Category espionage, spying

How CIA Operative’s Cover Was Blown In China

The CIA falsely believed it was ‘invincible’ in China — here’s how its spies were reportedly discovered in one of the biggest blows to the agency By David Choi, www.businessinsider.comView OriginalAugust 16th, 2018 The CIA Memorial Wall at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Alex Wong / Getty Images The CIA reportedly used a “f—-d up” communication […]

More Damaging Snowden Leaks; “328 NSA Documents Reveal “Vast Network” of Iranian Agents, Details of a Key Intelligence Coup”

328 NSA Documents Reveal “Vast Network” of Iranian Agents, Details of a Key Intelligence Coup, and A Fervor for Voice Matching Technology By Henrik Moltke, Micah Lee, Margot Williams, Talya Cooper, theintercept.comView OriginalAugust 15th, 2018 It began not by tapping enemy insurgents’ phones or capturing their emails, but by following the money. When the National Security Agency discovered that Iran may have been buying […]

U.S. Special Operations Command’s Future, By Design

Excerpts: U.S. Special Operations Command’s Future, by Design ndupress.ndu.eduView OriginalJuly 3rd, 2018 U.S. Army 10th Special Forces GroupPhoto by: Airborne As U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) celebrates its 30thanniversary, it faces a future characterized by increasingly complex, dynamic, and ill-defined security challenges. And since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, USSOCOM has been at […]

The U.S. Needs A Cyber Force More Than A Space Force

Excerpts: The U.S. Needs a Cyber Force More Than a Space Force By James Stavridis, www.bloomberg.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 Up and away.Photo by: Photographer: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images Sadly, the proposal for a new U.S. Space Force is has become a punchline on late-night TV. It is being battered as a needless new bureaucracy, a competitor for the […]

U.S. Says Small Russian Satellite A Space Weapon

U.S. Says Small Russian Satellite A Space Weapon https://freebeacon.com/national-security/u-s-says-small-russian-satellite-space-weapon/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=e86d9627db-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_14_08_48_COPY_87&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-e86d9627db-46284985 Maneuvering satellite part of Moscow space warfare buildup BY: Bill Gertz for the WFB // August 15, 2018 5:00 am Russia has deployed a suspicious satellite the United States says is part of Moscow’s plans to attack orbiting satellites in a future conflict, a State Department official revealed […]

Approaching A “New Normal”: What the Drone Attack In Venezuela Portends

Excerpts: Approaching a “New Normal”: What the Drone Attack in Venezuela Portends Colin P. Clarke By Fpri Scholars, www.fpri.orgView OriginalAugust 13th, 2018 When two drones, each equipped with a kilogram of powerful plastic explosives, were used on August 4 to attempt to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, it may have ushered in a foreboding new era—terrorism by unmanned aircraft. […]

The U.S. Navy Just Got The Green Light To Stick It To China With Game-Changing New Missiles

https://amp-businessinsider-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.businessinsider.com/us-navy-green-lit-to-stick-it-to-china-with-new-missiles-tactics-maritime-tomahawk-south-china-sea-2018-8 The US Navy just got the green light to stick it to China with game-changing new missiles ·         Alex Lockie ·         Aug 14, 2018, 12:19 PM ET ReutersRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States September 15, 2015. President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law […]

How The Data Revolution Is Changing Special Operations Command

David Maxwell Wrote:  “Hear, hear.  That is probably about the right ratio.  Well done USSOCOM.  As you can tell I am a big believer in open source reporting and despite all the friction about the press some of our best “collectors” are journalists who know how to elicit information.  That is why we must pay […]

Let’s Not Invite China To Invade Taiwan

David Maxwell Wrote: “Strong words from Gordon Chang”: Let’s Not Invite China to Invade Taiwan By Gordon G. Chang, nationalinterest.orgView OriginalAugust 13th, 2018 In “The United States Must Be Realistic on Taiwan,” Lyle Goldstein, writing on this site, misreads Taiwan’s history, portrays Chinese territorial ambitions as benign, and essentially argues Washington must do what China says because it has […]

Rumors Of Impending Visit By Chinese President Xi Jinping To North Korea

David Maxwell Wrote:  “Speculation but I would not be surprised if it comes to pass so that Xi can outdo Moon and Trump.” Rumors of impending visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to North Korea By Ha Yoon Ah, www.dailynk.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 View of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge. Image; Daily NK The Chinese authorities have instituted […]