The DIA may be the CIA’s ugly younger sister, but at least it can say it has better Youtube videos.
What motivates someone to betray their country and work for a foreign intelligence service? Randy Burkett from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School thinks we should look at motivations as more than MICE, the traditional framework for recruiting spies.
I wrote a post asking whether Edward Snowden and Wikileaks can be considered non-state spies on Joshua Fost’s State of Play collection on Medium.com.
Whether you’re interested in joining the US Foreign Service or want to gain a better idea of what life is really like for American diplomats, reading blogs written by FSOs and their families provides a great, personal perspective on the American foreign policy machine from Foggy Bottom to the world over.
If prostitution is the world’s oldest profession, espionage is surely a close second. Since time immemorial, spies have sussed out the secrets of enemies and friends alike, and spy-catchers have worked tirelessly to stop them. Even when they are dire enemies, the men and women who form the elite community of intelligence professionals hold at the very least a begrudging respect for each other.
When the fourth war of the Arab-Israeli conflict broke out in 1973, Israel found itself surprised and unprepared for the first time — a potentially fatal mistake. Human intelligence in the form of a high-ranking Egyptian official contributed to the strategic deception campaign that made the surprise attack possible.
The DIA is recruiting for its new Defense Clandestine Service. How does its recruiting compare to the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, and what do its differences say about its mission?
In part three of my Designing an Insurgency Wargame series, I discuss the political mechanics that are used to translate a player’s military means to political ends and power.
In the second part of my Designing an Insurgency Wargame series, I discuss the environment of the wargame and the mechanics surrounding it.
11/19/13 •The CIA should hire the DIA’s Youtube guy
10/08/13 •The cost of sea power, then and now
10/07/13 •Randy’s RASCLS: A new way of approaching clandestine recruitment
7/09/13 •Snowden & Wikileaks: Activists or Stateless Spies?
3/08/13 •Designing an insurgency wargame – Part 3: Political Mechanics
2/19/13 •Designing an insurgency wargame – Part 2: The Environment
1/11/13 •Designing an insurgency wargame – Part 1: The Basics
8/28/12 •Battling the beast: models of insurgency in Afghanistan