Mike Baker was in Baghdad in recent weeks in connection [...]
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 three biggest attacks carried out amid the flurry of assaults in August throughout Iraq bore the fingerprints of Saddam Hussein and his followers. Displaying strong intelligence, logistic and planning skills, the perpetrators also had a specific political agenda in [...]