Category Covert OIperations

Bringing The Troops Home

Excerpts: Recommendations:   CIA and allied intelligence services should be waging the war on terrorism, clandestinely, surgically, with no U.S. fingerprints, not DOD with cruise missiles. But CIA must be unchained. Three-thousand Americans died on 9/11 because President Clinton would not OK assassination of Osama bin Laden.   $50 billion annually saved from Afghanistan will […]

The Niger Ambush And Leadership Accountability

The Niger Ambush And Leadership Accountability Donald C. Bolduc The only senior officer to receive a letter of reprimand so far is Maj. Gen. Marcus Hicks, the head of Special Operations forces in Africa, who was already planning to retire. — Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt – NYT This paper addresses my concerns about […]

What Stanley McChrystal Learned From Al Qaeda’s Leader In Iraq Before Leading The Operation To Kill Him

What Stanley McChrystal Learned From Al Qaeda’s Leader In Iraq Before Leading The Operation To Kill Him Business Insider · by Christopher Woody, Richard Feloni · December 15, 2018 As head of Joint Special Operations Command in Iraq, now-retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal led the effort to take out Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Al-Zarqawi, as the leader of Al Qaeda […]

Skulking Around In Northern Virginia’s Woodlands

Skulking Around In Northern Virginia’s Woodlands thezebra.org New recruits learned everything from how to shoot small arms to how to blow up a building. (Photo courtesy: National Park Service) Spies of Yore Sneaked; Today, Skinks Slink By Glenda C. Booth November 10, 2018 Julia Child cooked more than boeuf bourguignon. She cooked up secret intelligence. […]

How An American Spy Predicted The Cold War

Some interesting history. How An American Spy Predicted The Cold War One of the first U.S. intelligence agents warned Washington about the Soviets but was never heard, explains Romania’s ambassador to the U.S.By Sintia Radu, Staff WriterNov. 15, 2018, at 4:22 p.m.https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2018-11-15/a-founding-father-of-the-cia-predicted-the-cold-war-according-to-new-book On Aug. 23, 1944, a young Eastern European king in his early 20s was arresting […]

Former U.S. Special Forces Were Reportedly Hired To Kill Yemen’s Leaders. Did The Government Know?

Analysis | Former U.S. Special Forces Were Reportedly Hired To Kill Yemen’s Leaders. Did The Government Know? The Washington Post · by Deborah Avant · October 19, 2018 The carcass of a car reportedly destroyed in an airstrike during clashes near the eastern entrance of the Yemeni city of Hodeida, as coalition forces seized rebel supply routes into […]

Five Changes Democrats Will Seek At Pentagon If They Win Power

Five Changes Democrats Will Seek At Pentagon If They Win Power The Hill · by Rebecca Kheel · October 1, 2018 Democrats are pledging to rein in or reverse President Trump’s defense agenda if they take back Congress in November. From seeking to ensure that transgender troops can continue to serve to blocking the administration from building low yield […]

British Intelligence Chiefs Thought Former Labour Leader Michael Foot Was ‘A Paid Soviet Informant’

British intelligence chiefs thought former Labour leader Michael Foot was ‘a paid Soviet informant’ ·          ·        Double-agent Oleg Gordievsky alleged Foot was linked to Soviet intelligence  ·        Accusations first published 23 years ago saw Foot sue The Times for libel  ·        MI6 had discussions about constitutional implications of Labour won election  By FIONN HARGREAVES FOR THE DAILY MAIL PUBLISHED: 20:59 […]

FBI Plans To Use Artificial Intelligence To Identify ‘Unreadable Prints’ Left By Criminals Who Have Burnt, Or Slashed Their Fingers In Bid To Evade The Law

FBI Plans To Use Artificial Intelligence To Identify ‘Unreadable Prints’ Left By Criminals Who Have Burnt, Or Slashed Their Fingers In Bid To Evade The Lawhttps://fortunascorner.com      We are all well aware that it is getting harder and harder to stay hidden or anonymous.  DNA shedding, body scans at airports, facial recognition software, and […]

Russia’s Favorite Mercenaries

The Wagner Group: Russia’s Favorite Mercenaries The Atlantic · by Neil Hauer · August 27, 2018 Russian soldiers in Aleppo.Omar Sanadiki / Reuters In Russia, journalism is far from the safest profession—even more so when the subject of investigation happens to be a private mercenary army engaged in multiple active conflicts abroad. On July 30, three Russian journalists […]