Category Intelligence Community

How John Brennan And Mike Pompeo Left The U.S. Blind To Saudi Problems

How John Brennan and Mike Pompeo Left the U.S. Blind to Saudi Problems It’s our most important ally in the Middle East—and we’ve never known less about what it was really up to. Politico · by @douglaslondon5 Magazine It’s our most important ally in the Middle East—and we’ve never known less about what it was really up […]

Secret Sacrifice: The Agents Who Risked All Behind Nazi Lines

Secret sacrifice: the agents who risked all behind Nazi lines The Guardian · by Gareth Rubin · May 31, 2020 Major Francis Suttill, codenamed Prosper, led a network covering Paris. He was executed six weeks before VE day. Photograph: Courtesy of Francis J SuttillA very ordinary-looking metal canister will appear on BBC primetime series The Repair Shop next month. The size […]

‘Deepfakes’ Are Here. These Deceptive Videos Erode Trust In All News Media

I would argue that all trust in the news media has already been mostly destroyed; without the assistance of deepfakes. Deep fakes may further exacerbate the decline of trust in the media; but, the ‘news media’s’ credibility problem goes well beyond deep fakes. Journalism as we used to know it…….is dead, IMO, and it had […]

America Rethinks Its Strategy In The Wild West Of Cyberspace

America rethinks its strategy in the Wild West of cyberspace The Economist May 30th 2020WASHINGTON, DC COVID-19 HAS been a phisherman’s friend. Millions of professionals are at home and online, adjusting to new routines and anxious about their jobs. That makes them perfect marks: apt to click on an email that purports to be from their […]

The NSA Has A Warning: Russia’s Most Infamous Hackers Are Still Active

The NSA has a warning: Russia’s most infamous hackers are still active The alert describes how the GRU is targeting a vulnerability in unpatched Unix systems, an alternative to the operating systems of Microsoft and Apple. NBC News · by Kevin CollierKevin Collier is a cybersecurity reporter based in New York City. · May 28, 2020 The same […]

China Builds Massive Spying Capacity In Africa

China Builds Massive Spying Capacity in Africa State-linked firms have built almost 200 government buildings on the continent Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa / Getty Images Yuichiro Kakutani – May 26, 2020 5:00 AM The Chinese government has established an unparalleled spying capacity in Africa by encouraging Chinese companies such as […]

Coronavirus: Experts Warn Of Bioterrorism After Pandemic

Coronavirus: Experts warn of bioterrorism after pandemic | DW | 25.05.2020 DW · by Deutsche Welle (www.dw.com) The Council of Europe has warned of a potential increase in the use of biological weapons, like viruses or bacterias, in a post-coronavirus world. Terrorists would not forget “lessons learned” during the pandemic. Security experts from the Council of Europe […]

The Real Reason U.S. Patriot Missile Defense Batteries Are Leaving Saudi Arabia

Excerpts: Conducting deterrence in two theaters can be dizzying. In the past two years the United States has had Patriots in place in the Gulf; moved some out (of Bahrain, in October 2018); deployed some back to the Gulf (May 2019); and will now move them out again. It is a geostrategic hokey pokey and […]

Kim Jong Un Has Moved To Kangdong, U.S. Authorities Say

David Maxwell Comment:  “This highlighted excerpt seems like it came out of William Arkin’s book Code Words. Note also the second excerpt and Kim’s likely paranoia.  He must be afraid of US targeting capabilities.  He should know we do have the capability to locate and target him if we choose to.  If we can locate […]

Newly Released Report: “Breaking The China Supply Chain: How The ‘Five Eyes’ Can Decouple From Strategic Dependency”

Newly Released Report: “Breaking The China Supply Chain: How The ‘Five Eyes’ Can Decouple From Strategic Dependency” http://www.fortunascorner.com      Breaking-the-China-Chain I have not had a chance to read the newly released report as yet from the Henry Jackson Society; but, wanted to go ahead an send a link/attachment tp the report. I hope to […]