Category military history

Halvorsen Becomes Permanent DoD CIO

Halvorsen Becomes Permanent DoD CIO Amber Corrin, Senior Staff Writer 2:28 p.m. EDT March 9, 2015 635582315710240948-FED-DoD-CIO-Cloud-Indu-21- (Photo: Alan Lessig/Staff) After nearly a year as acting Defense Department CIO, Terry Halvorsen on March 8 officially assumed permanent duties as the Pentagon’s lead on top IT priorities, according to DoD officials. Halvorsen succeeds Teri Takai, who […]

Osama bin Laden’s Files: The Pakistani Government Wanted To Negotiate

Osama bin Laden’s Files: The Pakistani Government Wanted To Negotiate BY THOMAS JOSCELYN | March 9th, 2015 | tjoscelyn@gmail.com | @thomasjoscelyn http://www.longwarjournal.org/ archives/2015/03/osama-bin- ladens-files-the-pakistani- government-wanted-to- negotiate.php osama-bin-laden Recently released files recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound show that parts of the Pakistani government made attempts to negotiate with al Qaeda in 2010. The letters were […]

Beidou: China’s New Satellite Navigation System

Beidou: China’s New Satellite Navigation System Parliament house flag post Beidou: China’s new satellite navigation system Posted 26/02/2015 by Geoff Wade Coverage poylgon of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System since 2012: 55°E – 180°E, 55°S – 55°N Daveduv/Zuanzuanfuwa On 28 October 2014, just three weeks before Prime Minister Abbott and PRC President Xi Jinping signed an […]

Snowden Reveals Information On New Zealand’s Secret Spy Base In Waihopai

http://www.globalsecurity.org/intell/library/news/2015/intell-150308-sputnik01.htm?_m=3n%2e002a%2e1361%2exa0ao01ac0%2e18zz Snowden Reveals Information on New Zealand’s Secret Spy Base in Waihopai Sputnik News 21:19 08.03.2015(updated 21:24 08.03.2015) The recent documents revealed by Edward Snowden show how closely New Zealand is working with the NSA to maintain surveillance coverage on the South-Pacific region. Newly revealed documents from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed the […]

Senate Torture Report: An Exception In CIA Oversight

Senate Torture Report: An Exception in CIA Oversight Senate torture report exposed misdeeds, but it’s rare for Congress to hold the CIA accountable By KEN DILANIAN http://abcnews.go.com/Politics /wireStory/senate-torture- report-exception-cia-oversight -29493247 The Associated Press WASHINGTON In February 2009, the Senate intelligence committee gathered in a soundproof room to learn the stomach-churning details of the brutal interrogations […]

Cyber Warriors Need Not Be Soldiers

Cyber Warriors Need Not Be Soldiers By Jeremy Hsu | March 8, 2015 9:58 pm http://blogs.discovermagazine. com/lovesick-cyborg/2015/03/ 08/cyber-warriors-need-not- soldiers/#.VP1oGIHF_V0 The Cyber Operations Center on Fort Gordon, Ga., is home to signal and military intelligence non-commissioned officers, who watch for and respond to network attacks from adversaries as varied as nation-states, terrorists and “hacktivists.” Credit: Michael […]

How Ukraine Can Win

Conclusion: To sum up, the Russo-Ukrainian War is Kyiv’s to win, if it approaches the future wisely. The last year has been one of defeat after defeat for Ukraine, sometimes needlessly. Vladimir Putin has opted for war against Russia’s vast neighbor, the second biggest country in Europe, and this is now a conflict that Russia […]