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FIVE FOCUS AREAS FOR THE FIRST 100 DAYS

FIVE FOCUS AREAS FOR THE FIRST 100 DAYS »

In November 2016, incoming National Security Advisor LtGen Michael T. Flynn, USA (Ret) requested Michael S. Smith II be placed on one of the Presidential Transition Team’s defense landing teams. This material was presented to General Flynn and other members of the transition team in December 2016. - Read more...

HOW TRUMP ADMIN POLICIES ARE REALLY USED AS RECRUITMENT TOOLS BY ISLAMIC STATE

HOW TRUMP ADMIN POLICIES ARE REALLY USED AS RECRUITMENT TOOLS BY ISLAMIC STATE »

It is likely far bigger problems will be generated by another policy prescription which is receiving much less coverage than the “travel ban.” - Read more...

TRUMP’S ‘TRAVEL BAN’ NOT (YET) MENTIONED IN ISIS PROPAGANDA

TRUMP’S ‘TRAVEL BAN’ NOT (YET) MENTIONED IN ISIS PROPAGANDA »

No mention of Trump admin's "travel ban" in official ISIS propaganda (yet) - Read more...

AL-QA’IDA ARCHIVES: TAREEKH OSAMA & TAREEKH AL-MUSADAT

AL-QA’IDA ARCHIVES: TAREEKH OSAMA & TAREEKH AL-MUSADAT »

As a service to members of the terrorism studies community, DOWNRANGE founding editor Michael S. Smith II has posted many files which comprise the data caches known as Tareekh Osama and Tareekh al-Musadat. - Read more...

AN ANALYST’S VIEW TO THE OSU ATTACK

AN ANALYST’S VIEW TO THE OSU ATTACK »

On 28 November 2016, a Somali refugee identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan was shot and killed by a law enforcement officer who was interdicting a mass-violence situation on The Ohio State University’s campus. - Read more...

AMAQ AGENCY REPORTS ARCHIVE (ENGLISH) — 21 OCT 16

AMAQ AGENCY REPORTS ARCHIVE (ENGLISH) — 21 OCT 16 »

AMAQ AGENCY REPORTS ARCHIVE (ENGLISH) — 21 OCT 16 - Read more...

CVE?

CVE? »

Remarkably little attention has been paid to the ongoing exploitations of social media technologies by groups other than the Islamic State, along with influential clerics who proffer narratives engineered to build support for them. - Read more...

MASADA TRAINING CAMP ATTENDEES

MASADA TRAINING CAMP ATTENDEES »

The below images comprise a set of pages from a ledger containing names and other details, such as proficiencies with certain weaponry, for individuals entering the Masada training camp (Afghanistan) in 1988. - Read more...

ON THE LATEST IS VIDEO RE PARIS

ON THE LATEST IS VIDEO RE PARIS »

On 24 January 2016, Islamic State propagandists distributed links to a new video from the group’s Al-Hayat media organization, titled “Kill Them Wherever You Find Them.” - Read more...

ON THE ZAWAHIRI ‘WANTED DEAD’ POSTER AND OTHER MATTERS

ON THE ZAWAHIRI ‘WANTED DEAD’ POSTER AND OTHER MATTERS »

On 23 August 2015, Twitter accounts used to promote DA’ISH propaganda were observed distributing a “Wanted Dead” poster featuring a photo and information about al-Qa’ida’s current leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri - Read more...