Thaw with Washington
Visits by FBI director Robert Mueller and CIA chief Porter Goss to Turkey in the space of 48 hours this [...]
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 high visibility of ambassador John Negroponte who took over in April as Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in the American media shouldn’t overshadow the powerful administrative service his principle deputy (DDNI), Air Force general Michael Hayden, is putting together. [...]
Looking ceaselessly for new missions since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is seeking to involve itself in securing energy supplies. The initiative has won applause from neo-conservative circles in the United States but also [...]