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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…



Review: In Michael Bay’s ‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,’ Clarity Isn’t the Objective – NYT 14 JAN 16

John Krasinski as Jack Silva in “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” CHRISTIAN BLACK / PARAMOUNT PICTURES By MANOHLA DARGIS JANUARY 14, 2016 http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/15/movies/review-in-michael-bays-13-hours-the-secret-soldiers-of-benghazi-clarity-isnt-the-objective.html?referer=https://www.google.com/ vs. https://www.congress.gov/113/crpt/srpt134/CRPT-113srpt134.pdf    




HOW ROGUE TECHIES ARMED THE PREDATOR, ALMOST STOPPED 9/11, AND ACCIDENTALLY INVENTED REMOTE WAR

ARTHUR HOLLAND MICHEL WIRED MAGAZINE DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12.17.15. 12.17.15 TIME OF PUBLICATION: 7:00 AM. 7:00 AM http://www.wired.com/2015/12/how-rogue-techies-armed-the-predator-almost-stopped-911-and-accidentally-invented-remote-war/?mbid=nl_121715 See also: A book that came out a year and two months prior to this article: Richard Whittle’s interesting Predator book which had many of these details – and more: http://richardwhittle.net For archival…


NATO aims to send clear message with Trident Juncture

Steven Governo/AP Marines drive their armored vehicle off the beach at Pinheiro da Cruz, Portugal, during a mock amphibious assault with Portuguese troops Oct. 20. http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2015/10/24/nato-exercise-aims-send-clear-message-trident-juncture/74542592/ and see: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/policy-budget/warfare/2015/10/25/trident-juncture-toward-mediterranean-cold-war/74412878/