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  • GOP lawmaker asks officials to answer questions on NSA chief

    11/19/2016 9:28:14 PM PST · by Bayou City · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2016
    The GOP chairman of a top committee in Congress on Saturday asked the nation's intelligence chief and defense secretary to appear and answer questions about reports that they recommended the ouster of the director of the National Security Agency.
  • Cursing linked to higher intelligence

    11/18/2016 9:06:53 AM PST · by ExSoldier · 76 replies
    CBS Local Los Angeles ^ | 11/17/2016 | Jennifer Kastner
    Benjamin Bergen is the author of the book: “What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves.” “It turns out that there are amazing things you can find out about how the mind works, how the brain works, people’s human sociality just by looking at profanity,” he explained. The professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego said cursing could be linked to higher intelligence. “It turns out that on average, the ones who swear the most also have the biggest vocabulary overall,” Bergen added.
  • Flynn: outspoken general, intelligence pro, Trump supporter

    11/18/2016 5:45:10 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 11-18-16 | Robert Burns
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  • Trump now has access to nation's most valuable intelligence

    11/12/2016 4:59:02 AM PST · by NYer · 91 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2016 | Catherine Herridge
    President-elect Donald Trump will now have access to the most authoritative and highly classified intelligence produced by the U.S. government, Fox News has learned.Two intelligence sources confirmed that the President’s Daily Brief, or PDB, is now available to Trump – after the White House, before Tuesday’s election, had directed that the winner have full access to the material, to ensure a smooth transition.The sources told Fox News they do not anticipate the briefings will begin until next week at the earliest. While Trump prepares to be read in on top U.S. intelligence, he and his transition team are busy assembling...
  • Bombshell: FBI’s ‘far more expansive’ Clinton investigations leading to ‘likely indictment’

    11/03/2016 2:43:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 3, 2016 | Larry O'Connor
    Fox News’ Bret Baier dropped a bomb last night after confirming details of multiple FBI investigations into the various dealings of the Clinton Foundation as well as Hillary Clinton’s use of an unauthorized, non-secure, private email server for her official, government work as Secretary of State. On Special Report, Baier reported that two separate sources “with intimate knowledge of the FBI investigations” had revealed details of the multiple investigations and the thumbnail of those revelations are pretty huge: ◾Sources confirm that emails were discovered on Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s laptop that are believed to have originated from Hillary’s home-brew...
  • President's Intelligence Advisory Board - the who, the where and how often.

    10/21/2016 4:07:33 PM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 2 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/21/2016 | Wikileaks
    The President's Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB), formerly called the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, is a non-partisan, independent entity that provides the President with advice on the effectiveness with which the Intelligence Community is meeting the nation's intelligence needs, and the vigor and insight with which the community plans for the future.
  • Campaign trail: Spy center backs off Trump sign ban

    10/18/2016 8:23:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    C-Ville Weekly ^ | October 18, 2016 | Lisa Provence
    Mike Sienda already felt aggrieved when his boss at the National Ground Intelligence Center’s Rivanna Station told him in early September to not show up on grounds with his giant Trump-Pence signs on the side of his box truck. When he was told he couldn’t park on the federal property with a smaller Trump 2016: Make America Great Again sign in the back window of his Jeep, Sienda contacted the Rutherford Institute, a local civil rights org. And within two days of its attorneys writing NGIC October 12, he was told, uh, never mind, the smaller sign is just fine....
  • NATO Falling Apart Due to Incompatible Weapon Systems, Missing Parts

    10/08/2016 4:56:40 PM PDT · by PIF · 27 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 01:38 09.10.2016 | Not Cited
    Speaking at the annual Association of the US Army conference, the commander of the US Army Europe Ben Hodges revealed some of his concerns regarding the current state of NATO armies. Amid growing escalation of the US-Russia tensions over Syria, cyberattacks and whatnot, fears of all-out war can be heard more and more often. In this light, some of the issues Ben Hodges pointed out sound anecdotal. For example, one of the minor, but nevertheless troubling issues are… refueling nozzles. Who could have thought that armies of the US and Germany use incompatible refueling systems? Thus, if some German brigade...
  • Humans aren’t the only great apes that can ‘read minds’

    10/07/2016 10:39:24 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 16 replies
    Science ^ | v. Morrell
    All great mind reading begins with chocolate. That’s the basis for a classic experiment that tests whether children have something called theory of mind—the ability to attribute desires, intentions, and knowledge to others. When they see someone hide a chocolate bar in a box, then leave the room while a second person sneaks in and hides it elsewhere, they have to guess where the first person will look for the bar. If they guess “in the original box,” they pass the test, and show they understand what’s going on in the first person’s mind—even when it doesn’t match reality. For...
  • Cybersecurity Concerns Intelligence Officials

    10/07/2016 8:55:13 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 7, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Cybersecurity is a huge concern for the CIA in today's world. At a panel during a recent CIA-George Washington University conference, several panelists from the CIA, the U.S. Naval Academy and cybersecurity consulting firms discussed the implications of hacking and encryption. Chris Darby, who is the president and CEO of the consulting firm In-Q-Tel, believed that cybersecurity is "not a U.S. conversation anymore" due to the international aspect of cybersecurity or cyberterrorism. He advised that Americans "have to get comfortable with that and take the appropriate steps to deal with it." Too often, Darby said, "We tend to look at...
  • US special services recruit Russian diplomats threatening their families

    10/06/2016 3:48:14 AM PDT · by kimtom · 6 replies
    http://www.pravdareport.com ^ | 05.10.2016 | Pravda.Ru
    US intelligence agencies continue efforts to recruit Russian diplomats using methods of pressure, deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Ryabkov said. According to the official, Russian diplomats and their family members may even receive threats from US special services."Over the past two and a half years, attempts to recruit our employees have increased considerably. US intelligence services do not stop at most unattractive methods of pressure, right up to threats that they pose to diplomats' families," an official statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry said. According to Ryabkov, Washington has recently restricted the movement of Russian officials on...
  • ISIS Recruits ‘More Educated Than Others’: Study

    10/06/2016 12:35:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 6 October 2016
    Recruits into the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group are better educated than their average countryman, contrary to popular belief, according to a new World Bank study. Moreover, those offering to become suicide bombers ranked on average in the more educated group, said the newly released study titled “Economic and Social Inclusion to Prevent Violent Extremism”. The study, which aimed to identify socio-economic traits that might explain why some are drawn to the Syria-based extremist group, made clear that poverty and deprivation were not at the root of support for the group.
  • Philippines - Solons want brains of spy case named [Aragoncillo]

    10/09/2005 12:46:18 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 353+ views
    inq7.net (Philippines) ^ | Philip C. Tubeza, Gil C. Cabacungan Jr. , Armand N. Nocum
    Break silence, US urged Solons want brains of spy case named THREE senior administration lawmakers urged the United States government yesterday to break its silence on the espionage case of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and immediately identify the brains so they could be charged before Philippine courts. Representatives Antonio Cuenco (Cebu City), Marcelino Libanan (Eastern Samar) and Monico Puentevella (Bacolod) made the call as Malacanang reiterated its fear that the spying scandal could impair the Philippines' relations with the United States. The case involves the alleged theft of secret FBI files dealing with the Philippines, some of which...
  • Brutal: Former Defense Secretaries Openly Slam 'Inexperienced' Obama White House War Micromanagement

    04/07/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    For years the Obama administration has been accused of micromanaging the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from inside the White House. Now in an astonishing report from Fox News anchor Bret Baier, three former Obama Defense Secretaries are openly slamming him for his distrust of the military, his failure to lead and they're exposing his inexperienced and closest advisors for second guessing senior field commanders with phone calls to the battlefield. "President Obama, he's one of the youngest presidents we've ever had. One of the most inexperienced presidents we've ever had. He has a staff around him that is very...
  • Bill Clinton’s CIA chief joins Trump campaign (James Woolsey)

    09/12/2016 9:44:03 AM PDT · by maggief · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Bill Clinton’s former CIA chief James Woolsey will act as an adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign. Woolsey, who served as director of the CIA from 1993 to 1995 and describes himself as a life-long Democrat, praised Trump’s commitment to ending defense budget cuts from sequestration. He said he can’t support Hillary Clinton because of the controversy surrounding her use of a private email server as secretary of State. “She demonstrated a complete lack of understanding and an inability to lead the agency she headed in such a way as to maintain its mission and security,’ Woolsey said in a statement....
  • Trump Campaign Announces ​Amb. R. James Woolsey as a Senior Advisor

    Former Bill Clinton Director of Central Intelligence Crosses Party Lines to Advise the Republican Nominee New York, NY - Today, the Trump Campaign is proud to announce Amb. R. James Woolsey as a Senior Advisor. Amb. R. James Woolsey stated, “I have been a ‘Scoop Jackson,’ ‘Joe Lieberman,’ Democrat all of my adult life, but I am pleased to be asked to participate with others I respect in advising GOP candidate Donald J. Trump on the urgent need to reinvest in and modernize our military in order to confront the challenges of the 21st century. Mr. Trump’s commitment to reversing...
  • Intel Sources Should Shut Up About Trump’s Briefing (Mollie Hemingway)

    09/09/2016 4:53:18 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Mollie Hemingway
    During Wednesday night’s candidate forum, host Matt Lauer asked Donald Trump about two recent intelligence briefings he received. Trump praised the people who gave him the briefings, calling them “terrific people” who were “experts” on Iraq, Iran, and Russia. He said it seemed to him that President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry “did exactly the opposite” of what it seemed to him that they were saying. Lauer asked if anything in the intel briefings made him reconsider whether he could defeat ISIS quickly. Trump: No, I didn’t learn anything from that standpoint. What I did learn is that our...
  • Dogs understand both vocabulary and intonation of human speech

    08/30/2016 5:17:09 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 69 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8/29/2016 | American Association for the Advancement of Science
    Dogs have the ability to distinguish vocabulary words and the intonation of human speech through brain regions similar to those that humans use, a new study reports. Attila Andics et al. note that vocabulary learning "does not appear to be a uniquely human capacity that follows from the emergence of language, but rather a more ancient function that can be exploited to link arbitrary sound sequences to meanings." Words are the basic building blocks of human languages, but they are hardly ever found in nonhuman vocal communications. Intonation is another way that information is conveyed through speech, where, for example,...
  • Donald Trump to Get National Intelligence Briefings Immediately

    07/29/2016 10:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 29, 2016 | Ryan Parker
    "There is no stipulation anywhere that requires a security clearance for a presidential candidate. The fact that they're a candidate qualifies them," says James R. Clapper Jr., the director of National Intelligence. Donald Trump will begin to get intelligence briefings now that he is the official GOP candidate for president. Both Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will get briefings as soon as next week, James R. Clapper Jr., the director of National Intelligence, said Thursday during the Aspen Security Forum. Although Trump is a notorious tweeter and Clinton has been on the hot seat for her email server, Clapper...
  • Paul Ryan: Intelligence community should refuse to brief Hillary Clinton

    07/18/2016 9:44:53 AM PDT · by yoe · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 5, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Voters tend to think House Speaker Paul Ryan is just making a political move with his call to (block presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton) from receiving intelligence briefings following the FBI's conclusion that she was “extremely careless” with classified information during her time as secretary of State. But voters trust her Republican rival Donald Trump slightly more when it comes to handling the nation's secrets.
  • GOPs: 'Halt All Releases' from Gitmo After More Ex-Detainee Trouble

    07/14/2016 3:30:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 14, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- GOP lawmakers are asking for a freeze on transfers from Guantanamo Bay and more information about past transfers after one detainee released to Uruguay went missing and another was named a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the State Department. As Congress blocks President Obama's efforts to close the prison facility, the White House is trying to quickly deplete Gitmo's population. The transfer of two detainees to Serbia was announced Monday, bringing the population down to 76. There were 242 terror suspects at Guantanamo when Obama took office. On Wednesday, the State Department issued the designations of Aslan Avgazarovich...
  • 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.
  • Trump Eyeing Gingrich for National Security Position

    07/11/2016 4:57:15 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 43 replies
    Even if Donald Trump does not pick Newt Gingrich as his running mate, the former U.S. House Speaker may still have a job in the billionaire's administration. Trump is considering picking Gingrich for a top national security post should he be elected president, according to two people familiar with the the candidate's thinking. A longtime backer of Trump's campaign, Gingrich was added to the short list of vice presidential candidates in May. While Trump could still ask Gingrich to join the ticket, his focus has narrowed in recent days to Indiana Governor Mike Pence and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie,...
  • Ryan Request to Block Clinton From Classified Intel Denied

    07/12/2016 2:19:34 AM PDT · by detective · 48 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/12/2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald and Luke Russert and Tim Stelloh
    Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan's request to block Hillary Clinton from receiving classified intelligence briefings was denied by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Monday. In a letter to Ryan, Clapper wrote that he did "not intend to withhold briefings from any officially nominated, eligible candidate." A spokeswoman for Ryan, AshLee Strong, said in a statement that "We obviously disagree with the decision and want to know what precautions will be taken and what assurances the director can give that Secretary Clinton won't mishandle classified information. She has proven herself untrustworthy."
  • Obama to activists: Don't say 'stupid' things

    07/10/2016 9:36:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 83 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | WASHINGTON EXAMINER STAFF
    President Obama cautioned Black Lives Matter activists against going too far, saying that attacks on police and overheated, irrational rhetoric undermine their cause. "Whenever those of us who are concerned about failures of the criminal justice system attack police, you are doing a disservice to the cause," Obama said in remarks to reporters in Spain, where he is traveling. "Any violence directed at police officers is a reprehensible crime and needs to be prosecuted," he said. Even rhetorically, if we paint police with a broad brush, or "say things that are stupid or imprudent," it risks losing ground for the...
  • DHS Whistleblower Exposes Government's Submission To Jihad (FULL Press Conference)

    07/05/2016 4:38:16 AM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 7 replies
    World News Daily TV ^ | June 17, 2016 | WNDTV
    Link to FULL PRESS CONFERENCE - Philip Haney When recently retired DHS frontline officer and intelligence expert Philip Haney bravely tried to say something about the people and organizations that threatened the nation, his intelligence information was eliminated, and he was investigated by the very agency assigned to protect the country. The national campaign by the DHS to raise public awareness of terrorism and terrorism-related crime known as If You See Something, Say Something effectively has become If You See Something, Say Nothing. In this well-documented, first-person account of his unique service with DHS, Haney shows why it's imperative that...
  • The wizard war in orbit (part 2) Black black boxes

    06/28/2016 4:14:42 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 18 replies
    The Space Review ^ | June 27 2016 | Dwayne Day
    By fall 1959, a number of CORONA photo-reconnaissance spacecraft had already been launched under cover of the Discoverer program, but none had operated successfully. Program officials became concerned that the Agena spacecraft that carried CORONA might be vulnerable to tracking by Soviet radars, or possibly even deliberate electronic interference. They did not think this explained CORONA’s early string of failures, but it was a possibility they worried about. At the time, Harold Willis was working in the Office of ELINT located at CIA Headquarters when CORONA officials briefed him about their program and told him about their concerns. Willis also...
  • Bird brain? Ounce for ounce birds have significantly more neurons in their brains

    06/15/2016 9:34:48 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 11 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 6/13/2016 | Seweryn Olkowicz, et al
    The macaw has a brain the size of an unshelled walnut, while the macaque monkey has a brain about the size of a lemon. Nevertheless, the macaw has more neurons in its forebrain -- the portion of the brain associated with intelligent behavior -- than the macaque. That is one of the surprising results of the first study to systematically measure the number of neurons in the brains of more than two dozen species of birds ranging in size from the tiny zebra finch to the six-foot-tall emu, which found that they consistently have more neurons packed into their small...
  • Obama Invites Top Communist Military-Intelligence Officials to Inspect Vital

    06/13/2016 6:57:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    In 2001 a group of Castroite spies in south Florida known as the Wasp Network were convicted of charges ranging from espionage to conspiracy to commit murder (of U.S. citizens.) They were sentenced to terms ranging from 15 years to two life sentences. According to the FBI’s affidavit, the charges against these KGB-trained Communist spies included: • Compiling the names, home addresses, and medical files of the U.S. Southern Command’s top officers and that of hundreds of officers stationed at Boca Chica Naval Station in Key West.• Infiltrating the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command.This past April, on Obama’s orders,...
  • Alien Minds Part II: Do Aliens Think Big Brains are Sexy Too?

    06/01/2016 12:19:36 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 5/31/16 | Paul Patton
    '); } //--> The peahen (at left) and the peacock (at right). The peacock's elaborate plumage and many other similar animal ornaments posed a troubling difficulty for Charles Darwin in his development of the theory of evolution, since they seemed to have no value for survival. The peacocks that were everywhere present in English gardens were a frustrating and ever-present reminder of the difficulty. "The sight of a feather in a peacock's tail", Darwin wrote, "whenever I gaze at it, makes me sick!". Darwin solved the problem with his theory of sexual selection, which posits that such ornaments evolved...
  • 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...
  • US Army captain helped foil Danish Jewish school bombing

    04/21/2016 5:40:18 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | April 20, 2016 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Army Captain Bradley Grimm, currently based in Iraq, cracked the plot by gleaning crucial details from seized documents. A US Army captain in Iraq helped crack a plot to bomb a Danish school after gleaning crucial details from documents recovered from extremists, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
  • This unusual test reveals how smart you are (Lower IQ= Higher Odds of Being Dishonest)

    04/15/2016 4:26:02 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4-14-2016 | Jeff Guo
    What’s also interesting is how the smart people lied differently. The low-intelligence liars overwhelmingly went big — most of them claimed they rolled a six, which gave them the highest payoff. But the high-intelligence liars were more modest. They were more likely to lie and say they rolled a four or a five. There are two mysteries here. First, why were the less intelligent people more likely to lie? Second, why were the smarter liars so sheepish about going for the maximum payoff? Ruffle and Tobol believe that more intelligent people may be more cautious about the consequences of lying....
  • (2nd LD) N.K. military intelligence officer defected to S. Korea last year: Seoul (Senior Colonel)

    04/10/2016 11:44:44 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/04/11
    (2nd LD) N.K. military intelligence officer defected to S. Korea last year: Seoul 2016/04/11 14:23 (ATTN: UPDATES with more info in paras 6, 12, 15-17) SEOUL, April 11 (Yonhap) -- A ranking North Korean military officer in charge of conducting intelligence operations defected to South Korea last year, Seoul's defense ministry said Monday, as the North's leader is tightening his grip on the regime. A North Korean senior colonel, whose name has been withheld, defected in 2015 after working at the North's reconnaissance bureau tasked with carrying out espionage missions against the South, the ministry said. "(The North Korean military...
  • Director Brennan: CIA Won't Waterboard Again — Even if Ordered by Future President

    04/10/2016 4:13:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 82 replies
    Nbc ^ | April 10, 2016 | RICHARD ENGEL and ROBERT WINDREM
    CIA Director John Brennan told NBC News in an exclusive interview that his agency will not engage in harsh "enhanced interrogation" practices, including waterboarding, which critics call torture — even if ordered to by a future president. "I will not agree to carry out some of these tactics and techniques I've heard bandied about because this institution needs to endure," Brennan said. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has said that if elected president, he'd authorize the use of waterboarding which was banned in 2009. Trump said the technique, considered torture under international law, and other methods he characterized as "a...
  • CENTCOM Analysts Reportedly Removed Over Syria Warnings: The Politics of Analysts under Obama

    04/09/2016 7:54:00 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, April 9, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Big Brother is alive and well and will remove from the playing field anyone who fails to follow accepted political policy. Obama doesn’t need to worry about negative stories if his followers can stop criticism by low level analysts and flush it down the memory hole. The Daily Beast recently reported that U.S. Central Command forced two senior intelligence analysts out of their jobs because they told the truth about U.S. backed rebel groups in Syria. The analysts had expressed doubts about the rebel’s capability and commitment to U.S. objectives in the region. Their reports placed them at odds with...
  • Intel Analysts: We Were Forced Out for Telling the Truth About Obama’s ISIS War

    04/04/2016 5:43:20 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4/4/16 | Shane Harris
    The growing scandal over cooked ISIS intelligence just got much worse. Now, analysts are saying they’re being forced out for not toeing the Obama administration’s line on the war. Two senior intelligence analysts at U.S. Central Command say the military has forced them out of their jobs because of their skeptical reporting on U.S.-backed rebel groups in Syria, three sources with knowledge of their claim told The Daily Beast. It’s the first known instance of possible reprisals against CENTCOM personnel after analysts accused their bosses of manipulating intelligence reports about the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS in order to paint a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Belgian Intelligence Had Precise Warning That Airport Targeted for Bombing

    03/23/2016 11:03:44 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | Mar 23, 2016 | Amos Harel
    Attack in subway likely also known in advance by Belgian and Western agencies; attack plan was formulated at de-facto ISIS capital of Raqqa, in Syria. Belgium ignored Turkish warning about Brussels attacker, Erdogan says Brussels awakens to a new reality: Soldiers on the streets, heavy security on metro Belgium prosecutor confirms brothers were suicide bombers After Brussels, will Europe finally crack down on terror Israel-style?
  • Massive ISIS intelligence leak reveals data on 22,000 foreign fighters

    03/09/2016 3:46:07 PM PST · by Fali_G · 37 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 03/09/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    If Western countries were ever in denial about their citizens going abroad to fight alongside the Islamic State, as the old saying goes, “The devil is in the detail.” Details- lots and lots of personal details of at least 22,000 ISIS recruits who have joined the terror organization in Syria and Iraq from 51 countries including the U.S., have been leaked in a series of documents. The information, including extremists’ names, dates of birth, citizenship, phone numbers, addresses and even blood types, comes from forms that serve as admission applications foreign fighters are obligated to fill out before they are...
  • Robots and Intelligence

    03/03/2016 6:55:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/03/16 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    Are Robots are Coming of Age? “New robot shows off human-like qualities” says the headline. The media think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. My dearest is excited too: finally, she will no longer have to remind me of my chores, that the (yet to be acquired super-duper) robot with its well-programmed memory and a mind of its own will perform without being asked—and even without any snarky comments on the side. And here comes the latest news: “Artificial intelligence, human brain to merge in the 2030s, says futurist Kurzweil.” I’m not sure how that’s supposed to work but...
  • Obama Won't Send Any More Captured Terrorists To Gitmo

    02/21/2016 7:43:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    We all know the president wants to close Guantanamo Bay, the plans for which how that will be achieved are expected this month, but what happens if we continue to nab more Islamic extremists? For now, the interrogations occur on naval ships and the prisoners are transferred to other nations' legal systems, or they're brought here to be tried in our court system. That's including military commissions, according to the Associated Press. Yet, this lack of clarity on what to do if we see an uptick in captured terrorists has legal wonks and national security officials unnerved: "If you're going to...
  • Top US naval intelligence officer barred from access to classified naval intelligence

    01/28/2016 7:51:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    So … what has transpired over the last 800 days or so in the national-security arena? ISIS went from being the “jayvee team” to a terrorist quasi-state launching deadly attacks from the Sinai to the streets of Paris. Iran’s navy fired missiles at US Navy ships and captured ten American sailors. China built an island in the middle of the ocean and claimed the area as territorial waters. North Korea has … continued being North Korea.What did two top officials of naval intelligence know about any of these crises, and others? Probably nothing at all other than what appeared...
  • Intelligence genes discovered by scientists

    12/22/2015 4:43:59 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 93 replies
    Photo: AP The Telegraph ^ | 21 Dec 15 | Sarah Knapton
    Imperial College London has found that two networks of genes determine whether people are intelligent or not so bright. Genes which make people intelligent have been discovered and scientists believe they could be manipulated to boost brain power. Researchers have believed for some time that intellect is inherited with studies suggesting that up to 75 per cent of IQ is genetic, and the rest down to environmental factors such as schooling and friendship groups. But until now, nobody has been able to pin-point exactly which genes are responsible for better memory, attention, processing speed or reasoning skills. Now Imperial College...
  • Syria Stunner: German Intelligence "Cooperating" With Assad, Berlin May Reopen Embassy In Damascus

    12/18/2015 9:49:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/18/2015 | Tyler Durden
    John Kerry went to Moscow on Tuesday and was absolutely elated when he stumbled on a Dunkin Donuts:But America’s top diplomat didn’t travel halfway around the world just to get coffee (we don't think). He also met with Sergei Lavrov and Vladimir Putin to discuss (what else?) Syria. You can get a decent idea of which side prevailed by taking a quick look at the following priceless image captured during a discussion between three of the world’s most powerful government officials:In short, Kerry ended up conceding once and for all that the fate of Bashar al-Assad has effectively been...
  • Senate intelligence chair looking into whether Ted Cruz leaked classified information during debate

    12/16/2015 11:02:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/15/2015 | Pamela Engel
    The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee is looking into whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) referenced classified information during Tuesday night's Republican debate on CNN. Sen. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), the chairman, has asked his staff to explore whether Cruz's comments about the National Security Agency's surveillance program constitute disclosing classified data, The Hill reported. "I'm having my staff look at the transcripts of the debate right now," Burr told reporters, according to The Hill. "Any time you deal with numbers ... the question is, 'Is that classified or not?' Or is there an open source reference to it?" His...
  • Exclusive: CIA’s Top Spy Steps Down

    01/23/2015 10:29:13 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Shane Harris
    The director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, the storied home of the agency’s most secretive intelligence operations, has announced that he plans to retire, The Daily Beast has learned. CIA spokesman Dean Boyd confirmed that the director announced his retirement “after a long and distinguished career at CIA. We thank him for this profound and lasting contributions to both CIA and to our nation’s security.” As a practice, the CIA doesn’t identify the head of the clandestine service by name. But Frank Archibald was outed in a Twitter post in 2013, and details of his biography were known to...
  • Former DIA Director: Manipulated ISIS Intel Probe 'Ought to Start at the Top'

    11/30/2015 3:07:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Last week, Fox News and the Daily Beast followed-up on a September report in which dozens of US intelligence professionals accused their superiors of "cooking" intelligence assessments related to the threat posed by ISIS. There was a "persistent effort... to downplay or even change reports that that questioned how much progress a U.S.-led coalition is making in the Obama administration's stated goal to degrade, destroy, and defeat ISIS. Draft reports that contained a more pessimistic view, or that questioned the efficacy of hitting certain targets, were sent back to the analysts for more extensive rewriting," the Daily Beast reported.  Who gave these orders...
  • Clinton to Obama in 2013: Close Gitmo

    11/30/2015 11:04:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Give Hillary this much credit — in this case, she acted more like a leader than Barack Obama. That’s not a high bar to clear, especially in Obama’s second term. At the beginning of that second term, Hillary urged Obama to get serious about his oft-stated and unpopular goal of closing down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, stressing that “we need a White House lead” on the issue. The Huffington Post’s Ryan J. Reilly got the memo in a FOIA request: Weeks before she stepped down as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton wrote a memo urging President Barack Obama...
  • 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...
  • Emails show intel analysts were told to 'cut it out' and 'toe the line' on ISIS reports

    11/24/2015 6:57:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2015 | Rick Moran
    The scandal involving about 50 intelligence analysts for U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) who were pressured to downplay the effectiveness of the Islamic State while it was a growing threat is at critical mass.  The Pentagon's inspector general has in his possession emails and other documents that prove there was pressure to doctor the analyses of the Islamic State in order to minimize the threat and talk up the White House "narrative" that the military was doing a good job in degrading the abilities of the terrorist group. Fox News: Fox News is told by a source close to the...