Tag: Iraq–United States relations

Iraqi PM says Islamic State plans subway attacks in U.S. and Paris

pm

(Reuters) – Iraq has “credible” intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack subway systems in Paris and the United States, the prime minister said on Thursday, but U.S. and French officials said they had no evidence to back up

From Electricity to Sewage, U.S. Intelligence Says the Islamic State Is Fast Learning How to Run a Country

The Obama administration’s escalating air war against the Islamic State is running up against a dispiriting new reality: The militants are becoming as good at governing territory as they are at conquering it, making it considerably harder to dislodge them

CIA Arms Kurdish Pershmerga in Battle Against ISIS: Officials

FSA

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is directly arming Kurdish fighters in their battle against Islamist militants in northern Iraq, security officials told NBC News on Monday. In the past, the U.S. had channeled all weapons – including ammunition – through the

CIA Hacked Senate Computers

germany-feara-nsa-stole-industrial-secrets-282089_o

The Central Intelligence Agency improperly accessed computers used by the Senate committee investigating  the agency’s use of torture following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, according to the CIA Inspector General Office. The internal report confirms accusations made by Senator

CIA let Iraq spy network wither after troop withdrawal, officials claim

cia paln

WASHINGTON –  CIA officers in Iraq have been largely hunkered down in their heavily fortified Baghdad compound since U.S. troops left the country in 2011, current and former officials say, allowing a once-rich network of intelligence sources to wither. That’s

ISIS in Iraq stinks of CIA/NATO ‘dirty war’ op

syria resim.asp

For days now, since their dramatic June 10 taking of Mosul, Western mainstream media have been filled with horror stories of the military conquests in Iraq of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, with the curious acronym ISIS. ISIS,

CIA Facing Gaps in Iraq as It Hunts for Militants

1336423360177

The CIA and other spy agencies are scrambling to close intelligence gaps as they seek ways to support possible military or covert action against the leaders of the al-Qaida-inspired militant group that has seized parts of Iraq and threatens Baghdad’s

It’s Time to Talk Intelligence Failures

68th Session Of The United Nations General Assembly Continues

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

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

24550944_BG1

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

CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran

saddam 528441-soutien-occidental

The U.S. government may be considering military action in response to chemical strikes near Damascus. But a generation ago, America's military and intelligence communities knew about and did nothing to stop a series of nerve gas attacks far more devastating

The Iraq War Ten Years After

APTOPIX_IRAQ_SADDAM_HUSSEIN_sff_NY114_20061230060933

The Iraq War Ten Years After Declassified Documents Show Failed Intelligence, Policy Ad Hockery, Propaganda-Driven Decisionmaking National Security Archive Publishes "Essential" Primary Sources on Operation Iraqi Freedom National Security Archive Briefing Book No. 418 Posted — March 19, 2013 Edited

DIA sending hundreds more spies overseas

pentagon_10

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