Information Operations Newsletter Vol 13 No 06

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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

IO Newsletter, vol 13, no 05

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IO-Newsletter-JPEG-300x225This issue combines both February and March, so there is no gap.


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

IO Newsletter: Volume 13 Number 04

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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


Information Operations Newsletter Vol. 13 No. 03

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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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IO Newletter Vol 13 No 1 (Sep-Oct 2012)

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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?