Air Force Says ISIS Has Poor OPSEC, Demonstrating Poor OPSEC
An Air Force general is bragging about a targeting technique being used against ISIS.
Air Force Times (“Carlisle: Air Force intel uses ISIS ‘moron’s’ social media posts to target airstrikes“):
OPSEC isn’t the Islamic State group’s strong suit.
Airmen at Hurlburt Field, Florida, used social media posts by the insurgent group to track the location of an Islamic State group headquarters building. Twenty-two hours later, three joint direct attack munitions destroyed the target, said Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, at a June 1 speech in Arlington, Virginia.
“The [airmen are] combing through social media and they see some moron standing at this command,” Carlisle said at the speech, which was sponsored by the Air Force Association. “And in some social media, open forum, bragging about command and control capabilities for Da’esh, ISIL, And these guys go ‘ah, we got an in.’
“So they do some work, long story short, about 22 hours later through that very building, three JDAMS take that entire building out. Through social media. It was a post on social media. Bombs on target in 22 hours.
If ISIS “morons” are giving as a way to easily find them, why on earth would we let them in on the secret rather than, say, letting them continue to be morons? Going public like this is, well, moronic.
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