Ali Mamlouk, Assad's Sunni card
Ali Mamlouk, the head of Syria’s National Security Bureau, has had some degree of success in his efforts to court Sunni countries in the Middle East.` [...]
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was the successor to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) after the Second World War. Its heyday was during the Cold War. CIA considers itself as the senior intelligence service among the US Intelligence Community. Before the establishment of the Defense Clandestine Service (DCS), it was the only agency able to carry out clandestine operations, through its National Clandestine Service (NCS).
There is a series of very real obstacles to the air strikes against Islamic State in Syria that French President François Hollande announced France would to carry out at the beginning of September, Intelligence Online can reveal. Shortage of reconnaissance pods [...]