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  • Pentagon’s plans for a spy service to rival the CIA have been pared back

    11/01/2014 7:26:25 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11-1-2014 | Greg Miller
    The Pentagon has scaled back its plan to assemble an overseas spy service that could have rivaled the CIA in size, backing away from a project that faced opposition from lawmakers who questioned its purpose and cost, current and former U.S. officials said. Under the revised blueprint, the Defense Intelligence Agency will train and deploy up to 500 undercover officers, roughly half the size of the espionage network envisioned two years ago when the formation of the Defense Clandestine Service was announced. The previous plan called for moving as many as 1,000 undercover case officers overseas to work alongside the...
  • Snowden Says He Was a Spy, Not Just an Analyst

    05/28/2014 7:46:03 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 92 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 28, 2014 | DAVID S. JOACHIM and SCOTT SHANE
    Edward J. Snowden says he was not merely a “low-level analyst” writing computer code for American spies, as President Obama and other administration officials have portrayed him. Instead, he says, he was a trained spy who worked under assumed names overseas for the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. “I was trained as a spy in sort of the traditional sense of the word in that I lived and worked undercover overseas — pretending to work in a job that I’m not — and even being assigned a name that was not mine,” Mr. Snowden told Brian Williams...
  • ‘Over My Dead Body’: Spies Fight Obama Push to Downsize Terror War

    05/22/2014 10:13:41 AM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5/21/2014 | Eli Lake
    In 2012, the Obama administration produced a draft National Intelligence Estimate that reached a surprising conclusion: al Qaeda was no longer a direct threat to America. That classified assessment, which has never before been publicly disclosed, was in keeping with the message coming from the White House. President Obama rode to re-election in 2012 partly on the success of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. At rallies and in press conferences, the president and top officials publicly said al Qaeda was on the run. But some senior U.S. intelligence officials, like Defense Intelligence Agency Director Gen. Michael Flynn, fought...
  • Senate Report -- CIA: 'Libya: Al-Qaida Establishing Sanctuary'

    01/22/2014 10:43:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a brief self-congratulatory trip to Tripoli, Libya, in October 2011 -- with U.S. military assets lurking offshore in case they needed to rescue her -- she joked, in the presence of then-Ambassador Gene Cretz and Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman, that they had not-so-long-ago been worried that the ambassador might end up the target of a murderous Libyan assault. "As Gene and Assistant Secretary Feltman and I were walking through here, they were talking about how the last time Jeff was here was when we were very worried that Gadhafi and [Libyan...
  • To hunt Osama bin Laden, satellites watched over Abbottabad, Pakistan, and Navy SEALs

    08/29/2013 3:46:03 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2013 | Craig Whitlock and Barton Gellman
    The U.S. commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden was guided from space by a fleet of satellites, which aimed dozens of separate receivers over Pakistan to collect a torrent of electronic and signals intelligence as the mission unfolded, according to a top-secret U.S. intelligence document. The National Security Agency was also able to penetrate guarded communications among al-Qaeda operatives by tracking calls from mobile phones identified by specific calling patterns, the document shows. Analysts from the Central Intelligence Agency pinpointed the geographic location of one of the phones and tied it to the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where an...
  • U.S. spy network’s successes, failures and objectives detailed in ‘black budget’ summary

    08/29/2013 3:37:33 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2013 | Barton Gellman and Greg Miller
    U.S. spy agencies have built an intelligence-gathering colossus since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but remain unable to provide critical information to the president on a range of national security threats, according to the government’s top-secret budget. The $52.6 billion “black budget” for fiscal 2013, obtained by The Washington Post from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, maps a bureaucratic and operational landscape that has never been subject to public scrutiny. The 178-page budget summary for the National Intelligence Program details the successes, failures and objectives of the 16 spy agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community... The summary...
  • DIA fears Cuban mole aided Russia, China

    01/31/2003 11:07:02 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 13 replies · 659+ views
    washtimes ^ | 2/1/2003 | Bill Gertz
    <p>DIA senior intelligence analyst Ana Belen Montes originally came under suspicion of being a spy for Cuba's communist government in 1994. However, DIA and FBI counterspies could not prove she was engaging in espionage and Montes continued passing secrets to Havana until she was discovered in late 1999.</p>
  • Rabbits Wreaking Havoc On Cars At DIA(Denver Airport)

    01/27/2013 1:30:19 PM PST · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    Travelers have a warning for drivers who park their cars near Denver International Airport (DIA). Rabbits are chewing the wires under many cars costing owners a lot of money. The rabbits get in and chew the brake lines, the clutch lines and other wiring. Local car repair shops estimates they can do thousands of dollars in damage. “When I had the trouble with the oil light coming on, the dealer told me the wires that controlled the air conditioning were chewed,” said Ken Blum, one car owner who knows all about the not so funny bunny business at DIA. Blum...
  • New threats push need for intelligence, DIA director says

    09/16/2012 7:05:19 AM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA - The tips of fingers are sensitive, they can tell much to a person about what is felt and, in the world of intelligence gathering, ascertaining the intentions of an enemy many times requires a slight touch, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency said last week. “It’s pretty stunning how far the intelligence community has come. How integrated we are. How interagency dependent we are,” Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said Wednesday. But in a constantly changing, violent-prone world, those engaged in intelligence work not only have to be current but be ahead of interpreting potential changes, said...
  • How much did Afghan leader know? - Massoud knew bin Laden was planning 9/11 attack?

    11/07/2003 1:51:12 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 5 replies · 187+ views
    CNN ^ | November 6th
    <p>CNN's Mike Boettcher says Afghan leader Ahmed Shah Massoud may have known about al Qaeda's plans for 9/11.</p> <p>Follow the news that matters to you. Create your own alert to be notified on topics you're interested in.</p> <p>Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, the Taliban's main opposition, was killed September 9, 2001, by a bomb inside a video camera during an interview at his headquarters with two Tunisian al Qaeda operatives posing as journalists.</p>
  • Report: Russian Troops to ‘Seize’ CIA Facility in Elaborate War Game… on U.S. Soil

    04/26/2012 7:37:15 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 43 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Liz Klimas
    According to reports, the U.S. and Russian military will be engaging in an anti-terrorism exercise that will involve Russian paratroopers using U.S. weapons to “take and hold” the main facilities of the CIA and Denver International Airport in Colorado and the National Security Agency in Utah. (Related: Learn about the hypothetical ‘war games’ the U.S. and China have been playing) The European Union Times has more on the report announcing this exercise from the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation: Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Colonel Alexander Kucherenko publically announced this 24-21 May “anti-terror drill” this Friday past noting that this...
  • Defense Department Plans New Intelligence Gathering Service

    04/23/2012 5:11:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 23, 2012 | by Eric Schmitt
    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is revamping its spy operations to focus on high-priority targets like Iran and China in a reorganization that reflects a shift away from the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan that have dominated America’s security landscape for the past decade. Under the plan approved last week by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, case officers from the new Defense Clandestine Service would work more closely with counterparts from the Central Intelligence Agency at a time when the military and spy agency are increasingly focused on similar threats. “It will thicken our coverage across the board,” said a...
  • Federal audit blasts Denver airport land deals, says FAA gave up $71 million

    03/04/2011 8:01:52 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    ap ^ | March 3, 2011
    A scathing federal audit blasts Denver's Stapleton airport redevelopment deal, saying that the Federal Aviation Administration gave up $71 million in revenue by selling off land at the old Stapleton International Airport at less than half its value. The audit was performed by an inspector general of the Department of Transportation and released to the public on Thursday. The audit says the FAA failed to properly oversee Denver city officials as they sold off parcels after Denver International Airport replaced Stapleton in 1995.
  • U.S. DNI, DIA on the defensive over major China J-20 intelligence failure

    01/23/2011 10:25:45 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 17 replies
    East Asia Intel ^ | 1/19/2001 | East Asia Intel
    The U.S. Congress is considering an investigation into the U.S. intelligence agencies estimates of China's development of a new stealth jet, the J-20, that was flight tested for the first time last week. The director of the Office of Naval Intelligence, Vice Adm. David Dorsett told reporters that speed of the development had been underestimated. Dorsett said the emergence of the J-20 was not a surprise but that U.S. intelligence underestimated "the speed at which they are making progress." Several days later Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates confirmed that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated China's progress in developing a new stealth...
  • Software tip: How to save yourself at least $250 -- Dia Diagram Editor

    12/15/2010 12:22:42 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | Dec 15, 2010 | Anthony Watts
    Yesterday I had a request from a client for a network diagram for a system I’m designing, and normally I create such drawings as a PNG file. But this client said “no, I need it in Visio, or similar style so we can edit it”. I have avoided Microsoft Visio in the past, mainly because of its price tag: $249.99 for the basic version, and a whopping $999.99 for the premium version!**********************************snip********************************************* So I want to share “Dia”, short for “Diagram”. Its detailed, open source, and most importantly, free. It also has a community springing up that is adding shape...
  • Pentagon destroys thousands of copies of Army officer's memoir

    09/25/2010 7:16:24 PM PDT · by Justaham · 55 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | 9-25-10 | Chris Lawrence and Padma Rama
    Washington (CNN) -- The Department of Defense recently purchased and destroyed thousands of copies of an Army Reserve officer's memoir in an effort to safeguard state secrets, a spokeswoman said Saturday. "DoD decided to purchase copies of the first printing because they contained information which could cause damage to national security," Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. April Cunningham said. In a statement to CNN, Cunningham said defense officials observed the September 20 destruction of about 9,500 copies of Army Reserve Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer's new memoir "Operation Dark Heart." Shaffer says he was notified Friday about the Pentagon's purchase. "The whole...
  • Military spy unit resurrects domestic tracking database

    06/21/2010 10:53:05 AM PDT · by oc-flyfish · 27 replies
    Tech 1984 ^ | 06/21/10 | Tech 1984
    For those of you who thought the Talon domestic surveillance system was dead... it's back! Talon 2.0 coupled with the recent legislation giving the Feds the power to seize control over private networks = not a pretty picture.
  • Denver airport’s latest sculpture: God of the dead

    06/03/2010 4:54:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 1,498+ views
    ap ^ | June 3,2010
  • DIA reports IRGC's unconventional forces number more than a million

    05/14/2010 9:08:36 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 259+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | Geostrategy Direct
    The U.S. intelligence community has tracked the huge growth of IRGC's military over the last decade. Officials said IRGC has formed fully-fledged armies, navies and air force, organized to conduct both conventional and insurgency operations. "Iran's objective is to overwhelm enemy air defenses with mobile CDCMs [coastal defense cruise missiles], combined with multiple rocket launchers, coastal artillery, and ballistic missiles," an assessment by the Defense Intelligence Agency said. The DIA assessment, titled "Iran's Military Power," outlined the roles of Iran's conventional military and IRGC. The assessment, released to the Senate Armed Services Committee on April 15, asserted that the conventional...
  • Much of Iran's Air Force still limited to 1970s-era U.S. systems

    05/03/2010 10:10:46 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 577+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | Geostrategy Direct
    Iran was said to have encountered difficulties in modernizing its Air Force. The U.S. intelligence community has determined that the Iranian Air Force was hampered in several areas of modernization of its 1970s-era U.S.-origin platforms. The Defense Intelligence Agency assessed that the Air Force was blocked in such areas as airborne early-warning and control as well as precision-guided munitions. "The IRIAF [Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force] remains largely dependent on 1970's-era U.S. aircraft like the F-4 Phantom II, the F-14A Tomcat, and the F-5E Tiger II," DIA said in a report titled "Iran's Military Power." The report, released to...
  • DIA: Iran could 'leapfrog' technology to develop a nuclear ICBM

    04/30/2010 3:14:52 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 333+ views
    Geostrategies-Direct(subscription) ^ | 4/30/2010 | Geostrategies-Direct(subscription)
    The Defense Intelligence Agency has concluded that Iran was advancing in efforts to develop an ICBM that could strike the United States. DIA said Iran could receive critical technology and expertise from foreign countries that would significantly reduce the development period of a nuclear-tipped ICBM. "The Iranians continue to develop a capability in their missile system," DIA director Ronald Burgess said. "They are improving their range and accuracy. If others decide to assist them they could leapfrog that technology as they have given some indication of testing that has been of concern to us." In testimony to the Senate Armed...
  • DIA report may not sway US on F-16s

    02/24/2010 10:15:02 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 18 replies · 382+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 2/24/2010 | William Lowther and Rich Chang
    Despite major new report by the US’ Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) making it clear Taiwan’s Air Force is in poor shape, it is by no means certain that Washington will sell Taipei the 66 advanced F-16C/D fighters it wants, sources in Washington said. A White House source said US President Barack Obama had not made up his mind about the sale. Weighing against it is a belief that China will object much more strenuously than it did last month when Washington announced a US$6.4 billion arms and technology package. On top of this, there is a powerful Pentagon group that...
  • Taiwan’s Air Force needs help: US report

    02/22/2010 10:44:13 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 451+ views
    The Taipei Times ^ | 2/22/2010 | Richard Hazeldine
    A report released yesterday by the US Defense Intelligence Agency that assesses the overall effectiveness of Taiwan’s air defenses has reinforced concerns about the state of Taiwan’s aging fighter squadrons. An unclassified version of the report seen by the Taipei Times produces a damning indictment of the poor state of many of the Air Force’s jets, raising serious doubts about the nation’s ability to defend itself in the event of a Chinese attack. “Although Taiwan has nearly 400 combat aircraft in service, far fewer of these are operationally capable,” the report said. The military’s 60 “F-5 fighters have reached the...
  • Incident: United Airlines A320 near Denver on Jan 23rd 2010, unruly passenger

    01/24/2010 3:01:30 AM PST · by Cindy · 30 replies · 2,185+ views
    THE AVIATION HERALD ^ | Jan 24th 2010 09:10Z, last updated Sunday, Jan 24th 2010 09:10Z | y Simon Hradecky
    http SNIPPET: "A United Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N449UA performing flight UA-223 from Washington Dulles,DC to Las Vegas,NV (USA) with 129 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL360 24nm northeast of Denver International Airport,CO, when a male passenger attempted to open the aircraft door prompting other passengers to jump up and subdue the unruly. The crew decided to divert to Denver and requested law enforcement to meet the aircraft. The airplane landed safely about 20 minutes later. The unruly passenger was taken into custody by police." SNIPPET: "The FBI reported, that the man will undergo mental evaluation. The man...
  • United Airlines Flight 227; Amother Flight Disrupted by Muslims

    12/11/2009 7:51:58 AM PST · by Eroteme · 91 replies · 4,468+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dec. 11, 2009 | Doug Hagmann
    It happened again on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, less than a month after the incident aboard AirTran Flight 297. United Airlines Flight 227, scheduled to depart Denver International Airport at 1:50 pm Wednesday for Los Angeles was disrupted when several passengers who were described as Middle Eastern in appearance, confirmed by this investigator to be a group of Muslims traveling together, were removed from that aircraft due to suspicious behavior that originated in the terminal and continued to the airplane.
  • LINK TO: United Airlines passengers removed from flight at Denver airport. (United Flight 227)

    12/12/2009 5:14:08 AM PST · by cyn · 89 replies · 3,398+ views
    9news.com | 12.12.2009 | cyn
    United Airlines passengers removed from flight at Denver airport This is a news story and video interview done by Chris Vanderveen of 9news about United Airlines Flight 227, which was detained at Denver International Airport yesterday. Police officers and FBI were called to the scene. The video at the side gives more info, including passenger interviews. ALSO SEE: Hmmm . . . Yet Another Dry Run?: United 227 Sounds Just Like AirTran 297 ----------- Clearly there is a pattern of such incidents; note similarities to what we are now finding out about Airtran flight 297 Annie Jacobsen's ordeal on Northwest...
  • CALL7 Investigation: Planes Nearly Collide Over Colorado

    12/02/2009 4:21:26 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies · 1,943+ views
    7NEWS ^ | December 2, 2009 | Tom Burke and John Ferrugia
    Passenger Jets Were 200 Vertical Feet Apart. the FAA is investigating a Nov. 23rd incident where two passenger jets nearly collided in the airspace over Colorado. the two planes merged on Air Traffic Control radar at the same altitude and in the same moment. "They were within a blink of an eye of colliding," and "It was the ugliest thing I've ever seen in all my years." The incident is classified as an "operational error" ...a mistake made by an air traffic controller. Several planes were en route to Denver on an arrival path from the northeast, called "Sayge Six."...
  • Police Probing $170,000 DIA Embezzlement

    10/30/2009 12:37:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 692+ views
    TheDenverChannel ^ | October 30, 2009 | Alan Gathright
    Investigators Searching DIA Clerk's Bank Account For Missing Taxi Fees. Denver police are investigating the embezzlement of $170,000 from Denver International Airport taxi fees. A search warrant obtained by 7NEWS shows the scam went undetected for nearly two years. At least 16 cash collections made by DIA Ground Transportation Department workers between November 2007 and late June 2009 vanished en route from that agency to the airport finance department without making it to the bank. The probe was triggered when a random DIA internal audit found a $10,000 collection missing in June, sources told 7News. Police said they were alerted...
  • FAA investigating Colo. balloon flight

    10/20/2009 11:37:33 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 551+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/20/2009 | P. Solomon Banda
    The Federal Aviation Administration has opened its own investigation into the 50-mile flight of the helium balloon that briefly delayed flights at Denver International Airport after a couple reported that their 6-year-old son may have been on board, an official said Tuesday. FAA spokesman Mike Fergus said the agency investigates civil allegations rather than criminal ones. He declined to provide details on the nature of the FAA probe or its possible outcome. Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden has said investigators believe amateur storm chasers Richard and Mayumi Heene called 911 Thursday saying they thought their son, Falcon, was aboard the...
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
    BULLETIN -- NEW YORK POLICE AND FBI RAID HOMES IN QUEENS IN TERRORISM INVESTIGATION.6 minutes ago from BNO Headquarters
  • Police continue look into pistol-packing flight attendant

    05/05/2009 2:11:58 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 961+ views
    DENVER POST.com ^ | UPDATED: 05/04/2009 04:52:57 PM MDT | By Kieran Nicholson
    SNIPPET: "Theresa L. Penwell is being investigated for a "weapons violation" at Denver International Airport that was reported at about 9:35 a.m. Saturday, according to a Denver police report. Penwell was taken into police custody when two guns were found in her possession at a DIA checkpoint, said Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson. Penwell was interviewed and released pending further investigation."
  • Number of Ex-Gitmo Prisoners Rejoining Terror Higher Than Reported

    03/12/2009 8:40:57 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 34 replies · 2,977+ views
    Human Events ^ | March 12, 2009 | Rowan Scarborough
    The number of ex-Guantanamo detainees who have gone back to terrorism is much larger than the government is letting on. A senior intelligence official, who has access to some of the country's top secrets, tells HUMAN EVENTS that some Pentagon analysts actually believe 102 former enemy combatants have returned to terror -- not 61 as publicly reported by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). That would mean that of 520 terrorists released from the Guantanamo Bay prison, nearly 20 percent returned to the practice of killing to achieve their radical view of Islam. The number is gaining importance in light of...
  • Plane Crash at Denver International

    12/20/2008 6:18:33 PM PST · by Right_Handed_Writer · 138 replies · 20,999+ views
    Incidentpage.net ^ | 12/20/2008 | IPN
    COL| Denver| Aircraft Down| DIA-800| Denver International Airport|737 landed with the wing on fire, initial reports of 15 pts, MCI response enroute. M/A:Arapahoe County M/A:Adams County| COL015| 19:06 Not seeing it anywhere else yet. Hear it live here: Denver PD and Fire
  • Threat Matrix: September 2008

    09/03/2008 6:13:02 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 926 replies · 12,869+ views
    How The West Was Won The rapid and unexpected decline of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq was officially recognized this week, when Maj. Gen. John Kelly, commanding the Marine Expeditionary Force, turned operational control of Anbar Province over to the Iraqi army and police. Anbar, a vast expanse of desert the size of North Carolina, had been the stronghold of the Sunni insurgency. For years, foreign fighters loyal to al-Qaida had sneaked across Iraq's northwestern border with Syria, into Anbar and down a "rat line" of safe houses in Haditha, Ramadi and Hit. From Fallujah, the arch terrorist Zarqawi...
  • Some annoyed as DNC attendees arrive at DIA

    08/24/2008 9:25:35 AM PDT · by granite · 33 replies · 183+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | Saturday, August 23, 2008 | Susie Ma, Rocky Mountain News
    DIA -- There are plenty of volunteers offering a helpful hand to delegates and other convention-goers arriving here. Convention volunteers wave Obama 08 signs and airport volunteers stand out in their cowboy hats and suede vests. The hum of noise is occasionally punctuated by the voice of Mayor John Hickenlooper welcoming visitors over the loudspeaker. Even baggage claim is dressed up for the occasion with vases of red, white and blue carnations. Convention-goers are difficult to pick out from the general crowd. A handful are wearing shirts, some have lapel pins or buttons. Not everyone here is happy about the...
  • New Unit of DIA Will Take the Offensive On Counterintelligence

    08/17/2008 9:59:02 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 337+ views
    WP ^ | 08/18/08 | Walter Pincus
    New Unit of DIA Will Take the Offensive On Counterintelligence - By Walter Pincus Monday, August 18, 2008; A09 The Defense Intelligence Agency's newly created Defense Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Center is going to have an office authorized for the first time to carry out "strategic offensive counterintelligence operations," according to Mike Pick, who will direct the program. Such covert offensive operations are carried out at home and abroad against people known or suspected to be foreign intelligence officers or connected to foreign intelligence or international terrorist activities -- but not against U.S. citizens, said Toby Sullivan, director of counterintelligence...
  • Record COLD in Denver

    08/17/2008 12:35:25 PM PDT · by GLDNGUN · 30 replies · 396+ views
    Weather Underground ^ | 8/16/2008 | Weather Underground
    Statement as of 8:00 PM MDT on August 16, 2008 ... Record low maximum temperature set in Denver for August 16th... The high temperature at Denver International Airport today was 58 degrees. This 58 degree reading will replace the previous low maximum temperature record for August 16th which was 63 degrees set 118 years ago in 1890.
  • After A Nuclear 9/11

    03/26/2008 12:17:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1,311+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 25, 2008 | Jay Davis
    The appearance of nuclear weapons materials on the black market is a growing global concern, and it is crucial that the United States reinforce its team of nuclear forensics experts and modernize its forensics tools to prepare for or respond to a possible nuclear terrorist attack. Large quantities of nuclear materials are inadequately secured in several countries, including Russia and Pakistan. Since 1993, there have been more than 1,300 incidents of illicit trafficking of nuclear materials, including plutonium and highly enriched uranium, both of which can be used to develop an atomic bomb. And these are only the incidents we...
  • Denver Airport Revisited

    01/24/2008 12:26:08 PM PST · by Scythian · 8 replies · 258+ views
    I remember years ago reading about the strange goings on behind the building and the subsequent images/artwork inside the Denver Airport. I found this on you tube, a very good presentation on the subject. Denver Airport
  • DIA passengers could pay to erase carbon footprint

    01/19/2008 3:11:15 PM PST · by rellimpank · 35 replies · 364+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 19 jan 08 | Chris Walsh
    Feeling guilty about the amount of carbon dioxide your upcoming flight will pump into the atmosphere? Soon you might be able to fork over some extra cash at Denver International Airport to invest in projects intended to help negate your share of the environmental damage caused by air travel. DIA is looking to become one of the first airports in the nation to offer passengers the ability to buy carbon offsets in its concourses. The offsets would pay for renewable energy and power-saving projects that help cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. The airport is soliciting proposals from companies interested...
  • “This Is the FBI—Can We Talk?”

    01/18/2008 9:46:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
    Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen Are PhDs and Middle East Experts Who Did Some Lobbying. They Thought They Were Doing What Washington Insiders Always Do. Thomas O’Donnell didn’t reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analyst’s wife. He says he didn’t want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out O’Donnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: “What did I do?” “I’m sure you didn’t do anything,” O’Donnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissman’s...
  • TWA 800 FOIA Suit Yields Smoking Gun

    11/06/2007 9:21:21 AM PST · by neverdem · 175 replies · 454+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 30, 2007 | Jack Cashill
    More than six years after retired United Airline captain Ray Lahr launched his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) petition into the fate of TWA Flight 800, the FBI has shown him—likely by accident—one seriously smoking gun. The Boeing 747 blew up off the coast of Long Island on July 17, 1996. One of the FBI documents received recently by Lahr and his attorney, John Clarke of Washington DC, details a communication that took place six days after the crash: "On Tuesday, July 23, 1996, a representative from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) advised [the FBI] that after a visual analysis...
  • True Believer (Cuban DIA Mole Caught Before Spoilling War on Terror)

    08/27/2007 1:28:16 PM PDT · by anymouse · 28 replies · 1,099+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 8/27/2007 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interview's guest today is Scott W. Carmichael, the senior security and counterintelligence investigator for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). He served as the lead case agent for the DIA on the Ana Montes espionage investigation. He has been investigating attempts by foreign intelligence services to penetrate DIA operations worldwide for nearly twenty years. Prior to that he was a Chinese-Mandarin linguist in the U.S. Navy and a special agent of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. His contributions toward the successful resolution of national security matters have earned Carmichael the DIA Civilian Expeditionary Medal and Award for Meritorious Civilian Service,...
  • Out of 9/11's Shadow (American traitor spies for Cuba)

    07/03/2007 4:30:52 AM PDT · by Renfield · 14 replies · 598+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 7/3/07 | Scott W. Carmichael
    ~~~snip~~~ The successful investigation and capture of one of U.S. intelligence's prized employees was pushed deep inside the pages of newspapers -- if it appeared at all -- due to 9/11. The lapse in intelligence that led to those attacks overshadowed a rare instance when a mole was successfully outed. ~~~snip~~~ True Believer shows that catching spies within our own intelligence structure is a painstaking process. Carmichael, as much as he is able (given that agencies like DIA just can't let certain information out), walks readers through each step of evidence gathering and case development, while illustrating the challenges in...
  • Inside the Inside Story [Feith Rips Tenet a New Orifice]

    05/05/2007 9:44:37 PM PDT · by Enchante · 60 replies · 2,024+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4 May 2007 | Douglas J. Feith
    Mr. Tenet's account of all this gives the reader no idea of the substance of our critique, which was that the CIA's analysts were suppressing information. They were not showing policy makers reports that justified concern about ties between Iraq and al Qaeda. Mr. Tenet does tell us that the CIA briefed Mr. Cheney on Iraq and al Qaeda in September 2002 and that the "briefing was a disaster" because "Libby and the vice president arrived with such detailed knowledge on people, sources, and timelines that the senior CIA analytic manager doing the briefing that day simply could not compete."...
  • Brokaw Wonders Why Tenet Didn't Resign Given 'Rogue' Pentagon Operation

    04/30/2007 6:02:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies · 1,318+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The Bush administration: a bigger threat to national security than a foreign spy. That was Tom Brokaw's implicit assumption in his interview with former CIA Director George Tenet on this morning's "Today." Along the way, Brokaw accused former Defense Secretay Donald Rumsfeld of running a "rogue" intelligence operation. BROKAW: In the opening passage you describe conversations in the Clinton administration between the Palestinians and the Israelis attempting to get some sort of a new peace arrangement. But the Israelis were demanding the release of Jonathan Pollard, a United States military intelligence analyst who had been selling them secrets, who's...
  • Accident Damages Plane, Jet Bridge At DIA

    03/30/2007 5:08:59 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 20 replies · 1,097+ views
    cbs4denver.com ^ | Mar 30, 2007 4:26 pm US/Mountain | Robert Weller, AP Writer
    (AP) DENVER An empty passenger bridge collapsed over the wing of a United Airlines plane at Denver International Airport on Friday, damaging the aircraft but causing no injuries, the airline said. The cause of the collapse and the extent of the damage were not immediately known. United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said the Boeing 757 had just arrived from Boston and the 184 passengers and crew were still on board. The bridge extends from the concourse to the plane. The one that collapsed is a new type that extends over the wing so passengers can use both the front and rear...
  • Heads should roll' over Iraq (says Richard Perle)

    02/18/2004 6:45:27 PM PST · by Happy2BMe · 71 replies · 353+ views
    Feb. 18, 2004. 01:00 AM DANNY JOHNSTON/AP U.S. President George W. Bush is applauded by the army and National Guard troops during a speech at Fort Polk, La., yesterday in which he defended the U.S. war in Iraq. Fort Polk is home to more than 6,300 troops who are in Iraq. `Heads should roll' over IraqAdviser wants U.S. intelligence chiefs to quit Cites faulty conclusions on Saddam's weapons ERIC ROSENBERGSPECIAL TO THE STAR WASHINGTON—Richard Perle, a chief proponent of last year's U.S. invasion of Iraq, yesterday called for the chiefs of the Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Defence Intelligence...
  • Centennial - the Little Airport That Could ( Not just snow removal )

    12/27/2006 1:45:28 PM PST · by george76 · 42 replies · 1,483+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 27, 2006 | Alan Gathright
    Snow removal a specialty of award-winning airfield. the Little Airport That Could. Centennial is an astonishing seven-time winner (plus one honorable mention) of a national snow-removal award for large general aviation airfields. That achievement gives it high-flying popularity among corporate-jetting executives who want to get where they're going quickly - and safely. "We're clearly the airport of choice... "Our crews know how to remove snow." For the record: Along with most area airports, Centennial was shut down last week for about 27 hours... What's the secret to Centennial's snow-sweeping success? "Long before the snow starts to fly out here, they...
  • DIA defends operation ( Christmas blizzard )

    12/27/2006 12:34:34 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,020+ views
    December 27, 2006 ^ | Rocky Mountain News | Lou Kilzer
    Spokesman doesn't see any reason to alter procedures. Airport officials didn't promise any changes Tuesday despite the avalanche of criticism about the 45- hour closure of Denver International Airport that snarled holiday traffic across the nation. Even a suggestion by their boss, Mayor John Hickenlooper, that some of the equipment that cleared both lanes of Peña Boulevard might be diverted to runways was dismissed. "I don't know why we would do anything differently," DIA spokesman Chuck Cannon said when asked about plans to handle another major storm bearing down on the Front Range that might hit Thursday... Cannon... a debriefing...