Friday, 18 October 2013
Saturday, 5 October 2013
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Have been meaning to write about the work of the "Syrian Electronic Army".
As mentioned in the article above, they have been very active. The latest target is a "military" one, compared to the previous attacks on news websites.
Marines.com is not the main USMC website. It's more of a promotional website for the Marines. So it is likely that no serious infiltration or loss of information has occurred.
The "attack" is more likely a hack on the DNS, to direct users who type www.marines.com to another website, instead of the real Marines.com website.
It is more an asymmetric attack. But it also brings to reality the many articles written about cyber warfare. Some have been dismissive, but it seems we no longer can ignore this threat.
Friday, 9 August 2013
Thursday, 8 August 2013
Gilad Schalit's capture, in his own words, part II
Thursday, 1 August 2013
More OSINT gems from Jane's. This time, Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) of the recent attack on military facilities in Syria.
Saturday, 27 July 2013
IHS Defense and Security: After recent IHS #satellite imagery analysis revealed a ballistic #missile facility near Al-Watah (http://bit.ly/14dQiZc), this IHS infographic shows potential strike ranges of #SaudiArabia's DF-21 and DF-3 #nuclear-capable intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) capabilities - with #Israel and #Iran well within range.
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
After completing basic military training (BMT) back in 2004, two platoon mates and I found to our dismay that we were being dispatched to be trained as logistics supervisors.
We were medically fit and while not exactly top performers, we had passed all the physical, marksmanship and field craft tests reasonably well. So we were mystified that the army had found us unsuitable for combat roles.
I went where I was sent, and it was not a "slack" non-combat role. That stint providing logistical support to about 100 men proved mentally draining at times, but I soon grew frustrated with a job I simply had no interest in.
After months of fighting administrative battles, I managed to get redeployed as a radio signaller. Relaying coded messages and bridging communications may not sound like much, but it was a world of excitement after dealing with inventory logs and ration schedules.