This Day in History: February 26

 “History is a set of lies agreed upon.”

                              Napoleon Bonaparte


Here are some ‘Intelligence-related’ events that occurred on a February 26. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today

1935 – RADAR-Radio Detection & Ranging 1st demonstrated (Robert Watson-Watt)

1942 – Werner Heisenberg informs Nazis about uranium project “Wunderwaffen”

1953 – Allen Dulles promoted from deputy to 5th director of CIA

1984 – Last US marines in multinational peacekeeping force in Lebanon left Beirut

1987 – Tower Commission probes Iran-Contra affair

2004 – The United States lifts a ban on travel to Libya, ending travel restrictions to the nation that had lasted for 23 years.

2015 – US spy chief James Clapper highlights cyber threats


In testimony to a congressional committee on Thursday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he no longer believed the US faced “cyber Armageddon”.

However he warned: “We foresee an on-going series of low-to-moderate level cyber attacks from a variety of sources over time, which will impose cumulative costs on US economic competitiveness and national security.”

Mr Clapper highlighted the case of Russia, which he said posed the greatest a cyber risk to US interests. He said that threat from the Russian government was “more severe” than previously realised.

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Historical Events on February 26 — On This Day

US spy chief James Clapper highlights cyber threats — BBC

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