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Former Trump NSC Adviser Flynn Was Secretly Paid $200,000 in Middle East Nuclear Scheme

Former Trump NSC Adviser Flynn Was Secretly Paid $200,000 in Middle East Nuclear Scheme

Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and the shortest-lived national security adviser in U.S. history (24 days), concealed payments from a U.S company seeking to build nuclear power plants in the Middle East. It was known Trump took money. Now SpyTalk (paywall) reports that he took $200,000 more. In June 2017, SpyTalk, then...

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Pentagon Says Drone Strike in Syria Targeted al-Qaeda Official 

Pentagon Says Drone Strike in Syria Targeted al-Qaeda Official 

Such US drone strikes have been relatively common in Syria’s Islamist opposition-held northwest in recent years, but Monday’s targeted killing followed a lull over recent months. Agence France-Presse cited the head of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying the strike killed two jihadi officials, one of Tunisian and the other of either...

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US Intelligence Chief Intervenes to Block Disclosure of State Secrets to Saudi Crown Prince

US Intelligence Chief Intervenes to Block Disclosure of State Secrets to Saudi Crown Prince

                          Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence. From CNNPolitics Simply put, in invoking the state secrets privilege, the most senior US intelligence official is trying to prevent the revelation of classified information in legal proceedings triggered not by an adversary, but by one...

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The Afghan Intelligence Agency Was Raided: Who Got the Files?

The Afghan Intelligence Agency Was Raided: Who Got the Files?

The people who seized the files at the National Security Directorate and the Ministry of Communications may not have even been Taliban: The men did not speak Afghan languages, the officials said, and may have been agents of Pakistan’s military intelligence agency working in tandem with Taliban forces. Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency has long supported...

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With the Taliban Ascendant,  Nuclear Pakistan Is Only Getting Stronger

With the Taliban Ascendant,  Nuclear Pakistan Is Only Getting Stronger

Today’s posting by the non-profit National Security Archive In Washington DC follows the recent admission by Pakistani President Arif Alvi that the country had already developed a “nuclear deterrent” by 1981, long before the underground nuclear tests of 1998.  Alvi may have exaggerated in claiming that Pakistan had “joined those nations which were …  equipped with...

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