Richard Kaplan | Retired Senior Intelligence Analyst | United States Government
KAPLAN RICHARD A.
Retired Senior Intelligence Analyst
United States Government
Richard Kaplan is from San Francisco. After service in the U.S. Army he attended Canada College where he earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts. He then attended San Francisco State University where he earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Russian and Southeast European Studies and International Relations, and a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science. From 1978 to 1980 he attended the University of London King’s College where he pursued postgraduate research in European Defense Policy. During that period he was elected to full membership in the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Royal United Service Institution for Defence Studies. In 1978, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society for his work in directing the efforts of United Nations Topographic Units to map disputed areas of the Sinai Desert. From 1978 to 1982, Mr. Kaplan served as a Technical Advisor to the United Nations Security Council, Department of Peacekeeping Operations. He supported mission requirements of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon; the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force on the Golan Heights; the 2nd United Nations Emergency Force in the Sinai Desert, and the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization. During this period, Mr. Kaplan also provided technical support to the Director-General of the Multi-National Force and Observers in the Sinai. Mr. Kaplan began his career with the U.S. Government in 1984 as an analyst with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In 1986, he began work for the Department of the Army as an Intelligence Operations Specialist where he has supported numerous units from the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command. From 1990 to 1991, Mr. Kaplan was detailed to the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he provided specialized intelligence support to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. During this period he was also detailed to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development, and Advanced Technology where he provided intelligence support to an innovative program, “The Balanced Technology Initiative.” Mr. Kaplan has also served on the staff of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, and as the Senior Counterintelligence Analyst for the Department of Energy, Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence until his retirement from Government Service in 2012. Mr. Kaplan is the author of over fifty-five major intelligence studies, assessments and planning documents for the Army, Joint Operational Commands, and the National Foreign Intelligence Community. He is the recipient of numerous Army civilian awards, including two Meritorious Civilian Service Awards; two Superior Civilian Service Awards; the Civilian Award for Humanitarian Service, two Commanders Awards for Civilian Service, and two Achievement Medals for Civilian Service. Mr. Kaplan is very active in organizations supporting international law. He has conducted international law research at the University of London Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, and the Institute for Contemporary and International Law. He has lectured on topics relating to the International Law of Armed Conflict at University College London and the NATO Defense College in Rome. He is a Member of the International Institute of Air and Space Law, and a Member of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law. He is a long time member of the American Society of International Law and the American Branch of the International Law Association where he supports the Committee on International Terrorism, and the Committee on Armed Conflict. He regularly assists those organizations by conducting research and analysis on specialized international law issues. He also provides “expert advice” in consultant status to the United Nations Secretariat in New York and Geneva, and to specialized United Nations organizational elements, including the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the United Nations Arms Control Unit.
Elaine Ossipov|Anacortes Wa.|September 01,2012
Watch for the upcoming series on Human Trafficking, in the mean time take a look at this map to familiarize yourself with high-trafficked areas.
At the bottom of this posting, I’ve reached the limit of the number of links I can add and haven’t even begun to list all the articles on Human Trafficking that are no older than two weeks. Also called Modern Day Slavery I believe the information you’ll read, watch and hear in this series is going to shock you.
Is that cute little boy who was just adopted by your neighbor really adopted, or is he a trafficked boy forced into sex acts after the lights go out at night?
I don’t want to make you suspicious of your neighbors and at the same time I’d like to increase the awareness of Human Trafficking because it’s a $35 Billion dollar a year industry. What I find so very odd is with all the articles and with the movies, MTV, the Canadian Government Posters, with all this media, Why is it very little of the population of the United States realizes how big of an issue this is?
We loose 500,000+ Persons under the age of 18 per year, PER YEAR, that are not accounted for through other crimes. These children just vanish.
Do you really believe children can vanish off the face of the earth, or do you believe other things can happen to them? Since we’ve already accounted for 1) family abductions, 2) Criminal Abductions (all kinds) 3) Presumed deceased without recovering a body, the only other options are 4) Run Aways 5) Human Trafficking
Wow, Guess I’ll need to update this page soon. – In the meantime:
The TeamWahooly™ Newspaper
The TeamWahooly™ Newspaper has been a long time in coming, I wanted to make sure the content was relevant to what we needed to know about. What Klout is doing, what Wahooly, Inc. is doing,
Right now Wahooly,Inc. is in their beta stage of testing, and using testers from the group of Wahooligan Members who have chosen to participate. They’ve been at the testing now approximately two weeks and I would think another two weeks would be necessary to ensure all systems are working properly and in order for the final launch.
There is many things to do in order to get ready for a launch.
1) Get your Users Statements in order
2) Ensure all trackback on your ip are in place
3) Ensure your FAQ is up to date.
4) Ensure your Policy‘s and User Agreements are up to date.
5) Go through every link on the facing of your website at least a dozen times and at different times of the day.
6) Make sure there is no issues with HTTP vs HTTPS (and it seems there always is with some image or another)
7) Mark sure you pop/smtp services are working properly at all times of the day.
8) Do you have User Forums? Do you want User Forums? If you do have them are the policies clearly defined?
9) Are your Feedback Forms created in such a way you will receive useful data?
10) How tired is your team? Do they need a break? Would giving them a 2 day break now, increase your probability of success further down the road? These are no longer the days when John Wayne rides in and saves the day. In software our resources are our people
and keeping our people in good health is a managers responsibility as much as keeping the paper work up and budgets in order.
Another method companies as they launch is called staggering, not to be confused with staging. Staggering is the process that will allow the systems administrators to monitor and view how the system reacts to load balancing in real time. By Staggering the number of users at five thousand user intervals until either your users are maxed out or the system is. Everyone prays for the former to come first.
It will be interesting to me to see the way in which Wahooly Inc. decides to roll out their next launch. I have every faith in however they decide to roll it out, the system will work beautifully and will be worthy of themselves, their partners, the start-up companies who have chosen them, and last but certainly not least, us little promoters who hope to one day have a piece of the pie in the sky.
In the Mean Time, the*Team Wahooly™ * newspaper is now officially Launched and I hope you enjoy it
To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before, To Seek Out New Life, New Discoveries, To push our barriers beyond where they lie today..
Please watch and consider supporting NASA
it is so important that we keep NASA Funded Properly. NASA is everything that is “GOOD FOR THE U.S.A.” Nasa provides pride in our accomplishments and discoveries. How can we have innovation, discoveries, other life, if we don’t fund Nasa properly? The cost to funding, is nothing in comparison to the loss of pride, loss of exploration, the loss of finding something we’ve only before dreamed of. Remember, we used to dream of being able to talk to someone across the world for free, Google Did That. We’re doing that now. Why? Because innovation was the priority of a company who believed they could change the world.
Although we might not all agree on the science concerning the long-term effects of eating genetically engineered foods, we can all agree that everyone should be able to decide for themselves whether to eat them. And that’s why we should proceed with caution when approving new unlabeled GMO crops like 2,4-Dcorn.
Along with the new GM salmon, one of the most disturbing new species under review is a type of corn genetically engineered to withstand 2,4-D — an herbicide that some studies have shown may be linked to major health problems including reproductive abnormalities, birth defects, and several forms of cancer.
Approval of Dow Chemical‘s genetically engineered corn would trigger an increase in 2,4-D use and our exposure to this herbicide. Yet the USDA has not analyzed the resulting impacts on public health, the environment, or neighboring farmers. Do you want to take the risk?
The herbicide 2,4-D is a persistent chemical with a habit of moving around in the environment. It presents a risk to our drinking water, food, pets, and backyard gardens. A growing number of farmers are concerned about the potential impact on their crops from the herbicide drifting onto their fields.
We know you care about the food you eat — that’s why you asked the FDA to label genetically engineered ingredients. Before the USDA makes a decision on 2,4-D resistant corn, they want to hear from people like us. But they’re only accepting comments from the public for a short period of time!
The “#Wahooligans” is published daily at 8AM For all you #Wahooligans out there, this is the paper you want to read first thing in the morning.
Chief Editior: Elaine Ossipov
Chief Editor: Elaine Ossipov
All of these publications are of course free for inclusion and subscription. Currently we are receiving just about 2,000 page views per day between the publications.
These newspapers bring me some of the greatest joy in my life. Why? Because I feel like in some way I am helping to get the message out to people in a shorter condensed version they can read while on their coffee breaks or other free time. Also because I just really enjoy reading them, especially in the last few months when my time has been so constrained.
Again, I’d like to thank everyone on my twitter, google+ and Facebook contacts and friends for your wonderful input into these publishing’s.
Of course it goes without saying that Paper.li is an incredibly insightful and innovative company. I can’t wait to see what they come out with next!
Another Source I use is Scoop.it There I curate a number of different publications on topics of interest to me. I am not able to update each every day, but I do try to update each topic on a minimum of 48 hours. If there is content you’d like me to consider for publication please contact me by leaving a comment to this post. Comments are always welcome and are greatly appreciated.