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TARGET: BAGHDADI
June 16, 2017

TARGET: BAGHDADI »

No open source intelligence presently supports claims Baghdadi was killed by Russia or Syria

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FIVE FOCUS AREAS FOR THE FIRST 100 DAYS
March 12, 2017

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.

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HOW TRUMP ADMIN POLICIES ARE REALLY USED AS RECRUITMENT TOOLS BY ISLAMIC STATE
February 9, 2017

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.”

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TRUMP’S ‘TRAVEL BAN’ NOT (YET) MENTIONED IN ISIS PROPAGANDA
February 8, 2017

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

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

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AL-QA’IDA ARCHIVES: TAREEKH OSAMA & TAREEKH AL-MUSADAT
December 9, 2016

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.

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AN ANALYST’S VIEW TO THE OSU ATTACK
November 28, 2016

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.

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AMAQ AGENCY REPORTS ARCHIVE (ENGLISH) — 21 OCT 16
October 21, 2016

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

AMAQ AGENCY REPORTS ARCHIVE (ENGLISH) — 21 OCT 16

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CVE?
August 17, 2016

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.

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MASADA TRAINING CAMP ATTENDEES
March 11, 2016

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.

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ON THE LATEST IS VIDEO RE PARIS
January 25, 2016

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.”

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