role Does It Play In Russia’s Cyber And Military Operations? NPR · by Greg Myre · July 20, 2018 The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces is accused of masterminding the assault on the 2016 presidential election. The agency has a history dating back to the Bolshevik Revolution. ARI SHAPIRO, […]

How Putin’s Spy Agency ‘Hit Squad’ Carried Out Whirlwind, 30-Hour Novichok Mission To Poison The Skripals

How Putin’s Spy Agency ‘Hit Squad’ Carried Out Whirlwind, 30-Hour Novichok Mission To Poison The Skripals   http://www.fortunascorner.com     Martin Robinson, U.K. Chief Reporter for the DailyMailOnline, posted a July 20, 2018 article on the publication’s website, with the title above.  Mr. Robinson provides some details behind “the extraordinary, 30-hour assassination mission to Salisbury, that Britain […]