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Re: JSOC: Intel, Task Force 11, Task Force 373, etc

Publicado: 06 Dic 2010 22:12
por kilo009
Un especialista de inteligencia del JSOC detenido al intentar vender documentos Top Secret y Secret (Secreto y Reservado) a un agente encubierto del FBI.

La investigación es conjunta entre el FBI y el NCIS (lo que viene a ser aquí el SSN de la Armada).

Navy Reserve Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Minkyu Martin , was asssigned to the Joint Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg.

Re: Inteligencia Norteamericana

Publicado: 02 May 2011 20:22
por Loopster
Buenos datos sobre el JSOC, su crecimiento en estos últimos años, las nuevas unidades que lo conforman a nivel de análisis y explotación de inteligencia (tema que hemos tratado muchas veces en el foro, esa necesidad que existe de convertir información en inteligencia táctica a la máxima velocidad), y detalles de la operación para cazar a Ben Laden:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_exclusive ... -bin-laden

From Ghazi Air Base in Pakistan, the modified MH-60 helicopters made their way to the garrison suburb of Abbottabad, about 30 miles from the center of Islamabad. Aboard were Navy SEALs, flown across the border from Afghanistan, along with tactical signals, intelligence collectors, and navigators using highly classified hyperspectral imagers.

After bursts of fire over 40 minutes, 22 people were killed or captured. One of the dead was Osama bin Laden, done in by a double tap -- boom, boom -- to the left side of his face. His body was aboard the choppers that made the trip back. One had experienced mechanical failure and was destroyed by U.S. forces, military and White House officials tell National Journal.

Were it not for this high-value target, it might have been a routine mission for the specially trained and highly mythologized SEAL Team Six, officially called the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, but known even to the locals at their home base Dam Neck in Virginia as just DevGru.

This HVT was special, and the raids required practice, so they replicated the one-acre compound at Camp Alpha, a segregated section of Bagram Air Base. Trial runs were held in early April.

DevGru belongs to the Joint Special Operations Command, an extraordinary and unusual collection of classified standing task forces and special-missions units. They report to the president and operate worldwide based on the legal (or extra-legal) premises of classified presidential directives. Though the general public knows about the special SEALs and their brothers in Delta Force, most JSOC missions never leak. We only hear about JSOC when something goes bad (a British aid worker is accidentally killed) or when something really big happens (a merchant marine captain is rescued at sea), and even then, the military remains especially sensitive about their existence. Several dozen JSOC operatives have died in Pakistan over the past several years. Their names are released by the Defense Department in the usual manner, but with a cover story -- generally, they were killed in training accidents in eastern Afghanistan. That's the code.

How did the helicopters elude the Pakistani air defense network? Did they spoof transponder codes? Were they painted and tricked out with Pakistan Air Force equipment? If so -- and we may never know -- two other JSOC units, the Technical Application Programs Office and the Aviation Technology Evaluation Group, were responsible. These truly are the silent squirrels -- never getting public credit and not caring one whit. Since 9/11, the JSOC units and their task forces have become the U.S. government's most effective and lethal weapon against terrorists and their networks, drawing plenty of unwanted, and occasionally unflattering, attention to themselves in the process.

JSOC costs the country more than $1 billion annually. The command has its critics, but it has escaped significant congressional scrutiny and has operated largely with impunity since 9/11. Some of its interrogators and operators were involved in torture and rendition, and the line between its intelligence-gathering activities and the CIA's has been blurred.

But Sunday's operation provides strong evidence that the CIA and JSOC work well together. Sometimes intelligence needs to be developed rapidly, to get inside the enemy's operational loop. And sometimes it needs to be cultivated, grown as if it were delicate bacteria in a petri dish.

In an interview at CIA headquarters two weeks ago, a senior intelligence official said the two proud groups of American secret warriors had been "deconflicted and basically integrated" -- finally -- 10 years after 9/11. Indeed, according to accounts given to journalists by five senior administration officials Sunday night, the CIA gathered the intelligence that led to bin Laden's location. A memo from CIA Director Leon Panetta sent Sunday night provides some hints of how the information was collected and analyzed. In it, he thanked the National Security Agency and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency for their help. NSA figured out, somehow, that there was no telephone or Internet service in the compound. How it did this without Pakistan's knowledge is a secret. The NGIA makes the military's maps but also develops their pattern recognition software -- no doubt used to help establish, by February of this year, that the CIA could say with "high probability" that bin Laden and his family were living there.

Recently, JSOC built a new Targeting and Analysis Center in Rosslyn, Va. Where the NationalCounterterrorism Center tends to focus on threats to the homeland, TAAC, whose existence was first disclosed by the Associated Press, focuses outward, on active "kinetic" -- or lethal -- counterterrorism-missions abroad. Its creation surprised the NCTC's director, Michael Leiter, who was suspicious about its intent until he visited.

That the center could be stood up under the nose of some of the nation's most senior intelligence officials without their full knowledge testifies to the power and reach of JSOC, whose size has tripled since 9/11. The command now includes more than 4,000 soldiers and civilians. It has its own intelligence division, which may or may not have been involved in last night's effort, and has gobbled up a number of free-floating Defense Department entities that allowed it to rapidly acquire, test, and field new technologies.

Under a variety of standing orders, JSOC is involved in more than 50 current operations spanning a dozen countries, and its units, supported by so-called "white," or acknowledged, special operations entities like Rangers, Special Forces battalions, SEAL teams, and Air Force special ops units from the larger Special Operations Command, are responsible for most of the "kinetic" action in Afghanistan.

Pentagon officials are conscious of the enormous stress that 10 years of war have placed on the command. JSOC resources are heavily taxed by the operational tempo in Afghanistan and Pakistan, officials have said. The current commander, Vice Adm. William McRaven, and Maj. Gen. Joseph Votel, McRaven's nominated replacement, have been pushing to add people and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance technology to areas outside the war theater where al-Qaida and its affiliates continue to thrive.

Earlier this year, it seemed that the elite units would face the same budget pressures that the entire military was experiencing. Not anymore. The military found a way, largely by reducing contracting staff and borrowing others from the Special Operations Command, to add 50 positions to JSOC. And Votel wants to add several squadrons to the "Tier One" units -- Delta and the SEALs.

When Gen. Stanley McChrystal became JSOC's commanding general in 2004, he and his intelligence chief, Maj. Gen. Michael Flynn, set about transforming the way the subordinate units analyze and act on intelligence. Insurgents in Iraq were exploiting the slow decision loop that coalition commanders used, and enhanced interrogation techniques were frowned upon after the Abu Ghraib scandal. But the hunger for actionable tactical intelligence on insurgents was palpable.

The way JSOC solved this problem remains a carefully guarded secret, but people familiar with the unit suggest that McChrystal and Flynn introduced hardened commandos to basic criminal forensic techniques and then used highly advanced and still-classified technology to transform bits of information into actionable intelligence. One way they did this was to create forward-deployed fusion cells, where JSOC units were paired with intelligence analysts from the NSA and the NGA. Such analysis helped the CIA to establish, with a high degree of probability, that Osama bin Laden and his family were hiding in that particular compound.

These technicians could "exploit and analyze" data obtained from the battlefield instantly, using their access to the government's various biometric, facial-recognition, and voice-print databases. These cells also used highly advanced surveillance technology and computer-based pattern analysis to layer predictive models of insurgent behavior onto real-time observations.

The military has begun to incorporate these techniques across the services. And Flynn will soon be promoted to a job within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where he'll be tasked with transforming the way intelligence is gathered, analyzed, and utilized.

Re: Inteligencia Norteamericana

Publicado: 02 May 2011 21:07
por kilo009
Gracias Loopster.

¿Habría alguna estructura actualizada conocida del JSOC?

Un saludo.

Re: Inteligencia Norteamericana

Publicado: 18 Jun 2011 03:36
por Loopster
Kilo, del JSOC solo te puedo decir que ahora lo manda uno del Army (Votel), y que he conseguido el documento en el que explicaban su reorganización en varios aspectos, cremita pura el papel, no te digo más :mrgreen:

Me han pasado esto, en recuerdo de los agentes de la CIA, contratistas de XPG y el agente de Inteligencia jordano asesinados por un agente doble de Al Qaeda en Camp Chapman:


Re: Inteligencia Norteamericana

Publicado: 18 Jun 2011 18:48
por kilo009
Kilo, del JSOC solo te puedo decir que ahora lo manda uno del Army (Votel), y que he conseguido el documento en el que explicaban su reorganización en varios aspectos, cremita pura el papel, no te digo más

:D Pues no lo encuentro en mi Bandeja de Entrada :mrgreen:

Re: JSOC: Intel, Task Force 11, Task Force 373, etc

Publicado: 28 Jun 2011 20:27
por Loopster
Y luego los hay que tienen narices de decir que lo único que nos diferencia del JSOC son los medios y el dinero...

230-240 asaltos a edificios/zonas urbanas contra enemigos armados... ¡solo en 2010! :shock: :shock: :shock:

También habla de los "call outs", que ya mencioné en el hilo de Afganistán.
Anyone who came to the Senate Armed Services Committee to hear Vice Adm. William McRaven deliver the inside account of how his forces killed Osama bin Laden left disappointed. But under a cloud of vagueness, McRaven shed some light on how his shadowy forces wage the stealthy, lethal side of the war on terrorism. To hear him tell it, they’re not always the violent affair you’d imagine.

Soon to be the next leader of the U.S. Special Operations Command, McRaven is leaving his post atop the terrorist hunters of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) on what you might call a high note. Sen. John McCain said McRaven’s plan to kill bin Laden assured him an “enduring place in American military history.” McRaven (pictured above, center) preferred to focus on his team’s contribution to the Afghanistan war, where they’re most famous for the controversial “night raids” on the houses of suspected terrorists.

Night raids have drawn the ire of President Hamid Karzai for their intrusiveness and the civilian casualties they’ve caused. (One of them prompted McRaven to deliver two sheep to an Afghan family as recompense.) But according to McRaven, they’re far from the shoot-’em-ups that the media portrays.

McRaven’s team has conducted over 1700 night raids in the past year alone, he disclosed. Of those, McRaven said, the vast majority — “approximately 84 to 86 percent” — “never fire a shot.”

“Every operation,” McRaven told the Senate panel in written questions for the record, is accompanied by Afghan troops, who “are always in the lead during entry of compounds and call outs.” Teams of women accompany the raids to “reassure women and children” in Afghan compounds that “everyone is going to be safe.”

Stopping the raids, as Karzai wants, would “certainly be detrimental to the special operations aspect to the fight in Afghanistan,” McRaven said.

Of course, McRaven has every interest in portraying the raids as benign affairs, since they’re the most controversial special operations mission in Afghanistan. His JSOC predecessor, Stanley McChrystal, restricted them during his tenure as Afghanistan commander for fear of alienating civilians.

McRaven, who literally wrote the book on special operations, didn’t say much about the shadow wars against terrorists that he’ll soon oversee. He gave little insight into how he’d target al-Qaida affiliates in Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan, beyond saying he needs “manned and unmanned” intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tools to succeed. He didn’t anticipate the Pakistanis taking action against the safe havens in their tribal areas — but begged off the enticements of various senators to pledge a replay of the bin Laden raid, which kept the Pakistanis in the dark.

Still, McRaven said that he kept an eye on ammonium nitrate supplies entering Afghanistan from Pakistan for use in lethal bombs. McRaven’s teams “target the networks” importing the material, not the explosives themselves. But he vaguely noted “some technology out there that allows us to detect [homemade explosive materials] before the critical components are there to put it in an explosive.” One such secretive effort, known as Project Ursus, puts chemical detection sensors under an aircraft to hunt for the ammonium nitrate stocks.

There were no questions about the off-the-books detention facilities that JSOC reportedly maintains in Afghanistan. But McRaven said that if a terrorist is caught outside of Afghanistan or Pakistan, he’d be held for a short time on “a naval vessel” while the higher-ups determine if he can be prosecuted or sent to a foreign country.

Releasing such an individual is “an unenviable option,” McRaven said, and supported keeping a long-term detention facility to avoid it — as he testified that sending detainees to Guantanamo Bay isn’t in the cards anymore. To think: had the bin Laden raid gone differently, the al-Qaida commander might have been held on an aircraft carrier deck, instead of having his corpse pushed off one.

Re: JSOC: Intel, Task Force 11, Task Force 373, etc

Publicado: 04 Jul 2011 00:10
por kilo009
Algunos documentos que he encontrado sobre el JSOC:

JSOC’s Lesson’s Learned and Remedial Action Program http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/training/c ... l_jsoc.pdf

Sobre la muerte de Anwar Al-Aulaqi http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/alaula ... aint_0.pdf

Strategy for Eliminating the Threat from the Jihadist Networks of al Qida http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSA ... chment.pdf

Es poco, pero menos que nada...

Re: JSOC: Intel, Task Force 11, Task Force 373, etc

Publicado: 07 Ago 2011 14:25
por kilo009
El helicóptero que se accidentó en Wardak (Afganistán) llevaba entre otros a miembros del DEVGRU, los militares estadounidenses que le dieron caza a OBL (Aunque distinto escuadrón, fue el rojo el que lo mató), concretamente 15 operativos del DEVGRU (Gold Squadron) y 2 miembros del SEAL de la costa Oeste. El resto de personal era una tribulación formada por 5 miembros del Army y 3 miembros de la Air Force (muy posiblemente del 24th Special Tactics Squadron). Los 7 afganos son comandos del Afghan Partnered Unit.

Iban en una misión de reacción inmediata.

http://www.navytimes.com/mobile/index.p ... ef-080611/

El DEVGRU está formado por los Escuadronse Blue, Gold, Red and Silver — además de un equipo de reconocimiento estratégico denominado Black Squadron. Cada Squadron está dividido en tres secciones, el accidente eliminó una sección completa del Gold Squadron).

Si hablamos de 15 miembros pro Sección, a 3 Secciones por Squadron y 4 Squadron, dan unos 180 operativos sin contar con elementos de mando y apoyo y personal del Black.

El actual jefe del USSOCOM es McRaven, y el del JSOC el TG del Army, Joe Votel.

Un día tienes la gloria y otro el día más triste, así es la vida.


Publicado: 08 Ago 2011 18:26
por paloalto
Parece que se toman cumplida venganza los talibanes, que han conseguido engañar a los americanos y derribar el helicóptero con militares de los Seals y otros Afganos.
Claro está si nos creemos la versión del gobierno Afgano.


Re: JSOC: Intel, Task Force 11, Task Force 373, etc

Publicado: 08 Ago 2011 21:11
por kilo009
La verdad es que la cosa pinta fea:

-Atraer a las fuerzas hacia una posición con información falsa. Se esperaba la reunión de varios HVT en Tangi Valley
-Ataque desde ambos lados del valle.
-Participación de nacionales pakistaníes
-Utilización de armas modernas, no especifica cual. En otros artículos se habla de fusilería y RPG's.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... -trap.html

¿Hasta qué punto se ha dado mucha propaganda informativa a la Unidad que se encargó de la muerte de OBL?

Lo que está claro es que habrá venganza.