Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran

EW: U.S. says Navy ship ‘destroyed’ Iranian drone in Gulf


I’m not quite certain the US “destroyed” the Iranian drone, but it did disable it, and the drone then crashed into the Persian Gulf.  This little gem was hidden in the bottom of the article. “A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the drone on Thursday was brought down through electronic jamming.” Therefore,… Continue reading EW: U.S. says Navy ship ‘destroyed’ Iranian drone in Gulf

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Russia summons U.S. diplomat in Moscow in protest over visa row


MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia summoned a representative of the U.S. embassy in Moscow on Thursday to issue a protest after U.S. officials alleged Russia had refused visas to teachers at an international school in Moscow, the Russian foreign ministry said. The ministry said in a statement it had not denied the visas, but that teachers… Continue reading Russia summons U.S. diplomat in Moscow in protest over visa row

Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran

Iran Escalation (40)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Iran first says it rescued the missing UAE POL tanker, then the IRGC declares it was detained for smuggling. Very Russian approach – do we hear an alternative explanation tomorrow, and another after tomorrow? Hijacking to take hostages is more accurate label. US works to form coalition… Continue reading Iran Escalation (40)

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Iran Changes Story: ‘Fuel-Smuggling’ Tanker Was Seized After All


Iran has changed it’s story, twice.   First, “a” tanker was missing. No distress call. No tugboats in the area.   Then, Iran rescued a floundering ship, Iran “Finds”, “Saves” Lost Oil Tanker. Iran responded to a distress call and used their tugboats to rescue the vessel.  This was an Iranian official press release. Now… Continue reading Iran Changes Story: ‘Fuel-Smuggling’ Tanker Was Seized After All

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New Book (4): Armies of Russia’s War in Ukraine


New book by Mark Galeotti! </end editorial> It’s actually been out a couple of weeks now, but a quick note that my latest Osprey book, on this dismal, running conflict, is now out. The usual Osprey approach: some history, some analysis, orders of battle (I was quite pleased with the listings of forces on both… Continue reading New Book (4): Armies of Russia’s War in Ukraine

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MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update as of 180130UTC July 2019


UKR MoD summary, 170700 July 2019 (in Ukrainian) JFO: МAP – 17.07.2019 (UKR NSDC) “Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 16 July 2019” “Ukrainian forces fire 51.5 tons of rounds since previous Contact Group meeting – JCCC” (pro_RUS rebel info-machine) “Russian-led forces fire banned… Continue reading MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update as of 180130UTC July 2019

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Having fun using FaceApp? Think again — you give up more data than you think with this Russian-made app


From the JIOWC OPSEC Support: FaceApp is a popular new smartphone app that allows users to apply filters (such as to make themselves look older, look like another gender or lighten their skin tone) onto selfies which they later upload. Problem is, it’s made by a small company based in Russia and–according to its terms… Continue reading Having fun using FaceApp? Think again — you give up more data than you think with this Russian-made app