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  • Obama's alleged intelligence fraud began with 2012 election: Intel chairman

    09/19/2015 10:11:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 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
    It’s being called a “revolt” by intelligence pros who are paid to give their honest assessment of the ISIS war—but 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 Qaeda’s branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials, The Daily Beast has learned. The complaints spurred the Pentagon’s 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’ “America’s 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 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 · 31 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 Administration’s 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 ^ | Aug 6 2015 | Brad Hoff
    In Al Jazeera’s 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 West’s backing of an Islamic State in Syria when it came across his desk in 2012, but even asserts that the White House’s 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 question—Flynn 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 ^ | 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 Christians—particularly in the Middle East—against 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 ^ | 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 Men’s 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 Men’s 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 isn’t 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...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 | 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
  • Police continue look into pistol-packing flight attendant

    05/05/2009 2:11:58 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 961+ views
    DENVER ^ | 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 ^ | 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...