Category Drones

From Cyberspace To Africa, The CIA Looks To Fights Of The Future

Excerpt: He said a better setup is in place at the State Department, which assigns assistant secretaries of state responsibility for geographic regions and other mission areas.”We don’t have the equivalent of an assistant secretary here,” he said. “We’re going to address that.” Each mission center will combine personnel from all directorates and be led […]

American Drone Operators Are Quitting in Record Numbers

American Drone Operators Are Quitting in Record Numbers Excerpt: “Everyone else thinks that the whole program or the people behind it are a joke, that we are video-game warriors, that we’re Nintendo warriors,” Brandon Bryant, a former drone camera operator who worked at Nellis Air Force Base, told Democracy Now. Certainly, there is nothing second-class […]

Pentagon Embarks On An Effort To Find Where/How The U.S. Military Is Losing Their Technological Advantage; Future Of War: Small, Many, Disposable, Smart, Exquisite

Pentagon Embarks On An Effort To Find Where/How The U.S. Military Is Losing Their Technological Advantage; Future Of War: Small, Many, Disposable, Smart, Exquisite http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Paul McLeary, writing in the February 28, 2015 edition of Defense News, writes that “the Pentagon’s top military leadership has been given theri marching orders — to move out […]

Top Intelligence Official: U.S. Facing ‘Unprecedented’ Array of Threats

While the POTUS and Ms. Rice/SECSTATE Kerry worry about polar bears……… Excerpt: In his remarks, Reid led the audience on a global tour of what he described as an “unprecedented” plethora of challenges facing the United States, from the rise of the Islamic State and other violent Islamist extremist groups to the Ebola epidemic in […]

Director of National Intelligence Statement For Record On Worldwide Threat Assessment (Feb. 26, 2015)

Unclassified_2015_ATA_SFR_-_SASC_FINAL The Director of National Intelligence’s Statement For The Record Of The U.S. Intelligence Community’s Worldwide Threat Assessment, Feb. 26, 2015,before the Senate Armed Services Committee can be downloaded from the link above; or, go to the Director of National Intelligence website and you can download from their webpage. V/R, RCP

Next-Generation Drone Warfare: Interview with Paul Scharre

February 24, 2015 Next-Generation Drone Warfare: Interview with Paul Scharre By John Waters http://www.realcleardefense. com/articles/2015/02/24/the_ next_generation_in_drone_ warfare_107660.html Editor’s Note: The below is an RCD Interview with Paul Scharre, a Fellow and Director of the20YY Warfare Initiative at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). From 2008-2013, Mr. Scharre worked in the Office of the […]

The Algorithm That Could Pinpoint Exactly Where Islamic State Videos Are Filmed: Scientists Say Software Could Help Identify ISIS Executioners

The Algorithm That Could Pinpoint Exactly Where Islamic State Videos Are Filmed: Scientists Say Software Could Help Identify ISIS Executioners http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Mark Prigg, writing the Feb. 19, 2015) DailyMailOnline, writes that “Spanish researchers have unveiled software that can scan a video; and, pinpoint exactly where it was shot;” and, help intelligence analysts and others “locate […]