Tag: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Featured article: Optimizing a U.S. Communications Strategy through Structure and Design by Sharon Engelmeier The endurance of Syria’s Assad regime, Russia’s defiant maneuvering in eastern Ukraine, and the Islamic State’s encroachment on Iraqi territory stand as staunch reminders to those within U.S. government strategic communication fields that they remain deficient in comparison to their adversaries’ […]

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Featured article: Covert Action and Unintended Consequences by John G. Breen In the middle of the CIA’s 1954 covert overthrow of the democratically-elected government of Guatemala, with waning rebel force momentum and facing calls to increase support to the insurgents with unmarked surplus WWII bombers, President Eisenhower turned to his CIA Director and asked what […]

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For months, U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies have been collaborating in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the recent presidential election. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Justice, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of the director of national intelligence […]

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November 8 was a busy day for everyone at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). Not only was yesterday election day, but that afternoon the Simons Center and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSS) hosted their third InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture. Dr. John G. Breen, CGSC Commandant’s Distinguished Chair for National […]

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Featured article: The Ethics of Espionage and Covert Action: The CIA’s Rendition, Detention and Interrogation Program as a Case Study by John Breen I have just asked a classroom filled with U.S. Army officers (with a few sister service and civilian counterparts thrown in) to name some of the ethical challenges they believe are associated with spying. They have […]

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Several U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating possible cyber-attacks aimed at November’s presidential election. While the agencies do not have conclusive proof that Russia is involved in a specific plot, officials from the FBI, CIA, National Security Agency (NSA), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are concerned. One official said that “even the hint of […]

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President Obama announced the completion of the review of U.S. hostage policy on June 24. The President also announced the creation of an interagency Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell aimed at improving how the government develops hostage recovery plans…

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The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has released their report on the September 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi. The report includes recommendations designed to improve security of American diplomatic and intelligence facilities abroad…

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