Category Covert OIperations

U.S. Special Operations Commander Says LEAKS To New York Times Are The Reason Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Escaped U.S. Forces And Is Likely Still Alive

U.S. Special Operations Commander Says LEAKS To New York Times Are The Reason Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Escaped U.S. Forces And Is Likely Still Alive http://www.fortunascorner.com      General Raymond ‘Tony’ Thomas, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), told an audience at the Aspen Security Forum last week, that Islamic State leader Abu […]

Moscow’s Cyber-Defense How The Russian Government Plans To Protect The Country From The Coming Cyber War

Very long, but interesting read.  Definitely worth the time.  RCP, fortunascoirner.com Excerpt: “This is just the demo version of a future large-scale cyberwar,” concludes Group-IB’s report on WannaCry. “It’s become clear how vulnerable the modern world is to digital weapons from the arsenals of intelligence agencies and cyber-armies, when they fall into other hands. Unfortunately, […]

CIA Dir. Hints U.S. Is Looking Into Fostering Regime Change In North Korea

The CIA Director Just Dropped Some Heavy Hints That The U.S. Is Looking Into Regime Change In North Korea By Alex Lockie, www.businessinsider.com View Original July 21st, 2017 Pompeo talks tough on North Korea. Joe Raedle/Getty Images CIA Director Mike Pompeo dropped heavy hints at the Aspen Security Forum Thursday that the US was looking into regime […]

How Did Taliban Fighters Get Their Hands On U.S. Special-Operations Gear?

How Did Taliban Fighters Get Their Hands On U.S. Special-Operations Gear? By Twitter, www.businessinsider.com View Original July 18th, 2017 A screenshot from the “Omari Army 5″ propaganda video appears to show a Taliban fighter wielding an FN SCAR rifle. Screenshot/Al Emarah Studio Taliban fighters are packing new American-made heat — at least, according to their propaganda videos. […]

Staying Secret in The Age Of Social Media

Staying Secret in The Age Of Social Media thecipherbrief.com · July 19, 2017 July 19, 2017 | Mark Kelton Mark Kelton Former Deputy Director for Counterintelligence, CIA National Clandestine Service Intelligence officers must often use a false identity – a legend or cover. How has social media and digital technology changed how they create and preserve these cover […]

Ted Kennedy And The KGB: A Reflection On The Late Democratic Senator’s Outreach To The Kremlin To Undermine President Reagan

Ted Kennedy And The KGB: A Reflection On The Late Democratic Senator’s Outreach To The Kremlin To Undermine President Reagan. Jamie Glazov Posted By Ruth King on July 12th, 2017 http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/267250/ted-kennedy-and-kgb-jamie-glazov Editors’ note: In light of the ongoing controversy surrounding the Trump campaign’s alleged “collusion” with the Russian government during the 2016 US presidential election, which now […]

Taking Out Kim Jong Un — And Not For Dinner

Excerpts: With the Trump administration declaring that the era of “strategic patience” is finally over, the big question ought to be not how to bring Kim to his senses, but how to take him down without triggering a war. Is there, perhaps, a lot more that America could do to exploit the North Korean regime’s […]

American Special Operations: Past, Present, And Future – Modern War Institute

Excerpts: This is what most people think of when they hear the term “special operations,” elite forces swooping in snatching a target and swooping back out again before anyone knows they were there. Whole Redbox machines could be filled with movies that have plot lines with special operators as the heroes—steely-eyed killers, super soldiers, whose […]

Hacking Group “Shadow Brokers” Threatens To Unmask Former NSA Hacker;  But, This Threat May Well Be Part Of A Sophisticated Russian Information Operations Campaign Designed To Further Weaken U.S. Intelligence Collection Relationships And Capabilities

Hacking Group “Shadow Brokers” Threatens To Unmask Former NSA Hacker;  But, This Threat May Well Be Part Of A Sophisticated Russian Information Operations Campaign Designed To Further Weaken U.S. Intelligence Collection Relationships And Capabilities http://www.fortunascorner.com      The hacking group behind the leaks of NSA hacking tools online – known as the ‘Shadow Brokers’ – […]

How Raymond Davis Helped Track Osama Bin Laden Down?

David Maxwell:  Hmmm….another conspiracy theory?  Raymond Davis as “acting CIA Station Chief?”  Note that Davis is not saying that he was.   Recently, Raymond Davis has published his memoirs titled: “The Contractor: How I landed in a Pakistani prison and ignited a diplomatic crisis,” in which he has narrated all the gory details of the […]