March 2016

The Rise (Evolution, Expansion, and Decline?) of ISIS /Daesh – Various Perspectives

NYTimes: A Top ISIS Leader Is Killed in an Airstrike, Pentagon Says NYTimes: John Kerry, in Brussels, Says ISIS Is Faltering in Mideast A View of ISIS’s Evolution in New Details  of Paris Attacks – The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/20/world/europe/a-view-of-isiss-evolution-in-new-details-of-paris-attacks.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share   In Rise of ISIS, No Single Missed Key but Many…



Carter Names First Female Combatant Commander

http://www.defense.gov/News-Article-View/Article/697602/carter-names-first-female-combatant-commander By Cheryl Pellerin , DoD News, Defense Media Activity / Published March 18, 2016 Defense Secretary Ash Carter has named new commanders for U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Forces Korea to be confirmed by the Senate. If confirmed, the new Northcom chief will be the first woman to lead…


Pentagon invites hackers in and backs encryption

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35706988 Pentagon invites hackers in and backs encryption The Pentagon has invited external experts to hack into its systems in the first such test of its cybersecurity measures. The method is often used by private companies that want to use the expertise of “friendly” hackers to find holes in their…