CIA

CIA says Russia Intervened to Help Trump win White House

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 – The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that as the 2016 presidential campaign drew on,

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Spy Agencies Struggle to Spot Threats from Lone, Mentally Ill Attackers

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, July 24 – Recent attacks on civilians in the U.S. and Europe have exposed a gap in the intelligence community’s efforts to track suspected extremists and prevent mass killings, a half dozen American, British and French counterterrorism officials told Reuters. The attacks have a common theme of being carried out by

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CIA Weapons for Syrian Rebels Sold to Arms Black Market: NYT

June 26 – Weapons shipped into Jordan for Syrian rebels by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia were stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, the New York Times reported, citing American and Jordanian officials. Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November

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Pakistan Raps Trump Over Vow to Free Doctor Who Helped Track Bin Laden

By Kay Johnson ISLAMABAD, May 3 – Pakistan angrily criticized Donald Trump, frontrunner for the U.S. Republican presidential nomination, for saying he would force the country to free a jailed Pakistani doctor believed to have helped the CIA hunt down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Trump, a 69-year-old billionaire real estate developer, told Fox News on Friday

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Declassified U.S. Document Suggests Pakistani Link to Attack on CIA Agents

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, April 15 – A Pakistani intelligence officer paid $200,000 to an extremist network to facilitate a deadly suicide bomb attack on CIA operatives at a base in Afghanistan in 2009, according to a declassified U.S. government document obtained by an independent research group. The heavily redacted document obtained by the National

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CIA Head Discussed Assad Leaving Power in Moscow this Month: RIA

MOSCOW, March 28 – The director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, raised the issue of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leaving power when he visited Moscow at the start of March, RIA news agency cited the U.S. embassy in Russia as saying on Monday. Brennan also discussed the observance of the ceasefire in

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