Saturday, 23 June 2018

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China a Bigger Threat to US Than Russia, Says CIA Boss

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The director of the CIA Mike Pompeo has revealed in an interview with the BBC that China is a “big threat” to the USA just as Russia which has been fingered to have influenced the last presidential polls which brought Donald Trump to power. Pompeo said that China’s efforts to ...

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North Korea planning to use nuclear weapons for ‘coercion’: CIA

WASHINGTON: The CIA believes North Korea‘s missile program is aimed at coercion, not just self-defense, and that Pyongyang’s next logical step would be to develop an arsenal of weapons and the capability to fire multiple missiles at the United States, the agency’s director Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. Speaking at ...

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Ex-CIA Officer Arrested On Suspicion Of Exposing U.S. Spy Network In China

NEW YORK: A former Central Intelligence Agency officer is under arrest on charges of illegally retaining highly classified information relating to the U.S. spy network in China – including notebooks containing lists of informants and details of their operations, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, a ...

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The White House struggles to silence talk of Trump’s mental fitness

WASHINGTON: The White House is struggling to contain the national discussion about President Trump’s mental acuity and fitness for the job, which has overshadowed the administration’s agenda for the past week. Trump publicly waded into the debate spawned by a new book, “Fire and Fury” – Michael Wolff’s inside account ...

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Fix problems to stay partners with US, CIA chief tells Pakistan

WASHINGTON: After US President Donald Trump’s diatribe against Pakistan, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has now launched a barrage of allegations, accusing Pakistan of providing safe havens to terrorists. CIA chief Mike Pompeo reiterated Trump’s allegations, threatening Islamabad that they would ‘protect’ the United States if Pakistan ...

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CIA releases vast Bin Laden archive seized in compound

WASHINGTON: The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has released 470,000 files that were captured during the raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in May 2011. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said that he authorised the release of the massive trove of documents in the interests of “transparency” and “to enhance ...

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JFK assassination documents released, but sensitive documents blocked

  WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has delayed the release of hundreds of “sensitive” files about the assassination of President John F Kennedy. The US President approved the release of 2,800 other files related to the 1963 killing but has placed the other records under a six-month review after appeals from the ...

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CIA conducting ‘hunt-and-kill’ operations in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: The CIA has launched a new “hunt and kill” mission in Afghanistan, targeting Taliban militants across the country, the US media reported on Monday. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said last week that the United States wants to beat the Taliban in the battlefield first to force them to ...

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CIA seeking authority to conduct drone attacks in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is seeking authority from the White House to carry out covert drone attacks in Afghanistan and other war zones, along with the Pentagon, which has so far the lead role for conducting such airstrikes in the country. Citing current and former intelligence and ...

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