Tag: Africa

Ebola Epidemic Linked to CIA: Former NSA Contractor

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Investigative journalist and former NSA contractor Wayne Madsen told Press TV on Monday the latest Ebola outbreak in Africa may be a resurfacing of an earlier infection linked to the CIA. “We see a year [1976] when the US was violating a

BT alleged to have supplied high-speed fibre-optic cable to aid US drone strikes

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The government has been asked to investigate whether BT is aiding drone strikes with a specially built military internet cable connecting US air force facilities in Northamptonshire to a base for unmanned craft in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa.

The CIA Activities and the Huge U.S. Military Offensive in Africa

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The CIA’s activities in Africa go and in hand with the huge U.S. military offensive on the continent. The agency “has maintained a continuing presence on the African continent into the 21st Century, engaging in various nefarious activities, including supporting foes

NSA Turned Germany Into Its Largest Listening Post in Europe

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The National Security Agency has turned Germany into its most important base of operations in Europe, according to a story published by Der Spiegel this week. The German magazine reports that documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden “paint a picture of

Mole Who Met Bin Laden Killed by Al Qaeda in Bosnia

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An FBI mole who provided valuable intelligence on al Qaeda and met with Osama bin Laden was lured away from the FBI to work for the CIA, but was killed by al Qaeda operatives in Bosnia who suspected he was

French Intelligence Involved in NSA Spying in France, Monde Says

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French intelligence services worked “very closely” with the U.S. National Security Agency in spying on the country’s citizens, Le Monde reported, citing documents it said it obtained from Edward Snowden. The outrage expressed by the French president after reports of

DIA sending hundreds more spies overseas

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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

REVIEW: America’s Strategic Blunders. Intelligence Analysis and National Security Policy, 1936-1991

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By Willard C. Matthias. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001. 367 pages, footnotes, index. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Accidentally released as 9/11 brought to the fore painful political questioning about the failure of intelligence analysis and communication breakdown within the

REVIEW: Espionage in the Ancient World. An Annotated Bibliography

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By R. M. Sheldon. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2003. ISBN 0-7864-1365-4. Glossary. Index. Pp. ix, 232. $45.00. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The esoteric processes of gathering, evaluating, and applying intelligence information have preoccupied governments and fascinated observers ever since antiquity. That becomes

48 Killed in Ethnic Clashes in Kenya

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At least 48 people, including 11 children, have been killed in clashes between two ethnic groups in Kenya's eastern Tana River region. Police said Wednesday the victims were either hacked to death or burned after fighting erupted between the Pokomo

Eritrea Calls for UN to Respond After Ethiopian Attack

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Eritrea is calling for the United Nations to impose penalties on arch-rival Ethiopia, after Ethiopian forces attacked a military base inside Eritrea. In a statement Friday, Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh said the incursion is part of a history of

Nigeria Recaptures Top Suspect in Christmas Bombing

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Nigerian authorities have recaptured the top suspect in a Christmas day bombing that killed at least 37 people outside the capital, Abuja. Government officials say the State Security Service re-arrested Kabiru Sokoto on Friday in eastern Taraba state near the

Special ops teams first in, last out in Afghan war

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First in and last out — that's the current plan for elite U.S. forces in Afghanistan, according to Adm. Bill McRaven. The top U.S. special operations commander said his troops could be tapped to lead the mission in Afghanistan, while

Witnesses: 4 Nigerian Security Agents Killed in Blast

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Witnesses say four security agents were killed in northeast Nigeria in a roadside bomb explosion. Reports say the bomb went off Thursday afternoon in the northern city of Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state. A local police officer said security