Category Covert OIperations

How Superfish’s Security-Compromising Adware Came to Inhabit Lenovo’s PCs

How Superfish’s Security-Compromising Adware Came to Inhabit Lenovo’s PCs By NICOLE PERLROTH MARCH 1, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/02/technology/how-superfishs-security-compromising-adware-came-to-inhabit-lenovos-pcs.html SAN FRANCISCO — Until its advertising software was discovered deep inside Lenovo personal computers two weeks ago, a little company called Superfish had maintained a surprisingly low profile for an outfit once named America’s fastest-growing software start-up. In 2013, […]

The New Battleground In The U.S.-Iranian Covert War

The New Battleground In The U.S.-Iranian Covert War http://nationalinterest.org/ blog/the-buzz/the-new- battleground-the-us-iranian- covert-war-12336?page=show David P. Fidler February 27, 2015 The emergence of cyber security as a global problem reveals that states are harnessing cyber technologies in the service of their respective national security and foreign policy interests. One question arising from this phenomenon is how the […]

CIA Secretly Gave Iran Doctored Blueprints For Nuclear Weapon Components Fifteen Years Ago — Revelation Could Prompt IAEA Reassessment — On When Tehran Could Produce A Nuclear Weapon

CIA Secretly Gave Iran Doctored Blueprints For Nuclear Weapon Components Fifteen Years Ago — Revelation Could Prompt IAEA Reassessment — On When Tehran Could Produce A Nuclear Weapon http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com “The CIA secretly gave Iran doctored blueprints for nuclear weapon components fifteen years ago, a revelation that could prompt the nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy […]

Why/How The CIA Killed Top Hezbollah Operative Imad Mughniyeh — ‘The Prince Of Darkness’

Why, And How The CIA Killed Top Hezbollah Operative Imad Mughniyeh — ‘The Prince Of Darkness’ http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Matthew Levitt,writing in the February 9, 2015 edition of Politico Magazine, says the CIA’s assassination of Hezbollah operative Imad Mugniyeh in February 2008, was “payback for a generation, old blood debt. A team of CIA spotters in Damascus […]

How To Win Covert Wars: It’s Time To Reconsider Covert Action As An Instrument Of American Statecraft

Excerpt: But covert action should be understood in a broader sense of statecraft. It is the support or operations to influence global situations to the advantage of American national interests that require the hiding of the American role to minimize risks and investments, while maximizing the chances for success. I really do not care what […]

CIA And Mossad Killed Senior Hezbollah Figure In Car Bombing

CIA And Mossad Killed Senior Hezbollah Figure In Car Bombing http://www.washingtonpost.com/ world/national-security/cia- and-mossad-killed-senior- hezbollah-figure-in-car- bombing/2015/01/30/ebb88682- 968a-11e4-8005-1924ede3e54a_ story.html By Adam Goldman and Ellen Nakashima January 30 at 10:14 PM On Feb. 12, 2008, Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah’s international operations chief, walked on a quiet nighttime street in Damascus after dinner at a nearby restaurant. Not far away, […]

SPYFALL: CIA’s Top Spy Steps Down

Shane Harris SPYFALL 01.23.15 Exclusive: CIA’s Top Spy Steps Down http://www.thedailybeast.com/ articles/2015/01/23/exclusive- cia-s-top-spy-steps-down.html The secretive head of the agency’s National Clandestine Service is retiring amid reports of infighting over a reorganization of the intelligence service. The director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, the storied home of the agency’s most secretive intelligence operations, has announced […]