Category Archives: Intelligence

Mission Analysis & How Operations Become Farcical

,  There’s a scene in Spielberg’s World War II spoof movie starring John Belushi playing a crazed Army Air Corps pilot roaming solo across the West Coast in his P-40 Warhawk.  Multiple sub-plots of the story coalesce in Los Angeles … Continue reading

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The Absurdity of Public Security

How would you feel about entering into a contract for services with a security provider that gets to determine unilaterally the terms of service? What if this security company solely determined the price for its services and then was able … Continue reading

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Right Mindedness & Free Speech

Takuan Soho, the Zen monk and mentor to the famous Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, wrote extensively on the importance of “right mindedness” in the realm of military strategy and tactics. His deep wisdom and wise counsel led him to become … Continue reading

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Disclosure: on the use of secret information

Sun Tzu, Chapter 13: “”If a secret piece of news is divulged by a spy before the time is ripe, he must be put to death together with the man to whom the secret was told.” Clausewitz said that war … Continue reading

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Awareness on the train

I’m not a fan of public transportation and use it sparingly. But I do use it. When convenience, expediency and the situation requires it, using public transportation can be an exercise in the awareness principles. Aside from terrorist attacks like … Continue reading

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Google Crime Hackers

Google innovating technology solutions for crime disruption… Is this a positive joint public-private venture or Google’s acquiesence (in hopes of avoiding another anti-trust suit)?    

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Fatal Car Crash Reveals Commando Presence in Mali

Washington Post reports on a curious story of US operations in Mali: “What the men were doing in the impoverished country of Mali, and why they were still there a month after the United States suspended military relations with its … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Predictive Policing

“Crime mapping has long been a tool used to determine where the bad guys lurk. The idea has evolved from colored pins placed on a map to identifying “hot spots” via a computer database based on past crimes and possible … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Obama’s Kill List

“Nothing else in Mr. Obama’s first term has baffled liberal supporters and confounded conservative critics alike as his aggressive counterterrorism record.” “…the administration’s very success at killing terrorism suspects has been shadowed by a suspicion: that Mr. Obama has avoided … Continue reading

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US SpecOps does recon in North Korea

Brigdier General Neil Tolley, Commander of SOCOM-US Forces Korea, admitted during a conference in Tampa that US and South Korean operators have infiltrated North Korea: “The entire tunnel infrastructure is hidden from our satellites,” Gen Tolley said. “So we send (South … Continue reading

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