Tag Archives: CIA

Not so secret support for Syrian rebels…

An intelligence “finding” approved by US President Obama authorizes covert support for the insurgency movement in Syria: “…permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad.” “The White House is for now … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Doing Nothing in Mali?

“All things considered, any outside power trying to counter extremists would be best advised to support Tuareg aspirations.” “With the subsequent formation of AFRICOM as a separate “combatant command” in the US military, the rise of AQIM has been, to … Continue reading

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Evolving ways of war…

Washington Post: “Secret wars are not new.  For decades, the CIA has carried out covert operations abroad at the president’s direction and with congressional notice.” “Drone aircraft spy on and attack terrorists with no pilot in harm’s way. Small teams … Continue reading

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Investigation to Investigate the Investigators…

An investigation is being launched to determine “who leaked information about an al-Qaida plot in which an explosive device was to have been detonated on a U.S.-bound airline flight”… “even as it has supported proposed legislation that would shield reporters … Continue reading

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