Category national security

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 […]

Navy SEAL Who Oversaw bin Laden Raid Warns That ‘Batman And Superman Are Not Coming’ In A Speech Advising College Graduates To Become Their Own heroes

Navy SEAL who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid warns that ‘Batman and Superman are not coming’ in a speech advising college graduates to become their own heroes Business Insider · by David Choi Retired US Navy Adm. William McRaven, the commander who oversaw the military raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, called on […]

U.S. Eyes Use Of Security Brigade In Tunisia Amid Russia Concerns

U.S. eyes use of security brigade in Tunisia amid Russia concerns Reuters · by 2 Min Read · May 30, 2020 TUNIS (Reuters) – The United States is looking to use one of its Security Force Assistance Brigades in Tunisia, its military said on Friday, amid concern over Russian activity in Libya. Libya’s civil war has drawn in […]

Some Options Open To Trump In Response To Hong Kong crisis

Some options open to Trump in response to Hong Kong crisis in.reuters.com · by 3 Min Read FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump is seated prior to signing an executive order regarding social media companies in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo (Reuters) – China’s parliament is […]

Beyond Hong Kong, An Emboldened Xi Jinping Pushes The Boundaries

Beyond Hong Kong, an Emboldened Xi Jinping Pushes the Boundaries China’s leader has taken bold steps on issues where he’s often faced international pushback https://www.wsj.com/articles/beyond-hong-kong-an-emboldened-xi-jinping-pushes-the-boundaries-11590774190 By Jeremy Page and Chun Han Wong Updated May 29, 2020 6:29 pm ET BEIJING—Less than four months ago, Xi Jinping faced the biggest crisis of his leadership, as it […]

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 […]

Inhofe, Reed Back New Military Fund To Confront China

David Maxwell Comment:  “Recall when we excited the “Asian Pivot” during the previous administration?  We provided almost no resources to do and it was really a lip serve exercise.  I think in the ned it was going to raise the apportioned force level from 50% of US military forces to 55% but as “apportioned” forces […]

Back To The Shadows: The Future Role Of Special Ops

David Maxwell Comment:  “My 2 cents.  In addition to the high end CT capabilities that we have raised to a high art form (the ability to capture or kill any high value target at the time and place of our choosing), I think SOF’s real value and comparative advantages lie in what I call the […]

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 […]

Special Operations Command Acknowledges That It Has To Change As AI Is Set To Revolutionize War

David Maxwell Comment:  “This is an elegant and simple quote but one we must think deeply about: “Data is the new ammunition.”  We should always keep in mind that some “data” can only be collected through close personal relationships that can only take place face to face.  I am not an iconoclast and I believe […]