Peter O’Brien on Terrorism & Cyber Threats

Peter O’Brien has more than 30 years of successful leadership, management and planning experience in leading organizations from a handful to several thousand, from a single site to orchestrating simultaneous operations at three-dozen locations on four separate continents. Mr. O’Brien’s Navy career included ten years at sea, more than a dozen years stationed overseas and multiple deployments, providing the opportunity to study, practice and execute the widest possible range of leadership and planning skills. He has participated in planning and execution of military operations from the tactical to the strategic level in the Middle East, North Africa and East Asia. He is a recognized SME in strategic planning, intelligence, the Middle East and the Far East

On the show we cover-

  • Defining the Threats very clearly ‘terrorism & cyber’ against America and U.S. interests
  • Moving from GWOT frame to identifying specific actors and groups
  • Afghanistan, Taliban, Tribes, War Lords, Al Qaeda, Pakistan and India
  • Somalia, Ethiopia, Islamic Courts and Al Shabaab
  • National interests, transparency in U.S policy and the Constitution
  • President’s Fireside Chats and the need to explain to American’s the perceived threats and possible responses
  • AUMF and the need for a Declaration of War
  • Cyber threats; individuals, criminal organizations, terrorist groups and nation states

Peter O’Brien on U.S. Intelligence Reform

Peter O’Brien has more than 30 years of successful leadership, management and planning experience in leading organizations from a handful to several thousand, from a single site to orchestrating simultaneous operations at three-dozen locations on four separate continents. Mr. O’Brien’s Navy career included ten years at sea, more than a dozen years stationed overseas and multiple deployments, providing the opportunity to study, practice and execute the widest possible range of leadership and planning skills. He has participated in planning and execution of military operations from the tactical to the strategic level in the Middle East, North Africa and East Asia. He is a recognized SME in strategic planning, intelligence, the Middle East and the Far East.

On the show we cover-
 
Tactical and Strategic Intelligence
* Japan pre-World War 2
* Al Qaida pre- 9/11
* Interdisciplinary approach to intelligence
* Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
*  Institutional and Cultural Reform
*  Reorganization in Light of Budgetary Constraints and Threat Analysis 

Powerful Peace with Mike German, U.S. Counter-Terrorism

Michael Ostrolenk joins ret- SEAL Rob DuBois as a co-host for Powerful Peace Radio.  They talk with Mike German who prior to joining the ACLU, served sixteen-years as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he specialized in domestic terrorism and covert operations.   He authored, ”Thinking Like a Terrorist: Insights of a Former FBI Undercover Agent”

In the interview they discuss:

-Constitutional rights in the age of terror
– The need to protect national security whistleblowers against retaliation
–  Why is it important to think like a terrorist
–  Terrorism as a political tactic
–  What are the real threats in America today