Defense secretary Robert Gates chose major general Richard Zahner early [...]
The Defense Intelligence Agency is the US intelligence agency that gathers and processes military operational intelligence. Its mission is to help the US military detect and predict the moves of other armed forces. It was considerably strengthened in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
To make up for a shortage of linguists, the American military intelligence agencies are devoting huge sums to recruiting translators and interpreters in the private sector, and those contracts represent not only a financial bonanza for the Pentagon’s sub-contractors but [...]
Although it has cautiously kept its distance from the Iraqi conflict, Saudi Arabia now strands the risk of being drawn into the cauldron - faced with Iran’s increasing activism and Washington’s temptation to withdraw its forces, Riyadh is ringing with [...]