Archives: March, 2013

Doug Bedell — March 6, 2013, 9:41 am

‘Game Changers’ for the 2030s – An Intelligence Look Ahead

Time to pull back a bit for a big picture look at what might be looming down the road – say, around 2030. The National Intelligence Council has been presenting a multi-part look into the future and we’re catching up with it here via six “potential game changers”  out to the 2030s. They include the […]

Doug Bedell — March 4, 2013, 12:11 pm

Al-Qaeda’s Taunting Threats

Al-Qaeda’s war of nerves with the West continues with the latest issue of its English-language web magazine, Inspire. An article includes tips for torching automobiles and snarling traffic by causing oil-slicked highways or spreading “nailboards” on them. Wired spreads the word almost tongue-in-cheek, but the problem is, you never know when someone might pick up […]

Doug Bedell — March 1, 2013, 6:10 pm

Drones in Our Future Skies

A subject, we need to start following is the planned use of drones in U.S. skies for various surveillance purposes.  For instance, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a U.S. House committee recently that DHS is planning to use drones beyond border areas for “public safety” purposes, like monitoring forest fires. But here’s […]