Friday, October 3, 2014

ADVISORY

This is real, Team - this Advisory was also transmitted on Fox - time to review your personal security profile and improve your perimeter as required - STORMBRINGER SENDS


This AMC product supports Campaign Objective 1.2, What are the enduring/imminent threats to AMC facilities, 1.8, What criminal activities that pose a threat to AMC personnel and interest.

Pub #: AMC-AD-140926.1
Information Cut Off Date: 20141021
Derived from: Army Threat Integration Center (ARTIC)

SUBJECT: Over the past year, ISIL has threatened violence against the United States and US interests overseas in response to ongoing counterterrorism pressure. Following the start of US air strikes in Iraq in early August 2014, and then Syria in late September 2014, ISIL supporters launched a Twitter campaign threatening retaliatory violence against the United States. Additionally, a recent audio message from an ISIL spokesman called for the first time, for lone offender attacks in the Homeland. With these recent threats, all DOD personnel should always be aware of their surroundings and maintain situational awareness of their environment now more than ever.

(U) ISIL Threatens Attacks against Civilians and Military in the Homeland; Urges Supporters

• (U) On 22 Sep 14, and ISIL spokesman urged its followers to attack citizens of the US, France and other countries that joined the US-led coalition against the group.

• (U) Based on a law enforcement bulletin citing a jihadist tweet ISIL has called on lone offenders in the US to use the “yellow pages,” social media sites like Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter to find the addresses of service members, “show up (at their homes) and slaughter them.

• (U) According to the US Government as many as 300 Americans are fighting with ISIL; an increase from an initial estimate of 100. There is concern that these Americans could return to the US and commit attacks using the skill they learned overseas. Efforts are being made to track these foreign fighters, however, those not being tracked by law enforcement may be able to reenter the US without raising suspicions.

• (U) Prior to the initiation of US airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq, Twitter posts were disseminated depicting ISIL supporters in front of the White House in Washington, DC and the Old Republic Building in Chicago. These tweets stated “We are in your state, we are in your cities, we are in your streets." Another tweet added “we are here #america near our #target . . . soooooooooon."

(U) Social Media Precautions

(U) Think before you post. Always assume everyone in the world will be able to see what you are posting, or tweeting, even if the site limits your posts to your friends and family.

• (U) Limit who can view your social media sites; but do not trust these settings as absolute

• (U) Avoid posting your home or work address and phone numbers; and any government or military affiliation

• (U) Avoid providing detailed accounts of your day (e.g., when you leave for or return from work)

• (U) Never allow applications to geolocate your location

(U) Potential Indicators of Attack Planning

(U//FOUO) Historically, terrorists engage in substantial, long term, and detailed planning’ however, despite the indicators typically associated with pre-operational surveillance or attack planning only a handful of terrorist plots have been disrupted over the years. Based on the ongoing encouragement of HVEs and lone offenders by jihadists it is possible that long term planning may be abbreviated to conduct an attack with little or no warning.

(U) Physical/Home Security Precautions

(U) While most of these measures are primarily geared toward home burglaries, when implemented these same measures can help prevent an individual from conducting an attack while you or your family members are home.

• (U) Always lock doors, windows and garages

• (U) Make sure home entrances are well lit and minimize bushes where intruders can hide before their ambush

• (U) Use the peephole before opening the door to anyone

• (U) Don’t open the door to solicitors or strangers

• (U) Install solid-core doors, heavy-duty locks and window security systems

• (U) Establish a safe haven

• (U) Hold a family meeting to work out home security plans

(U) Conclusion

(U//FOUO) AMC CRIMINT reminds that it is imperative to be aware of your surroundings and report all suspicious activity to the appropriate authorities; report criminal threat information and suspicious activity to local law enforcement authorities and your chain of command; report
Counterintelligence (CI) information by calling 1-800-CALL-SPY or use the online CI incident report link (ISALUTE) within AKO at https://www.inscom.army.mil/isalute/

Reference: Army Threat Integration Center (ARTIC) Special Assessment/ARTIC-SA_14-0015

POC for this advisory: AMC CRIMINT Branch Pri. (256) 405-8234, Alt. (256) 450-8243, email usarmy.redstone.usamc.list.amcop-cf-ti-crimint@mail.mil

1 comment:

  1. Interesting deal on using peepholes to look before opening your door.... when I was in Navy flight school living in an apartment in Texas, I got a loud knock on the door in the middle of the night. Looking through the peep hole I only saw a blonde girl who said she was in trouble and needed help. I opened the door, pointed my .38 at her and said, "can I help you?". As I did this, I noticed the two large men braced up against the wall on either side of the door out of view of the peep hole. She said, "I think we have the wrong apartment," to which I agreed.

    The lesson learned is to de-escalate by being prepared; never trust a peep hole, and a loaded gun is a handy tool.

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