Skip to comments.Defense Department Plans New Intelligence Gathering Service
Posted on 04/23/2012 5:11:38 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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 senior Defense Department official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss with a small group of reporters on Monday what he called a realignment of the militarys human espionage efforts.
Case officers from the Defense Intelligence Agency already secretly gather intelligence on a range of global issues including terrorism and weapons proliferation typically working out of C.I.A. stations in American embassies and undercover like their C.I.A. counterparts.
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There is no problem that more bureaucracy won't solve.
That's a plus? Will it help find Mohammad Atta?
Where are our batallions of crack specialists on those various nations' languages, culture, inner bureaucratic workings, military, politics, geography, history? If I see another ad for a Dari, Pashto or Kurdish language specialist, I think my head is going to explode. Sheesh. Who has the REAL WMDS (NUKES, CHEMS, BIOS) the ICBM DELIVERY CAPABILITIES (under development), and the WILL to attack the USA?
You must be joking. It will be led by Mohammed Atta.
Yes DOD, State, Intel Community are all due for a major clean out. LOL (or not so LOL as the case might be).
The NSA Is Building the Countrys Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)
The former NSA official held his thumb and forefinger close together:
We are that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.
For his part, Inglis simply engaged in a bit of double-talk, emphasizing the least threatening aspect of the center: Its a state-of-the-art facility designed to support the intelligence community in its mission to, in turn, enable and protect the nations cybersecurity. While cybersecurity will certainly be among the areas focused on in Bluffdale, what is collected, how its collected, and what is done with the material are far more important issues. Battling hackers makes for a nice coverits easy to explain, and who could be against it? Then the reporters turned to Hatch, who proudly described the center as a great tribute to Utah, then added, I cant tell you a lot about what theyre going to be doing, because its highly classified.
And then there was this anomaly: Although this was supposedly the official ground-breaking for the nations largest and most expensive cybersecurity project, no one from the Department of Homeland Security, the agency responsible for protecting civilian networks from cyberattack, spoke from the lectern. In fact, the official whod originally introduced the data center, at a press conference in Salt Lake City in October 2009, had nothing to do with cybersecurity. It was Glenn A. Gaffney, deputy director of national intelligence for collection, a man who had spent almost his entire career at the CIA. As head of collection for the intelligence community, he managed the countrys human and electronic spies.
Way to go, Panetta! Spill your guts to the whole world! The cherry on top will be when the Ruskies, Chinks and N. Koreans are given security clearances so they don’t miss anything!
That fact that the US military is doing human intelligence is hardly news to the Russians, Chinese or N. Koreans.
what happened to ASA, NAVSECGRU, AFSS military commands.