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  • BOMBSHELL: Obama Never Met With His Defense Intelligence Chief

    07/12/2016 9:51:05 PM PDT · by blueyon · 47 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 7/12/16 | Jack Flash
    Bombshell yes, surprising no. Excerpted from The Daily Caller: President Barack Obama twice appointed former Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn to key national security jobs in his administration, including as deputy director of national intelligence and later as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, yet he never once met with Flynn face to face. The general, who spent 33 years in the intelligence field, told The Daily Caller News Foundation he was never called in for a face-to-face meeting with Obama to offer his assessment of ISIS as it rampaged through the Middle East, or during the political meltdown of...
  • Obama never met with his Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency

    07/14/2016 8:15:17 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 14, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn has spent 33 years in the intel business and was appointed to two key positions by President Obama; deputy director of national intelligence and the director of the defense intelligence agency. He is currently being considered as a running mate for Donald Trump. But in the four years that Flynn served in the Obama administration, he was never summoned to a meeting with the president nor ever asked for his views on any issue.
  • Putin Sends Warning To Trump And All America: 'US Elections Being Stolen' - This Video Can Stop WW3

    06/22/2016 6:55:35 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 107 replies
    allnewspipeline.com ^ | June 22, 2016
    VIDEO AT LINK Putin Warns International Observers Being Sent Away From US Polling Stations As Globalists Prepare To Steal The Final Election From America In the outstanding video below which is now seeing some attention across the alternative media but will probably never be touched upon by most of the mainstream media, Russian President Vladimir Putin completely unloads upon Fareed Zakaria of CNN fame while telling him, among many other things, that AT LEAST two US elections have already been stolen, a warning to Donald Trump of what may be coming with the entire 'new world order' now on the...
  • Trump to get intel briefings despite opposition

    05/16/2016 6:46:26 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 69 replies
    TNN, Times of India ^ | Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    WASHINGTON: The US President's schedule on any given morning includes a confidential Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB) at 9 am before he embarks on the day's (mostly) public engagements. Presented usually by the Director of National Intelligence, the PDB fuses intelligence from various spy agencies (CIA, DIA, NSA etc), much of it obtained through "sigint" (signal intelligence) and "'technical" means (euphemism for bugging, electronic surveillance etc), to give the President a head's up on vital national security issues - from nuclear advances in countries such as Pakistan, North Korea and Iran to negotiating positions of China, India, and other majors at...
  • Amy Van Dyken-Rouen said she was 'embarrassed' by TSA agent at Denver International Airport

    05/02/2016 7:00:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 98 replies
    7NEWS & The Denver Channel ^ | May 2, 2016 | Mark Boyle
    Colorado's six-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen says agents with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) humiliated her. She took to social media Sunday to detail her experience getting through security at Denver International Airport. She said agents made her go through a full body search even though she has Pre check. "They go around your breasts, they basically go under your butt and the just grab things, not grab, they touch things that are not appropriate and it's really embarrassing," said Van Dyken-Rouen. Van Dyken-Rouen said as much as she and husband Tom travel all over the...
  • Denver International Airport closed until further notice, United cancels all remaining flights

    03/23/2016 4:12:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Denver Channel ^ | Mar 23, 2016
    Denver International Airport announced at 12:18 p.m. on Wednesday that the airport is closed until further notice. "Weather and visibility are such that it is not safe for aircraft to arrive or depart at this time," airport officials tweeted. Airport officials said that passengers should not plan on coming to the airport until further notice and those at the airport should stay in place because Pena Blvd. is impassable. United Airlines canceled all remaining flights in and out of the airport .. Soutwest Airlines also canceled all remaining flights, ... Up to 12 inches of snow could fall at the...
  • Report: As Obama administration knowingly armed Islamic State in Syria, Joint Chiefs passed US

    12/29/2015 4:46:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/29/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    It's come to this: The Obama administration - and in particular the CIA - knowingly armed Islamic State terrorists in Syria. Okay, take it with a grain of salt. It came from Seymour Hersh. Barack Obama’s repeated insistence that Bashar al-Assad must leave office – and that there are ‘moderate’ rebel groups in Syria capable of defeating him – has in recent years provoked quiet dissent, and even overt opposition, among some of the most senior officers on the Pentagon’s Joint Staff. Their criticism has focused on what they see as the administration’s fixation on Assad’s primary ally, Vladimir...
  • Military to Military Seymour M. Hersh on US intelligence sharing in the Syrian war

    12/21/2015 11:10:26 AM PST · by JPX2011 · 10 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | December 21, 2015 | Seymour Hersh
    Barack Obamas repeated insistence that Bashar al-Assad must leave office and that there are moderate rebel groups in Syria capable of defeating him has in recent years provoked quiet dissent, and even overt opposition, among some of the most senior officers on the Pentagons Joint Staff. Their criticism has focused on what they see as the administrations fixation on Assads primary ally, Vladimir Putin. In their view, Obama is captive to Cold War thinking about Russia and China, and hasnt adjusted his stance on Syria to the fact both countries share Washingtons anxiety about the spread of terrorism in and...
  • Ex-intel chief: Obama ignored ISIS to get reelected

    12/02/2015 10:10:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 12/2/2015, 10:21 AM | Ari Yashar
    Lt. Gen. (ret.) Michael Flynn, former head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) from 2012 to 2014, told CNN on Tuesday that US President Barack Obama ignored a report in 2012 about the rise of Islamic State (ISIS) because it didn't meet his reelection "narrative." Flynn just this Sunday told the German Der Spiegel that the US was "dumb" to release Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi back in 2004, classifying him as "harmless" and allowing him to go on to form ISIS. ...
  • Former DIA chief: ISIS threat didn't fit Obama's 2012 re-elect "narrative"

    12/02/2015 7:41:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/02/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    How did the White House miss the rise of ISIS? Not for the first time, former Defense Intelligence Agency chief Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn says that the issue is less of missing it than of ignoring it. Yesterday, Flynn told CNN’s Jake Tapper that Barack Obama and his team were more interested in promoting a narrative that “al-Qaeda was on the run” than in dealing with a real national-security threat (via Jeff Dunetz): “I think that they did not meet a narrative the White House needed. And I’ll be very candid with you, they just didn’t,” retired Lt. Gen....
  • Former DIA Head: Investigation of Manipulated Intel Should Start at White House

    11/24/2015 1:34:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2015 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) during President Obama's tenure, went on the Kelly File last night to talk about the possible manipulation of ISIS intelligence. He said the investigation should "start at the top. Where intelligence starts and stops is at the White House." "[M]any of them have been deployed for many years in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere... so I think that the focus of really this investigation, they'll find whoever they're going to find and some of the tactical issues at central command, but the focus of this investigation ought to...
  • Obama's alleged intelligence fraud began with 2012 election: Intel chairman

    09/19/2015 10:11:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 19, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    Gen. Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, is highly critical of the Obama administration's foreign policy. The intelligence community's alleged intelligence fraud to benefit resident Barack Obama and his national security team began earlier than originally suspected. According to Fox News Channel's Chief Intelligence Correspondent Catherine Herridge on Saturday, the manipulation of the intelligence reported by several media outlets is suspected of beginning in 2012. At that time Obama was running for re-election against Republican Mitt Romney and the reports on Islamic terrorism were favorable for the incumbent Obama ... In addition, the most "transparent administration" in...
  • Daily Beast Exclusive: 50 Spies Say ISIS Intelligence Was Cooked (by Obama Admin)

    09/09/2015 6:48:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 54 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | Shane Harris and Nancy A. Youssef
    Its being called a revolt by intelligence pros who are paid to give their honest assessment of the ISIS warbut are instead seeing their reports turned into happy talk. More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military's Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaedas branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials, The Daily Beast has learned. The complaints spurred the Pentagons inspector general to open an investigation into the alleged manipulation of intelligence. The fact that so many people complained suggests there are deep-rooted, systemic problems in how...
  • Chick-fil-A's stance against gay marriage may not fly at Denver International Airport

    08/27/2015 11:03:54 AM PDT · by don-o · 45 replies
    thedenverchannel ^ | August 20, 2015
    The Denver City Council has stalled a deal to renew the lease of a Chick-fil-A restaurant at Denver International Airport, citing the company's reputation as an opponent of same-sex marriage. The Business Development Committee on Tuesday stalled the seven-year deal with a new franchise of the popular chicken chain for two weeks. "I think the airport also has a question about our reputation," said Robin Kniech, a Denver City Council Member, during Tuesday's meeting. "It has been the corporate philosophy [of Chik-fil-A] to use the dollars they earn to fund discriminatory lawsuits and to fund discriminatory political rhetoric. So that's...
  • State Dept.-released Clinton email had classified intel from 3 agencies, in possible violation

    08/26/2015 9:23:46 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 26, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    Agencies say info in Clinton emails was classified when sent One of the emails contained classified intelligence from three different agencies, which could mean the State Department violated a President Obama-signed executive order by authorizing its release. That 2009 order, EO 13526, lays out the rules for "classifying, safeguarding and declassifying national security information." It states that the authority to declassify rests with the intelligence agency that originated the information. One of the two emails that sparked the FBI probe was an April 2011 email from Clinton confidant Huma Abedin that contained intelligence from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the...
  • Report: Clinton Aide Sent Hillary Classified Info From DIA, NSA, And NGA (Huma)

    08/25/2015 2:54:44 PM PDT · by maggief · 86 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 25, 2014 | Steve Guest
    Fox News chief intel correspondent Catherine Herridge revealed that email from aide Huma Abedin to Mrs. Clinton that kickstarted the FBI probe contained classified information from three intelligence agencies: the DIA, the NSA and the NGA. (snip) Herridge, reporting on Fox News Americas Newsroom Tuesday stated, All three agencies have confirmed the intelligence was classified when it was sent three years ago and remains classified to this day.
  • Chick-fil-A location at DIA paused after Denver Council cites chain's LGBT stances

    08/19/2015 7:49:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Denver Post | 8/19/15 | Jon Murray
    Link only due to copyright trolls...link to article is here.
  • Obama White House made willful decision to support Al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood in Syria

    08/09/2015 5:27:52 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 08/07/15
    Former DIA director: Obama White House made willful decision to support Al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood in Syria. Mehdi Hasan is a highly suspect analyst and Foreign Policy Journal appears to be a pro-jihad paleocon publication, and Al Jazeera is certainly a pro-jihad propaganda outlet. All that is noted, but if this transcript is accurate, former DIA director Michael Flynn is confirming that the Obama Administration knowingly decided to support al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, and directly enabled the rise of the Islamic State. And given the Obama Administrations general stance toward the global jihad and Islamic supremacism, what...
  • Former DIA Chief Michael Flynn Says Rise of Islamic State was a willful decision...

    08/07/2015 12:37:52 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 32 replies
    levantreport.com ^ | Aug 6 2015 | Brad Hoff
    In Al Jazeeras latest Head to Head episode, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Michael Flynn confirms to Mehdi Hasan that not only had he studied the DIA memo predicting the Wests backing of an Islamic State in Syria when it came across his desk in 2012, but even asserts that the White Houses sponsoring of radical jihadists (that would emerge as ISIL and Nusra) against the Syrian regime was a willful decision. Amazingly, Flynn actually took issue with the way interviewer Mehdi Hasan posed the questionFlynn seemed to want to make it clear that the policies that led...
  • Underwater archaeology: Hunt for the ancient mariner

    01/26/2012 9:06:56 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Nature ^ | Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | Jo Marchant
    Foley, a marine archaeologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, and his colleagues at Greece's Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities in Athens have spent the day diving near the cliffs of the tiny island of Dia in the eastern Mediterranean. They have identified two clusters of pottery dating from the first century BC and fifth century AD. Together with other remains that the team has discovered on the island's submerged slopes, the pots reveal that for centuries Greek, Roman and Byzantine traders used Dia as a refuge during storms, when they couldn't safely reach Crete. It is a nice...
  • EXPOSED: Defense Dept. Docs Reveal Obama Sought To Create An Islamic State In Syria & Iraq

    05/24/2015 6:54:39 PM PDT · by AlbertRoss
    PatDollard.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Jack Flash
    Global Warming? The Pope is Wrong April 27, 2015 Alan Caruba My thoughts regarding the Pope are rooted in my knowledge of the long record of lies, false predictions, and claims by various environmentalists over the years. When the Vatican announced it would hold a conference on April 28 called Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, I wondered why the Vatican is not holding a conference to organize the protection of Christiansparticularly in the Middle Eastagainst the wholesale genocide that is occurring. The Pope is not alone in this. There appears to...
  • Military intel predicted rise of ISIS in 2012, detailed arms shipments from Benghazi to Syria

    05/18/2015 1:29:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 18, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    Seventeen months before President Obama dismissed the Islamic State as a "JV team," a Defense Intelligence Agency report predicted the rise of the terror group and likely establishment of a caliphate if its momentum was not reversed. While the report was circulated to the CIA, State Department and senior military leaders, among others, it's not known whether Obama was ever briefed on the document. The DIA report, which was reviewed by Fox News, was obtained through a federal lawsuit by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch. Documents from the lawsuit also reveal a host of new details about events leading up to...
  • CBS4 Investigation: TSA Screeners At DIA Manipulated System To Grope Mens Genitals

    04/14/2015 2:50:54 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | April 13, 2015 | Brian Maass
    A CBS4 investigation has learned that two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers.
  • SA Screeners At DIA Manipulated System To Grope Mens Genitals

    04/14/2015 7:03:46 AM PDT · by magellan · 53 replies
    KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver ^ | April 13, 2015 | Brian Maass
    A CBS4 investigation has learned that two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers. It happened roughly a dozen times, according to information gathered by CBS4. According to law enforcement reports obtained during the CBS4 investigation, a male TSA screener told a female colleague in 2014 that he "gropes" male passengers who come through the screening area at DIA. "He related that when a male he finds attractive comes to be screened by...
  • Obama Admin Quietly Removes Iran and Hezbollah from Terror List

    03/18/2015 8:39:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 42 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | March 17, 2015 | Tim Brown
    Unlike the (Obama Administration's dealing with the United Arab Emirates) concerning the ( designation of the Council on America-Islamic Relations as a terrorist organization), the administration has rather quietly removed Iran and Hezbollah as terrorist threats to the United States. [snip] The unclassified version of the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Communities, (dated February 26, 2015 (PDF),) noted Iran's efforts to combat Sunni extremists, including those of the ultra-radical Islamic State group, who were perceived to constitute the preeminent terrorist threat to American interests worldwide.[snip] (Newsweek adds:)[snip] What's going on here? According to professor of political science at...
  • Only 18% of Intel Still Says NO TIES; pt2/5 "Those NO TIES Lies"

    09/28/2006 6:45:02 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 7 replies · 1,466+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 9/25/06 | Scott Malensek
    the Phase II report says: The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), which is leading the exploitation effort of documents (DocEx) uncovered in Iraq, told Committee staff that 120 million plus pages of documents that were recovered in Iraq have received an initial review for intelligence information. As of January 2006, 34 million pages have been translated and summarized to some extent and are available to analysts in an Intelligence Community database. pg 62/400 And while that might mislead people into thinking that the assessments made are full and complete, it isnt until later in the report that a little caveat is...
  • ISIS expanding international footprint with affiliates in more countries, officials warn

    02/05/2015 9:50:23 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    fox news ^ | 2-5-2015 | James Schneider
    The Islamic State, despite being driven by Kurdish fighters from its one-time Syrian stronghold in Kobani last week, nevertheless is extending its reach well beyond Iraq and Syria, military officials and analysts warn -- represented, by some estimates, in nearly a dozen countries. Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, delivered a grim assessment earlier this week in testimony to the House Armed Services Committee, as he described how the group was surfacing in North Africa. "With affiliates in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, the group is beginning to assemble a growing international footprint that includes ungoverned and under...
  • Pentagons 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 networks 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 governments 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. Its 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 Americas 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 Im 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 airports 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 Taiwans 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...
  • Taiwans 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 Taiwans air defenses has reinforced concerns about the state of Taiwans 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 Forces jets, raising serious doubts about the nations 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 militarys 60 F-5 fighters have reached the...