Category national security

French Military Chief Quits Over Budget Dispute With President Macron

Wonder if they increased intelligence collection spending — which will be needed in the absence of increased defense spending — otherwise, they will have less defense and more susceptible to tactical and strategic surprise.  RCP,   www.fortunascorner.com French Military Chief Quits Over Budget Dispute With Macron  19 Jul 2017 – 12:12 Chief of the Defence […]

Hackers Can Breach Burglar Alarm System With $142 Device – It’s Called YARD Stick One — And, It Only Takes Seconds

Hackers Can Breach Burglar Alarm System With $142 Device – It’s Called YARD Stick One — And, It Only Takes Seconds   http://www.fortunascorner.com        A writer going by the name Wagas, had an article, July 18, 2017, on the cyber security website, HackRead.com, with the title above.  “YARD Stick One, is a hand-held USB stick, easily […]

How To Steal a Mobile Phone Number & Everything Linked To It  — Meet Signaling System 7, A Hacker’s Best Friend

How To Steal a Mobile Phone Number & Everything Linked To It  — Meet Signaling System 7, A Hacker’s Best Friend   www.frotunascorner.com        Steven Melendez has a July 18, 2017 article on the website, FastCompany, with the title above.  Mr. Melendez begins by writing how even the most tech-savvy can still be vulnerable, and […]

How Did Taliban Fighters Get Their Hands On U.S. Special-Operations Gear?

How Did Taliban Fighters Get Their Hands On U.S. Special-Operations Gear? By Twitter, www.businessinsider.com View Original July 18th, 2017 A screenshot from the “Omari Army 5″ propaganda video appears to show a Taliban fighter wielding an FN SCAR rifle. Screenshot/Al Emarah Studio Taliban fighters are packing new American-made heat — at least, according to their propaganda videos. […]

Making The Most Of Special Operations Forces

Excerpts: In the 75 years since the creation of the United States’ first special operations forces, the achievements of those forces have built up popular confidence in their capabilities to such an extent that their success is often taken for granted. The recounting of their numerous triumphs, however, can easily obscure the historical reality that […]

The SF-86 Is Hard!

Excerpt: Does all of this explain what happened with Kushner?  I have no idea.  Maybe, maybe not — that’s what the Special Counsel will decide.  But the notorious complexity of the form is exactly why prosecutions are so rare for failing to fill them out correctly.    One final point — the focus on the […]

Unusual High-Altitude Spy Plane Appears At Special Operations Exercise

Unusual High-Altitude Spy Plane Appears At Special Operations Exercise thedrive.com · by Joseph Trevithick · July 17, 2017 German company Grob only ever made five G 520s and one showed up for drills in Indiana. By Joseph Trevithick North Vernon Municipal Airport SHARE The U.S. military, including the U.S. Coast Guard, has a long history of operating high-flying surveillance aircraft […]

U.S. General Warns Of Out-Of-Control Killer Robots

U.S. General Warns Of Out-Of-Control Killer Robots By Ryan Browne, www.cnn.com View Original July 18th, 2017 (CNN)America’s second-highest ranking military officer, Gen. Paul Selva, advocated Tuesday for “keeping the ethical rules of war in place lest we unleash on humanity a set of robots that we don’t know how to control.” Selva was responding to a question […]

Staying Secret in The Age Of Social Media

Staying Secret in The Age Of Social Media thecipherbrief.com · July 19, 2017 July 19, 2017 | Mark Kelton Mark Kelton Former Deputy Director for Counterintelligence, CIA National Clandestine Service Intelligence officers must often use a false identity – a legend or cover. How has social media and digital technology changed how they create and preserve these cover […]

How Hostile Spies Study Social Media to Crack CIA Cover, Spot Likely Agents

How Hostile Spies Study Social Media to Crack CIA Cover, Spot Likely Agents thecipherbrief.com · July 19, 2017 July 19, 2017 | Daniel Hoffman The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. subscribe now Daniel Hoffman Former Chief of Station, Central Intelligence Agency Intelligence officers’ tradecraft is highly guarded for good reason. One of its most […]