Dr. Strangelove, Made in Israel

By Philip Giraldi Anti-War.com

Vulcan Jew: Norton A. Schwartz

One would expect the Air Force’s top civilian adviser to be someone who has spent some time in the US military or who has a very particular educational or skills set that brings something special to what is, after all, a very senior and sensitive position.  Not so.  Dr. Lani Kass, who is the senior Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force General Norton A. Schwartz, was born, raised, and educated in Israel and then served in that country’s military where she reached the rank of major.  She has a PhD in Russian studies but advises Air Force Generals on Cyberwarfare, terrorism, and the Middle East.  And Kass appears to have close and continuing ties to her country of birth, frequently spicing her public statements with comments about life in Israel while parroting simplistic views of the nature of the Islamic threat that might have been scripted in Tel Aviv’s Foreign Ministry. 

Kass’ official Air Force bio, which has been expunged from the Pentagon website possibly due to less than flattering commentary regarding her appointment, indicates that since January 2006 she has been “the principal adviser on policy and strategy and formulates, develops, implements, and communicates the policies, programs and goals of the Air Force.”  Another official bio adds that she “…conducts numerous complex, high priority special assignments involving research and fact-finding to develop analyses, position and issue papers, and generate new initiatives based on a variety of strategic subjects of critical importance to the Joint Staff and/or the Joint Force.” There have also been suggestions that Kass has recently become an informal adviser to Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Middle Eastern policy.

Dr. Lani Kass is married to Norman Kass, a former Pentagon Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and resides in McLean, Virginia.  She has been naturalized as a US citizen and is presumably a dual national who now holds both American and Israeli passports.  Her three children were all born in Israel.  While it is perhaps not unusual for American citizens to volunteer with the Israel Defense Forces as White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel did in 1991, it would have to be considered unprecedented for a senior Israeli military officer to obtain a high level position at the Pentagon.  In fact, it is hard to imagine that anyone carrying out a security background investigation would approve such a transition under any circumstances, suggesting the possibility that Kass’s ascent to high office might have been aided or even godfathered by friends in key positions who were able to override or circumvent normal procedures.

Dr. Kass’s full first name is Ilana and her maiden name is Dimant.  She has a 1971 BA in political-science and Russian area studies, summa cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a 1976 joint PhD from the Kaplan School of the Hebrew University and Columbia University in international affairs.  She apparently met her husband Norman at Columbia.  Both she and her husband are fluent in Russian and Hebrew.   After completing her PhD, she served in the Israeli Air Force, achieving the rank of major.  For those who are unfamiliar with the military, the rank of major is a senior rank that normally would be awarded to a career officer. 

Between 1979 and 1981, Kass worked at the Russian research Center of Booz Allen and Hamilton [Dov Zakheim, 9/11 operative now works there — INCOG]. Between 1985 and 2005 she held the position of Professor of Military Strategy and Operations of the National War College. In 1992 Dr. Kass obtained a senior position at the Pentagon as Special Assistant to the Director, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5).  Dick Cheney was Secretary of Defense at the time.  She returned to the Pentagon under Secretary William Cohen and stayed on during 2000 – 2001 as Senior Policy Adviser and Special Assistant for Strategic Initiatives to the Director, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5) under Donald Rumsfeld.

In early November 2006, US Air Force officials formed the Air Force Cyberspace Command that had the “authority to launch wars in cyberspace.”  The command was reported to be “largely the brainchild of Dr. Lani Kass, director of the Air Force Cyberspace Task Force.”

Dr. Kass’ position and access inevitably raise a number of questions.  Her appointment is somewhat unseemly, which even the Air Force appeared to recognize when it removed her bio from the website.  Surely there must be qualified Americans who would be both delighted and proud to serve their country in the position she holds.  Surely someone in Washington must see the security implications of a former foreign military officer holding a high level post in the Pentagon with full access to classified information.  To challenge Dr. Kass’s position is not to question her academic credentials and intelligence or even her ability or integrity, but it is not unreasonable to ask why the Pentagon would appoint to a sensitive position someone who was born, raised, and served at a senior level with the armed forces in a foreign country. 

And it is also not unreasonable to stop and consider whether Kass might well be an agent working for the Israeli government, which aggressively spies against the United States. She left Israel and began her journey through the US defense department in 1981, when Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard was still active. Israeli intelligence certainly was then and is now capable of what is referred to in intelligence jargon as a seeding operation in which “a mole” is placed in an innocuous position and expected to rise higher, eventually obtaining access to top secret information and even sometimes winding up in a position in which it is possible to direct policy as a so-called agent of influence.  Kass started her ascent by working on Russia for beltway bandit Booz Allen Hamilton, quite likely for completely innocent reasons but also possibly because it was a non-threatening way to ease her entry into the world of government contractors. 

In seeking to discover how she wound up where she is now it is fair to ask how exactly she obtained the positions that she has held with the Pentagon and who sponsored her through the bureaucracy.  How did she manage to obtain a clearance in spite of the obvious red flags in her background?  In light of legitimate security concerns, has she been polygraphed, what questions about her relationship with her former country were asked, and what were her answers?  Was any deception indicated?  Has she been re-polygraphed recently?  This is not intended as harassment or as any accusation against Kass but rather to determine if she has been subject to normal and appropriate security measures.  CIA officers are, for example, required to undergo polygraph exams every five years and the questions concentrate on possible unreported relationships with foreign governments.

Critics note that while Kass is genuinely an expert on Russia, she has little background to qualify her as an authority on the currently fashionable Cyberwarfare, where she has somehow turned herself into a major spokesman through mastery of the necessary buzzwords and talking points.  Nor does she have any genuine expertise on the Middle East or on terrorism to share with Mullen and others, apart from her own Israeli perspective.  Her access to the highest levels of the Air Force also raises the questions of just what is she advising and what does she know?  Does she support an air war against Iran, for example, and is she actively promoting that option?  Does she know how the Obama Administration will react if Tel Aviv tries to stage a unilateral attack on Iran?  Such information would be pure gold for the Israeli government.

There are indications that Dr. Kass is a major player in shaping US security policy.  She has been described as a “key participant” in the development of the national strategy for combating terrorism, as well as the national military strategic plan for the Global War on Terrorism. In September 2007, The Times of London reported that she was a leading participant in “Project CHECKMATE, a “highly confidential strategic planning group tasked with ‘fighting the next war’ as tensions rise with Iran” that was “quietly established” by the US Air Force in June 2007 as a “successor to the group that planned the 1991 Gulf War’s air campaign.”

Also per The Times, CHECKMATE “consists of 20-30 top air force officers and defense and cyberspace experts with ready access to the White House, the CIA and other intelligence agencies.” Its director Brigadier-General Lawrence A. Stutzriem and Kass reported directly to General Michael Moseley, at the time chief of staff of the Air Force. The Times cited Defense sources saying, “detailed contingency planning for a possible attack on Iran has been carried out for more than two years.” Regarding Iran operations, Kass was quoted as saying “We can defeat Iran, but are Americans willing to pay the price?”

Dr. Kass is not directly linked to any neoconservative groups but appears to be a kindred spirit, possessing a Manichean world view.  Her comment cited above about defeating Iran has a dismissive tone to it, as if she is not identifying as an American herself. And she is also reported to have said “Remember what Israelis tell their children when they cry: ‘Don’t cry — you want to be a paratrooper don’t you?’” Some other public utterances are also revealing, suggesting that if General Schwartz and Admiral Mullen are actually listening to her it is no surprise that some US defense and security policies are largely based on simplistic bumper sticker analysis.  In a speech at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho on July 9, 2007, she said radical Muslims hate the western world because Europe took their dominant political position away and they want it back.  To support her claim she produced a map taken from an obscure Jihadi website showing the entire world depicted as the “United States of Islam,” in which everyone will have to follow Sharia Muslim law.  Kass likes to use the map as a prop in many of her public appearances.  In her speech she explained that Muslims hate western culture and want to dominate the world, adding that because radical Islam has a “culture of death” all those who do not submit to Islam must die, an assertion so absurd that one suspects her political analysis derives from the Free Republic website.  She also compared all Americans to sheep and sheepdogs.  The former keep their heads down hoping that someone else will be eaten by wolves a.k.a. terrorists while the latter fight back.  Kass sees herself as a sheepdog.  For her Air Force audience she concluded that the long war against the Islamists will end “when they learn to love their children more than they hate us,” a comment originally attributed to Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir.

Kass’s powerpoint demonstration “A Warfighting Domain,” dated September 26, 2006, is equally scary, and more than a little Strangelovean in its language and appeal.  It includes the map of the United States of Islam and defines the “mission” as “to fly and fight in the Air, Space, and Cyberspace.”  She boasts “as Airmen we are the nation’s premier multi-dimensional maneuver force, with the agility, reach, speed, stealth, payload, precision, and persistence to deliver global effects at the speed of sound and the speed of light.”  Her objective?  To “foster a force of 21st century warriors, capable of delivering the full spectrum of kinetic and non-kinetic, lethal and non-lethal effects in the Air, Space, and Cyber domains.”

Dr. Kass the Kremlinologist might have been a dab hand at interpreting the Nomenklatura standing on top of Lenin’s tomb but her embrace of Cyberwar and her comments relating both to terrorism and the state of the Middle East make one wonder how she has ascended to her lofty perch…and equally why she should remain there.  Legitimate security concerns about her possible conflicted loyalty and her intentions should have blunted her trajectory long ago.  But on the other hand, the global war on terror is so much of a joke that it perhaps needs someone like Dr. Kass to symbolize its absurdity and to launch the US Air Force on a vital new mission replete with lethal warrior-airmen delivering “global effects” at the speed of light.  At an estimated cost of $100 billion, one might add.  Captain Kirk?  Are you ready to beam me up?  Things are getting kind of strange down here.

Israel First: More on Dr. Lani Klass


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151 Responses to Dr. Strangelove, Made in Israel

  1. Marshall says:

    Kay Griggs spills the beans on Jew activity in the military and generally strange and depraved behavior overall…

  2. GTRman says:

    Cannibal im listening to that Alan Hart audio is fantastic. Recommended.

  3. WHITE PATRIOT says:

    Flanders- I thought in one way Gordon Duff was presenting it as a conceivable objective the military generals might pursue. Another reading or maybe a comment to it suggested that it was a zionist propaganda ploy or a way to ACTUALLY put Israhell in control of the USA and a coup to oust the nigger puppet. Either it is possible concrete military action to regain control of the country or it is a staged coup with the kike’s operatives already in place. (except the fuckers already have the federal government hijacked so this isn”t really necessary). I really do like the idea of the military generals obeying their oaths and sending these evil creatures packing TO THE FEMA CAMPS. HEHE

  4. Flanders says:

    Cannibal Rabbi, If you are here to “educate” us with those pithy comments – Don’t. You engage in what seem at best to be drunken ramblings and you expect admiration?

    Feds Issue Terror Watch for the Texas/Mexico Border

    “The Department of Homeland Security is alerting Texas authorities to be on the lookout for a suspected member of the Somalia-based Al Shabaab terrorist group who might be attempting to travel to the U.S. through Mexico, a security expert who has seen the memo tells FOXNews.com.

    The warning follows an indictment unsealed this month in Texas federal court that accuses a Somali man in Texas of running a “large-scale smuggling enterprise” responsible for bringing hundreds of Somalis from Brazil through South America and eventually across the Mexican border. Many of the illegal immigrants, who court records say were given fake IDs, are alleged to have ties to other now-defunct Somalian terror organizations that have merged with active organizations…”.


  5. Cannibal Rabbi says:

    Is Metzger a jew????????

    Or a jew front?????

    Just speculating. All not being what it appears to be these old days.

    Some of his input in that interview, was behind the curve, to say the least, for a guy so dyed in the wool.



  6. Flanders says:

    I know exactly what you mean, White Patriot, because I thought the same thing on the first reading. Gordon Duff did a masterful job in placing the right emphasis in the correct places and in understanding what he was dealing with.

    I think we all would all like to see our military leaders do the job that our military is actually for. We hope that they will when it is necessary, but it is ridiculous that Americans should even have that doubt that they will. Many of us of course would support them under the right circumstances, but we don’t want them going off unprepared or without appropriate direction in what they need to accomplish. I hope that they are ready and prepared with appropriate information at hand, and I trust that they will have.

    I do know the first indication that freedom is at hand will be when the false media is removed. I will be sufficiently convinced that true freedom has been regained when American media is in place and speaking open truth. A truthful and open media should be the first objective for any American. Media is a constant reminder that we are under occupation.

  7. Cannibal Rabbi says:


    “Cannibal Rabbi, If you are here to “educate” us with those pithy comments – Don’t. You engage in what seem at best to be drunken ramblings and you expect admiration?”

    I like the way you use the royal “us”.

    I expect nothing.That’s the best approach to life.
    Then when you get something, it’s a nice surprise.

    Another i’ve done sweet f.a. to alienate!!

    By gum, i’m popular tonight.

  8. Cannibal Rabbi says:


    You and the other guy seem to be under the (false) impression that i’m permanently three sheets to the wind.How come.

    Have i stumbled into a temperance revival meeting by mistake?

    Twelve step’s anybody.

  9. Dave says:


  10. Cannibal Rabbi says:


    Thirteen more words, we got ourselves a haiku.

    We can both present it to Akira, to take his mind off his troubles!!


    Yeah, breaker one-nine, this here’s the Rubber Duck,
    You got a copy on me Pigpen? C’mon.)
    (Ah yeah, ten-four Pigpen, for sure, for sure.
    By golly it’s clean clear to Flagtown. C’mon.)
    (Yeah, that’s a big ten-four there Pigpen. Yeah, we definitely got the
    Front door good buddy. Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a haiku)

    It was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June
    In a Kenworth pullin logs
    Cab over Pete with a reefer on
    And a Jimmy haulin hogs
    We’s headed for bear on eye-one-oh
    About a mile outta Shakeytown
    I says Pigpen, this here’s the Rubber Duck
    And I’m about to put the hammer down

    Coz we got a little old haiku rockin’ thru the night
    Yeah we got a little old haiku aint she a beautiful sight
    Come on and join our haiku aint nothin’ gonna get in our way
    We gonna roll this truckin’ haiku ‘cross the USA

    (Ah, breaker,
    Pigpen this here’s the Duck and you wanna back off on them hogs?)
    (Ah, ten-four, about five mile or so)
    (Ten roger, them hogs is gettin’ IN-tense up here)

    By the time we got into Tulsa town we had 85 trucks in all
    But they’s a roadblock up on the cloverleaf
    And them bears ‘s wall to wall
    Yeah them smokeys ‘s thick as bugs on a bumper
    They even had a bear in the air
    I says Callin’ all trucks, this here’s the Duck
    We about to go a-huntin’ bear

    Coz we got a great big haiku rockin’ thru the night
    Yeah we got a great big haiku aint she a beautiful sight
    Come on and join our haiku aint nothin’ gonna get in our way
    We gonna roll this truckin’ haiku across the USA

    (Ah, you want to give me a ten-nine on that Pigpen?)
    (Ah, negatory Pigpen, you’re still too close.
    Yeah them hogs is startin’ to close up my sinuses.
    Mercy’s sakes you better back off another ten)

    Well we rolled up Interstate Forty-Four
    Like a rocket sled on rails
    We tore up all of our swindle sheets
    And left ’em sittin’ on the scales
    By the time we hit that Shi town
    Them bears was a-gettin’ smart
    They bought up some reinforcements
    From the Illinois National Guard

    There’s armoured cars and tanks and jeeps
    And rigs of every size
    Yeah them chicken coops was full of bears
    And choppers filled the skies
    Well we shot the line
    We went for broke
    With a thousand screaming trucks
    And eleven longhaired friends of Jesus
    In a chartreuse microbus

    (Ah, Rubber Duck, this is Sodbuster. C’mon here?)
    (Yeah, ten-four Sodbuster.
    Listen, ya wanna put that microbus in behind that suicide jockey?)
    (Yeah he’s haulin’ dynamite and he needs all the help he can get)

    Well we laid a strip for the Jersey shore
    Prepared to cross the line
    I could see the bridge was lined with bears
    But I didn’t have a doggone dime
    I says Pigpen this here’s the Rubber Duck
    We just aint gonna pay no toll
    So we crashed the gate doin’ ninety-eight
    I says Let them truckers roll, ten-four

    Coz we got a mighty haiku rockin’ thru the night
    Yeah we got a mighty haiku aint she a beautiful sight
    Come on and join our haiku aint nothin’ gonna get in our way
    We gonna roll this truckin’ haiku across the USA

    (Ah, ten-four Pigpen. What’s your twenty? OMAHA?
    Well they oughta know what to do with them hogs out there, for sure.
    Well mercy sakes good buddy, we gonna back on outta here,
    So keep your bugs off your glass and the bears off your ……tail.
    We’ll catch you on the flip-flop.
    This here’s the Rubber Duck on the side. We gone. buh bye)

    Now take your ball-gag and fuck off gimp.

  11. Toby says:

    Jew Bill Just Introduced in Congress:

    Equates To Jew Totalitarian – Jew Communist Police State

    Bill Introduced by Jew Lieberman and Jew [crypto] McCain:

    This bill would give U.S. government power and authority to detain anyone, for any reason, indefinitely under the pretense of being a “terrorist”, without due process of law.

    Expect more of this jew communist bolshevik b.s. coming down the pike with more frequency as more people wake up to the jew problem here in the U.S.

    Cross-Posted on another Incogman Thread:


  12. Flanders says:

    Cannibal Rabbi: “Flanders.

    You and the other guy seem to be under the (false) impression that i’m permanently three sheets to the wind.How come.”

    See a small part of the answer in the 12:09am comment posted above.

  13. Cannibal Rabbi says:


    I don’t follow?

  14. Cannibal Rabbi says:

    Seems to me Toby has posted a perfectly valid and pertinent link!

    You’re hard to please if you can find fault in that!

  15. Flanders says:

    Cannibal Rabbi, You know that I refer to the garbage link before Toby’s. I’m just clarifying that it was your own link which I referred to in case anyone else might have doubts.

  16. Cannibal Rabbi says:


    I was wondering how long it would take you to notice that.

    Lighten up. I was only joshing you.

    That link was only treating Miss Marple with all the respect she deserves.

    Anyway, i think most people could work it out for themselves.

    Cheer up!!

  17. Cannibal Rabbi says:

    Jimbo “there is only one known and salutary remedy:XXXXXXXX …..the most extreme and harsh XXXX imaginable is the only lingua franca under-stood and/or acknowledged by the jew!”



    It just is not helpful here and can be harmful. Your statements are exactly the type of statements that hasbarats like to make in order to have reasonable people stop visiting a blog. I’m just saying you are not going to be organizing anyone into joining a revolution here, so save the overly inspirational, but inflammatory stuff for when you start or join one. I’m not trying to speak for Incogman, but I suspect that he agrees.



    Yes, Flanders I do agree.

    Jimbo, try to contain yourself. I hope you don’t want my blog taken down.



    Stop crying, get yourself a free-speech web-host and install the WordPress software on it. Carry on…


    Reading. Comprehending.

    Like coffee, it is a taste that can be acquired.

  18. Cannibal Rabbi says:

    Amnesty raps Israel for crimes in Gaza

    “Among other things, they carried out indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks against civilians, targeted and killed medical staff, used Palestinian civilians as ‘human shields’, and indiscriminately fired white phosphorus over densely populated residential areas,”

    The report further condemned the blockade as “an outrage,” a “flagrant violation of international law” and a disguise on a collective punishment of Gazans — ostensibly imposed to stop Palestinian rocket attacks into Israel.

  19. Cannibal Rabbi says:

    The kike with the bubble-gum face.

    Posner Plagiarizes Again

    Disgraced Miami Beach author Gerald Posner is desperate. He apparently whitewashed an account of his serial plagiarism on his Wikipedia page, then threatened Miami New Times with a lawsuit for writing about it. And now he’s retained an 83-year-old lawyer infamous for publicizing the “grassy knoll” theory of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, a conspiracy Posner refuted in his most famous book.


  20. Marshall says:

    I thought everything Jerry Reed ever said was Haiku.

  21. Marshall says:

    I heard Arlen Specter is looking for a job.


  22. Marshall says:

    Creole fishermen in Louisiana figure out how to stay in business, oil or not!!!


  23. Marshall says:

    Famous Kass’s from history-

    Cass Sunstein, Lani Kass, and Mama Cass!!!

    Tommy Smothers…that ain’t a bad hangover…you’re her MANNNNNN LMFAO!!!!


  24. Marshall says:

    Talk about “Dr. Strangelove!!!” Robin “The Birdcage” Williams onboard with the uber-kike “Rothschild Eco-Jesus”…on the Plastiki!!! L M F A O!!! A movie, itz!!! Eco-Jesus explains the natural breakdown of plastic, not unlike the process of making SAND. The numerous bottles are “re-energized” with CO2, WOW!!! Hey…isn’t CO2 illegal these days Eco-Jesus?

    Will Robin Williams be a cabin boy, a captain, or Peter Pan? Eco-Jesus is very wealthy, lonely in the middle of the night, and approaches with an empty plastic bottle…watch your Eco-ass Robin!!! GOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING VIETNAM!!! HELLO!!! 😀


  25. Marshall says:

    “Eco-Jesus Rothschild” fails to recognize that all plastics are petroleum-based products…WOW. He says his Plastiki bottles are also purposefully filled with CO2 before he left port? SAY WHAT???

    CO2 is illegal now, haven’t you heard? All mammalian breath, including whales and porpoises, OUTLAWED!!! If you scrape a reef and a bottle explodes, you’re committing the gravest “enviro-sin” known to man or mammal, besides breathing, that is.

    Hey…you can put gold bars in the keel of that piece of shit boat for ballast, “Eco-Jesus,” and while you’re at it, sail through the Gulf of Mexico and see how your “Plastika” responds to crude oil intrusion, after you bail out 20 miles before you get there from the fumes in the prevailing breeze,


    You’re better off at sea, because Jews don’t deserve a homeland, and they know it.


  26. Cannibal Rabbi says:

    They should have built it from all the plastic tit, pectoral and penis implants, rejected due to infection, implanted and removed, by kike plastic surgeons, in London, hollyjewed , and all points kike.
    That might have been worth taking an interest in!

    Robin williams is one of “them”, anyway i think.

    Eco-Jesus comes across as just another, egomaniacal kike, with too much time on his hands, determined not to face the fact. that the main threat to the environment’ is himself and his rapacious, tribal, chums.

    Or as Admiral Nelson might have put it, turning his patched eye in their direction.
    ” Kikes? I see no kikes!”.

  27. Cannibal Rabbi says:

    White House party to celebrate Jewish culture

    ” Associated Press national writer Jocelyn Noveck reports, it’s the Jewish community in Washington and beyond that’s buzzing over who’ll be on the list when Barack and Michelle Obama host the first-ever White House reception marking Jewish Heritage Month.”

    Good comments at link.


  28. Anonymous says:

    These kikes think they can fool the world forever with their blithering crass. Kass and the likes, calling those who don’t fight israel’s wars (read against fictional enemies) are ”sheep”! I find that phrase ironic.

    Israel has succeeded in tying the leach to American economy, military and political infrastructure; in other word, any technological development in the field of military science (or any for that matter) is open-season for any of these two-passport rats to get the full out of it even before America get anything out. This is sick, America is a quasi-colony for these human-protozoa.

  29. Flanders says:

    NSA connection with the military’s CYBERCOM and a mission statement for CYBERCOM to cooperate with “civil authorities and international partners” is a troubling indicator of problems (war against domestic internet in times of pushes to institute domestic or even international command structures within the US) when oppressive measures are deemed “necessary”. Can there be real doubts that those will become “necessary” given today’s enviornment? Looking logically with open eyes should provide that answer.

    “A 356-page classified plan outlining CYBERCOM’s rise is being put into action. A team of about 560 troops, headquartered at Ft. Meade, Maryland, will eventually grow to 1093. Each of the four armed services are assembling their own cyber units out of former communications specialists, system administrators, network defenders, and military hackers. Those units – Marine Forces Cyber Command, the 24th Air Force, the 10th Fleet, and Army Forces Cyber Command – are then supposed to supply some of their troops to CYBERCOM as needed. It’s similar to how the Army and Marines provide Central Command with combat forces to fight the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Inside the military, there’s a sense that CYBERCOM may take on a momentum of its own, its missions growing more and more diverse.

    Most importantly, perhaps, procedures are now being worked out for CYBERCOM to help the Department of Homeland Security defend government and civilian networks, much like the military contributed to disaster recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

    In those incidents, it took days, even weeks for the military to fully swing into action. In the event of an information attack, those timelines could be drastically collapsed. “There’s probably gonna be a very temporal element to it. It’s gonna need to be pretty quick,” the CYBERCOM official said.

    Exactly what kind of event might trigger CYBERCOM’s involvement isn’t clear. “From our perspective the threshold is really easy: it’s when we get a request from DHS,” the official noted. “What’s their threshold? I couldn’t tell you what their threshold is.”

    The Pentagon might not even wait for an information disaster to move in. The National Security Agency is developing threat-monitoring systems for government networks dubbed Einstein 2 and Einstein 3. Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn believes those programs ought to extended to cover key private networks, as well.”

    Read More http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/05/cyber-command-we-dont-wanna-defend-the-internet-but-we-just-might-have-to/#ixzz0pVtlfYIv

    “Privacy rights organizations and military insiders also wonder whether CYBERCOM is just another way to extend the NSA’s reach. After all, both organizations are headquartered at Ft. Meade. And both are headed by Gen. Keith Alexander.”

    From a connected link to an article about Alexander:

    “And the scope of responsibility for the new commander is also quite sweeping (Alexander will also be “dual-hatted,” staying on as head of the NSA). In written answers, Alexander said the organization’s new missions would include “integrating cyberspace operations and synchronizing warfighting effects across the global-security environment; providing support to civil authorities and international partners; directing global-information grid operations and defense; executing full-spectrum military cyberspace operations; serving as the focal point for deconfliction of DOD offensive cyberspace operations; providing improved shared situational awareness of cyberspace operations, including indications and warning.

    In other words, everything but the kitchen sink.”

    Read More http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/04/pentagons-prospective-cyber-commander-talks-terms-of-digital-warfare/#ixzz0pVvJexNW

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