Auditors, Fear Not!
The new federal bureau to supervise the activities of auditors will prefer compromise to crackdown. The appointment of a former CIA chief as its boss is highly significant. [...]
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).
Political considerations connected to investigations into the funding of Islamic terrorism could well undermine relations between the U.S. and Luxembourg. Long considered by Washington as a bridgehead for major banking operations in Europe, Luxembourg has fallen into bad odor with [. [...]