Daily Archive: September 5, 2019

US Sanctions Threats Won’t Stop Russia-Africa Security Cooperation

The US’ reported threats to sanction African countries that buy Russian weaponry won’t succeed in stopping security cooperation between Moscow and its partners, though it’s nevertheless a clever way to try to exploit those nations’ “deep state” divisions in a desperate bid to reverse Russian influence in the continent. *** Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zakharova warned last week that the...

Undermining Israeli Deterrence, Hezbollah is Preparing to Shoot Down a Drone

Hezbollah is preparing to down an Israeli drone in the coming days, after leaving time for Israeli politicians and media to increase their criticism and attacks on Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, accused of undermining Israel’s vital deterrence strategy in force since 1955.  The Secretary General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, has decided to make his own contribution to the forthcoming...

Pentagon Wants to Police Social Media Fake News and Deep Fakes

The U.S. wants to use the military’s Pentagon arm to police fake news online; what can possibly go wrong? According to reports, the Pentagon’s DARPA research agency has announced it will deploy online cyber forces to watch for “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks,” using specialized software to detect deep fakes of photos, videos and audio clips, Bloomberg reported. The Defense Advanced...