Category CIA

‘Operation GhostSecret’: North Korea Is Suspected in Intensifying Global Cyberattack

David Maxwell Comment:  “The new weapon of choice from north Korea?”   Excerpts: In early March, McAfee identified cyberattacks on Turkish financial institutions and government groups that deployed a “Bankshot” implant that embedded malicious files in Microsoft Word documents sent to victims via email attachment. Computers were infected if users downloaded the attachment.   But […]

Russian Scientist Who Claimed To Develop Nerve Agent That Poisoned Sergi Skripal Has Reportedly Been Hit By A Car In Russia

A Russian scientist who claimed to develop the nerve agent that poisoned Sergei Skripal has reportedly been hit by a car in Russia By Alexandra Ma, www.businessinsider.com View Original April 25th, 2018 A Russian scientist who developed the nerve agent used to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal was hit by a car in Russia earlier this week, local […]

Russia Claims It Has A U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missile And Will Use It To Improve Its Own Weapons

Russia claims it has a US Tomahawk cruise missile and will use it to improve its own weapons By Holly Ellyatt | @hollyellyatt, www.cnbc.com View Original April 25th, 2018 Matthew Daniels/U.S. Navy via Getty Images Russia has gotten its hands on an U.S. Tomahawk cruise missile and it’s going to study it to improve its own weapon […]

North Korea’s Underground Nuclear Test Site Has Collapsed — Which May Be The Real Reason Kim Jong-Un Has Agreed To Freeze Missile Tests — Chinese Officials Say

North Korea’s Underground Nuclear Test Site Has Collapsed — Which May Be The Real Reason Kim Jong-Un Has Agreed To Freeze Missile Tests — Chinese Officials Say http://www.fortunascorner.com      Jullian Robinson posted an article this morning, April 25, 2018, on the website of the Daily Mail, with the title above. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un only […]

Is A Military Coup Possible In Iran? Or, Under Consideration?

Is a military coup possible in Iran? IRGC staff changes and talk of the merits of a ‘military president’ suggest that a coup might be under consideration. Saeid Golkar/Apr 24, 2018 www.aljazeera.com View Original April 24th, 2018 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is facing declining support among IraniansPhoto by: AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi Since the beginning of the […]

The OSS, 9/11 & Gina Haspel: Intelligence Under Fire

The OSS, 9/11 & Gina Haspel: Intelligence Under Fire thecipherbrief.com · by Alex Bolling Alex Bolling Former CIA Chief of Station Just weeks after the attacks of 9/11, a flatbed truck was parked unceremoniously in the tree-lined fire lane next to the CIA’s New Headquarters Building, surrounded by furious activity. The team was packing gear on shipping […]

Beating Moscow At Its Main Game: Espionage

Beating Moscow at its Main Game: Espionage thecipherbrief.com Richard BoucherFormer Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia We talk a lot these days about smart power and hard power and soft power even the sharp power of manipulating information. In the end, power and influence have always been exercised in multiple dimensions – […]

Under Secretary Of Defense For Intelligence: ‘A Lot Of Technology Remains Untapped’

Defense intelligence chief: ‘A lot of technology remains untapped’ – SpaceNews.com spacenews.com · by Sandra Erwin · April 23, 2018 Kernan: Project Maven so far has been “extraordinarily” useful in processing intelligence but more capabilities are needed. TAMPA, FLA. — Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Joseph Kernan, a retired Navy vice admiral, is rarely seen or heard at […]

Former Head Of Intelligence For The Israeli Defense Force: ‘This Will Be Israel’s Most Dangerous May Since 1967’

Former Head Of Intelligence For The Israeli Defense Force: ‘This Will Be Israel’s Most Dangerous May Since The 1967 War’ http://www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from Benjamin Kerstein’s April 24, 2018 article in the Jewish publication, Algemeiner.  “When I look at the month of May, I say there wasn’t a month of May so […]

Michael Healy, Army Major General Who Led Green Berets In Vietnam, Dies At 91

Michael Healy, Army major general who led Green Berets in Vietnam, dies at 91 The Washington Post · by Harrison Smith · April 23, 2018 Gen. Michael D. Healy in the early 1970s. He was known as “Iron Mike” for his heroism during the Korean War. (John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School) Michael D. Healy, an […]