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    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?, by Sarah Stillman. The New...
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    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. ...
  3. 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...
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    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...
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    Zetas leader captured by Mexican marines,...

    Zetas leader captured by Mexican marines, authorities confirm, by Alfredo Corchado. Dallas News, 15 July 2013.
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    US tips off Hezbollah to AQ attack

    Lebanese officials say CIA warned them of imminent al Qaida attack on Hezbollah, by Mitchell Prothero. McClatchy, 15 July 2013.

    Strange times we live in.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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...
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    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”: The new warrior cop is out of...
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    The Making of a DHS Mole

    The Making Of A Mole, Jessica Weisberg. BuzzFeed, 13 June 2013.
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    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' -...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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.
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    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.
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    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...
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    Where in the world is Abu Musab al-Suri?

    The Master Terrorist We Gave Away, by Christopher Dickey. The Daily Beast, May 28, 2013.
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    Police clicking into crimes using new software -...

    Police clicking into crimes using new software - Harvard students’ software seeks to help police dismantle networks, by Aaron Lester. The Boston Globe, 18 March 2013.

    The MSP C3 Policing Project...
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    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. CBS News 60 Minutes, 5 May 2013.
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    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?
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    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, by Will Grant. Dangerous...
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    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. The Independent, 30 April 2013.

    Of course it is illegal for judges to receive kickbacks from private prison...
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    When he starts saying mean things about Zionists...

    When he starts saying mean things about Zionists on his Facebook they will.
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    Odd selection of a target, no? I understand...

    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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