Category: CIA

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Addicted to Drones: The Overhyping of ‘Over the Horizon’

Addicted to Drones: The Overhyping of ‘Over the Horizon’

In the wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the Biden Administration has announced the United States has adopted  “Over the Horizon” strategy for intervening against suspected terrorists, “We can’t kill our way to success,” notes former CIA officer Douglas London in Just Security. ” Perhaps the greatest flaw in an “Over the Horizon” strategy,...

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The CIA Debated Kidnapping or Killing Julian Assange

The CIA Debated Kidnapping or Killing Julian Assange

This more than solid scoop comes from the very reliable  Zach Dorfman, Sean D. Naylor and Michael Isikoff at Yahoo News. While Assange had been on the radar of U.S. intelligence agencies for years, these plans for an all-out war against him were sparked by WikiLeaks’ ongoing publication of extraordinarily sensitive CIA hacking tools, known collectively as “Vault...

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The 9/11 Cover-Up, According to FBI Whistleblower Coleen Rowley

The 9/11 Cover-Up, According to FBI Whistleblower Coleen Rowley

From accuracy.org, former FBI agent Colleen Rowley on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks: “Already on the day of September 11, 2001, some of us insiders knew some agonizing truth, that the horrible terrorist attacks of that day could have been easily prevented if FBIHQ had just read, shared and acted on the memos...

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Afghanistan:  A Failure of U.S. Regime Change Policy

Afghanistan:  A Failure of U.S. Regime Change Policy

  Let the buck passing begin. The military people say Aghanistan was an intelligence failure. The intelligence community says it was a policy failure. They are both right. Above all, it was a failure of U.S. “regime change” policy that arrogates to the United States the “right” to replace adversarial governments. “There is an old...

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A Perfectly Timed New Spy Thriller 

A Perfectly Timed New Spy Thriller 

From SpyTalk For espionage aficionados, Down Range has plenty of battlefield tradecraft and CIA intrigue. But Moore’s story is bigger: It bridges themes of corporate greed and big oil, drug traffickers, compromised businessmen and officials. The protagonist knows failure and regret, but faced with choices of good and evil, he’s looking for the decency that...