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One Year Ago — US Secretary of Defense James Mattis: “No Evidence Assad Used Poison Gas on His People”

“I have personally reviewed the intelligence and there is no doubt the Syrian regime is responsible for the decision to attack and for the attack itself.” US Secretary of Defense James Mattis (April 2017) “We have other reports from the … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Saudi Crown Prince Awarded the CIA George Tenet Medal of Honor

“Our relationship with the United States is historic and strategic. Any attempts to undermine that will falter.” Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef January 11 2017 — On Friday (February 10 2017), CIA Director Mike Pompeo honoured the Saudi Crown Prince … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Russia Intelligence Chiefs Visit Washington to Meet American Spooks

“Sergey Naryshkin was here [in the United States]. He held consultations with his counterparts. Joint struggle against terrorism was discussed. We maintained contact in 2014 during the Sochi Olympics. Of course, we consider joint work this year, during the FIFA … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Gina Haspel Selected to be Deputy Director of CIA

“Gina is an exemplary intelligence officer and a devoted patriot who brings more than 30 years of Agency experience to the job. She is also a proven leader with an uncanny ability to get things done and to inspire those … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — WHITE HOUSE : “CIA Is Back to the National Security Council”

“Bannon’s role is a radical departure from any National Security Council in history.” Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) January 31 2017 — On Monday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said that the CIA will be added to the National Security Council. Follow … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — CIA Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou Responds To President Trump

“This is not something you can do without legal support, congressional support and public support, and that support does not exist.” John McLaughlin — Deputy CIA Director “Torture is the weapon of the bully, the coward and the fool, and … Continue reading

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Biography — CIA Director Mike Pompeo (January 23, 2017 – April 26, 2018)

“After many weeks of anticipation, I am eager to join you, energized by the prospect of what we will achieve together.” CIA Director Mike Pompeo (January 24 2017) Mike Pompeo was sworn in January 23 2017 as Director of the … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Obama’s Crackdown on National Security Leaks

“Leaks related to national security can put people at risk. They can put men and women in uniform that I’ve sent into the battlefield at risk. I don’t think the American people would expect me, as commander in chief, not … Continue reading

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On This Day — Former DCI Admiral Stansfield Turner Dies (January 18 2018)

“Turner’s most disturbing discovery was the harsh questioning and illegal imprisonment that the Agency’s Counterintelligence Staff had imposed for several years on Soviet defector Yuri Nosenko. This convinced him that CIA could be a dangerous organization if not kept closely … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — CIA Director Mike Pompeo on North Korea, Iran, and Pakistan

“I got a call from the President one afternoon back in April [2017]. He wanted to talk about some disturbing images that were coming in from Syria. I’m sure you saw many of them yourselves — scenes of innocent civilians … Continue reading

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