Tag Archives: Office of the Secretary of Defense

Combating Illegal Arms Trade and Smuggling in Sudan

By Muawad Mustafa Rashid Armed conflict in some neighbouring countries and domestic tribal fighting has led to the phenomenon of illegal arms trade and smuggling, a phenomenon which constitutes a real threat to national security and an incentive for foreign … Continue reading

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Is ISIS Using Chemical Weapons?

Published on Sep 12, 2015 ISIS is making and using crude chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria, according to the BBC via an unnamed US official who said that a mustard agent was probably being used in powder form and … Continue reading

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ENDLESS LOVE: Brotherhood-Linked Syrian Group Gets $12 Million in U.S. Aid

BY RYAN MAURO The aid is delivered to the rebels though the ‘Syrian Support Group,’ an organization linked to Qatar and the Brotherhood. A Syrian opposition group with Muslim Brotherhood links says it has delivered over $12 million in U.S. … Continue reading

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Meet the Hacktivist Who Wants to Warn Syrians About Incoming Missiles

The ATLANTIC On February 25, 2013, a 26-year-old Syrian “hacktivist” who had fled Damascus was sitting up late in his apartment in a Washington suburb watching the Syrian civil war unfold on Twitter. A man living near an air base … Continue reading

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Military and Security – Iran

    cyber attacks against tens of thousands of Iranian users’ Gmail accounts in the past three weeks.Communications and Information Technology Deputy Mohammad Ali Forghani announced the completion of three maneuvers to test the preparedness of Iran’s telecommunications system during … Continue reading

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Sex And The Military

The headline on the front page of the New York Times said it all: “Women in the Senate Confront the Military on Sex Assaults.” In a triumphalist article showcasing the growing numbers of women on the Senate Armed Services Committee, “one of … Continue reading

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Drones Are Useful, but Not the Solution or the Problem

The use of drones to attack the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and al Qaeda there and in Yemen, draws criticism for exacerbating anti-American sentiment. But drone use needs to be seen in broader contexts as the U.S. withdraws from … Continue reading

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Australia’s Defence White Paper 2013

By Rajaram Panda\Intelligence Expert In early May 2013, the Australian government led by Prime Minister Julia Gillard released the 2013 Defence White paper. Coming just a week after France too unveiled its Defence Posture for the years 2014-2019, Australia latest Defence … Continue reading

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Analysis of Possible Strike Against Iran

Intelligence Perspective Introduction  For the last decade, the international community has taken a variety of diplomatic and coercive measures to persuade the Iranians to give up their nuclear weapons program and to avert the need to use military force to … Continue reading

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REDLINES AND THE PROBLEMS OF INTERVENTION IN SYRIA

  The civil war in Syria, one of the few lasting legacies of the Arab Spring, has been under way for more than two years. There has been substantial outside intervention in the war. The Iranians in particular, and the Russians to … Continue reading

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