Category Intelligence Community

U.S. Intelligence Veterans Oppose Brennan’s CIA Reorganization Plan

U.S. Intelligence Veterans Oppose Brennan’s CIA Reorganization Plan March 9, 2015 https://consortiumnews.com/ 2015/03/09/us-intel-vets- oppose-brennans-cia-plan/ The original idea of the CIA was to have independent-minded experts assessing both short- and longer-term threats to U.S. national security. Mixing with operations and politics was always a danger, which is now highlighted by CIA Director Brennan’s reorganization, opposed by […]

Halvorsen Becomes Permanent DoD CIO

Halvorsen Becomes Permanent DoD CIO Amber Corrin, Senior Staff Writer 2:28 p.m. EDT March 9, 2015 635582315710240948-FED-DoD-CIO-Cloud-Indu-21- (Photo: Alan Lessig/Staff) After nearly a year as acting Defense Department CIO, Terry Halvorsen on March 8 officially assumed permanent duties as the Pentagon’s lead on top IT priorities, according to DoD officials. Halvorsen succeeds Teri Takai, who […]

‘Thugs Wanted – Bring Your Own Boots’: How Isis Attracts Foreign Fighters To Its Twisted Utopia

An excerpt from their forthcoming book. ‘Thugs Wanted – Bring Your Own Boots’: How Isis Attracts Foreign Fighters To Its Twisted Utopia Isis has been hugely successful in attracting western violence junkies. Some are drawn by the prospect of adventure – and recruiters are increasingly promoting a sense of inclusion and purpose in the caliphate […]

Osama bin Laden’s Files: The Pakistani Government Wanted To Negotiate

Osama bin Laden’s Files: The Pakistani Government Wanted To Negotiate BY THOMAS JOSCELYN | March 9th, 2015 | tjoscelyn@gmail.com | @thomasjoscelyn http://www.longwarjournal.org/ archives/2015/03/osama-bin- ladens-files-the-pakistani- government-wanted-to- negotiate.php osama-bin-laden Recently released files recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound show that parts of the Pakistani government made attempts to negotiate with al Qaeda in 2010. The letters were […]

Beidou: China’s New Satellite Navigation System

Beidou: China’s New Satellite Navigation System Parliament house flag post Beidou: China’s new satellite navigation system Posted 26/02/2015 by Geoff Wade Coverage poylgon of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System since 2012: 55°E – 180°E, 55°S – 55°N Daveduv/Zuanzuanfuwa On 28 October 2014, just three weeks before Prime Minister Abbott and PRC President Xi Jinping signed an […]

Snowden Reveals Information On New Zealand’s Secret Spy Base In Waihopai

http://www.globalsecurity.org/intell/library/news/2015/intell-150308-sputnik01.htm?_m=3n%2e002a%2e1361%2exa0ao01ac0%2e18zz Snowden Reveals Information on New Zealand’s Secret Spy Base in Waihopai Sputnik News 21:19 08.03.2015(updated 21:24 08.03.2015) The recent documents revealed by Edward Snowden show how closely New Zealand is working with the NSA to maintain surveillance coverage on the South-Pacific region. Newly revealed documents from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed the […]

Saudi Arabia Prepares For Iran Nuclear Deal

image-from-the-document-manager The Pulse of the Middle East gulf PULSE نبض الخليج US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud Salman at Diriyah Farm in Diriyah, March 5, 2015. Kerry met Gulf Arab foreign ministers in Riyadh to brief them on progress in the nuclear talks with Iran and […]