Saturday, November 1, 2014


** CIA Torture Memos: CIA refuses to make torture report readable, it is reported in the media, and blames Senate for delay. The Central Intelligence Agency is firing back at allegations that it is responsible for delaying the release of the Senate report on the controversial post-9/11 interrogation program, insisting that lawmakers themselves are to blame.

** FBI impersonates repairmen to go after Las Vegas gambling ring! Like a scene out of a Hollywood thriller, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) cut internet service at a Las Vegas hotel to enable agents, posing as technicians, to enter villas and gather evidence against the illicit gambling ring.
"Think I'll hit the Craps Table after this mission is done."

**Is NSA chief the ultimate inside trader? At the same time that he was running the National Security Agency (NSA),  former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander owned and sold shares in obscure commodities linked to China and Russia, two countries that the NSA was spying on heavily.

**The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has remained relatively low profile and doesn't attract the intrigue of the CIA nor the umbrage directed toward the National Security Agency (NSA). But, it's posed for primetime!

** The U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police teamed up in a program known as "Shiprider". It allows for joint law enforcement and security across the maritime border between Canada and the United States. The "Shiprider" program maintains vessels with jointly trained personnel patrolling the border, allowing cross-border surveillance and interdiction under the command and laws of the country of operation.

"Welcome aboard, eh?"
**The Treasury's Office of International Office of Intelligence and Analysis fights to bankrupt the Islamic State. "Like the wider military campaign to degrade and destroy the terrorist outfit, it will be a long, drawn-out affair", said the Treasury Department's David Cohen, who heads the unit that tracks terrorist financing. Given that the group is "the best-funded terrorist organization we have confronted," it also offers the United States plenty of opportunities to try to strike at its coffers.

Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S. is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) and publishes the online spy series "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean". His views are his own and do not represent those of any agency he is a member of. We welcome comments and suggestions- contact OSINT News on the Secure Contact Form.

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