Covert Contact: The Blogs of War Podcast

Covert Contact covers the key national security, intelligence, and technology stories that are shaping our world. Covert Contact is hosted by Blogs of War creator John W. Little. His work and analysis has been featured on the BBC, CNN, CBC, ABC (Australia), PBS Newshour, Fast Company, CBS, and other international media outlets. The Blogs of War Twitter feed, @Blogsofwar, was selected as one of the top Twitter accounts of 2014 by Time magazine.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 31m. Bisher sind 94 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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Andy Priest on the Importance of Developing New International Crisis Policing Models | Episode 14


Policing is on the agenda again in episode 14. In this episode I talk to Andy Priest about his international rapid intervention concept that focuses on providing advanced police support during critically destabilizing events.


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 2015-03-09  35m
 
 

Scriven King on Balancing Security, Values, and Public Perception in Modern Policing | Episode 13


In episode 13 I speak to security blogger/podcaster, and Blogs of War contributor, Scriven King about some of the challenges in modern policing. Security professionals, police included, are scrambling to understand rapidly evolving technologies and thr...


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 2015-03-05  29m
 
 

Counterintelligence: William J. Tucker Breaks Down the Challenges | Episode 12


In this episode I’m talking to William J. Tucker about counterintelligence. It is a complex discipline that is often misunderstood – even by intelligence professionals. But it presents as many opportunities as it does challenges and this conversation h...


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 2015-01-31  43m
 
 

Counterterrorism Challenges – Pondering Seemingly Unsolvable Problems with Phillip Smyth | Episode 11


The first Covert Contact interview features University of Maryland Laboratory for Computational Cultural Dynamics researcher Phillip Smyth. Phillip is also well known for his Hizballah Cavalcade project on Jihadology.


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 2014-12-20  59m
 
 

The Senate Torture Report | Episode 10


It is always disheartening when America does not live up to the standards many of us expect and in the adoption and execution of enhanced interrogation we have failed to do that on many levels. The primary failure is that our elected officials and the ...


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 2014-12-10  6m
 
 

Art in Afghanistan: Francesca Recchia Updates from Kabul | Episode 9


Episode nine focuses on the unusual work of Francesca Recchia. Francesca is an independent researcher and writer who has worked in many challenging places including Iraq, Pakistan, and Palestine. She is currently in Kabul and this episode features seve...


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 2014-11-29  14m
 
 

The Navy SEAL Who Killed Osama bin Laden and the Heroes You’ll Never Know | Episode 8


In episode eight I look at the case of Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill and the culture that lures men and women like him out of the shadows and into a world of fame, ego gratification, and financial reward. I examine the role that military leadership and our cul...


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 2014-11-14  8m
 
 

Why Daesh’s Social Media Campaign is a Massive Failure | Episode 7


In episode 7 I’m pushing back at the notion that Daesh’s social media visibility equals success. The group might have mastered trolling and they can shoot and edit passable HD video but are these activities going to help them achieve their goals or are...


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 2014-11-05  11m
 
 

Robots and the Future of Warfare: The Advantage Might Not Lie with the Inventors | Episode 6


In episode 6 I look at the evolution of unmanned platforms and speculate about the impact that they could have on warfare. The technology is evolving faster than our appreciation for the complications it will bring so while there will be countless posi...


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 2014-10-30  15m
 
 

Lone Wolf Terrorism and the Importance of Perspective | Episode 5


In episode 5 I take a look at the real impact of lone wolf terror attacks, why ISIS seems to have been more successful than al-Qaeda at motivating these individual actors, and how the average citizen can put these acts of violence in proper perspective...


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 2014-10-25  16m