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 Articles included are:

1. Psychological Warfare Meets Hallmark: Colombia’s Christmas Ads Target Guerrillas
2. Pentagon’s Cyber Arm Poised to Expand Role
3. PLA Considers Setting Up Joint Command for Era Of Modern Warfare
4. DoD Hones Skills with Cyber Flag Exercise
5. General: Strategic Military Satellites Vulnerable to Attack in Future Space War
6. Rebooting Country Studies
7. Fridge Sends Spam, Cyber Attack Hits Smart Gadgets
8. Terabyte Leaks and Political Legitimacy in the U.S. and China
9. Election Coverage Shows Growth of New Afghan Media
10. The Pakistani Taliban’s P.R. Offensive
11. Russia to Create Cyberwarfare Units by 2017
12. U.S. Evaluates China’s EMP Threat
13. 39th IOS: Foundations for the Future
14. Russian Cyber Capabilities, Policy and Practice
15. National Guard Fights For Cyber Role In 2015 Budget
16. Red Star Rising: China’s Ascent To Space Superpower
17. Cyber Warfare and Information Security For India
18. Smarter Counterterrorism in the Age of Competing Al Qaeda’s
19. Treating America’s al Qaeda Addiction – Part 2 of “Smarter Counterterrorism”
20. S. Korea Pushes To Develop Offensive Cyberwarfare Tools
21. How America’s Soldiers Fight for the Spectrum on the Battlefield
22. Navy to Build Its ‘Information Dominance’ Forces Through New Command
23. Shelton Announces New Space Situational Awareness Satellite Program
24. Cyber in Waffle House land
25. Cyber Beyond Computers – The Environmental Aspect
26. Kiwi Spies Taught ‘Honey Trap’ Tricks – Snowden Documents
27. Army Issues Guidance on Cyberspace Operations
28. Inside the Army’s First Field Manual for Cyber Electromagnetic War
29. This Is the App That’s Fueling the Uprising in Venezuela

IO Newsletter V 14 N 1

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In this issue:

1.      How to Fight Cyber War? Estonia Shows The Way
2.      Utilizing Social Media during Major Events
3.      Google Launches Project Shield Cybersecurity Initiative for ‘Free Expression’
4.      U.S.-Style Personal Data Gathering Is Spreading Worldwide
5.      How They Think: PME in the Modern PLA
6.      CNO Says Navy Needs Ground Forces’ Help On Cyber, Electronic Warfare
7.      The Nairobi Attack and Al-Shabab’s Media Strategy
8.      South Korea Says North Korea Developing Electromagnetic Pulse Weapons
9.      Saudi Experts Boost Their Skills in Electronic Warfare
10.     Fighting On the Cyber Battlefield: Weak States and Nonstate Actors Pose Threats
11.     US Governmental Information Operations and Strategic Communications: A Discredited Tool or User Failure? Implications for Future Conflict
12.     US Senators Warn On Huawei Deal with South Korea
13.     Cyberspace Warriors Graduate With Army’s Newest Military Occupational Specialty
14.     China Spins New Lesson from Soviet Union’s Fall
15.     Drawing Lessons from Zimbabwe’s War of Liberation: Efficacious Use of Propaganda and Violence
16.     Cyber Power in the Gulf
17.     Inside the Ring: China targets Global Hawk drone
18.     Army Reserve Units Earn Top Places
19.     SOCOM Web Initiative on Senate Chopping Block

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Articles in this issue:
1.      The Fanciful World of Cyber Warfare
2.      Electronic Warfare: The Cat-And-Mouse Game Continues
3.      Mysterious Actions of Chinese Satellites Have Experts Guessing
4.      Want to See China’s Latest Top-Secret Military Site? Just Google It
5.      Redhack Announces Election Software as Its Next Target
6.      Can the U.S. and China Get Along in Outer Space?
7.      Meet Hidden Lynx: The Most Elite Hacker Crew You’ve Never Heard Of
8.      Hacking U.S. Secrets, China Pushes for Drones
9.      Metadata May Not Catch Many Terrorists, but It’s Great at Busting Journalists’ Sources
10.     Fooled by Certainty
11.     One of the Few: The Cultural Support Team
12.     Voice of Russia Is a Great Contributor to Freedom Of Expression – British MP
13.     US and Turkey to Create Fund to Stem Extremism

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1. British Cops Admit They Monitor Facebook, Twitter
2. Hacking for Change – Could Revealing Cyber Capabilities Prevent Cyber War?
3. Anonymous vs. Los Zetas: The Revenge of the Hacktivists
4. Taiwan a ‘Testing Ground’ for Chinese Cyber Army
5. U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News to Americans
6. House Fails To Kill Pentagon’s Foreign Websites
7. Out of Sight
8. Scenario Puts Energy, Politics in Hackers’ Cross Hair
9. Private Cyber Retaliation Undermines Federal Authority
10. US Spends $24 Million on ‘Propaganda Plane’ Few Can See or Hear
11. Cyber-Sabotage Is Easy
12. China Launches New Online Portal for Petitioners
13. How the Nature of Warfare is Changing in the Information Age
14. Tweet Offensive: Social Media Is Israeli Military’s Newest Weapon
15. Cyber Attacks in Space
16. Moscow Subway to Use Devices to Read Data on Phones
17. Online Jihad
18. If The Chinese Army Is Trying To Hack A Missouri Water Plant, What Else Is It Infiltrating?
19. NSA Leaks Make Plan for Cyberdefense Unlikely
20. Winning without Fighting: The Chinese Psychological Warfare Challenge
21. China Prepares for Psychological Warfare
22. China Launches Three ASAT Satellites
23. Electronic Warfare Development Targets Fully Adaptive Threat Response Technology
24. Military Education Falls Short on Cybersecurity Training
25. Why It’s Important to Herd the Social Media Sheep
26. Syrian Rebels Also Fighting Al Qaeda, Other Hard-Liners for Villagers’ Hearts and Minds
27. Applications of the Memetic Perspective in Inform and Influence Operations
28. Here’s How One Hacker Is Waging War on the Syrian Government

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Articles in this issue:

1.      Clearing the Air on Cyber, Electronic Warfare
2.      American Gets Targeted by Digital Spy Tool Sold to Foreign Governments
3.      US Army Maps Future of the Electronic Battlefield
4.      Silent War
5.      US Disrupts Al-Qaeda’s Online Magazine
6.      Marines Focused At the Tactical Edge of Cyber, Says Commander
7.      With Troops and Techies, US Prepares For Cyber Warfare
8.      Inside the NSA’s Ultra-Secret China Hacking Group
9.      Internet Gurus Fear Iranian Assassins
10.     NSA’s Keith Alexander Seeks Cyber Shield For Companies
11.     Killing with Kindness: How Foreign Aid Backfires
12.     Cyber Careers New Center, School to Bring Signals, Cyber, EW Together
13.     “Electronic Warfare is Becoming More Important and More Complex”
14.     Tweeting for the Caliphate: Twitter as the New Frontier for Jihadist Propaganda
15.     Facebook Being Used To Recruit Indonesians For Terrorist Attacks
16.     With Social Media, Middle Classes in Brazil, Turkey Grow Stronger, Angrier
17.     Big Pic: How Turkish Protesters Use Google Maps To Track Police

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Articles in this issue are:

1. Social Banditry and the Public Persona of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán
2. India Sets Up Social Media Monitoring Lab
3. Hacking the News: Information Warfare in the Age of Twitter
4. Information Operations Is Just another Media Format Vying For the Eyes of
the Audience
5. China’s Cyberspies Outwit Model for Bond’s Q
6. Getting Inside the Head of Italian PSYOPS: Interview with Colonel Marco
7. Understanding Groupthink
8. Are Military Hackers Targeting Tibetan Activists?
9. DOD Forming Information Operations Executive Steering Group
10. Pentagon: China Views Information Warfare as Key to Countering U.S.
Pacific Forces
11. US Directly Blames China’s Military for Cyberattacks
12. Pentagon Warns North Korea Could Become a Hacker Haven
13. Loose Lips: Candid Camera Club Alerts N. Korea of USS Nimitz’s Arrival
14. Why Two Domains Are Better Than One
15. The Problem with Crowdsourcing Intelligence in Syria
16. US Government Becomes ‘Biggest Buyer’ Of Malware
17. How Twitter Is Messing With Al-Qaeda’s Careful PR Machine
18. Chinese University Lab Linked To PLA Cyber Attacks
19. China Conducts Test of New Anti-Satellite Missile
20. New Payload Brings Jamming Capability To An Army UAS For The First Time
21. Communication Systems Subject To Monitoring, OPSEC Reminders
22. US Could Use Cyberattack on Syrian Air Defenses
23. GAO: Military Propaganda Efforts Flawed
24. ¡Dios Mío! Pentagon’s Latest Weapon in Colombian Drug War? Soap Operas
25. Tracking Cyberterrorists
26. US Ill-Prepared For EMP Attack
27. Waging the Cyber War in Syria
28. Globalization Creates a New Worry: Enemy Convergence

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Articles in this issue are:

1.      A Cyber-Survivable Military
2.      Redefining Information Operations
3.      Command and Control Vulnerabilities to Communications Jamming
4.      China’s Internet: A Giant Cage
5.      Cat and Mouse: How China Makes Sure Its Internet Abides By the Rules
6.      Assessing The Effects – A Curse Disguised As A Blessing?
7.      Shutting Down the Internet – Thou Shalt Not Kill
8.      Internet Controls in Other Countries
9.      Masters of the Cyber-Universe
10.     The Great Firewall: The Art of Concealment
11.     Electronic Warfare: The Ethereal Future of Battle
12.     Why China Is Reading Your Email
13.     Making Strategic Sense of Cyber Power: Why the Sky Is Not Falling
14.     Six U.S. Air Force Cyber Tools Designated As ‘Weapons’
15.     Mexican Social Network Manager Quits Post amid Threats from Drug Traffickers
16.     U.S. Military Working to Integrate Cyber Weapons into Commanders’ Arsenals
17.     The Explosive Effects of Rumors in Syria and Insurgencies around the World
18.     North Korea’s Threats, Campy Videos Drawing Internet Attention
19.     Socialism and the Global Information War
20.     Training the CAPOC Soldier
21.     Combat on the Online Battlefield
22.     New Cyber Rules Put Combat Decisions in Soldiers’ Hands
23.     Cyber Warriors Association Points to Evolving Battlefield
24.     Is Cyber War the New Cold War?
25.     Air Force and Army Disclose Budget for Hacking Operations
26.     Military Photographers Ready to Deploy Around the Globe
27.     Air Force Academy Wins NSA Cyber Defense Title
28.     How People in the Middle East Actually Use Social Media
29.     New Electronic Warfare Tool Offers Innovative Approach
30.     Jihadi Twitter activism – Introduction
31.     SPAWAR Leadership on Information Warfare and the Growing Cyber Threat
32.     Pentagon Paying China — Yes, China — To Carry Data

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Articles in this issue:

1. 10th Annual Army Global Information Operations Conference
2. North Korea propaganda taken off YouTube after Activision complaint
3. US Said To Be Target of Massive Cyber-Espionage Campaign
4. Electronic Warfare Will Be a Game-Changer in Modern Battle Zone
5. Army Is Gearing Up To Fight the PR War
6. Can Social Media Disarm Syria’s Chemical Arsenal?
7. Propaganda Programs Hard To Justify, Panetta Says
8. Software That Tracks People On Social Media Created By Defence Firm
9. Chinese Army Unit Is Seen As Tied To Hacking Against U.S.
10. Report Ties Cyberattacks on U.S. Computers to Chinese Military
11. Hackers Attack European Governments Using ‘Miniduke’ Malware
12. Top US General in Afghanistan: Taliban Succeeding With Its Messaging
13. The Great Cyberscare
14. Wanted: Ph.D.s Who Can Win a Bar Fight
15. Talking Past Each Other? How Views of U.S. Power Vary between U.S. and International Military Personnel
16. Army Electronic Warfare Evolutionary Path Presented At EW Summit
17. Nazi and Soviet Propaganda’s Shared Aesthetic
18. NATO: U.S.-Israeli Cyberattack On Iran Was ‘Act Of Force’
19. PACOM Promotes Regional Cyber Capabilities, Defenses
20. Information Warfare on the Korean Peninsula
21. How Space and Cyberspace are Merging to Become the Primary Battlefield of the 21st Century
22. AQAP Releases 10th Copy Of Inspire; Features Adam Gadahn
23. Assessing Inspire Magazine’s 10th Edition

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Articles in this issue:

1.      10th Annual Army Global Information Operations Conference
2.      China’s Space Activities Raising U.S. Satellite Security Concerns
3.      ‘Red October’ Cyber-Attack Found By Russian Researchers
4.      Influence Operations and the Internet: A 21st Century Issue
5.      When the Network Dies
6.      Cyber Operations: Bridging from Concept to Cyber Superiority
7.      Army Electronic Warfare Goes On The Offensive: New Tech Awaits Approval
8.      Army Manual Highlights Role of “Inform and Influence Activities”
9.      DoD Looking to ‘Jump the Gap’ Into Adversaries’ Closed Networks
10.     President Putin orders FSB to protect media sites from cyber attack


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Table of Contents:

1. Why Your Intuition about Cyber Warfare is Probably Wrong
2. Pentagon Drops ‘Strategic Communication’
3. European Renewable Power Grid Rocked By Cyber-Attack
4. China’s Growing Military Might Obscures the Real Threat of Cyberwar
5. US Official: North Korea Likely Deceived US, Allies Before Launching Rocket
6. Cyber’s Next Chapter: Penetrating Sealed Networks
7. North Korea Steps Up Jamming
8. Information Warfare: Cyber War Tools for the Infantry
9. Unwitting Sensors: How DOD is Exploiting Social Media
10. The Effectiveness of US Military Information Operations In Afghanistan 2001-2010: Why RAND Missed The Point
11. Hacking the Human Brain: The Next Domain of Warfare
12. Cyber Security Hunter Teams Are the Next Advancement in Network Defense
13. Hype and Fear
14. ARCYBER on the Attack on Paper, In Training
15. Electronic Warfare Graduates First To Receive Crested Collar Insignia
16. How to Equip the U.S. Military for Future Electronic Warfare
17. Al-Qaida Hit by Cyber Attack
18. Chinese Hackers Suspected in Cyber Attack on Council on Foreign Relations
19. You Can’t Handle the Truth
20. 10th Annual Army Global Information Operations Conference

Richard Wright: On DoD Transformation, Chuck Hagel, & Zionist Meddling

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REACTING TO: 2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on the US Military — Severe Cuts Essential — and a Prerequisite to Creating a 450-Ship Navy, a Long-Haul Air Force, and an Air-Liftable Army + Sanity RECAP


Gordon Duff: Honoring Chuck Hagel, Fed Up with Zionist Meddling in US Affairs

24 December 2012


Much of how DOD will respond to falling budgets and the challenges of 2013 will depend on who President Obama selects to be SecDef.  This is why I am hoping that Senator Chuck Hagel will be chosen. Yet he alone will be unable to do much of anything to solve DOD’s systemic problems of incompetence, corruption, and dereliction of duty. He will need to fire the existing senior civilian and military bureaucrats who have made maintaining the dysfunctional status quo an art form and who will fight any change tooth and nail. The senator in short needs to surround himself with people like yourself who will not be afraid to change the moribund operations and culture of DOD.

So what are the Senator’s chances of becoming SecDef?  I don’t think they are very good at all.   Although I don’t normally agree with Gordon Duff’s opinions, I think he is right about how the pro-Israeli lobbies and neo-cons will oppose the conformation of Senator Hagel. There will also be considerable opposition to him from the military-industrial-congressional complex (MICC), who correctly see him as a treat to their gravy train. In addition the DOD military and civilian bureaucracy would fight against his nomination, even if the MICC were not threatened — they KNOW they are over-staffed at the top. Finally the self-referentials that occupy so many seats in the U.S. Congress will oppose him on so-called principles based on paranoid fears, adherence to rigid ideologies, and general opposition to anything the President attempts.

This is a shame because it will cost us yet another good public servant and a thinker who could actually transform U.S. National Security.

If you want peace fight for justice.


IO-Cyber Newsletter Vol 13 No 02

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Articles in this issue:

1.      Israel is Losing the PR War
2.      Indonesia’s Cyber Defense Strategy and Its Challenges
3.      NATO War Games Set To Begin on November 16, 2012
4.      Army Leaders Emphasize Importance of Cyberspace Capabilities
5.      US Handoff in Afghanistan Includes Radio Training
6.      China Most Threatening Cyberspace Force, U.S. Panel Says
7.      Data Triage and the Cyber Age
8.      Beyond Battleships and Bayonets
9.      Cyber Response’s Fatal Flaw: Mistrust
10.     ‘Dagger’ Brigade Electronic Warfare Office Named Best In Army
11.     IPO, KC Chiefs Enter Training Partnership
12.     Satellite Jammers Turned On
13.     Another Tool in the Influencer’s Toolbox: A Case Study
14.     US Military behind Africa News Websites
15.     Pentagon Propaganda Plan Is Source of Controversy
16.     Panetta’s Wrong About a Cyber ‘Pearl Harbor’
17.     Why Is Israel Tweeting Airstrikes
18.     Psychological Warfare on the Digital Battlefield
19.     Testing Novel Effects of Ad Redesign on Customer Willingness to Pay
20.     Taipei’s Cyberwarfare Gambit

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Taliban Using Facebook to Lure Aussie Soldier
Army and Marines Creating Systems for Cyber Fire Support
There Goes the Siren of Psy-War
Get Ready For Next Stage of Electronic Warfare: Expert
Coming Soon On Demand: Cyber Weapons
Iran Blocks Access to Gmail
Keeping Nukes Safe from Cyber Attack
Cultural Battlegrounds: Why Culture Matters In Global War on Terror
Cyberwarfare and Combined Arms
U.S. Military Overestimates Value of Offensive Cyberweapons, Expert Says
U.S. Sets Sights on Iran for Its First Official Cyberwar Campaign
The Cyber Debate Goes Public
Growing Chinese Telecoms Threaten US Security
Taliban Demands Unbiased Coverage of Its Attempted Murder of a 14-Year-Old Girl
Boeing Successfully Tests Microwave Missile That Takes Out Electronic Targets
Iran’s Global Cyber War-Room Is Secretly Hosted by Hizballah in Beirut
After Snagging $4.6B Contract, Lockheed Plans ‘Cyber Kill Chain’ For Global Information Grid
The Army Is Building Cyber into Its Combat Exercises
Accolade for Troops’ Community Radio
The Army Wants To Develop a New Generation of Cyber Weapons
Social Engineering & Cyber Security: What Military Leaders Should Take from Kevin Mitnick’s Presentation
Rogers Was Right, DOD-DHS Cyber Info Sharing Program Has Shrunk
Iranians Build up Afghan Clout
The Next Weapon of Mass Destruction Will Probably Be a Thumbdrive
“Game Over” Text to Syrian Rebels – What’s the Message behind the Message?

IO-Cyber Newsletter Vol. 12 No. 10

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1.      Disinformation Flies in Syria’s Growing Cyber War
2.      The Nature of China’s Information Operations Strategy
3.      Executives advocate a military approach to cybersecurity
4.      Dysinformatsia redux
5.      Hezbollah Under Attack
6.      For Army’s Electronic Warriors, Greater Foes than Afghanistan’s Await
7.      Pursuing Soft Power, China Puts Stamp on Africa’s News
8.      Pakistan’s Army Steps Up Radio Wars
9.      Pakistani Bloggers Accused of Hate Videos
10.     The Return of Dr. Strangelove
11.     Tagging and Tracking Espionage Botnets
12.     China’s ‘Model Workers’ Head to Cyberspace
13.     Symposium on Ancient Chinese Psychological Warfare held in Beijing
14.     Internet Analysts Question India’s Efforts to Stem Panic
15.     Information Wars: Assessing the Social Media Battlefield in Syria
16.     In Twist, Chinese Company Keeps Syria on Internet
17.     Inside the Ring: Taliban Infiltrate Social Media
18.     North Korean Jamming of GPS Shows System’s Weakness
19.     Army Increases Leader Training on Cyber Threats
20.     ANSF Takes the Lead in Information Fight
21.     US General: We Hacked the Enemy in Afghanistan
22.     Facespook: Russian Spies Order $1mln Software to Influence Social Networks
23.     Software Company Denies Spy Agency Collaboration
24.     Pentagon Fighting Taliban on Social Media Front

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