Category Hybrid War

The Enemy Gets A Vote

Conclusion: The Enemy Gets a Vote By Kim Cragin, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalSeptember 16th, 2018 Editor’s Note: Perhaps the biggest counterterrorism challenge facing the Trump administration is whether or not to keep a robust military presence in Syria now that the Islamic State has been forced underground. Kim Cragin of the National Defense University argues that the killing of jihadist leaders […]

Activities Of Private Military Company “Wagner” In Ukraine, Syria, & Central African Republic

https://www.svoboda.org/a/29475188.html In the lists appear. New data on the dead in Syria “Wagner” 06 September 2018 ·        Mark Krutov Mercenaries of the “Wagner PMC” in Syria ·          ·          The Security Service of Ukraine published recently the personal data of nine other people who, according to her information, fought in Syria as part of the “PMC Wagner” and […]

NSA Official: Foreign Hackers Have ‘Pummeled’ U.S. By Stealing IP – CyberScoop

NSA Official: Foreign Hackers Have ‘Pummeled’ U.S. By Stealing IP – CyberScoop cyberscoop.com · by Sean Lyngaas · September 5, 2018 Hackers sponsored by foreign governments have chipped away at the United States’ global economic advantage through a steady campaign of intellectual property theft, according to a top National Security Agency official. “It pains me to see the […]

SOCOM Is Asking To See All Kinds Of Drones, Some For Delivering Blood To The Battlefield

SOCOM Is Asking To See All Kinds Of Drones, Some For Delivering Blood To The Battlefield www.tampabay.comView OriginalSeptember 4th, 2018 On a far-flung battlefield, 100 miles from the nearest treatment center, a Navy corpsman signals for a small drone to bring life-saving blood to a wounded commando. Meanwhile, a tiny drone shaped like a bug […]

‘Threats Are Accelerating’ In Computing Speed And Lethality: Army Chief

An Australian view and a new term (for me at least): “Accelerated Warfare.” ‘Threats are accelerating’ in computing speed and lethality: army chief theaustralian.com.au · by Brendan Nicholson · September 3, 2018 Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, and the US Marines regroup at Hawaii’s Bellows Training Area during Exercise Rimpac 2018. Picture: ADF 12:00AM September […]

Inside a Frighteningly Plausible Nuclear Attack Scenario – Modern War Institute mwi.usma.edu · by Steve Leonard · August 30, 2018Send email Mail Jeffrey Lewis, The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States (Mariner Books, 2018) Plausible. Few books are worthy of a one-word review, but Jeffrey Lewis’s The 2020 Commission Report is certainly one of them. With […]

AI Ethics: Silicon Valley Should Take A Seat At The DoD Table

Excerpts: AI Ethics: Silicon Valley Should Take A Seat At The DoD Table breakingdefense.com · by Jonathan D. Moreno Jonathan Moreno In the wake of objections from employees, Google withdrew from its Project Maven contract with the Pentagon, designing software to improve the analysis of drone imagery. Worried that it might lose access to critical technology, part of […]

Why It Is Time For a U.S. Cyber Force

Why It Is Time For a U.S. Cyber Force By Travis Howard, Dave Schroeder, cimsec.orgView OriginalAugust 29th, 2018 Since 2009, incremental improvements have been made to the nation’s ability to operate in cyberspace during this period. The establishment ofU.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) — first subordinate to U.S. Strategic Command, and then elevated to a Unified Combatant Command (UCC) — and the formation of […]

SOCOM Seeking Technologies For War In A Post-Cyberpunk Era

SOCOM Seeking Technologies For War In A Post-Cyberpunk Era c4isrnet.com · by Kelsey Atherton · August 27, 2018 The great trick of computers is that they enable people to be more than human. In a new request for information, the United States Special Operations Command is looking for a range of computer and computer-enabled technologies, all designed to […]

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 […]