Category terrorism

Classified Report Slams Military Over October Deaths In Niger

Classified Report Slams Military Over October Deaths in Niger Culture of excessive risk is faulted in ill-fated mission against Islamists in West Africa https://www.wsj.com/articles/classified-report-slams-military-over-october-deaths-in-niger-1524698730 A team of soldiers carried the transfer case of Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Oct. 5. He was killed in Niger the day before. PHOTO: LANE […]

‘Adversaries’ Jamming Air Force Gunships In Syria, Special Ops General Says

‘Adversaries’ jamming Air Force gunships in Syria, Special Ops general says foxnews.com · by Lucas Tomlinson | Fox News An Air Force A-130 gunship in an undated photo. (REUTERS/U.S. Air Force) The head of the U.S. military’s Special Operations Command said Wednesday that Air Force gunships, needed to provide close air support for American commandos and U.S.-backed […]

‘Operation GhostSecret’: North Korea Is Suspected in Intensifying Global Cyberattack

David Maxwell Comment:  “The new weapon of choice from north Korea?”   Excerpts: In early March, McAfee identified cyberattacks on Turkish financial institutions and government groups that deployed a “Bankshot” implant that embedded malicious files in Microsoft Word documents sent to victims via email attachment. Computers were infected if users downloaded the attachment.   But […]

Former Head Of Intelligence For The Israeli Defense Force: ‘This Will Be Israel’s Most Dangerous May Since 1967’

Former Head Of Intelligence For The Israeli Defense Force: ‘This Will Be Israel’s Most Dangerous May Since The 1967 War’ http://www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from Benjamin Kerstein’s April 24, 2018 article in the Jewish publication, Algemeiner.  “When I look at the month of May, I say there wasn’t a month of May so […]

Israel Pulls Fighter Jets From Joint Military Exercise With U.S. In Alaska — As Tensions With Iran Escalate

Israel Pulls Fighter Jets From Joint Military Exercise With U.S. In Alaska — As Tensions With Iran Escalate http://www.fortunascorner.com      The Jerusalem Post is reporting today (April 22, 2018) that Israel has decided not to send its F-15 fighter jets to Alaska – April 26 – May 11 – to participate in the joint […]

A Shadowy War’s Newest Front: A Drone Base Rising From Saharan Dust

Excerpts: Later this summer, workers will lay five inches of asphalt atop the rock bed. In all, commanders say they will pave some 39 acres of airfield. While built mainly for the Reaper drones, the runway and adjoining taxiways and ramps must be able to handle much heavier C-17 cargo planes. Three huge hangars capped […]

Palantir Knows Everything About You

     Blaming Peter Thiel & Palantir for excessive surveillance may be convenient for liberals and Silicon Valley; but, our personal privacy was substantially compromised long ago.  We absolutely need to have a thoughtful debate about how much surveillance is too much.  But, singling out Palantir does nothing to advance that debate; and, singles out […]

The Syria Quagmire

Excerpts: What does history’s long record about this geostrategic place suggest about how to manage it, if it can be managed at all? There are three possible ways of approach, each one full of risk and difficult to achieve.   One is to let the roundabout do its work, centrifugally and centripetally spinning the on-the-ground […]

Two CIA Vet Takes On CIA Nominee Haspel & Those Tapes

Two CIA Vet Takes on CIA Nominee Haspel & Those Tapes www.thecipherbrief.com View Original April 19th, 2018 The nomination hearing of Gina Haspel to lead the agency is shaping up to be a bruising interrogation over Haspel’s role in the destruction of evidence regarding the CIA’s now-defunct enhanced interrogation techniques program. Haspel, currently deputy director […]

U.S. Lawmakers Jolted By Syria Briefing, Pentagon Warns Of IS Resurgence

US lawmakers jolted by Syria briefing, Pentagon warns of IS resurgence www.yahoo.com View Original April 18th, 2018 A Syrian pro-government militia member holds a captured Islamic State group flag in June 2017 outside the city of Raqa, which later fell to the Syrian Democratic Forces in October 2017Photo by: AFP Photo/George OURFALIAN Washington (AFP) – […]