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6 Startling Revelations From Declassified U.S. Government Documents 

6 Startling Revelations From Declassified U.S. Government Documents 

  From HowStuffWorks “The [public] tolerance for the secrecy of these organizations has become smaller,” Pfeiffer says. “There’s a demand by people to have a greater understanding of what their intelligence agencies actually are up to … And the intelligence agencies are incredibly powerful and outrageously secret. So over time, for the intelligence community to...

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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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Iraqi Intelligence Aided CIA in Hunt for Baghdadi

Iraqi Intelligence Aided CIA in Hunt for Baghdadi

Sometimes–maybe even often times–the CIA is only as good as its allies. This detailed report from Reuters suggests that an ISIS leader turned by Iraqi intelligence was key to the U.S. raid  that ended with Baghdadi’s death. The source was Ismael  a-Ethawi, a PHD in Islamic Sciences, who  was considered by Iraqi intelligence officials to...