SOURCE: Foreign Policy
20 Years After Iraq Invasion, Need for Dissenting Perspectives is Clear
by Matthew Duss
A left foreign policy analyst argues that labeling opposition to Ukraine's NATO membership as "pro-Putin" echoes the worst moves of the runup to the Iraq war, and that good policy grows from open discussion.
SOURCE: Mother Jones
For a Secretive Agency, the CIA Has a Long History of PR Stunts
Historian David S. McCarthy puts a new CIA-sponsored podcast in the context of decades-long efforts by the Agency to portray itself as the good guys in a dangerous world while obscuring their role in creating the danger.
At 75, the CIA is Back to Battling the Kremlin
The common objectives and concerns that engaged the Central Intelligence Agency at its 1947 founding are familiar to the intelligence community today, showing the continuity of American involvement in other nations' affairs.
SOURCE: War on the Rocks
Can Intelligence (or History) Predict How Far Putin Might Go?
by Calder Walton
Despite the image of individual operatives, assembling reliable intelligence about Putin's invasion plans is a product of multiple coordinated capabilities, just like it was at the height of the cold war.
Ghosts in the Mirror: France's Crusade Against Former Nazis in the Algerian Insurgency
by Danny Orbach
Nazi fugitives and mercenaries took on an outsize significance in the strategic imaginations of both French and West German governments and intelligence agencies in the Cold War; they were most influential not through their actions but through distorting government policy through these delusions of power.
SOURCE: Informed Comment
Trump Likely did Throw US Troops in Afghanistan under the Bus, but Why would the Russians have Targeted Them?
by Juan Cole
In Washington, a leak like this makes you ask questions. Who leaked the information and why?
Legalize Torture? It’s Tortured Logic
by Sam Ben-Meir
The Report is largely about another single-minded individual, Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver), lead investigator of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who spent five arduous years doggedly uncovering the CIA’s suspect detention and interrogation program following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Intelligence Whistleblowers Often Pay a Severe Price
by Jennifer M. Pacella
In many instances, whistleblowers find the abusive power they have revealed turned against them, both ending their careers and harming their personal lives.
SOURCE: The American Historical Review
Frantz Fanon and the CIA Man
by Thomas Meaney
Based on an encounter with Fanon’s CIA handler, C. Oliver Iselin, Meaney presents the firsthand experience of a mid-level figure in the U.S. security state who participated in the national liberation movements in Africa.
The Damage Intelligence Leakers Can Do
by David Foglesong
A case study from 1979 shows how leaks of misleading information can damage national security.
SOURCE: Informed Comment
Top 4 Ways Bush even more Outrageously Dissed the Intelligence Community
by Juan Cole
The difference between Trump and Bush is only a matter of rhetorical style, and Trump hasn’t had the opportunity yet to endanger America the way Bush and the Neoconservatives did.
SOURCE: Imperial & Global Forum
The Secret Anglo-American Empire of Intelligence
by Robert Whitaker
The Second World War saw the security partnership between America and Britain go from a temporary marriage of convenience to a seemingly eternal aspect of the special relationship.
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