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Burns Bennett

Directors of CIA and Mossad Meet in Israel

So far we have mostly wire service coverage. The situation: The United States is seeking to restart nuclear negotiations with Iran, while Israel seeks to disrupt those talks. Israeli press offers unsubstantiated rumor while Iran reminds the United States it has escalatory powers with a barrage of Hezbollah rockets and Persian Gulf drone attack. Bill...

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Kim Jong-Un

South Korea’s Intelligence Agency Pushes for Olympic Diplomacy

In an exclusive analysis for Deep States, journalist Timothy Shorrock explained last how the  South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) viewed the U.S. presidential election. The NIS, Shorrock reported. plays a key role in President Moon Jae-in’s peace and denuclearization agenda. Shorrock predicted this role would continue regardless of who won the White House. And...

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Israel’s Secret Nuclear Program: Why CIA Intelligence Failed So Badly

  From the National Security Archive, a deep dive on a sensitive geopolitical issue that is rarely raised in Washington: how Israel became the first and only nuclear power in the Middle East. While the events in question happened some 50 years ago, they reverberate today. The United States and Israel, as nuclear powers, have...

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NSA

The World’s Top Intelligence Agencies, Explained

The 21st century has been very good to the world’s spies. Since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, secret intelligence agencies have increased their power and influence in countries as diverse as the United States, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Israel.  What these spy services have in common is secrecy, techniques, and elaborate emblems...

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Kim Jong-Un

Is Kim Jong-un Building a Nuclear-Armed Submarine?

The South Korean intelligence agency thinks so, according to leading news site Dong-A Ilbo,  The “new strategic weapon” mentioned by North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the end of last year is likely to be a new 3,000-ton submarine equipped with multiple submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), the South Korean and U.S. intelligence authorities said....