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Forum: Americas 08-08-2013
Replies: 305
Views: 206,484
Posted By bourbon
Taken: Under civil forfeiture, Americans who...

Taken: Under civil forfeiture, Americans who haven’t been charged with wrongdoing can be stripped of their cash, cars, and even homes - Is that all we’re losing?...
Forum: Intelligence 08-06-2013
Replies: 146
Views: 99,069
Posted By bourbon
Because it still wont be equal. The US...

Because it still wont be equal. The US government does not conduct economic espionage against foreign targets for the commercial benefit of individual corporations – there are rules against it. ...
Forum: Law Enforcement 07-24-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 14,762
Posted By bourbon
The most dangerous words in government: Just Do Something!

I don't think pushing Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo to “do more” is going to help much. The problem is likely on P2P and TOR networks, and facilitated by an global cybercrime infrastructure that is...
Forum: Middle East 07-17-2013
Replies: 113
Views: 89,353
Posted By bourbon
The story references the very specific nature of...

The story references the very specific nature of the intel – intercepts between known AQ in Lebanon and the Gulf – "al-Qaida linked group" is probably what CIA told them. I doubt we are in the...
Forum: Americas 07-16-2013
Replies: 537
Views: 210,589
Posted By bourbon
Zetas leader captured by Mexican marines,...

Zetas leader captured by Mexican marines, authorities confirm (http://www.dallasnews.com/news/nationworld/mexico/20130715-zetas-leader-captured-by-mexican-marines-authorities-confirm.ece), by Alfredo...
Forum: Middle East 07-16-2013
Replies: 113
Views: 89,353
Posted By bourbon
US tips off Hezbollah to AQ attack

Lebanese officials say CIA warned them of imminent al Qaida attack on Hezbollah (http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/07/15/196755/lebanese-officials-say-cia-warned.html), by Mitchell Prothero. ...
Forum: Africa 07-12-2013
Replies: 388
Views: 141,660
Posted By bourbon
Drones will crash, we should expect this; we...

Drones will crash, we should expect this; we should be deploying cheaper drones and more of them. I think we are looking at drones too much like manned aircraft.
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 07-12-2013
Replies: 236
Views: 199,598
Posted By bourbon
Agency Vernacular

Just as the State Department has an embassy in a capital city and consulates in other cities - CIA has a 'station' in the embassy and 'bases' in other cities.
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 07-12-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 231,857
Posted By bourbon
Just finished Red Sparrow: A Novel by Jason...

Just finished Red Sparrow: A Novel by Jason Matthews, which is an espionage thriller centered on present-day Russia and the CIA vs SVR spy-war. This is an excellent novel from a debut novelist, who...
Forum: Americas 07-12-2013
Replies: 305
Views: 206,484
Posted By bourbon
Excerpts from Radley Balko's recently released...

Excerpts from Radley Balko's recently released Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces:

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book...
Forum: The Whole News 06-16-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 8,604
Posted By bourbon
The Making of a DHS Mole

The Making Of A Mole (http://www.buzzfeed.com/jweisberg/the-making-of-a-mole), Jessica Weisberg. BuzzFeed, 13 June 2013.
Forum: Middle East 06-16-2013
Replies: 902
Views: 213,842
Posted By bourbon
Interesting interview with CIA legend Milt...

Interesting interview with CIA legend Milt Bearden, who oversaw the covert supply program to the Afghan muj in the 1980's:

Interview: 'Don't Try to Convince Yourself That You're in Control' -...
Forum: Media, Information & Cyber Warriors 06-09-2013
Replies: 208
Views: 81,340
Posted By bourbon
Evgeny Morozov has become notorious for his...

Evgeny Morozov has become notorious for his takedowns of technology pundits and giants - he is the intellectual equivalent of a Mongol horde unleashed upon Silicon Valley. He gave no quarter Schmidt...
Forum: The Whole News 06-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 10,298
Posted By bourbon
Two long-form articles on the legend of Chris...

Two long-form articles on the legend of Chris Kyle, both are good reads - the Schmidle article especially:

In the Crosshairs - Chris Kyle, a decorated sniper, tried to help a troubled veteran. The...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 06-08-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 22,276
Posted By bourbon
I think airsoft is originally a Japanese thing -...

I think airsoft is originally a Japanese thing - seems to be pretty big over there.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61qXMJNwCuL._SL500_AA300_.jpg.
Forum: Miscellaneous Goings On 06-08-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 17,328
Posted By bourbon
iirc, their was a story a couple years ago in the...

iirc, their was a story a couple years ago in the WaPo about a retired Army SOF officer who became a woman as well.
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 06-05-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 22,276
Posted By bourbon
Probably is the case. iirc, FAST was first...

Probably is the case. iirc, FAST was first created to work in Afghanistan. Of interest: http://sofrep.com/14889/afghan-drug-war-mission-month/


A fascinating subculture, isn't it? Somebody...
Forum: Middle East 05-29-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 59,456
Posted By bourbon
Where in the world is Abu Musab al-Suri?

The Master Terrorist We Gave Away (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/28/the-master-terrorist-we-gave-away.html), by Christopher Dickey. The Daily Beast, May 28, 2013.
Forum: Law Enforcement 05-13-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 47,749
Posted By bourbon
Police clicking into crimes using new software -...

Police clicking into crimes using new software - Harvard students’ software seeks to help police dismantle networks...
Forum: Law Enforcement 05-13-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 47,749
Posted By bourbon
The Mass State Police C3 Policing Project in...

The Mass State Police C3 Policing Project in Springfield was featured on 60 Minutes last week:

Counterinsurgency Cops: Military tactics fight street crime...
Forum: Small Wars Council / Journal 05-09-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 20,635
Posted By bourbon
SWJ and Open-Source Education

What role – if any – could Small Wars Journal play in the open-source education trend that is disrupting higher education?
Forum: Law Enforcement 05-08-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 42,836
Posted By bourbon
Out on the Border: Numbers and politicians tell...

Out on the Border: Numbers and politicians tell us we are winning the war along our Southwest border - A closer look and inside view tells a very different story...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2013
Replies: 305
Views: 206,484
Posted By bourbon
And people wonder why we have the highest incarceration rate in the world

US judge receives 28-year jail term for his role in kids-for-cash kickbacks....
Forum: Media, Information & Cyber Warriors 05-04-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 13,578
Posted By bourbon
When he starts saying mean things about Zionists...

When he starts saying mean things about Zionists on his Facebook they will.
Forum: Law Enforcement 05-01-2013
Replies: 219
Views: 186,289
Posted By bourbon
Odd selection of a target, no? I...

Odd selection of a target, no?

I understand the insulting of the Prophet Muhammad grievance, but it would seem that from the jihadi perspective the EDL would be useful in polarizing/alienating...
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