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Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (52)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Reports of significant local instability in Ingushetia, reflecting multiple previous policy mis-steps, while the gradual breakdown of Russia’s institutional structures continues. More instability in Armenia. More on Russian meddling in Europe. A multiplicity of very interesting reports on IW/EW/IO/Cyber. Most interesting US domestic reports are on DC… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (52)

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Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (172)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Definitely another “epic fail” week for the Russian propaganda machine. Russian media name the third Salisbury operator as “Sergey Fedotov.” Russian media report further on Novaya Gazeta’s claim that FSB agents were selling intel on GRU hacking to the Bureau. Czech intel via media report that Chepiga and Mishkin tailed Col.… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (172)

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Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (167)


The head of the GRU, Russian Colonel General Igor Valentinovich Korobov, has been utterly and absolutely humiliated.   The GRU is the laughingstock of the global security services world. GRU ‘secret agents’ have been absolutely disgraced for: Horrible OPSEC Poor tradecraft Hiding in plain sight Sequential passport numbers Listing 305  addresses as GRU headquarters on a public vehicle registration… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (167)

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Critical Threats.org: ISIS and IRGC cycle of violence likely to escalate


IRAN FILE ISIS and IRGC cycle of violence likely to escalate Co-Authors: Mike Saidi, Nicholas Carl Contributors: Jonatan Sameyach, Ulysses Kamrani,Austin Bodetti, Michael Letkewicz Forecast: The Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) and anti-regime insurgencies will try to capitalize on heightened levels of anti-regime sentiments among socially- and economically-marginalized minority communities in Iran to conduct future attacks on regime… Continue reading Critical Threats.org: ISIS and IRGC cycle of violence likely to escalate

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National Strategy for Counterterrorism of the United States of America


The White House hammered Iran in a new counterterrorism strategy released Thursday.  National security adviser John Bolton outlined the new strategy, saying it focuses on targeting “all” terrorist groups—a category the document defines as including “radical Islamic terrorist groups.”  Such groups, Bolton said, “represent the pre-eminent transnational terrorist threat to the United States and to the United… Continue reading National Strategy for Counterterrorism of the United States of America

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Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (165)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> There are two major threads in the global media related to Russia, and both are catastrophic for the Russian propaganda machine. The Vozhd’s personal attack on Col. Skripal has gone literally viral in the global media, guaranteeing that sales of Urban’s new book, The Skripal Files (ISBN 9781529006889), will be no less viral… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (165)

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Ricin Attacks Hit US, Blamed On Former Sailor


Update: It turns out it might be a former sailor. Packages sent to Pentagon that tested positive for ricin are suspected to have been mailed by a former Navy sailor, officials say The White House, the Pentagon, the Chief of Naval Operations, all received confirmed mailings containing Ricin. Senator Cruz’s office got a mailing with… Continue reading Ricin Attacks Hit US, Blamed On Former Sailor