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Some sailors are easy

4 November, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

The NCIS says that a fistful of Lady Gaga tickets and the occasional hooker were all that the fat man needed to get information, and even to ensure vessels were diverted to shady ports. That one of the lead conspirators was a naturalized foreign national isn’t going to make life any easier for the thousands […]

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Able Archer 1983 – Intelligence History

4 November, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

An interesting look at 1983 in nuclear history, and thus intelligence history (Gordievsky defection and Soviet monitoring): http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/02/nato-war-game-nuclear-disaster With a rather more detailed article from Germany, always the potential ground zero: http://m.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/a-931489.html

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The Swiss internet

3 November, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

Famed for their confidentiality in banking (even with the new rules) some savvy Swiss are attempting to do for the internet what they’ve done for finance. Nice brand extension! Qatar already runs anonymizers and has since the 90s, but the Swiss are taking a different approach by applying privacy laws to the cloud, encrypted or […]

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Aftermath

3 November, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

Following the latest death-by-drone of a dirtbag (see Friday’s posting) Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador. Today’s local article and another. Why are they determined to negotiate with terrorists? It seems to be for purposes of religious cover in the media – see especially the second article, and given the recent few months’ crackdown on […]

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Minus one dirtbag

1 November, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10421524/Pakistani-Taliban-chief-killed-in-US-drone-strike.html

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