Tag: Central Intelligence Agency

The Central Intelligence Agency aggressively pursued clandestine efforts to undermine East German morale at the height of the Cold War, recently declassified CIA records confirm. Exploring one of the core chapters of post-war European history, the materials posted today by the National Security Archive detail key facets of the intelligence agency’s still meagerly documented activities in East Germany.
Nand Mulchandani was most lately the CTO and Acting Director of the Department of Defense's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. But his latest appointment seems to be a bit more high profile as the CIA picks the Indian-origin IT expert Nand Mulchandani as its first Chief Intelligence Officer.
The question of "how far can you go with existing covert action authorities?" is extremely relevant in the current geopolitical situation. Investigating the extend of how the secret CIA program could have led to Russian invasion of Ukraine becomes essential now.
According to CIA Director William Burns, Russia's attack of Ukraine has fallen far short of Vladimir Putin's expectations, and the Russian president is likely to increase military operations.
The Washington Post has always been a CIA asset. The CIA used the Washington Post to orchestrate the Watergate narrative used to drive President Nixon out of office.
On Friday, Special Counsel John Durham filed a motion relating to a defense firm’s potential conflict of interest in the Michael Sussmann case. The conflict itself is certainly intriguing, with Sussmann’s lawyers at Latham & Watkins LLP (Latham) having represented potential witnesses in the case, including Perkins Coie, former Perkins Coie (and Clinton Campaign general counsel) Marc Elias, the Hillary Clinton Campaign, and Hillary for America.
There has been reports of CIA paramilitaries attempting to kill Russians by using the Ukrainian defense. The disguised attempt comes in the form of a special training operation to teach the Ukrainians how to kill Russians.
According to a top secret cable, the CIA is worried about its agents being captured and killed in the dozens overseas. The warning notes spies have been tracked in countries such as Iran and China and turned into double agents. 
The 2012 spy drama Argo, starring Ben Affleck and based on the real-life CIA operation to exfiltrate six embassy staff trapped in Tehran following the 1979 revolution, was a big publicity boost for the agency. In late 2012 Ben Affleck was on the promotional circuit for Argo. Naturally, this led to questions about the CIA-Hollywood connection and, in one interview, Affleck commented “Probably Hollywood is full of CIA agents, and we just don’t know it.”
We asked former CIA officer Sam Faddis on what the Joe Biden administration would mean for South Asia, and for India in particular.