The new way the Army will conduct information operations

A new guide from the U.S. Army tells soldiers thinking about information warfare missions to consider a simple task: build a street map.

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Prosecuting Wikileaks, Protecting Press Freedoms: Drawing the Line at Knowing Collaboration with a Foreign Intelligence Agency

Top law professor who was witness for defense of Chelsea Manning, explains why Assange’s actions in 2016 may be very different.

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Harvard hoax site claims former Mossad chief called Liberman a Russian agent

Website designed to look like university department falsely claims Tamir Pardo, who actually did give a talk there last week, predicted Netanyahu would fire the defense minister

Source: Harvard hoax site claims former Mossad chief called Liberman a Russian agent

Information Warfare Past, Present, and Future

Tactical, operational, and strategic success requires a cultural change to reconcile institutional aversion and reluctance toward non-lethal information warfare. To dominate the information domain before, during, and after the next conflict, significant change is required in the U.S. military’s approach toward training and education of information as a warfighting function, and information operations as a discipline.

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CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s death, official says – CNNPolitics

You shall know the truth and the truth shall … be brutal. Once out, this one could not be sugar coated, and if he with is strategic importance, status, power, relationships and wealth does not get a pass (in assessments) no one does. 

How context, profiles, actions, timelines, sequences, HUMINT, SIGNIT and surveillance in aggregate and in a mosaic tell a story. It is integrity. Did I just accuse CIA of having integrity? I thought that was an FBI thing!

The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite the Saudi government’s denials that the de facto ruler was involved, according to a senior US official.

Source: CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s death, official says – CNNPolitics

A View from the Digital Trenches – Lessons from Year One of Hamilton 68

Summary The Russian government’s active measures campaign during the 2016 U.S. presidential election was a watershed moment in the study of modern information operations. Revelations that the Kremlin had purchased divisive political ads on social media platforms, leaked private campaign e-mails, established social media groups to organize offline protests, and deployed paid government trolls

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How The Wall Street Journal is preparing its journalists to detect deepfakes

“We have seen this rapid rise in deep learning technology and the question is: Is that going to keep going, or is it plateauing? What’s going to happen next?”

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