162 articles tagged "Intelligence"
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The physicist with many faces
The missing Iranian nuclear scientist who keeps on turning up
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly July 17, 2010, 11:05 AM (GMT+02:00)

The riddle of Iranian nuclear physicist Shahram Amiri, who disappeared in June 2009 while on a pilgrimage to Mecca, was never solved - even when he turned up in Washington and flew home to Tehran on July 14.  The glimpses into his story DEBKA-Net-Weekly provided Friday in its latest issue fit a Cold War espionage scenario much more closely than this week's US-Russian spy swap in Vienna, because it brought the undercover war between the American CIA and the Iranian MOIS to a new climax.

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Shahram Amiri
Shahram Amiri - an Iranian Intelligence Pawn
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 16, 2010, 12:04 AM (GMT+02:00)

The CIA is busy sorting out how much data was real, how much planted in Shahram Amiri's six-year career as a US double agent - and how far US and allied policy-makers were misled about Iran's nuclear program.

Turkish PM Recept Tayyip Erdogan, aspiring leader of all Muslims
Turkey and Israel in overt-covert fight to the finish
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly June 17, 2010, 9:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

Ankara is leading a Muslim campaign for a worldwide boycott to strangle Israel. Jerusalem declares the Turkish IHH, a vital prop of its Islamic regime, a terrorist organization as dangerous as al Qaeda.
DEBKA-Net-Weekly, in its latest issue out Friday, looks at the overt battle of wills, watched helplessly from Washington - but also into the shadows, where NATO's only Muslim member is locked in clandestine combat with the Jewish state.
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Dr. Hakan Fidan, new Turkish MIT chief
Turkish troops deployed in Cyprus, top intelligence ranks Islamized
DEBKAfile Special Report June 6, 2010, 1:55 PM (GMT+02:00)

Turkish PM Recep Erdogan is spoiling for more trouble with Israel, irrespective of the peaceful outcome of the Rachel Corrie incident. debkafile's sources disclose his funding of the IHH terrorist group's purchase of 8-10 large vessels for more Gaza flotillas. He has secretly replaced professional intelligence and security chiefs with Islamist cronies. Rising demand for the international probe against Israel to also focus on the Turkish government's ties with a terrorist group.

Mabhouh’s assassins
The Hamas Death in Dubai Achieved Its Goals
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 26, 2010, 1:56 AM (GMT+02:00)

While eliminating the Hamas' dangerous Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, the perpetrators demonstrated their ability to access any point on the Middle East map, perform their mission and escape unharmed.

Iran captures Jund Allah leader
Iran trumpets capture of "US terror agent" Jund Allah leader
DEBKAfile Special Report February 24, 2010, 10:38 AM (GMT+02:00)

Dubai figures in another intelligence affair: Tuesday, Feb. 23, an Iranian bomber forced down a Kyrgyzstan airliner to seize Tehran's most wanted fugitive, Abdol Malek Rigi, leader of the Baluchi Jund Allah underground movement.

debkafile's intelligence and counter-terror sources rate Rigi's capture one of Iranian intelligence's biggest coups and a stinging setback for Western undercover operations against the Islamic regime in Tehran.


Iran exacts a price for this friendship
Tehran lashes back at Berlin for Merkel, Peres derogatory speeches
DEBKAfile Special Report January 27, 2010, 4:38 PM (GMT+02:00)

"Two German diplomats using fictitious names were arrested" last month during clashes at the Ashura festival, an unnamed Iranian deputy intelligence minister said Wednesday, Jan. 27.

During the day, Israeli president Shimon Peres told the Reichstag he was sure Germany would come to Israel's aid if it came under attack from a nuclear-armed Iran. A day earlier, Chancellor Angela Merkel said time was up for Iran and February would see new and ...

Obama has security chiefs on the carpet
Obama: We failed to connect the dots or act promptly
DEBKAfile Special Report January 6, 2010, 12:27 AM (GMT+02:00)

 US president Barack Obama, in a speech after meeting top security chiefs, Tuesday, Jan. 5, said: We had enough information to foresee and prevent the attempted bombing [of the Northwest airliner] on Christmas day." But it was not fully analyzed or leveraged for putting the suspect on the no-fly list. "I will not accept this. We have to do better and must do it quickly."

Al Qaeda Yemen scene already seen in Gaza
US Intelligence: Gaza may be next Yemen
DEBKAfile Special Report January 5, 2010, 9:39 PM (GMT+02:00)

The year 2010 will see a new Israeli military operation in Gaza - not against the Palestinian Hamas, but the al Qaeda bastions spreading across the southern Gaza Strip, say intelligence circles close to the Obama administration and the CIA. They say the strengthened al Qaeda networks in the Gaza Strip would be as menacing as their strongholds in Yemen.

Umar Farouk Abdulmetallab
Obama cites US systemic failure for Detroit plane attack
DEBKAfile Special Report December 29, 2009, 3:50 PM (GMT+02:00)

US president Barack Obama, in his second speech in 24 hours, said: "Data was not shared and a systemic failure occurred. I consider that totally unacceptable."
Weeks ago, information came from the suspect's father to intelligence which was not efficiently distributed. "Bits of information with the intelligence community should have been pieced together and was not." 
Twelve hours before this speech on the failed airline bombing, debkafile ran a ...

Iranian TV headlines DEBKAfile Exclusive on US-Israel-Egyptian-Jordanian intelligence summit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 22, 2009, 10:46 PM (GMT+02:00)

Saturday, Nov. 14, Iran's state Press TV ran verbatim debkafile's exclusive disclosure on Nov. 12 of an extraordinary secret summit of the intelligence chiefs of four nations in Amman earlier this month to discuss the crisis over Iran's nuclear program and the possible outbreak of a regional ...

Mossad Chief Empowered to Prepare Groundwork for Iran Strike
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 4, 2008, 5:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
By extending the Mossad director, Meir Dagan's tenure for another year until the end of 2009, Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has put in place a vital constituent for a possible eleventh-hour unilateral strike at Iran's nuclear facilities.
In his six years on the job, the 61-year old external intelligence ...
US Secret Service Embattled
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 6, 2006, 10:03 PM (GMT+02:00)
The abrupt resignation (ouster?) of Porter Goss as director of the Central Intelligence Agency lays bare the rocky state of America's most prestigious secret service amid critical missions on three fronts, Iraq, Afghanistan and the war on al Qaeda. US forces are not getting to grips with either of the ...
The Secret Cold War Partnership between Pope John Paul II and White House Revealed
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 2, 2005, 12:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
Pope John Paul II broke out of the conventional papal mold in many ways that will engage generations of historians. Above all, he was the most democratic of any of his predecessors, always in close rapport with Catholic communities in every corner of the globe and possessed of an unfailing ...
US Intelligence Takeover of Palestinian Authority
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 14, 2005, 11:29 AM (GMT+02:00)
The prominence Israel afforded the outpost report and the decision to abbreviate the evacuation period paradoxically conceals their rationale, namely, the unfolding new reality which produced them both. Last week, Lt. Gen William Ward, the newly appointed US security coordinator for Israel, Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinians, secretly moved into ...
New US "Intel Snipers" Fielded in Iraq, IDF Undercover Unit in Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2005, 1:24 PM (GMT+02:00)
The major US offensives waged in the Iraqi towns of Najef last June-July and Fallujah last November brought a stern lesson home to American counter-terror strategists. It is that broad-based, large-scale operations to subdue entire towns in order to eradicate terrorist hotbeds - even if successful - do not achieve ...
Riddle of Hizballah Drone's Non-Interception Brought Foreign Submarine to Israeli Waters
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 16, 2004, 2:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
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A mystery-submarine's intrusion into Israeli territorial waters last week provided the sequel for another unfinished tale: the one about Israel's failure to intercept a Hizballah drone that flew over the northern Israeli town of Nahariya on November 8.
Examination of the images the ...
Loss of Ofek-6 Deprives Israel of Second Spy Satellite in Critical Period
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 7, 2004, 12:07 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's 6th Ofek (Horizon) plummeted to a watery death in the Mediterranean Sea when it was test-fired Monday, September 6, from Palmahim. Malfunction of the third stage of the Israeli-designed Shavit booster was blamed for the loss of the $50m Ofek-6, the latest in the series of spy satellites developed ...
Clinton's Former Aide Drops Windfall in the Lap of Bush Campaign
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 20, 2004, 2:35 PM (GMT+02:00)
Former president Bill Clinton's national security adviser, Sandy Berger, is under criminal investigation and subject to FBI searches of his home and his office since he was caught - probably by hidden cameras - purloining copies of highly classified terrorism documents and his own handwritten notes from a secure reading ...
Assad Purges Armed Forces, Keeps up Anti-US Terror Front
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2004, 3:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
Obeying a tradition of more than a quarter of a century, the Syrian army shifts some officers around twice a year - in summer and winter. It is a game of musical chairs with little impact on the armed forces as a whole. This time was different. On June 1, ...
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