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Defense Department Plans New Intelligence Gathering Service
New York Times ^ | April 23, 2012 | by Eric Schmitt

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 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 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 military’s 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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: dcs; defense; defenseagencies; defenseagency; defenseagencylist; defenseclandestine; defensedept; defenseintel; dia; military; panetta

1 posted on 04/23/2012 5:11:42 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Independent agencies Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
United States Department of Defense Air Force Intelligence,
Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency (AFISRA)
Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA)
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
National Security Agency (NSA)
Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
United States Department of Energy Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (OICI)
United States Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
Coast Guard Intelligence (CGI)
United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of National Security Intelligence (DEA/ONSI)
United States Department of State Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR)
United States Department of the Treasury Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI)

There is no problem that more bureaucracy won't solve.

2 posted on 04/23/2012 5:24:33 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"“It will thicken our coverage across the board"

That's a plus? Will it help find Mohammad Atta?

3 posted on 04/23/2012 5:25:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It is is high time we--to some extent--get out of those sh*thole quagmires, and refocus on whom the REAL clear threats are (not that we cannot still keep an eye on the Mideast backwater), but friends, if we go to war in a big way, is is going to be against:




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?

4 posted on 04/23/2012 5:55:05 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Study closely socialist Hugo Chavez' usage of 'popular masses' in the streets to thwart 1992 coup)
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You must be joking. It will be led by Mohammed Atta.

5 posted on 04/23/2012 6:03:36 PM PDT by Hardraade ( (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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Yes DOD, State, Intel Community are all due for a major clean out. LOL (or not so LOL as the case might be).

6 posted on 04/23/2012 6:13:25 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Study closely socialist Hugo Chavez' usage of 'popular masses' in the streets to thwart 1992 coup)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The NSA Is Building the Country’s 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: “It’s a state-of-the-art facility designed to support the intelligence community in its mission to, in turn, enable and protect the nation’s cybersecurity.” While cybersecurity will certainly be among the areas focused on in Bluffdale, what is collected, how it’s collected, and what is done with the material are far more important issues. Battling hackers makes for a nice cover—it’s 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 can’t tell you a lot about what they’re going to be doing, because it’s highly classified.”

And then there was this anomaly: Although this was supposedly the official ground-breaking for the nation’s 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 who’d 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 country’s human and electronic spies.

7 posted on 04/23/2012 6:52:55 PM PDT by know-the-law
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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!

8 posted on 04/23/2012 7:09:43 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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That fact that the US military is doing human intelligence is hardly news to the Russians, Chinese or N. Koreans.

9 posted on 04/23/2012 7:30:09 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: fhayek

what happened to ASA, NAVSECGRU, AFSS military commands.

10 posted on 04/23/2012 9:21:57 PM PDT by spookie
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