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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Raiding Bin Laden’s Treasure Trove – Document and Media Exploitation (DOMEX)

The “collection, analysis, and exploitation of captured equipment, documents, and media to generate actionable intelligence” called Document and Mediation Exploitation (DOMEX), is what is being conducted currently after US special forces have acquired computers and various storage devices and media from Osama bin Laden’s hideout. This entails data acquisition from stored images of suspect digital […]

OBL’s Role – Speculation or Knowledge?

Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations at Boston University: “The speculation is bin Laden’s role has become largely symbolic.” Boston Herald (02.05.2011) http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1334875 Lawrence Husick, senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Center on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security: “At the end, bin Laden’s role was more inspirational than operational [...].” Eurasia Review (03.05.2011) […]

OSINT Report: Definitions and Causes of Terrorism

Since it is often argued that one man’s “freedom fighter” may well be another man’s “terrorist”, defining terrorism becomes much more than a semantic or normative challenge, but a major legal and political concern. A workable legal and political definition of terrorism is required in order to understand its nature and to counter it efficiently. […]