|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|
~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|
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