Death of Nuclear “Mentor”
North Korea’s nuclear test on Oct. 9 completely eclipsed the death of the mainstay of the country’s security and espionage system, vice marshal Paek Hak-rim. [...]
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).
American intelligence agencies are faced with a highly paradoxical situation. They have never had access to a greater mass of information coming from every corner of the world: tetrabytes of data pulled directly from the computers of airlines, banking systems, [...]