CIA ponders Petraeus' successor Free
Thrust into the limelight following David Petraeus’ surprise resignation, the CIA’s interim chief Michael Morell has been a low-key but central figure at the agency in the past six years. [...]
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).
The Beirut car bombing that killed Brigadier General Wissam al-Hassan, the head of the intelligence branch of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces’ (ISF), on October 19, robbed Saudi Arabia’s General Intelligence Directorate and its chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, of [...]
Diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria having achieved nothing, in recent months Western nations have dropped hints that they are providing unofficial support to the opposition forces fighting Bashar Al Assad’s regime. However, despite the talk, only very [...]
King Abdullah appointed Bandar bin Sultan as the new head of the General Intelligence Directorate (GID), the Saudi external intelligence service, on July 19, with a view to expanding the kingdom's covert operations in the region. The two objectives he [...]