A man who strongly champions close surveillance of the Internet has moved into a key post at the CIA. On [...]
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).
As could have been foreseen, the new Republican administration’s policy with regard anti-missile defenses makes the security of critical American infrastructure--energy, telecommunications, water supply, transportation and financial services-- more crucial than ever. To be sure, building a shield against ballistic [...]