Sunday, July 26, 2015

Intelligence Topics

The Defense Clandestine Service is still building up according to Michael Vickers (a former head intel guy). Vickers, until recently the undersecretary of defense for intelligence, says that the DCS is still expanding its mission of providing human intelligence within the military realm. Read more in a news article in Defense One, July 23, 2015.

CIA and Sex Dolls. In order to ensure success in their clandestine operations CIA agents would sometimes employ the use of "sex dolls". Learn more in "How the CIA Turned a Sex Doll Into a Spy Trick", Newsweek, July 24, 2015. (Okay, this has nothing to do with Afghanistan . . . but I couldn't resist!).

Domain of Human Geography. The Center for Technology and National Security Policy of the National Defense University has published a paper entitled Shifting Human Environment: How Trends in Human Geography Will Shape Future Military Operations, Defense & Technology Paper 107, May 2015. Posted on the website of the Homeland Security Digital Library, Naval Postgraduate School.

SOCOM, Big Army, DCGS, and the Enemy Within. Computer software in the intelligence field is causing difficulties between Big Army and Special Operations Command. Special operators prefer to use an intelligence software called Palantir while Big Army is pushing a very expensive but less effective application called DCGS. Read a recent news article providing info on this topic in "SOCOM Battles the Enemy Within", Strategy Page, July 21, 2015.

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