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1. RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, APRIL 29 (PUTIN’S WAR)
2. The hybrid war in Ukraine – Microsoft On the Issues
3. Ukrainian Officer’s Defiant Dispatch From Inside Mariupol’s Besieged Steel Plant
4. Europe’s special operators are watching Ukraine closely for lessons learned
5. Brutal Sect of Putin’s Army Accused of Murdering Their Own Comrades
6. Putin may declare war against “world’s Nazis” on “Victory Day:’ UK official
7. Cracks emerge in Russian elite as tycoons start to bemoan invasion
8. Opinion | The Five Conspiracy Theories That Putin Has Weaponized
9. Inside the Trevor Reed deal: From Oval Office to Moscow trip
10. A chilling Russian cyber aim in Ukraine: Digital dossiers
11. Disinformation Governance Board to tackle spread of misinformation in U.S., focusing on Russia and U.S.-Mexico border
12. The Backlash to DHS’s Anti-Disinformation Board Shows How US Law Is Falling Behind the Problem
13. Pentagon: Russian assault on Donbas “behind schedule”
14. Ukraine Has Asia Thinking About War
15. US National Guard’s aging battle taxis find new use in Ukraine fight
16. Army Futures Command learning from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
17. F-35 Pilot: NATO Could ‘Completely Destroy the Russian Forces’
18. U.S. Restarts National Guard Training Mission for Ukrainian Soldiers
19. Could Insurgency Offer Ukraine a Decisive Edge?
20. Russia Has Already Lost the Ukraine War
21. Ukraine admits ‘serious losses’ in eastern battles, but says Russia’s are ‘colossal’
22. Bedlam at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport after family packs unexploded shell
23. The Navy’s First Medical Ship In 35 Years Will Be Unlike Any Before It
24. Remember the Real: Cyberspace, Misinformation, and Human Action
25. Redesigning Army Special Operations Forces Talent Management for the 21st Century

Korean News Content:

1. N. Korean leader vows to ‘preemptively’ contain nuclear threats by hostile forces
2. North Korea’s Next Nuclear Test: How Big Could It Be?
3. FM nominee reaffirms push for hotline among two Koreas, U.S. for dialogue anytime
4. Kim Jong-un has started to make nuclear threats. Did he learn this from Putin’s strategy of escalation? What he’s protecting as his people starve…(ISHIMARU Jiro)
5. North Koreans wait 17 hours for compulsory viewing of Pyongyang military parade
6. China halts freight train traffic with North Korea
7. Defectors Pepper North Korea With Photos of South’s Incoming President
8. Kim Jong Un could use nuclear arsenal to dominate Korean peninsula, warn experts
9. Opinion | Kim Jong Un is adopting Putin’s Ukraine playbook
10. Int’l Rights Groups Call for Abolishment of Anti-Pyongyang Leaflet Ban
11. South Korea’s new president steps into a geopolitical minefield
12. The Democratic Party’s Prosecution Reform Bill in Korea Resembles Socialist China’s Public Security System
13. Perpetrator of South Korea’s ‘Bitcoin-gate’ untraceable
14. Police say anti-US military activist vandalized Douglas MacArthur statue in South Korea

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5/13/22 National Security and Korean News and Commentary

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National Security News Content:

1. RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MAY 12 (PUTIN’S WAR)
2. Flag Officer Announcements (New JSOC Commander)
3. US intelligence community launches review following Ukraine and Afghanistan intel failings
4. U.S. Embraces Finland’s Move Toward NATO Membership. What About Ukraine?
5. Marine Raiders tackle ‘influencing’ to disrupt adversaries before the fight
6. Here’s what US Army leaders are learning from the Russia-Ukraine war
7. The Russians Lost An Entire Battalion Trying To Cross A River In Eastern Ukraine
8. FDD | Biden Should Press WHO to Suspend Russia
9. F.B.I. Told Israel It Wanted Pegasus Hacking Tool for Investigations
10. Are the U.S. and Russia Destined for War over Ukraine?
11. Seven (Initial) Drone Warfare Lessons from Ukraine
12. No Marshall Plan for Ukraine
13. Lawmakers worry Army doesn’t have basing agreements for long-range fires
14. Why the West just can’t get enough of Zelensky
15. Challenge of maintaining US ‘arsenal of democracy’
16. Satellite images ‘suggest China is practising missile strikes on targets in Taiwan and Guam’
17. Afghanistan: Resistance Front claims killing of 22 Taliban members in Panjshir
18. The US may be using Ukraine as a blueprint for how Taiwan could stop a Chinese invasion
19. Will Ukraine Break The Back Of Beleaguered US Indo-Pacific Strategy? – Analysis
 

Korean News Content:

1. N. Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak
2. Analysis: COVID crisis could deepen N.Korea food shortages amid drought warnings
3. North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles amid first virus outbreak
4. Yoon offers to send COVID-19 vaccines to N. Korea
5. N. Korea appears ready for nuclear test: presidential official
6. Top S. Korean, U.S. diplomats agree to continue consultations on N.K. humanitarian aid
7. U.S. supports efforts to contain COVID-19, vaccinate people in N. Korea: State Dept.
8. Explainer: How North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak could ignite a major health crisis
9. Allies’ North Korea policy at crossroads amid COVID spread in Pyongyang
10. Biden considering Korea DMZ visit when traveling to Asia this month
11. Why Did N.Korea Finally Admit COVID Outbreak?
12. Reps. Steel, Kim Push Administration to Reaffirm Commitment to U.S./South Korean Alliance – OKN
13. North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: A New Practice Creates a New Analytical Challenge
14. North Korea in a sudden shock Covid crisis

Dave Maxwell
Fri, 05/13/2022 – 9:22am
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This Unsettling Army Recruitment Video Is a Master Class in Psychological Warfare

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This unsettling Army recruitment video is a master class in psychological warfare

The must watch video is at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA4e0NqyYMw This is so important I am not waiting until tomorrow to send this out.  I really want to highlight it.
 
Kudos to 4th PSYOP Group. Whenever anyone asks me what is PSYOP I will be showing this video from now on.  This is very well done though I know it will generate a lot of controversy.  This illustrates irregular war thinking* better than anything else I have seen in recent years. I will be linking this video in every future paper I write on irregular, unconventional, and political warfare.
“Irregular Warfare Thinking”*
Because IW is the dominant form of war in the emergent human domain.  
We need to infuse “irregular warfare thinking”* into DOD and “political warfare thinking” into the US government.
*What is “Irregular warfare thinking?”  It is thinking about the human element in the full spectrum of competition and conflict up to and including conventional and nuclear war. It includes but is not limited to all aspects of lawlessness, subversion, insurgency, terrorism, political resistance, non-violent resistance, political violence, urban operations, stability operations, post-conflict operations, cyber operations, operations in the information environment  (e.g., strategic influence through information advantage, information and influence activities, public diplomacy, psychological operations, military information support operations, public affairs), working through, with and by indigenous forces and populations, irregular warfare, political warfare, economic warfare, alliances, diplomacy, and statecraft in all regions of the world.  
Irregular warfare is the military contribution to political warfare.  Political warfare is the action of the whole of government in strategic competition.
V/R
Dave Maxwell
 
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This unsettling Army recruitment video is a master class in psychological warfare

“Everything is a weapon. Even this video.”

taskandpurpose.com · by Haley Britzky · May 13, 2022

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A new and somewhat unnerving recruiting pitch from the Army’s 4th Psychological Operations Group asks viewers one simple question: “Have you ever wondered who’s pulling the strings?”

The three-and-a-half minute, movie trailer-esque video was released by the 4th PSYOP Group on Youtube on May 2. Since then it’s brought in almost 250,000 views, and it’s not hard to see why: This is not your father’s recruiting commercial.

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Dave Maxwell
Fri, 05/13/2022 – 1:42pm
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5/14/22 National Security and Korean News and Commentary

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National Security News Content:

1. RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MAY 13 (PUTIN’S WAR)
2. RUSSIAN ANNEXATION OF OCCUPIED UKRAINE IS PUTIN’S UNACCEPTABLE “OFF-RAMP”
3. Is Putin Sick – Or Are We Meant to Think He Is?
4. Interview: Why The ‘Failure’ Of Russian Spies, Generals Is Leading To ‘Apocalyptic’ Thinking In The Kremlin
5. DARPA wants to model how ‘disinformation’ flows from fringe to mainstream platforms
6. Modern Resistance – Learning From Non-Western Examples
7. Escape From Moscow
8. With eye on China’s zero-Covid chaos, Taiwan seizes chance to open up
9. China builds simulated Taiwan port, ship to test missiles: military analyst
10. Strategies of Unusual Size
11. Can Russia and the West Survive a Nuclear Crisis in Ukraine?
12. Could a Korean-Style Armistice End the Russia-Ukraine War?
13. Chinese Views of the US and Russia After the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
14. Why Ukraine Is the Best Place to be a Comedian
15. Europe’s new Iron Lady: Estonian prime minister Kaja Kallas
16. The Covert Operation to Back Ukrainian Independence that Haunts the CIA

Korean News Content:

1. N. Korea leader says his country faces ‘great turmoil’ due to COVID-19 spread
2. Seoul could offer vaccine, medicine if Pyongyang requests
3. Rubio, Kaine Introduce Bill to Reauthorize North Korean Human Rights Act
4. How will South Korea-China relations unfold under Yoon administration?
5. Does US support Yoon’s hawkish stance on North Korea?
6. Korea, U.S. resume combined medical support exercise
7. Project Reveal: North Korean Digital Controls
8. Managing Instability in North Korea
9. North Korea: Kim Jong-un declares Covid outbreak a ‘great disaster’
10. EXPLAINER: What’s behind North Korea’s COVID-19 admission?
 

Dave Maxwell
Sat, 05/14/2022 – 10:30am
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