Tag Archives: Intelligence

An Espionage Empire: Details of “Black Budget” leak

Last week, Edward Snowden leaked the National Intelligence Program’s top-secret annual budget report to the Washington Post (formally known as the Congressional Budget Justification for the National Intelligence Program). The document is the first to breakdown the $56.2 billion spending … Continue reading

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U.K. aiding U.S. in locating drone targets in Pakistan

There is “pretty compelling” evidence that the Government’s listening post, the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is passing information to the US to help it locate targets for drone attacks in Pakistan’s tribal areas, believed to be a terror hub … Continue reading

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Change in Military Intelligence from Governance to Raids

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will start bringing home U.S. troops next month. His announcement is part of a gradual scaling back of American operations and ambitions in Afghanistan that’s expected to emphasize raids over governance, … Continue reading

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The Hidden World of US Intelligence

The Washington Post Article that is so often cited: * Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States. * An estimated 854,000 … Continue reading

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The New Face of War

854,000 Americans have top-secret security clearance, part of a vast network of intelligence gathering. The new face of modern warfare. The assassination of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden did more than knock off U.S. Public Enemy Number One. It formalized … Continue reading

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Informants in Afghanistan

The US military uses Afghan informants for gathering intelligence, a strategy ‘risky’ for both sides. Informants worry they will be assassinated by the Taliban for aiding the enemy, and for military leaders, information might be deliberately cooked. In this May … Continue reading

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National Security Complex

Great article from TomDispatch on ‘post-legal America’. For the U.S., whether an act of war (from CIA drone strikes, to intervention in Libya, to Osama’s recent assassination) is ‘legal’ or not is now sadly irrelevant and beside the point. Appeals … Continue reading

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