Wednesday, August 20, 2014


     When researching specific issues on national security, global terrorism or the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC),  I begin OSINT research by combing through these 19 resources. In addition, you may want to read my OSINT strategies helpful to battle radical Islam. Hope you find these 19 sites useful. Here at OSINT News, we appreciate your comments and thoughts, so please let us know what you think on the Secure Contact Form in the right margin. 

1. To find excellent news about what's happening right now in Pakistan, click HERE

2. The Defense Daily Network is the leading source for business news, market research, competitive analysis & actionable intelligence in the global defense industry, click HERE

3. The Foundation For Defense of Democracies  (FDD)  focuses on terrorism, democracy and counterterrorism education, strategic communications and investigative journalism. It fights the  ideologies that drive terrorism.
4. Real Clear Defense is the source for the best defense news and commentary in one place. I rate this as excellent for OSINT research due to the varied and numerous articles available.

5. The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (GJIA) is the official publication of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. It often contains articles about terrorism, the Intelligence Community (IC), and military affairs.

6. The Center for the Study of the Drone (Drone Center) has articles about issues surrounding the use of drones.

7.  The START Consortium is a center of excellence committed to the scientific study of human causes and consequences of terrorism in the U.S. and around the world.

8. Domestic Preparedness has a wealth of info for first responders, police and the lay public that prepares them for a terrorist attack or catastrophic event.

9. War on the Rocks is a web magazine for analysis, commentary, and debate on foreign policy and national security issues through a realist lens. It features articles and podcasts produced by an array of writers with deep experience in these matters: top notch scholars who study war, those who have served or worked in war zones, and more than a few who have done it all.

10. The Global Security Newswire offers articles about WMD's, terrorist operations, counterterrorism, and national security in general.

11. Jason Leopold of Aljazeera News is an investigative reporter covering Guantanamo, counterterrorism, national security, human rights, open government and civil liberties issues. He's been called a "FOIA Terrorist" by federal employees for his aggressive use of the Freedom of Information Act, which included suing the FBI and forcing the agency to change its policies. 

12. Military(dot)com offers hundreds of articles and updates about each branch of the military and concerns about national security and global anti-terrorism efforts.

13. Breaking Defense offers professional articles regarding military and defense issues of our land, air and sea forces. In addition, the site discusses congressional issues, intelligence & cyber happenings, and the strategies and policies that affect America's defense needs.

14. Defense One provides the latest news, analysis and ideas for the new era in America's national security. 

15. The Aspen Security Forum provides professional, well-documented information and discussion on issues concerning America's Homeland Security, National Security, Counterterrorism, Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Local Law Enforcement. 

16. The Center For A New American Security is an independent, private consortium of experts who develop strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies. The site provides innovative, fact-based research, ideas and analysis concerning national security issues. 

17. The Chatham House- Royal Institute of National Affairs is an independent policy institute based in London concerned with international security. High quality & policy relevant insight and analysis on a wide range of critical defence and security issues is provided.

18. The Association of Old Crows (AOC) is a non-profit international professional association with over 13,000 members and 200+ organizations engaged in the science and practice of Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO), and related disciplines.

19. Government Matters is a TV news broadcast that covers federal government concerns in general, but often covers in-depth issues concerning the U.S. Intelligence agencies, terrorism and national security. 

Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S. is a member of the Association Of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) and writes the online spy novel series "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean".  The views expressed on this site do not represent those of any organization he is a member of. Contact him on the Secure Contact Form

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