LESC Links January 15th 2010

A Bridge Too Far?

“The New York terrorism trials could overwhelm the city, warns the NYPD’s top cop.”

LEADERSHIP OR POLITCAL CORRECTNESS? ~Fred

Dallas police make arrests in ATM theft ring

“One of the suspects now in custody is a quadriplegic who detectives believe was in charge of the theft ring.”

PATTERNS OF CONFLICT AND STEREOTYPES

Suspect in Northwest Airlines bomb plot had round-trip ticket

“The alleged Christmas Day airline bomber had purchased a round-trip ticket -- not a one- way fare, as has been widely reported -- the Obama administration told congressional aides in a closed briefing Tuesday.”

Do we have our eyes wide open or wide shut? ADVERSARIAL PATTERNS CHANGE!

Officials: ‘Credible Intelligence’ on Terror Attack Planning Against U.S.

“Credible intelligence has emerged that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is plotting another attack against the United States and U.S. interests abroad, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday.

The intelligence is described as not specific about time, place or method of attack, but is being taken seriously, according to this official.”

SUPERIOR SITUATIONAL AWAENESS AND COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS! FIGHT COMPLACENCY! ~Fred

Moore’s Law and Whole Body Imaging: Moving Technology to the Next Level

“Data, technology and intelligence analysis does not become a solution until such time as the information can be conveyed to the human decision maker in near real-time and visualization greatly expedites the process and comprehension. Moore’s law will kick in here shortly, and WBI will become yet another ubiquitous aspect of air travel. Our adversaries will learn of our screening technology, and they will have to devise new avenues to pursue. This will give us time to detect them and offer greater incentives to discontinue their behavior.”

GATHERING EXPLICIT REAL TIME INFORMATION…LINKED TO HUMAN OBSREVATION-ORIENTATION- DECISION MAKING and ACTION!

Don’t forget to ADAPT~Fred

A Jihadist's Destiny

“Measured in one way, it was a spectacular operational success for Islamic extremists. To convince not only the C.I.A., but the best spy agency in the Arab world, Jordan’s General Intelligence Directorate, that their agent was really working for the West showed superior trade craft. The Jordanian doctor, Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, who blew himself up along with a Jordanian and seven C.I.A. case officers, was fed just enough low-level information to keep the C.I.A. and G.I.D. interested and alive to the possibility that he could lead them into the very soul of jihad. Instead, in the classic double agent formula, he led them to their own destruction.”

INTERACTION AND DECEPTION TO ACHIEVE GOALS ~Fred