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Iran Threatens US Forces in Qatar and Afghanistan with Missile Strike


There are a series of dictums called “Murphy’s War Law“.  One is “If the enemy is within range, so are you.” When Iran threatens the US, that our troops are within range of their missiles, they should remember that Iran is also within range and has many, many different platforms to launch such strikes.  The… Continue reading Iran Threatens US Forces in Qatar and Afghanistan with Missile Strike

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran

Report: Evolving Menace – Iran’s Use of Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare


November 6, 2018 | Report Evolving Menace:  Iran’s Use of Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare Annie Fixler Policy Analyst Frank Cilluffo Auburn University CEEW Board of Advisors EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In 2016, the industrial computer security firm MalCrawler conducted an experiment: It created an elaborate network to observe the actions and gauge the intentions of malicious cyber operators.… Continue reading Report: Evolving Menace – Iran’s Use of Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare

Facebook · Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran

Facebook finds evidence of Iranian disinformation campaign


BY ALI BRELAND – 10/26/18  Facebook has discovered Iranian disinformation activity on its platform and is working to reduce its impact. The company’s head of cybersecurity, Nathaniel Gleicher, revealed Friday that Facebook had removed 82 pages, accounts and groups that engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” Roughly 1 million accounts followed those pages, with another 25,000 accounts joining at… Continue reading Facebook finds evidence of Iranian disinformation campaign

China · Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran · North Korea · Russia

ISPI Report: Confronting an “Axis of Cyber”?


Fabio Rugge 25 October 2018 The new US National Cyber Strategy points to Russia, China, North Korea and Iran as the main international actors responsible for launching malicious cyber and information warfare campaigns against Western interests and democratic processes. Washington made clear its intention of scaling the response to the magnitude of the threat, while… Continue reading ISPI Report: Confronting an “Axis of Cyber”?

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Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (178)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> The Novaya Gazeta report about Prigozhin, of Troll Factory and PMC Wagner fame, has been very visible in Russian media. Meduza interviews Dr. Zakharova, exposing the depth of her Soviet elite upbringing, explaining so much. More on the Troll Farm. Karaganov states what many others have argued… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (178)

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Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (177)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. One article really piqued my interest, Russia’s future appears to be along one of two paths: war or fragmentation. Russia, of course, will refuse to be a victim. Russia’s Disintegration Will Be the Result of a Russian Rising, Tsybulenko Says </end editorial> Russian propaganda effort has been spreadly thinly across… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (177)

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Joint Statement from the ODNI, DOJ, FBI and DHS: Combating Foreign Influence in U.S. Elections


DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE WASHINGTON, DC 20511 October 19, 2018 Joint Statement from the ODNI, DOJ, FBI and DHS: Combating Foreign Influence in U.S. Elections Foreign interference in U.S. elections is a threat to our democracy; identifying and preventing this interference is a top priority of the Federal Government. We believe the greatest strength of… Continue reading Joint Statement from the ODNI, DOJ, FBI and DHS: Combating Foreign Influence in U.S. Elections