US Intelligence Lies to “Defer” to General Petraeus

National Intelligence Estimate Failed to Register Taliban Growth Deferring to Petraeus By GARETH PORTER, Counterpunch, 14 February 2011 Despite evidence that the Taliban insurgency had grown significantly in 2010, the U.S. intelligence community failed to revise its estimate for Taliban forces as part of a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Afghanistan in December. That unusual …

Reference: No More Secrets in a Transparent World

New Law and National Security Report – No More Secrets: National Security Strategies for a Transparent World WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 3, 2011—Recent events highlight the difficulty of keeping secrets in today’s increasingly transparent world.  A new report released by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security summarizes workshop discussions led by …

USAF Backs Off on Threat to Air Family Members….

Air Force Rescinds New Guidance on WikiLeaks Secrecy News reported Monday on strange new guidance from the Air Force Materiel Command declaring that Air Force employees and even their family members could be prosecuted under the Espionage Act for accessing the WikiLeaks web site. On Monday night that new guidance was abruptly withdrawn. Lt. Col. …

Barbara McNamara–Subversion from Within

Behind Closed Doors On 31 January 2011 Secrecy News returned to a subject that had been discussed earlier: the federal investigations of former NSA employee Thomas Drake for revealing classified information and of a former congressional intelligence committee staffer, Diane Roark, for assisting him. This latest article essentially quotes former NSA Deputy Director Barbara McNamara …