Category Covert OIperations

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 […]

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 […]

British Media: The Violin Was Poisoned By Former Russian FSB Officer Gordon

https://www.svoboda.org/a/29185223.html British media: The violin was poisoned by former FSB officer Gordon 22 April 2018 The British press referring to the police writes that the former colonel of the GRU Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a 54-year-old former FSB officer, code-named Gordon. It is believed that he also uses the name Mikhail Savitskis, […]

A Shadowy War’s Newest Front: A Drone Base Rising From Saharan Dust

Excerpts: Later this summer, workers will lay five inches of asphalt atop the rock bed. In all, commanders say they will pave some 39 acres of airfield. While built mainly for the Reaper drones, the runway and adjoining taxiways and ramps must be able to handle much heavier C-17 cargo planes. Three huge hangars capped […]

The Syria Quagmire

Excerpts: What does history’s long record about this geostrategic place suggest about how to manage it, if it can be managed at all? There are three possible ways of approach, each one full of risk and difficult to achieve.   One is to let the roundabout do its work, centrifugally and centripetally spinning the on-the-ground […]

Two CIA Vet Takes On CIA Nominee Haspel & Those Tapes

Two CIA Vet Takes on CIA Nominee Haspel & Those Tapes www.thecipherbrief.com View Original April 19th, 2018 The nomination hearing of Gina Haspel to lead the agency is shaping up to be a bruising interrogation over Haspel’s role in the destruction of evidence regarding the CIA’s now-defunct enhanced interrogation techniques program. Haspel, currently deputy director […]

U.S. Lawmakers Jolted By Syria Briefing, Pentagon Warns Of IS Resurgence

US lawmakers jolted by Syria briefing, Pentagon warns of IS resurgence www.yahoo.com View Original April 18th, 2018 A Syrian pro-government militia member holds a captured Islamic State group flag in June 2017 outside the city of Raqa, which later fell to the Syrian Democratic Forces in October 2017Photo by: AFP Photo/George OURFALIAN Washington (AFP) – […]

Mysterious Company Is Using Facebook To Build A Massive Facial-Recognition Database

Mysterious company is using Facebook to build a massive facial-recognition database By Monica Chin, mashable.com View Original April 17th, 2018 A surveillance camera with facial recognition technology at Berlin Suedkreuz station in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 3 2017.Photo by: Image: steffi loos/Getty Images Facebook has been under fire for its handling of personal data, but what companies around […]

Clandestine Cold War Unit Honored At Fort Bragg

Special Forces Berlin: Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army’s Elite 1956-1990 by James Stejskal. Available at Amazon here. David Maxwell’s review, “DET-A”: Applied Unconventional Warfare In Berlin and Beyond in the Cold War, is here. Clandestine Cold War unit honored at Fort Bragg fayobserver.com · by Drew Brooks http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180416/clandestine-cold-war-unit-honored-at-fort-bragg Drew Brooks Military editor @DrewBrooksNot quite a year after the Berlin […]

Welcome To The World Of HUMINT, This Is Not A Rehearsal: A Special Look At Colonel Chris Costa

Welcome to the World of HUMINT, This is Not a Rehearsal: A Special Look at Colonel Chris Costa inhomelandsecurity.com View Original April 13th, 2018 Contributor, In Homeland Security In the field of intelligence, rehearsals are imperative in preparing for the main event. For Colonel Chris Costa, that is just the opposite of his preparation for […]