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Introducing the Widescreen Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Monitor

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Jordan has some serious challenges ahead. It is struggling with growing internal unrest, dangerous radical elements, and conflict on its borders. All of this makes it worthy of a comprehensive widescreen monitor.

This monitor is tracking mentions of Jordan and Amman, discussions about the government and royal family, the Jordanian military and security forces, Jordanian intelligence, radical elements inside the country, issues related to Syria (both the government and rebels) and Iran, and incidents of violence and protest.

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Missile and Rocket Monitor Added Ahead of North Korean Launch

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The North Korea Monitor is doing a good of tracking recent North Korean activity but missiles and rockets are worthy of a dedicated monitor. This monitor tracks launches, missile defense, use by non-state actors (such as Hamas, rebels in Syria, and Hezbollah, and testing. Subscribers can find it under “Topics”.

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DIA to Greatly Expand HUMINT Role

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A significant, but not unexpected, realignment seems to be occurring within the US intelligence community:

The Pentagon will send hundreds of additional spies overseas as part of an ambitious plan to assemble an espionage network that rivals the CIA in size, U.S. officials said.

The project is aimed at transforming the Defense Intelligence Agency, which has been dominated for the past decade by the demands of two wars, into a spy service focused on emerging threats and more closely aligned with the CIA and elite military commando units.

When the expansion is complete, the DIA is expected to have as many as 1,600 “collectors” in positions around the world, an unprecedented total for an agency whose presence abroad numbered in the triple digits in recent years.

The Defense Intelligence Agency Monitor is capturing the reaction to this weekend’s story quite well with live streams for the DIA, the broader intelligence community, and the Defense Clandestine Service.

The US Intelligence Community Monitor is also tracking these developments. It features live streams covering the community, defense intelligence, and intelligence leaks.

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Israel Widescreen Monitor

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The Pillar of Defense Monitor has morphed into a widescreen Israel Monitor now that a ceasefire has taken hold – for now. This monitor tracks discussions about the Israeli government, defense forces, air power (including drones), missile defense systems, intelligence community, Hezbollah, and of course the Palestinians. It is guaranteed to never lack for content.

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Monitoring M23 in the DRC

The M23 Rebels Monitor is tracking mentions of M23 and its leader, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Goma. Subscribers will find it on the “Topics” menu.

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Now Monitoring: Operation Pillar of Defense

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We just launched a new widescreen monitor to track the IDF’s “Pillar of Defense” operation. This seven column monitor tracks any mentions of the operation, the IDF, Gaza, Hamas, Iron Dome, the use of air power (including drones), and casualties.

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Mali Monitors Updated

 
Intervention is almost inevitable and the two Mali-focused monitors have been update to reflect this. The three column Mali Monitor is tracking the Malian government, Islamists, and discussions about foreign intervention.

The seven column widescreen monitor is tracking any mention of Mali, ECOWAS, AFRICOM, Islamists, the involvement of specific European countries, drone activity, and discussions about intervention. Of course, these could change over time but they’re tracking the story well right now.

Subscriptions to Covert Contact’s array of over 140 topic monitors and 400 live social media streams are available for only $10 per month.

Jordan Live Streams Added

Subscribers will find the new Jordan Monitor in their “Locations” menu. It is currently monitoring the Jordanian government, military, security, and intelligence activities, and discussions about the country’s Salafi movement.

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AFRICOM Monitor – Monitoring U.S. Africa Command

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We just rolled out a new AFRICOM monitor. It is currently monitoring over 30 elements related to U.S. Africa Command and Islamist activity on the continent. Subscribers can find it on their “Topics” menu. This monitor is very active and it will stay that way for a long time to come.