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News/Reports Index
a guide to news reports and documents about USAF Croughton and the JIAC development

Media coverage and reports
a collection of media coverage/analysis around USAF Croughton and related drones/surveillance issues

JIAC Development Reports
background reports on the development of the JIAC at USAF Croughton

Free Range Library: 'Croughtonwatch'
a collection of background reports/technical information on US intelligence and cyberwar policy

a selection of videos and broadcast news about USAF Croughton and the JIAC development

The first section of this page contains a selection of broadcast news and video reports about USAF Croughton, Barford St. John, and the Joint Intelligence Analysis Centre. These have been selected to provide general background about the site, and the operations carried out here by the US military and intelligence services.

The second section lists more general videos around issues of surveillance, drones and cyberwarfare. If you wish to develop a more in-depth understanding of the issues surrounding USAF Croughton and what it does, the resources in this list will help you.

For a general introduction to what USAF Croughton does, see the 'What is USAF Croughton?' video.

There also is a more extensive video of the 2017 march and rally available via YouTube.

USAF Croughton-related videos:

RT: inc imageReprieve: RAF Base Used By US For Drone Operations, 1st November 2016

Anti-US army base campaigner Lindis Percy, explains why evidence such as this report is important in getting more exposure for the issue.

Oxfordshire Peace Campaign: inc imageKeep Space for Peace Week, USAF Croughton, October 2015

A short video (produced by Oxfordshire Peace Campaign) on USAF Croughton, drones and surveillance, filmed at the Croughton Peace Festival 2015.

RT America: inc imageNSA investing $300 million in UK intelligence center, 20th May 2014

Washington is investing $300 million to convert a US military base in the United Kingdom into a National Security Agency intelligence center. RAF Croughton will employ up to 1,250 personnel and is expected to be upgraded by 2017.

501st Combat Support Wing: inc imageCroughton Newcomers Tour, August 2013

Helping newcomers feel right at home may be as simple as getting them out and about. Air Force Sergeant Joseph Vigil introduces us to a woman that helps people get comfortable at RAF Croughton.

Northrop Grumman: inc imageDay in the Life of NATO AGS, 7th August 2012

A promotional video from the manufacturer's of NATO's new Global Hawk Air Ground Surveillance System, based in Sigionella, Sicily, which will link to USAF Croughton to provide intelligence to run operations.

NATO: inc imageNATO's new Unmanned Air Vehicles, 6th February 2012

NATO is preparing to acquire 5 unmanned air vehicles or UAVs. With the support of resources on the ground they will allow the Alliance to develop its own ground defence capability. The information from this system is supplied yo USAF Croughton via satellite and a high-capacity fibre optic link to Sigonella Naval Base in Sicily.

Defense Intelligence Agency: inc imageWe're DIA, 2010

A promotional video for the Defense Intelligence Agency – the principal intelligence agency in charge of maintaining the facilities at USAF Croughton.

Cruisewatch: inc imageReclaim the Bases, USAF Croughton, 1985

This is a short 5 minute extract, focusing specifically on Croughton and Barford, is from a longer video made by Cruisewatch in 1985 called, "The Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier" (which makes up the second-half of that YouTube video). It shows the campaign to reopen the right-of-way across the base, running from Croughton to Juniper Hill, which was closed off during the early 1980's expansion of the base.

General military/intelligence surveillance and cyberwar videos:

RT: inc imageInside Menwith Hill – NSA spy base in UK used for 'kill or capture' missions, 6th September 2016

Leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed how his former employer used the US spy base at Menwith Hill in Yorkshire to conduct ‘kill or capture’ missions in its global shadow war. You can find the report which forms the basis of this report at The Intercept.

Vice News: inc image'State of Surveillance' with Edward Snowden and Shane Smith, June 2016

When NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked details of massive government surveillance programs in 2013, he ignited a raging debate over digital privacy and security. That debate came to a head this year, when Apple refused an FBI court order to access the iPhone of alleged San Bernardino Terrorist Syed Farook. Meanwhile, journalists and activists are under increasing attack from foreign agents. To find out the government's real capabilities, and whether any of us can truly protect our sensitive information, VICE founder Shane Smith heads to Moscow to meet the man who started the conversation, Edward Snowden.

Democracy Now!: inc imageDrone War Exposed: Jeremy Scahill on U.S. Kill Program's Secrets, 16th October 2015

One of the most secretive military campaigns in U.S. history is under the microscope like never before. In a major exposé based on leaked government documents, The Intercept has published the most in-depth look at the U.S. drone assassination program to date. "The Drone Papers" exposes the inner workings of the U.S. military's assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia, revealing a number of flaws and far more casualties than the intended targets.

Open Society Foundation: inc imageDeath by Drone, April 2015

The U.S. has secretly been using drones to conduct targeted killings in Yemen since 2002, a practice that has resulted in dozens of civilian deaths. This video highlights a study conducted by the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights and the Open Society Justice Initiative, assessing the devastating impact of these secret drone strikes.

George Marshall Institute: inc imageThe Value of Space to the Warfighter Command and Control (C2) and Space Situational Awareness (SSA), April 2014

A very long and boring talk by military people about the use of space and communications – but if you can pay attention you'll get a lot about how the military view space and surveillance as part of their operations.

Democracy Now!: inc imageDeath By Metadata – NSA Role in Assassinations Overseas Revealed, 10th February 2014

In the first exposé for their new venture, First Look Media's digital journal The Intercept, investigative journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald reveal the National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes. The NSA identifies targets based on controversial metadata analysis and cellphone tracking technologies, an unreliable tactic that has resulted in the deaths of innocent and unidentified people.

Northampton Community TV: inc imageProtest Policy of Full Spectrum Dominance, 13th January 2014

A workshop with Bruce Gagnon, at the Global War and Empire Convergence in Syracuse, NY. – very informative, and worth an hour of your time! The video looks at the evolution/change in the US military's use of technology, and helps explain the reasons why Croughton/Barford are so significant in the projection of military force.

Brookings Institution: inc imageA New Model for Defense Intelligence, 21st November 2013

On November 20th, the Intelligence Project at Brookings and the National Intelligence University co-hosted a discussion with Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), to examine this uncertain future, DIA's role in this complex security environment and a new model for defense intelligence that ensures preparedness to address these challenges and the crises of tomorrow.

RavenTactical: inc imageC4ISR Part 1: War Machines, June 2010

An industry video on C4ISR – and how data and information systems are becoming the core of all military planning. If you can't see it in the sidebar, part 2 of this can be found here.

TED: inc imageP.W. Singer – Military robots and the future of war, 3rd April 2009

In this powerful talk, P.W. Singer shows how the widespread use of robots in war is changing the realities of combat. He shows us scenarios straight out of science fiction – that now may not be so fictitious.