This Day in History: February 27

“There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.”

Harry S Truman


Here are some ‘Intelligence-related’ events that occurred on a February 27. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today

1962 – The Deputy Secretary of Defense established the Defense Intelligence School under DIA. (Known today as the National Intelligence University)


1983 – From the Chicago Tribune


1991 – Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreat and Kuwait is re-taken by the US

2012 – Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor

The 2012–13 Stratfor email leak is the public disclosure of a number of internal emails between global intelligence company Stratfor’s employees and its clients, referred to by WikiLeaks as the Global Intelligence Files. E-mails began appearing on WikiLeaks on February 27, 2012, with 5,543,061 emails published as of July 18, 2014.

The e-mails are claimed to include client information, notes between Stratfor employees and internal procedural documentation on securing intelligence data. These communications date from July 2004 through to December 2011. WikiLeaks said it had obtained the e-mails from the hacker group Anonymous, who broke into Stratfor’s computer network in 2011. [Wikipedia]

2015 – Argentina’s government announces it will purge spies it no longer trusts from the state intelligence agency as part of a major overhaul of the security body.

The SI has been at the center of a  political storm following the death of state prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who had accused President Cristina Fernandez of trying to cover up Iran’s alleged role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

PS: Do you know an ‘Intelligence-related’ event which occurred on this day? Do not hesitate to post a comment and it will be added it to the list!


Historical Events on February 27 — On This Day

2012–13 Stratfor email leak – Wikipedia

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