Islamic State: From Physical Caliphate to Virtual Jihad

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by Daniel Wagner and Giuseppe Del Vecchio Cyberspace is the ideal platform for terrorists because, unlike conventional warfare, barriers to entry into cyberspace are much lower. The price of entry is an Internet connection. The surreptitious use of the Internet to… Continue Reading  

The Pentagon’s New Wonder Weapons for World Dominion

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by Alfred W. McCoy Not quite a century ago, on January 7, 1929, newspaper readers across America were captivated by a brand-new comic strip, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.  It offered the country its first images of space-age death rays,… Continue Reading  

North Korea: Spyware vs. Spyware

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by John Feffer The cyberattack on Sony Pictures last month was a classic whodunit. The FBI, playing the role of Sherlock Holmes, visited the virtual crime scene, gathered up the evidence, and tried to piece together the motives of the… Continue Reading  

The New Obama Doctrine, A Six-Point Plan for Global War

Special Ops, Drones, Spy Games, Civilian Soldiers, Proxy Fighters, and Cyber Warfare By Nick Turse via Tom Dispatch It looked like a scene out of a Hollywood movie.  In the inky darkness, men in full combat gear, armed with automatic weapons… Continue Reading  

Hawks on Iran

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In response to a worrying trend in U.S. politics, Lobe Log publishes “Hawks on Iran” every Friday. Our posts highlight militaristic commentary and confrontational policy recommendations about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits.… Continue Reading