Monday, June 1, 2015


Will they return to Afghanistan to fight?
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): The CIA chief, John Brennan, says the U.S. is in talks with Qatar on the status of five Taliban figures who may be free to return to Afghanistan a year after their release in a US prisoner swap, the head of the CIA said Sunday.
CIA studied Global Warming as a national security threat
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): On May 21, 2015, the CIA shut down a research program that offered classified data to scientists to examine the link between climate change and global security threats.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA):  The CIA leaked propaganda material to the team of Zero Dark Thirty to build a positive spin on how its brutal torture programs yielded intelligence used to find and kill Osama bin Laden, according to evidence shown in a documentary film.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA): Much about the NGA remains secret, but this U.S. spy agency that maps and analyzes the earth is opening up more than ever, from sharing computer source code on a public website to tapping new sources of intelligence.
Robert Ballew, Ph.D., added to Geospatial Hall of Fame
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA): On May 27, 2015 the NGA inducted Robert Ballew, Ph.D. of St. Louis, Missouri(deceased), into Geospatial Intelligence Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the agency’s headquarters in Springfield, Virginia.
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA): A DIA memo dated September 12, 2012 demonstrates that high-ranking U.S. officials were aware of claims by an Al Qaeda affiliate that the Benghazi attack was planned 10 or more days in advance.
NRO's spy satellites now launched by SpaceX
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO): The  NRO's orbiting spy satellites will be launched by SpaceX, which is now eligible to compete for launches of U.S. national security satellites, closing a tumultuous chapter in the U.S. rocket industry and ending the Pentagon’s sole reliance on United Launch Alliance to haul military payloads into orbit. The Air Force’s certification of the Falcon 9 rocket gives SpaceX access to approximately one-third of the U.S. national security launch market forecast to be worth $70 billion through 2030. The Falcon 9 can lift the Air Force’s GPS navigation satellites, missile warning platforms, weather satellites, and some of the National Reconnaissance Office’s orbiting spy payloads.
China's YJ-18 supersonic anti-ship cruise missile
U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI): China's YJ-18 supersonic anti-ship cruise missile maybe America's nightmare, so why did the recent ONI report mention the YJ-18 in only two spare sentences?

Robert Morton, Ed., Ed.S. is a member of the Association Of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) and writes the online spy novel series "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean".  The views expressed on this site do not represent those of any organization he is a member of. Contact him on the Secure Contact Form

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