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GroupIntel migrating to OODA Loop

GroupIntel migrating to OODA Loop

By • on January 1, 2014

After a nine year run, this blog is being migrated over to OODA Loop. Please visit www.oodaloop.com for continued intelligence, analysis, and insight. The GroupIntel Network, with is 400+ members, will remain at Network.Groupintel.com

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Expert Analysis

Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency

Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency

By • on October 17, 2012

In sum, this anthology represents some of the best and brightest scholars of today who are writing on the evolving security environment in Mexico and the

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Anders Behring Breivik: A Lethal Mind in an Unlikely Place

Anders Behring Breivik: A Lethal Mind in an Unlikely Place

By • on July 26, 2011

“I explained to God that unless he wanted the Marxist-Islamist alliance and the certain Islamic takeover of Europe to completely annihilate European

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The Projected Al Qaeda Use of Body Cavity Suicide Bombs Against High Value Targets

The Projected Al Qaeda Use of Body Cavity Suicide Bombs Against High Value Targets

By • on April 11, 2011

Dr. Robert J. Bunker has been working for the last few years on assessing the potential use of body cavity bombs (BCB) or body cavity suicide bombs (BCSB)

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Reference

bin Laden letters released

bin Laden letters released

By • on May 3, 2012

“This report is a study of 17 declassified documents captured during the Abbottabad raid and released to the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC). They

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FBI Terrorism Quick Reference Card

FBI Terrorism Quick Reference Card

By • on January 15, 2010

“First responding officers should be aware of suspicious factors that may indicate a possible terrorist threat. These factors should be considered

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JASON report on Black Swan Events

JASON report on Black Swan Events

By • on November 4, 2009

The JASON group has produced a very interesting report on the probability of Black Swan type events.  Download

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Technology

Emergency communications in 140 characters or less

Emergency communications in 140 characters or less

By • on March 26, 2009

The Public Service of New Hampshire used Twitter to keep customers informed during a treacherous winter storm In the midst of a Dec. 11 ice storm unprecedented

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Exploring a ‘Deep Web’ That Google Can’t Grasp

Exploring a ‘Deep Web’ That Google Can’t Grasp

By • on February 23, 2009

One day last summer, Google’s search engine trundled quietly past a milestone. It added the one trillionth address to the list of Web pages it knows

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Terrorists turn technology into weapon of war in Mumbai

Terrorists turn technology into weapon of war in Mumbai

By • on November 29, 2008

Have we seen the future of terrorist cells? Messenger bags, AK-47s, jeans, hoodies, and Blackberry phones. Among their arsenal of weapons are bags of

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Knowledge

NIC Publishes New Paper On Global Health

NIC Publishes New Paper On Global Health

By • on January 10, 2009

Yesterday, they published an excellent paper on the Strategic Implications of Global Health, complete with some truly outstanding charts and graphics.

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Social Media Intel Links

Social Media Intel Links

By • on November 27, 2008

While social media sites have served as valuable Intel sources in the past, the Mumbai attacks demonstrated just how valuable these sites can be for real-time

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Will Terrorists Go Nuclear?

Will Terrorists Go Nuclear?

By • on September 26, 2008

Will terrorists go nuclear? That is the essential questioned posed by counterterrorism expert Brian Jenkins in a book of the same title. Jenkins has

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Current Intel

Bill would label Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups

“In a potential escalation of the U.S. attack on Mexican drug cartels, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, introduced legislation Wednesday to designate four Mexican drug cartels as ‘foreign terrorist

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Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) Help All Aspects of Law Enforcement

“That doesn’t look right.”  The phrase is said or thought by law enforcement officers frequently.  Every officer can relate to situations that leave you wondering what you just saw.  Besides the

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FBI center takes on $1 billion ID project  

“The Clarksburg FBI complex is taking part in a $1 billion project that will enable law enforcement agencies to identify criminals and terrorists by physical characteristics more quickly and accurately,

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Financial Terrorism Suspected in 2008 Economic Crash

“Evidence outlined in a Pentagon contractor report suggests that financial subversion carried out by unknown parties, such as terrorists or hostile nations, contributed to the 2008 economic crash

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Using the “So What?” factor in analysis

I was working as an intelligence analyst for a fusion center early in my intelligence career.  During my daily reading I came across a piece of information that not only had a reliable source with great

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WikiLeaks: FBI hunts the 9/11 gang that got away

“Secret documents reveal that the three Qatari men conducted surveillance on the targets, provided ‘support’ to the plotters and had tickets for a flight to Washington on the eve of the atrocities. The

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FBI Briefs International Partners on Operational Priorities

“On November 1, 2010, the FBI’s International Operations Division hosted approximately 100 international attachés currently assigned to their countries’ embassies in the United States. These

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Homeland Security Releases 2010 Risk Lexicon

“Developed by the DHS Risk Steering Committee (RSC), the purpose of the DHS Risk Lexicon is to establish and make available a comprehensive list of terms and meanings relevant to the practice of

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Counter Terrorism Control Centre opened

“Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland and Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) Director-General David Irvine have opened the Australian Counter

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NATO official: Bin Laden, deputy hiding in northwest Pakistan

“Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri are believed to be hiding close to each other in houses in northwest Pakistan, but are not together, a senior NATO official said. ‘Nobody in

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