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NSA Dissented From CIA on Russian Bounty Intelligence 

NSA Dissented From CIA on Russian Bounty Intelligence 

From the unlikely duo of Antiwar.com and the Wall Street Journal comes a dissent from the leaked intelligence reports that Russia’s military intelligence service, the GRU, offered bounty payments to Taliban commanders who killed U.S. servicemen in Afghanistan. The National Security Agency and the CIA differed on the intelligence, with NSA analysts concluding the evidence...

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CIA’s Haspel All But Confirms Russian Bounty Reports

CIA’s Haspel All But Confirms Russian Bounty Reports

On Monday, Gina Haspel made a rare public statement.  It contained both a small favor and a veiled rebuke to President Trump. It was an intelligence agency kind of statement: opaque in verbiage but clear in meaning if you know the coded language of White House-Langley relations. The CIA director didn’t comment on the multiplying...

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The World’s Top Intelligence Agencies, Explained

The World’s Top Intelligence Agencies, Explained

The 21st century has been very good to the world’s spies. Since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, secret intelligence agencies have increased their power and influence in countries as diverse as the United States, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Israel.  What these spy services have in common is secrecy, techniques, and elaborate emblems...

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Axis of Trump: Israel, Russia, Saudi Arabia Campaign for the President

Axis of Trump: Israel, Russia, Saudi Arabia Campaign for the President

After the Israeli government’s decision to bar Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting Israel and Palestine, the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders rallied around the two congresswomen, and the Israeli government did not favor to its supporters in the party. With a blatant show of support for President Trump’s strategy of racial polarization, Israeli...