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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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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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Afghanistan ‘Intelligence Failure’ Debate Begins as Taliban Take Kabul

Afghanistan ‘Intelligence Failure’ Debate Begins as Taliban Take Kabul

Michael Morell, the former acting and deputy director of the CIA, dismissed Engel’s point of view, arguing that policy is to blame.”What is happening in Afghanistan is not the result of an intelligence failure. It is the result of numerous policy failures by multiple administrations. Of all the players over the years, the Intelligence Community...