Tag: Defense Intelligence Agency

The Decline of the CIA

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CIA director John Brennan is promoting a reorganization scheme at the Central Intelligence Agency that will make it more likely that intelligence analysis will be politicized to support the interests of the White House and senior policymakers.  The organizational change

‘Germany’s intel agency is (apparently) branch of CIA’

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The German BND is not an independent intelligent service but more like a CIA branch, Manuel Ochsenreiter, Editor-in-Chief of Zuerst magazine, told RT. Its so-called evidence on the MH17 tragedy is questionable and contradicting, he added. RT: German intelligence says

Canadian Intelligence Tracks Money Used for Funding Terrorist Activities in Middle East

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A financial intelligence agency in Canada claimed that it had been actively assisting spies and police officers keep a track of the money used for funding overseas terrorist activities. According to the agency, the money is used to finance Islamic

Did Obama Waste the Bin Laden Intelligence Trove?

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In the latest issue of The Weekly Standard, Steve Hayes has an important piece looking at what happened to the reams of intelligence acquired in the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The intelligence included “10 hard drives, nearly

GCHQ protest due over surveillance case

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Hundreds are expected to arrive for the demonstration in Cheltenham, organised by the We Are Anonymous group. They are supporting a legal challenge by civil liberty groups against the alleged use of mass surveillance programmes by UK intelligence services. The

Tiananmen at 25 Years

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Chinese Military Was Split over Bloody Suppression of 1989 Student Protests, DIA Reported. Massacre Witnesses Described “Continuous Stream of Victims” at City Hospitals, Bravery of Doctors and Pedicab Drivers (the “Real Heroes”) in Resisting Authorities, Transporting and Treating Dead and

Torture report will spark violence in Mideast: CIA

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The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) warns that public disclosure of a Senate report on the agency’s torture methods will trigger violent street protests in the Middle East, endangering US embassies and personnel. “The Mideast is a tinderbox right now and

It’s Time to Talk Intelligence Failures

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Behind the shock of the lightning capture of Mosul by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Iraq, discussion in the United States has focused both on who is responsible and what the insurgents’ victory means for Iraq

Tony Abbott defends role of Five Eyes intelligence alliance

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Tony Abbott has defended the role of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance while on tour in North America, saying it should never apologise for “doing what’s necessary”, and confirmed he is hoping to meet Rupert Murdoch in New York. The

Pentagon report: scope of intelligence compromised by Snowden ‘staggering’

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A top-secret Pentagon report to assess the damage to national security from the leak of classified National Security Agency documents by Edward Snowden concluded that “the scope of the compromised knowledge related to US intelligence capabilities is staggering”. The Guardian

Most major intelligence agencies failed to achieve a clean audit in 2012 and 2013

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The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) “received an unqualified audit opinion for three years straight”, according to a Senate Select Intelligence Committee report, dated July 2012. Meaning that in the opinion of the auditor’s the financial statements reflect a “true and

American intelligence agencies disagreed on Russia threat in Ukraine

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WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies disagreed on whether Russian President Vladimir Putin would order military intervention last week in Ukraine, officials said Tuesday, and the House Intelligence Committee is examining what caused the differing analyses. “We have begun a review

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

Spy chief toughens employee polygraph to stem leaks

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. intelligence official on Monday ordered that a new question be added to federal employee lie-detector tests to help uncover any leaks of secret information to the media. In true spy-agency form, the wording of

The Nixon Administration and the Indian Nuclear Program, 1972-1974

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U.S. Intelligence Downplayed the Chances of an Indian Nuclear Test in 1974 Despite "Apparently Reliable and Seemingly Credible" Reports to the Contrary Low Priority for Intelligence Collection Meant that Test Preparations Could Go Undetected Post-Mortem on 1974 Indian Test Criticized

US Spy Agency Confirms 1980s Link to Charles Taylor

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A U.S. intelligence agency has confirmed it worked with former Liberian leader Charles Taylor, who is now on trial for war crimes at The Hague, during his rise to power. The Boston Globe newspaper reported the finding this week after