Category espionage, spying

The Female Warlord Who Had C.I.A. Connections And Opium Routes

The Female Warlord Who Had C.I.A. Connections and Opium Routes By Gabrielle Paluch, www.nytimes.com View Original July 22nd, 2017 Olive Yang, in Muse, Myanmar, in 2015. According to relatives, she wore boys’ clothes and frequently fell in love with her brothers’ romantic interests. Credit Gabrielle PaluchPhoto by: Gabrielle Paluch MUSE, Myanmar — She was born to royalty […]

How Trump Got It Wrong in Saying The Times ‘Foiled’ Killing of ISIS Leader

There is video at the link. https://www.nytimes.com/ 2017/07/23/us/politics/trump- tweet-new-york-times-national- security.html?_r=1   How Trump Got It Wrong in Saying The Times ‘Foiled’ Killing of ISIS Leader By Michael R. Gordon, www.nytimes.com View Original July 23rd, 2017 President Trump at the commissioning ceremony for the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier in Norfolk, Va., on Saturday. Credit Hilary Swift for The […]

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 […]

Project Maven To Deploy Computer Algorithms To War Zone By Year’s End

Project Maven To Deploy Computer Algorithms To War Zone By Year’s End By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media Activity By Contact Author, www.defense.gov View Original July 21st, 2017 WASHINGTON, July 21, 2017 — Winning wars with computer algorithms and artificial intelligence were among the topics that Defense Department intelligence officials discussed during a recent Defense One Tech Summit […]

CIA Director: The North Koreans Would Love To See Kim Jong Un Go

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  With all do respect to the Director we do need to be careful of mirror imagining or assessing things from what we believe is the logical view point […]

Secretary Of Defense Mattis Says ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Likely Alive

Jim Mattis On ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: ‘I Think He’s Alive’ Washington Examiner · by Travis J. Tritten · July 21, 2017 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday that he believes Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive following weeks of speculation over his death. Mattis said he has seen no evidence that Baghdadi is […]

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, […]

What The Demise Of The CIA’s Anti-Assad Program Means

What The Demise Of The CIA’s Anti-Assad Program Means By David Ignatius, www.washingtonpost.com View Original July 20th, 2017 Members of the Syrian Democratic ForcesPhoto by: SDF What did the CIA’s covert assistance program for Syrian rebels accomplish? Bizarrely, the biggest consequence may be that it helped trigger the Russian military intervention in 2015 that rescued President Bashar […]

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 […]

Saudi King’s Son Plotted Effort To Oust His Rival

Perhaps he is a fan of Machiavelli.  RCP, www.fortunascorner.com   https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/18/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-mohammed-bin-nayef-mohammed-bin-salman.html?referer=http://drudgereport.com/ Saudi King’s Son Plotted Effort to Oust His Rival Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, who replaced Mohammed bin Nayef as the next in line to be king. SAUDI PRESS AGENCY, VIA EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY By BEN HUBBARD, MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT July 18, 2017 AMMAN, […]