Sunday, December 10, 2017

Institute for Economics and Peace: Global Terrorism Index 2017

For the second year in a row, the total number of global deaths caused by terrorism has declined. The reduction in deaths is encouraging, but 2016 was also the third deadliest year since 2000.​

Vulnerabilities Equities Policy and Process for the United States Government
This document describes the Vulnerabilities Equities Policy and Process for departments and agencies of the United States Government (USG) to balance equities and make determinations regarding disclosure or restriction when the USG obtains knowledge of newly discovered and not publicly known vulnerabilities in information systems and technologies

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Monday, November 20, 2017

intelligence analysis manual

This manual provides information on how intelligence personnel conduct intelligence analysis in support of unified land operations. It describes approaches used to conduct intelligence analysis and describes how intelligence analysis assists commanders with understanding the complex environments in which Army forces conduct operations. This manual emphasizes the act of intelligence analysis as a collaborative networked activity.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Doctrine of Information Security of the Russian Federation

This Doctrine constitutes a system of official views on ensuring the national security of the Russian Federation in the information sphere.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

CIA: Osama bin Laden’s declassified notes free to read.

The CIA has released hundreds of thousands of documents, images, and computer files recovered during the May 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Ramming Attacks review by DHS

This is a DHS document that reviews all ramming attacks by vehicles in Europe and USA. What seems to be consistent is that most of the attacks were committed by rental cars and they were also executed during weekends or/and holidays.

Attackers were of age 18-40 , of Middle East origin of low profile or "low risk" one , according to authorities. Some completed the assaults by using weapons. All of the attacks were directed or inspired by DAESH messages.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Modern Urban Operations: Lessons Learned from Urban Operations from 1980 to the Present

Modern War Institute:

Urban warfare is not a new phenomenon. The U.S. Army saw urban combat in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and elsewhere. Starting with World War II, overall armed conflict began to occur around centers with a high population density. This new backdrop for conflict has caused a whole new set of challenges, especially in an era of public scrutiny. The “Army’s capacity to engage, fight, and win major urban combat operations will determine the success of future operational and strategic endeavors.”

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