Category Information Operations

Can U.S. Spies Reinvent Themselves After The Russia Hacks?

Conclusion: Understanding the damage caused by the 2016 Russian operation is not enough. As Comey testified, the Russians “tried to shape the way we think, we vote, we act.” All these actions point to a threat that is both serious and shows little sign of slowing. However, the first step in taking corrective action is […]

Palantir Goes From Pentagon Outsider To Mattis’ Inner Circle

Palantir Goes From Pentagon Outsider To Mattis’ Inner Circle By Bryan Bender, Jacqueline Klimas, www.politico.com View Original June 11th, 2017 At least three members of the Defense secretary’s inner circle worked, lobbied or consulted for the Silicon Valley company. At least three Pentagon officials close to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis either worked, lobbied or consulted for the company […]

The Regime Strikes Back: A New Era Of North Korean Information

The comments highlighted in blue below are from/by Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell and his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP David Maxwell:  Should be no surprise that the regime is threatened by information.  These developments are definitely worth studying by those who work on information and influence activities. The Regime Strikes […]

New Decree Gives Russian National Guard The Power To Commandeer Regular Army Units; Some In Russia Are Calling The National Guard The ‘New NKVD,’ Or Secret Police

One reason for this move is likely related to the burgeoning Muslim population in Russia, the only ethnic group that is not experiencing a negative population growth.  And, Muslims in Russia are discriminated against; and, there is a growing militant Islamic strain that is a looming threat to the state. It is probably only a […]

Leaked Documents Show Russian, Serbian Attempts To Meddle In Macedonia

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- https://www.occrp.org/en/spooksandspin/leaked-documents-show-russian-serbian-attempts-to-meddle-in-macedonia/ Leaked Documents Show Russian, Serbian Attempts To Meddle In Macedonia by Aubrey Belford, Saska Cvetkovska, Biljana Sekulovska and Stevan Dojčinović   04 June 2017 Russian spies and diplomats have been involved in a nearly decade-long effort to spread propaganda and provoke discord in Macedonia as part of a region-wide endeavor to stop Balkan countries […]

North Korea Enacts Death Penalty For Distributing Foreign Media By Elizabeth

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below. David Maxwell:  Probably one of the best indications of the effect of outside information influencing the Korean people in the north which is a direct threat to the Kim Family Regime. Report: North Korea Enacts Death Penalty For Distributing Foreign Media By Elizabeth Shim, www.upi.com View Original […]

The War Algorithm: The Pentagon’s Bet On The Future Of War

The War Algorithm: The Pentagon’s Bet On The Future Of War By Colin Clark, breakingdefense.com View Original May 31st, 2017 Thinking about robots and war often brings to mind HAL, the apparently well-meaning but ultimately destructive computer in 2001, or the metallic creatures of death in the Terminator series.Today, however, the Pentagon wants to push the concept in a different […]

U.S. Options To Develop A Cyberspace Influence Capability

  Options are one thing.  Actually doing one, or any of them is another matter.  Will the civil libertarians, the lawyers, Congress, and the so-called  mainstream media allow it?  We have tried comparable influence-type activities over the past decades, only to have our hand slapped and told to shut these kind of efforts down.  Will […]

North Korea’s Other Threat

David Maxwell:  A useful open source overview of the north Korean threat.  Please go to this link to view the excellent graphics that likely will not come through in this message:  http://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/rngs/NORTHKOREA-MISSILES/010041BR2VH/index.html North Korea’s Other Threat The world is often alarmed at North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs, but thousands of Cold War-era artillery are […]

Mysterious Russian ‘Killer Satellites’ Spring Back To Life After Two Years Of Inactivity, And We Have No Idea Why

Mysterious Russian ‘Killer Satellites’ Spring Back To Life After Two Years Of Inactivity, And We Have No Idea Why   https://fortunascorner.com        Tim Collins, had an article in the May 19, 2017 edition of The Daily Mail Online, warns “Russia could be preparing for a space war, after reactivating a group of satellites […]