Tag: September 11 attacks

Alleged French Spy-Turned-Traitor Targeted in Airstrikes on Al Qaeda

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A former spy for France, who defected and joined al Qaeda, was one of the targets of American airstrikes in Syria last month aimed at stopping the terror group from blowing up planes over the skies of Europe or the

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

Despite billions spent on intelligence, we know very little

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WASHINGTON, September 1, 2014 – The U.S. spends billions on intelligence, yet we always seem to be surprised by events in the world. George W. Bush told us that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, and CIA Director George Tenet

Ex-CIA Agent: ‘Silly, Juvenile’ to Reveal Foley Rescue Attempt

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It was “silly” and “juvenile” for the administration of President Barack Obama to reveal the United States failed in an effort to rescue American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by ISIS terrorists, said Michael Scheuer, a former CIA agent

The BND, a completely normal secret service

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A world without secret services? The idea is too good to be true. Unfortunately, in view of the numerous security threats, both abstract and concrete, the idea is also naive. One of these potentially deadly threats is international terrorism, motivated

Documents reveal NSA’s extensive involvement in targeted killing program

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It was an innocuous e-mail, one of millions sent every day by spouses with updates on the situation at home. But this one was of particular interest to the National Security Agency and contained clues that put the sender’s husband

U.S. Plans Review of Intelligence

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President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. would conduct a review of intelligence-gathering before theBoston Marathon bombing to determine whether authorities could have done anything to prevent it. The president also defended the work of the Federal Bureau of

Pentagon, CIA check firsthand book on bin Laden raid for leaks, secrets as publication nears

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WASHINGTON – U.S. officials said Monday they were reviewing a copy of a soon-to-be-published firsthand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, checking for leaks of classified information. Pentagon spokesman George Little said Defence Department officials "received the

CIA releases papers from 9/11 file

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Washington, D.C., June 19, 2012 – The National Security Archive today is posting over 100 recently released CIA documents relating to September 11, Osama bin Laden, and U.S. counterterrorism operations.  The newly-declassified records, which the Archive obtained under the Freedom

Under Obama, an emerging global apparatus for drone killing

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The Obama administration’s counterterrorism accomplishments are most apparent in what it has been able to dismantle, including CIA prisons and entire tiers of al-Qaeda’s leadership. But what the administration has assembled, hidden from public view, may be equally consequential. In

US – Is THIS the man who killed Bin Laden?

The CIA operative who was responsible for tracking down and ultimately killing Osama Bin laden may have had his cover blown because of his distinguishing yellow tie. The man, known as ‘John’, is a career CIA analyst whose job for