Neal Rauhauser: Special Ops Look at Clandestine Insurgent and Terrorist Networks

What most will not realize is that the insights in the document are relevant to the growing anger and potential domestic insurgency in the USA. We have 2.5 million veterans from OEF/OIF, assuming 20% in combat that’s 500k, Army/Marines are about 20% black if I recall, so that’s 100k guys who have “seen the elephant”. …

Robert Steele: Why We Need a Defense Clandestine Service

SHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/Steele2Flynn Commentary: Why We Need a Defense Clandestine Service DefenseNews, 3 March 2014 I was a CIA spy from 1979 to 1988, leaving when invited to be a co-creator of the Marine Corps Intelligence Center from 1988 to 1993. Since 1993, I have been one of the more persistent published proponents of intelligence …

Marcus Aurelius: Defense Clandestine Service Here to Stay? Dubious in All Respects – And Still No Plumbing

Sigh. Concur with the comments and would add Sumner Shapiro’s own finding on the 80-20 rule. Flynn seems to be going the mini-me route, replicating CIA’s long-standing failure. Wasted effort and money — and still no focus on the plumbing. Analysis: Defense Clandestine Service Is Here To Stay WASHINGTON — Senior US officials and lawmakers …

Jean Lievens: NSA + TSA = Questionable Due Process – a German Victim of Rule by Secrecy, or a Bulgarian Clandestine Asset Properly Barred?

Ilija Trojanow, German Writer, Banned From US For Criticizing NSA According to Der Spiegel, German-Bulgarian writer and activist Ilija Trojanow was barred from entering the United States on Monday. Trojanow was to speak at a literary conference. HuffPost Live’s Ahmed Shihab-Eldin took a closer look at the story, which has yet to be covered by …

Marcus Aurelius: Congress Cuts DoD Spies in Half — CIA Continues to Run Amok — + Clandestine/Analytic Meta-RECAP

Congress Smashes Pentagon’s New Den of Spies By Noah Shachtman WIRED Danger Room 05.21.13 7:29 PM If the Pentagon’s not careful, it’s going to find its new network of spies rolled up by Congress. The Defense Clandestine Service was supposed to be the Defense Department’s new squad for conducting “human intelligence” — classic, informant-based spying. …

Berto Jongman: CIA Junior Clandestine Operations Officer Arrested in Moscow with Full Kit for a Cold Pitch Adds Marcus Aurelius Huffington Post Overview

The details are being read in Europe. Cloak, dagger and a blond wig? FSB says CIA agent nabbed in Moscow (VIDEO, PHOTOS) Promises of millions, a new face and detailed instructions on a double-agent conspiracy in Moscow. Bearing the hallmarks of a Cold War spy thriller, Russia’s counterintelligence agency says it nabbed a CIA officer …

Search: how much humint is clandestine — Response by Robert Steele + Clandestine Meta-RECAP

ROBERT STEELE:  I have been watching with growing concern as Phi Beta Iota has posted a string of relatively radical posts on the Boston bombing and Texas fertilizer explosion.  As most know, I lean toward transparency, truth, and trust, and the last thing I would want to do is marginalize these voices for truth and …

Marcus Aurelius: CIA Clandestine to Be Run by Woman in Charge of Rendtion & Torture Site?

What BS.  Officer almost certainly supported policies of Administration in office at time of actions. Los Angeles Times, March 29, 2013, Pg. 12 Moving Up The CIA Ladder Promoting an official who ran an overseas ‘black site’ is an outrageous idea. CIA Director John Brennan is reportedly considering promoting an official who ran an overseas …

Steven Aftergood: Senate Slams Door on Defense Clandestine Service — Robert Steele Comments + DoD Clandestine RECAP

Updated 11 Dec 2012 to add Graphic: Intelligence Requirements, Collection, Evaluation, and Capabilities Building Senate Puts Brakes on Defense Clandestine Service The Senate moved last week to restrain the rapid growth of the Defense Clandestine Service, the Pentagon’s human intelligence operation. Under a provision of the FY2013 defense authorization act that was approved on December …

Review: The Art of Intelligence – Lessons from a Life in the CIA’s Clandestine Service

Henry Crumpton 4.0 out of 5 stars As Good as It Gets From an Approved Insider,June 9, 2012 I write this as a former clandestine case officer who spent 30 years across all of the functions of intelligence less MASINT, and went on to write, edit, and publish nine non-fiction books on the craft of …