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Israel-Iran Shadow War on Verge of Exploding Into the Open

Israel-Iran Shadow War on Verge of Exploding Into the Open

  Israel informed the Americans that it was behind Khodayee’s killing, the New York Times reported, quoting an anonymous intelligence official who had been briefed on Israel’s communication with the Americans. The intelligence official said the Israelis told the Americans that Col. Khodayee was the deputy commander of the Quds Force’s covert Unit 804, where...

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What Is the CIA’s Role in Ukraine?

What Is the CIA’s Role in Ukraine?

On the SpyTalk podcast, David Maxwell, a former Green Beret trainer talks up a CIA-trained unconventional war-fighting force in Ukraine. Maxwell envisions a U.S.-sponsored resistance force to fight against the possible Russian invasion. He also says the mission of the Green Berets is “to free the oppressed,” which is propaganda, not an argument for intervention....

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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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RIP: Jerrold Post, CIA Profiler Who Said Trump Was a ‘Malignant Narcissist’

RIP: Jerrold Post, CIA Profiler Who Said Trump Was a ‘Malignant Narcissist’

From Peter Eisner at SpyTalk. A veteran Washington reporter, Eisner interviewed Post for his podcast (with Jonathan Winer) Unconventional Threat. The Q&A with Post, reprinted in the SpyTalk piece, is well worth reading Here is guide to understanding how an intelligence agency assesses a political leader. Post had created the Center for the Analysis of Personality...

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