Sunday, January 24, 2016

Intelligence News

Intelligence and U3 Information. The world of conflict has changed but some people think the intelligence world has not kept up. In past years (as in the Cold War) collection was the prime emphasis - learning everything possible about the Soviet Union (and others). The new age of Hybrid Warfare has changed up the intelligence world. Some think that less collection needs to be done and more analysis has to take place in the intelligence community. Today's world is seeing the growth of 'open source' collection of 'ubiquitous, useful, and unclassified' information. Read more in an article by Josh Kerbel - Chief Analytic Methodologist at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) - "The U.S. Intelligence Community Wants Disruptive Change as Long as it's Not Disruptive", War on the Rocks, January 20, 2016.

CTC Sentinel. The most recent issue of "CTC Sentinel" published by the Combating Terrorism Center focuses on terrorism threats we will likely face in 2016.

Book Review. A new book is out about the Central Intelligence Agency. Mark Stout provides an analysis of the book for us in "The CIA's Constant Battle Between Secrecy and Effectiveness", War on the Rocks, January 22, 2016.

Clinton Emails. "The intelligence community believes that at least several dozen of the emails sent and received by Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of State contained classified material, including intelligence material classified at the highest levels, according to a new letter by the inspector general". The IG of the intelligence community says that the information is "Top Secret" and "Special Access Program" (SAP) information. The emails were received and sent (and stored) on a private server installed at Hillary Clinton's suburban New York home. Read "Intelligence community watchdog reconfirms that dozens of Clinton emails were classified", The Washington Post, January 19, 2016.

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