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Review: Directorate S: The CIA and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve Coll ... The author of "Ghost Wars," the 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner about the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Pakistan's similar organization, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), presents a follow-up ...
Overnight Cybersecurity: DHS cyber nominee vows to make election security 'top priority' | CIA to allow lawmakers to review classified info on Haspel | Dems ... --TRUMP DHS PICK GETS CONFIRMATION HEARING: The president's choice to serve in a top role at the Department of Homeland Security faced ...

WASHINGTON (CN) – More than 100 retired military generals and officers submitted a letter to the U.S. Senate on Monday, panning Gina Haspel's nomination to be the next CIA director due to her time running a CIA black site prison in Thailand where suspected terrorists were waterboarded in 2002.
The CIA is looking to evolve its tradecraft and protect human operatives ― especially digitally ― much the way the military protects its penetrating ... Now we have to scale that to case officers,” Dawn Meyerriecks, deputy director of the CIA's directorate of science and technology said during an April 22 ...
To the distinguished ladies and gentlemen on Capitol Hill: You are poised to make one of the most critical decisions this term by voting on the president's nominee to become the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. At no other time in history has our nation been under assault at such a massive scale ...
Today, Wyatt, who is now retired from the CIA, works to help the agency find its next generation of talent. From analysts to accountants to lawyers and foreign language instructors, the CIA is looking to fill 100 professional positions across its five directorates — operations, analysis, science & technology, ...

Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Steve Coll, Penguin Press, 784 pages. Twelve days after 9/11, on the night of September 23, 2001, the CIA's Islamabad station chief, Robert Grenier, received a telephone call from his boss, Director of Central Intelligence ...
Gina Haspel, the deputy director of the CIA, stands ready to break through one of the most stubborn glass ceilings in the U.S. government, and this moment matters. Since the announcement of the decision to nominate her as CIA director, she has been the subject of numerous articles, statements and ...
I have seen several former intelligence and law enforcement officials over the past few days attack the nomination of Gina Haspel as the next director of the CIA. These individuals either do not know Haspel or do not know her well. Further, they have no firsthand knowledge of her role and her actions during ...
However she knows the CIA like the back of her hand, particularly the jewel in the agency's crown, the National Clandestine Service (NCS), and this inside knowledge will help her to defend the CIA's interests at a time when it has been destabilised by a reform of its directorates that has ruffled many ...
Over the past few days, I have seen several former intelligence and law enforcement officials attack the nomination of Gina Haspel as the next director of the CIA. ... I worked closely with her for many years and know that she is the right person to lead the CIA as the agency addresses a world of threats.
The CIA is broken up into six different directorates: analysis, science and technology, support, digital innovation, enterprise functions, and operations. Each directorate has many careers, such as IT technician and apps developer for digital innovation, and different majors fit well with different directorates.
The CIA rarely speaks publicly. But when it comes to recruiting, the agency can't seem to stop talking. These efforts are more visible than ever, with pitches on social media, regular appearances at college job fairs, and even the occasional plug by outgoing CIA Director Mike Pompeo. "CIA-dot-gov is where ...
Over the past few days, I have seen several former intelligence and law enforcement officials attack the nomination of Gina Haspel as the next director of the CIA. These individuals either do not know Haspel or do not know her well. Further, they have no firsthand knowledge of her role and her actions ...
I supervised Gina Haspel when I worked at the Central Intelligence Agency. I found her to be smart, tough and effective. ... Out of all of the chaos coming out of the White House these days, the one bit of promising news is the nomination of Haspel as the new CIA director. Confessing to a certain bias, I hope ...
But the ambitious spymaster managed to stay at Trump's side throughout his thirteen-month tenure as the C.I.A. director, inflating his role in the process. Under U.S. law, the D.N.I. serves as the President's principal intelligence adviser and oversees the P.D.B., a summary of the most sensitive intelligence ...
The Central Intelligence Agency released an unclassified but partially redacted version of an internal memo Friday finding "no fault" on the part of current director nominee Gina Haspel regarding the destruction of infamous tapes. The tapes showed the use of harsh interrogation tactics on detainees ...

The Central Intelligence Agency has declassified and sent to Congress an eight-page disciplinary review memorandum that cleared President Trump's ... The memorandum, obtained by CBS News, was written in 2011 by former CIA acting director and CBS News contributor Michael Morell at the request of ...
Before she was named deputy CIA director last year, Haspel held a series of senior jobs: chief of staff to the deputy director for operations, chief of station in the capital of a major U.S. ally and deputy director of the former National Clandestine Service, which is now called the Directorate of Operations.
Speaking to the Washington Examiner, three former career CIA professionals explained why they energetically endorse President Trump's pick to become the next director of the CIA, Gina Haspel. First up is Mark Kelton, a career CIA operations officer who retired from the agency in 2015. Kelton says he first ...
For a decade after 9/11, Michele Assad served as a CIA counterterrorism officer in cities around the Middle East. In her memoir “Breaking Cover,” out Tuesday, Assad reflects on her life as a spy and how it prepared her to help evacuate 149 Iraqi Christian refugees from ISIS and relocate them to a safe home in Slovakia.
In an interview this week with the BBC, CIA director Mike Pompeo told a reporter, "This threat is not going to go away. ... out is that, at the same time, the directors of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) and Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), Sergei Navalny and Igor Korobov, were also in Washington.
“I wouldn't trust the United States with secrets at this point,” said Alex Finley, a former officer in the CIA's Directorate of Operations who served in West Africa and Europe. The memo fight, she said, is “just another example of how the U.S. government can't keep a secret.” Trump's decision brings with it a ...
CIA directors regularly meet and hold talks with their Russian counterparts on a variety of issues. But veteran and retired U.S. intelligence officers say the presence of all three Russian officials in Washington at the same time, and at a time of intense scrutiny over Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 ...
“Directorate S” — the title refers to the arm of Pakistani intelligence that covertly supports the Afghan Taliban — is a sequel to that volume, carrying the story up to 2016. That story is a dispiriting one, abounding in promises from on high, short on concrete results. In December 2001, with Operation Enduring ...
As Steve Coll documents in Directorate S, the current war has for ever altered the fates of all three countries involved – the US, Afghanistan and ... The dance of blame, with the US swaying at one moment towards Pakistan and the next towards Afghanistan, is a choreography familiar to CIA chiefs, US ...
Steve Coll's Directorate S is the sequel to his magisterial Ghost Wars. Both books rest on a foundation of serious scholarship and Coll's extraordinary access, to individual CIA officers mostly, but also to many others. These notably included members of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, ...
Matthews, a retired officer of the CIA's Operations Directorate, based his fictional account of Russian and American spies on his own experience recruiting and managing foreign agents. "Story comes first, in my view," he told Newsday. "Of course, details that are authentic, that are evocative, make any plot ...
The statement said the president's office director Abbas Kamel, a retired army general who works behind the scenes for Mr El Sisi, would run the agency until a new director is found. The General Intelligence Directorate is the Egypt's equivalent of the US Central Intelligence Agency, but it has also taken on ...
One of the unmasked spies was shot in front of colleagues, in a government courtyard, to send a message about the consequences of collaborating with American intelligence. Such a vast compromise was an indelible sign that something had gone seriously wrong inside the CIA's Directorate of Operations.
Established in 1969 and known until 2009 as the National Directorate of Intelligence and Prevention Services, the SEBIN, technically, is to Venezuela what the FBI is to the United States. Its mandate is to ... Former CIA operations officer Scott Uehlinger blames socialism for Venezuela's critical situation.
Previously such training has been provided internally by a small team of veterans at the Marine Raider Training Center (MRTC), where each instructor spent at least five years in MARSOC or other special operations units. The MRTC is also supported by contractors from NEK Services, a Cubic subsidiary, ...
About a year and a half ago, Cardillo named a new head of the directorate of analysis within NGA, what he calls the "heart" of the agency. ... The CIA's Directorate of Analysis is working to replace some of the imagery analysis capabilities it fears might be lost under the reorganization, and it is assembling teams to focus on ...
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) believes that cyberattacks against Ukraine in 2017 were committed by Russian military hackers in order to disrupt ... airports and senior government officials in June 2017, was created by the military spy agency of the Russian Chief Intelligence Directorate (GRU).
The U.S. intelligence community's second-in-command, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon talks to Michael Morell about being a career CIA officer, starting as a young analyst and working her way to up to leading all four of the CIA's Directorates. Her vast experience and ...
The Central Intelligence Agency's world of repetitive reports and reviews - even those from spydom - is no exception. ... Of course, the critics in this case are the promotional panels of the Directorate of Operations, whose parenthetical peanut gallery reactions are culpable of their own sort of corniness.
Veteran CIA officer Cleveland Cram was nearing the end of his career in 1978, when his superiors in the agency's directorate of operations handed him a sensitive assignment: Write a history of the agency's Counterintelligence Staff. Cram, then 61, was well qualified for the task. He had a master's and ...
The CIA has long tried to recruit young people by offering them career opportunities with the promise of excitement, intrigue and patriotism. “Be accountable to the President, Congress and the American public,” reads one recent announcement directed at students at Brigham Young University. “Strengthen ...
His Pulitzer prize-winning Ghost Wars described CIA activities in the region in the 1980s when the agency, in conjunction with Pakistan and Saudi counterparts, supported various mujahideen factions against Soviet troops in Afghanistan and the forces of the Soviet-backed regime in Kabul. Ghost Wars was ...
About a year and a half ago, Cardillo named a new head of the directorate of analysis within NGA, what he calls the “heart” of the agency. ... The CIA's Directorate of Analysis is working to replace some of the imagery analysis capabilities it fears might be lost under the reorganization, and it is assembling ...
Conspirators believed to have orchestrated the shooting in Dallas include CIA Operation Mongoose honcho William King Harvey; his buddy, mafioso Johnny ... Years later, declassified documents showed that in 1963 Joannides oversaw the anti-Castro Student Revolutionary Directorate in New Orleans.
At the same time, Mikhailov's friends told the publication that he had only helped the CIA in nabbing the hackers, who were engaged in financial crimes. All together, he passed such information up to ten times. Moreover, his long-time friend Ruslan Stoyanov acted as a come-between in a number of cases.
Was Mary Pinchot Meyer killed in an intricate, CIA-conducted operation like something out of the old television show, Mission Impossible? ..... the Agency's covert Directorate of Plans, his responsibilities had moved him through any number of different directorates in the Agency during the 1950s and 1960s, ...
Though the initial listing didn't explain why recruits would be needed, a little digging around on the agency's website suggests they're looking for either a "Directorate of Operations Language Officer" or just a language instructor. According to the site, the language officer would offer "high-quality, accurate ...
The United States Central Intelligence Agency began its journey to the cloud in 2013, turning to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in an attempt to keep pace ... and the CIA's commercial cloud push is still as strong as ever, and according to Teresa Smetzer, director of digital futures at the CIA's Directorate of ...
They show that the tip-off for British intelligence came from a well-placed agent the CIA was running in Polish intelligence, Michal Goleniewski, ... He was run by the KGB's Directorate S, responsible for illegals overseas, whose cover lives, “legends,” were some of the most closely guarded KGB secrets.
... with an additional focus on the Central Intelligence Agency and its role in operating secret detention facilities, so-called “black sites,” on the territory of Afghanistan and other allied countries. These black sites were used by the CIA to hold and question suspected terrorists after September 11, often making ...
George Joannides: A psychological warfare operations officer who worked in Miami and New Orleans, Joannides handled the anti-Castro Cuban Student Directorate, which was funded by the CIA under the code name AMSPELL. Members of the group had a series of confrontations with Oswald in New ...
Response by the U.S. press to a report from The Atlantic on correspondence between WikiLeaks and Donald Trump Jr. wholly adopted the CIA's narrative, .... It claimed with “high confidence” the General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate or GRU, which is Russian military intelligence, used the “Guccifer 2.0 ...
Ex-NSA and CIA executive Ron Moultrie advises on interception ... for a long time for the CIA's directorate of science and technology, the DS&T.


 

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