SPOTREP: Bennett Replaces Netanyahu as Israel Prime Minister

Spot Report After serving 15 years as Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu will be replaced by his right-wing protégé Naftali Bennett. First elected in 1996 for a single term, and then returning in 2009 to serve four consecutive terms, Netanyahu became synonymous with the Israeli government. In recent years, however, he has been embattled with …

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ThreatView – 13 June 2021

Major Events Cyber. Companies in the US have been hit hard with ransomware attacks in recent weeks, to the point where CNN has called it a “grave national security challenge.” The vulnerability of the interconnected infrastructure that spans basic utilities, medical care, food, and transportation sectors has been well known for decades, but little has …

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ThreatView – 6 June 2021

Major Events Chinese expansion. China is intently focused on holding their initiative in the Pacific with the Spratly and Paracel islands. Militarily, they provide a permanent blue-water navy capability that China otherwise lacks, and strategically they allow China to seize the initiative in the event of conflict with Taiwan. With China being increasingly provocative in …

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James Mattis

James Norman Mattis is a retired USMC General and served as the 26th Secretary of Defense. His personal biography, “Call Sign Chaos”, serves as an instructive manual for leadership and what it means to “keep the faith” and live a life of selfless service to your nation. “You cannot allow any of your people to …

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SPOTREP: North Korean Economy Growing More Desperate

Spot Report North Korea (NK) is among the world’s poorest nations, with widespread malnutrition. The COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened their situation as borders were closed and foreign aid was refused in order to stave off sickness. In addition, NK faced a recent series of natural disasters, further straining internal economic resources. Reports are coming …

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SPOTREP: Russian Signals Intelligence Vessel Operating off the Coast of Kauai

Spot Report A Russian signals intelligence vessel has been spotted operating 13 nautical miles off the coast of Kauai, in the State of Hawaii. The Soviet-era Vishnya-class Auxiliary General Intelligence, or AGI, ship Kareliya (SSV-535) was re-commissioned and returned to active service in 2014 to support intelligence operations. The vessel’s presence for the last several …

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