Paper Mountain Defies Agencies
Two U.S. legislators have broken sharply with the traditional approach of U.S. intelligence agencies in a letter to the new [...]
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 [...]