[MEMBERS] Status of US Special Operations Command

In this Dispatch Report… (935 words)

  • SOCOM is undergoing a period of high operational tempo and significant transition.
  • Special operations forces will be increasingly relied on in low-intensity, nation-state warfare.
  • SOCOM’s current priorities are spread across three categories.
  • 8,000 special operations forces are deployed to over 80 countries.
  • And more…

[MEMBERS] Dispatch: Status of US Special Operations Command

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[MEMBERS] US Cyber Command: Status, Current Threats, and Risks

In this Dispatch Report… (1,627 words)

  • US “woefully unprepared” to address cyber security threats.
  • US Cyber Command on track to reach full operational capacity in fall 2018.
  • Countervalue targeting against the Russian government may be on the table to expand deterrence.
  • The worst-case cyber attack would include…
  • US law makers believe we cannot currently prevent cyber attacks.
  • And more…

[MEMBERS] Dispatch: US Cyber Command: Status, Current Threats, and Risks

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[MEMBERS]: CNO’s Ambitious Plan to Field Combat Ships Globally

Forward Observer added a new report to the Intelligence Dashboard. 

On Wednesday morning, the Chief of Navy Operations (CNO) released a white paper on the future of the Navy.  Citing a shift in the

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Ukrainian soldiers receive propaganda texts

Ukrainian soldiers reported that they received text messages from Russian forces in the region.  If true, then the Russian military is likely using ISMI-catchers to grab the cell phone number of Ukraine

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MONDAY MORNING UPDATE: WannaCry Malware Attacks

Since Friday, a ransomware attack has targeted Windows operating systems around the world, despite an available security patch that can prevent the exploit.  Three days into the global WannaCry malware

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Samuel Culper’s Appearance on The Hagmann Report

FO‘s Samuel Culper joins Doug and Joe on The Hagmann Report to talk about Afghanistan, Syria, leftist political violence, intelligence gathering, and more.

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REPORT: US is prepared to launch preemptive strike on North Korea

The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons

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NORTHCOM drafting first Arctic estimate for military planning

Due to be completed this fall, US Northern Command (NORTHCOM) is preparing a strategic military estimate of the Arctic.  According to JP 5-0, a strategic estimate “is a tool available to [combatant

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China Tells Military to be Ready to ‘Move’ to N. Korea Border

China has ordered its military to be on nationwide alert, in addition to areas near the North Korea border, as tensions escalate on the peninsula.The Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy, a nongovernmental organization in Hong Kong, said Beijing has ordered troops at all five military "regions" to maintain preparedness because of the situation in North Korea, according to Oriental Daily News in Hong Kong.

Source: China Tells Military to be Ready to 'Move' to N. Korea Border

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US Military Has ‘No Defense’ against Russian Nuclear Missiles, Top General Says

The U.S. could be vulnerable in the face of the threat posed by nuclear-capable

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