Sunday, March 6, 2016


Cyber Campaign Against ISIS. This past Monday the DoD revealed that the military has launched a cyber campaign against the Islamic State that aims to disrupt its communications and operations. Read more in "Pentagon Cyber Campaign Against ISIS Signals a New Era in Warfare", March 1, 2016.

How SOF does Kill / Capture? The SOF units of the U.S. are actively engaged in operations against high-level ISIS members in Syria and Iraq. A recent news report tells us how and why these types of operations are conducted in "Kill or Capture and the Islamic State", The Soufan Group, March 4, 2016.

SOF Captures High-Level ISIS Militant. Now that a high-level militant has been captured - how long will the U.S. detain him and who does he get handed over to once interrogation is completed? Does he go to the Kurds? Maybe the Iraqi government? Or does the U.S. retain him and bring him to the states? Read more in "US Special Operations Forces Captured a 'Significant' Islamic State Militant - Now What?", by Benjamin Gilbert, V ice News, March 3, 2016.

ISIS and WMDs? Two acronyms, when put together, are downright scary. "ISIS and WMDs". Could the Islamic State build a WMD - such as a 'dirty bomb' or biological weapon? Read more in "The ISIS WMD Threat", The CIPHER Brief,  March 4, 2016.

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