Category Archives: CIA

One Year Ago — Gina Haspel CIA Nomination Reopens Old Wounds

“The torture of detainees in U.S. custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history. Ms. Haspel needs to explain the nature and extent of her involvement in the CIA’s interrogation program during the confirmation … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — “WikiLeaks Vault 7 dump reignites debate about deadly car crash of Michael Hastings”

“The CIA was also looking at infecting the vehicle control systems used by modern cars and trucks. The purpose of such control is not specified, but it would permit the CIA to engage in nearly undetectable assassinations.” WikiLeaks — Vault … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — National Security Advisor McMaster : “More information does not equate to better understanding”

“The U.S. is a litigious environment within which the Army operates; intelligence leaders must understand the role legal limitations and authorities play in shaping intelligence support.” General H. R. McMaster “Do You Really Need More Information? The US Intelligence Community invests … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — CIA Statement on Vault 7 Claims by WikiLeaks (March 8 2017)

“I will splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it into the wind.” President John F. Kennedy On Tuesday March 7, 2017, WikiLeaks began its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7” … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering CIA Jacqueline K. Van Landingham (1962 – March 8 1995)

“African Americans have long made critical contributions to our Agency’s mission, taking the risks and bearing the sacrifices that intelligence work often demands. We at CIA join our fellow citizens in remembering the immeasurable sacrifice, strength, and courage of African … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — The Bizarre Story of ex-CIA Jerry Chun Shing Lee

“Misunderstandings and neglect create more confusion in this world than trickery and malice. At any rate, the last two are certainly much less frequent.” Goethe — The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774) “Some former officials who reviewed the evidence described … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — The Trump Dossier : Raw Intelligence or Clever Fabrication? — POLL [UPDATE — Chris Steele Gets Cold Feet]

“I think it was disgraceful – disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. I think it’s a disgrace… and that’s something that Nazi Germany would have done and did … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Juan Pablo Escobar: “My Father Worked for the CIA.”

“My father worked for the CIA selling cocaine to finance the fight against Communism in Central America.” Juan Pablo Escobar “What we’ve learned is that if you look at history what happened with the Medellin Cartel after we took them … Continue reading

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On This Day — CIA Aldrich Ames Arrested by FBI in Arlington, Virginia (February 21, 1994)

“I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counter-espionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment.” Former CIA Aldrich Hazen … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Former CIA Director Leon Panetta : “President Must Build ‘Loyalty’ With Intel Community”

“Obviously, it’s not a good situation. Because there is a lack of trust between the president and the intelligence community, and between the intelligence community and the president. And, you know, every time he demeans the intelligence community or accuses … Continue reading

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