Focusing on Relevant Stuff

It is about disrupting and holding accountable entrenched actors and conduct that have reared their ugly heads again and again over the years continuing to present.

This is the 2nd of limited information slides for documentation and reference purposes. Information, context and statements were previously and contemporaneously documented and independently verifiable. Conclusions and assessments are self-evident or clearly marked and separately identified. Related efforts are not recent and have been ongoing for a significant period.

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Never Too Late

Some problems need to be exposed and stopped. It is even more imperative when they are somewhat systemic — and especially when federal employees (albeit a handful or more but in leadership/decision-making positions and orchestrated in conduct) are not held accountable and allowed to continue violating the law, civil, and constitutional rights, intimidate, use violence and cause harm to witnesses, the public and their colleagues. Closely related issues are past and continued personal safety of individuals and violations of law and rights not addressed yet.

In the spirit of this blog … better late than never. It is not only not late, it is about disrupting and holding accountable entrenched actors and conduct that have reared their ugly heads again and again over the years continuing to present. Some times, only time, perceived weakened defenses, vulnerable victims and absence of restraints can lock individuals and their conduct sufficiently as to limit wiggle room, claims of being mistaken and deniability in general.

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The Opioid Crisis Becomes a National Security Threat

More hell from Morell! When a drug can also be weaponized as a WMD. This stuff is not about stings, managing the flow or having a few unreliable informants or cohorts in the supply chain but absolute interdiction before it gets in or interception if it does. Which means more NSC stuff: foreign HUMINT, SATINT, SIGINT and also CBP and ICE and less where is Waldo of shame.

On October 23, 2002, dozens of armed Chechen terrorists seized a Moscow theater and took some 850 people hostage. Because of the layout of the theater, the number of extremists, and the large amount of explosives in their possession, a SWAT-type raid was out of the question.

Fast forward to June 2016, when authorities in Vancouver, Canada seized one kilogram of carfentanil. The agent was sent via mail from China to an address in Canada, and it was hidden in a package that was declared on a customs form to be printer accessories. It was the largest seizure of carfentanil to date …

Source: The Opioid Crisis Becomes a National Security Threat

The Intelligence Studies Essay: “After you, Alphonse,” or Why Two Different Intelligence Agencies Now Attend National Security Council Meetings, Whether It Matters, and How to Mitigate the Potential Hazards

What impact will we see from President Trump’s revised executive order requiring both the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the CIA to participate in National Security Council deliberations?

Source: The Intelligence Studies Essay: “After you, Alphonse,” or Why Two Different Intelligence Agencies Now Attend National Security Council Meetings, Whether It Matters, and How to Mitigate the Potential Hazards

Belfer Center Launches “Defending Digital Democracy” Project To Fight Cyber Attacks and Protect Integrity of Elections | Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School launched a new, bipartisan initiative today called the “Defending Digital Democracy” (DDD) Project.

Source: Belfer Center Launches “Defending Digital Democracy” Project To Fight Cyber Attacks and Protect Integrity of Elections | Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs