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UFOs: A Fringe Conspiracy, or National Security Threat?

UFOs are a cultural phenomenon, and a controversial one at that. For millennia, Unidentified Flying Objects have been the subject of great mystery and speculation. Society often characterizes UFOs as more of a pseudoscience or misinterpretation of reality than a…

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High Rise Operation: Lessons Learned & Comparison to Al-Shabaab

This Grey Dynamics Intelligence Report analyses the Operation High Rise/Zazi Bomb Plot in 2009. This will focus on intelligence-centric lessons that apply to the Al-Shabaab insurgency in Somalia for cooperation and surveillance. Operation High Rise Key Judgments KJ-1. Intelligence surveillance…

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What’s next for the US-Japan security alliance

Summary The US-Japan security alliance has been a cornerstone of American foreign policy in East Asia. When the alliance was first established, the US pledged to defend Japan from external forces after the Japanese 1947 constitution was adopted. This arrangement…

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Japanese Special Forces Group (SFGp)

The Japanese Special Forces Group (SFGp), or the 特殊作戦群 (Tokushusakusengun), originally known as the Special Operations Group (SOG) prior to a name change on March 26, 2008, was established on March 27, 2004 under the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces. The…

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Japanese intelligence Reform
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Reforming Japanese intelligence agencies

Summary Japan has sought to reform its intelligence agencies. The country has confronted various national security challenges since the end of the Cold War. Gray zone situations concerning Japanese territorial integrity by China, North Korea and to a certain extent,…

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CIA Vampires: US Meddling in the Philippines

In the shadowy war against communism led by the United States, the Philippines was subjected to a disturbing branch of psychological warfare by the CIA. Lt. Col Edward G. Lansdale was sent to end the guerilla Hukbalahap (or the “People’s…

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Colectivos: Maduro’s Venezuelan Militias

Why do Colectivos Matter? The Colectivos are one of the paramilitary units employed by the Chavista regime to minimise any realistic threat from the opposition. The methodology of support changes, whether its supressing protests or aiding what are almost certainly…

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World War Propaganda Posters

WW1 propaganda posters, and WW2 propaganda posters, are an essential component of psychological warfare in their involved time periods. World War 1 and 2 were the first Great Wars, and the testing ground for new types of warfare, on a…

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Gang Signs: Language of Violence

Gang signs are symbols and methods traditionally used by organized crime groups for the purpose of communication, both internally and externally. Each gang has its own unique lexicon of signs and symbols that come in forms, both visual or audible,…

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Impact of Web 3.0 on the US Intelligence Community

Summary: This growing trend in information sharing and financial systems will be attributed to a new form of asymmetrical warfare. One characteristic that is important forms, and Web 3.0s stark comparison to modern distributed guerilla networks already is their form….

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