World War IV Daily

10.13.2005

10.13.2005

WW4

Syrian Interior Minister Suicide - The Plot Thickens >>> It's unknown whether this was a real suicide or an 'Abu Nidal' suicide (shot six times in the head). The idea that Lebanon took this guy out is a little sensational, as is the rumor that Assad wanted him dead. Of course, anything is possible.

More on the Zawahiri Letter
>>> Dan Darling presents a very interesting look at Ayman al-Zawahiri, who appears to be remarkably in touch with how his war is going. Mr. Darling's analysis is very informative and definitely worth the read.
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OIF


Possible Bombing Spree Averted >>> This is an excellent example of Iraqi military units launching CT operations on their own. It is not known whether the intelligence that precipitated the raid was gathered through US sources, or by the Iraqi themselves. Reports of Iraqi military success are abundant, but little mention has been made regarding any development of Iraqi intelligence capabilities and organizations.
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DOMESTIC

More on Jamaat ul-Fuqra >>> Gates of Vienna posts another intriguing update into this continuing story.


New HUMINT Director >>> Hopefully all this reorganizing will make things more streamlined and efficient, but I wouldn't bet on it. 'Jose', the former CIA DDO, has an interesting job description: He will oversee all US HUMINT, while one of his deputies focuses specifically on the CIA's Directorate of Operations and the other works with the entire intelligence community, some 15 agencies in all.
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DEFENSE & TECHNOLOGY

Special Forces Gets New Dream Toy
>>> Another example of technology bridging the gap.

Remote Control Bradley? >>> The logical evolution from UAVs.

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