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Trump’s ‘Deep State’ rhetoric debunked by Tim Wiener

Tim Wiener, formerly of the New York Times, is one of the country’s leading intelligence writers. His histories of the CIA (Legacy of Ashes) and the FBI (Enemies) are brisk best-sellers that render harsh judgement on these agencies. (He is too harsh according to the CIA.) In a long review essay for the New York...

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U.S. Secret Wars in Africa Rage on, Despite Talk of Downsizing

From Nick Turse, one of the world’s leading experts on U.S. Special Operations Command: Today, more U.S. commandos are deployed to Africa than to any other region of the world except the Middle East. Back in 2006, there were only 70 special operators deployed across Africa. Source: U.S. Secret Wars in Africa Rage on, Despite...

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Declassified records show extent of CIA’s involvement in efforts to discredit Daniel Ellsberg 

During the Watergate scandal, the CIA distanced itself from the burglars arrested at the Democratic National Committee but a newly declassified records, obtain by MuckRock, reveals just how much the agency supported President Nixon’s dirty tricksters. A previously classified document that the Central Intelligence Agency provided to Congress during the investigation of the Watergate affair shows that...

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Timothy Snyder Explains the Great Russian Disinformation Campaign  

Yale historian Timothy Snyder was among the first to recognize the effectiveness of influence operations launched by the Russian intelligence services. Vladimir Putin’s campaign to destabilize Ukraine 2014 was the model. Russia’s  intervention in America’s 2016 election did not have the paramilitary component of “little green men” (plainclothes special operations commandos) seen in Ukraine but...