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CIA Director William Burns : “The Role of Intelligence at a Transformational Moment” [Georgia Tech – April 14, 2022]

“But you know, given the potential desperation of President Putin and the Russian leadership, given the setbacks that they’ve faced so far militarily, none of us can take lightly the threat posed by a potential resort to tactical nuclear weapons … Continue reading

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Ukraine — Can you handle the Truth? [Intelligence Matters]

“I think it is the beginning of a new cold war. I think the Russians will gradually react quite adversely and it will affect their policies. I think it is a tragic mistake. There was no reason for this whatsoever. … Continue reading

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2021 Fake News Award — Havana Syndrome — Textbook case of disinformation from Reuters [UPDATE : In Intelligence Matters, Punctuation Really Matters!]

“[CIA Director William] Burns has said there is a ‘very strong possibility’ that the syndrome is intentionally caused and that Russia could be responsible.” Reuters (September 21 2021) “[CIA Director William] Burns has said there is a ‘very strong possibility’ … Continue reading

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Havana Syndrome — Textbook case of disinformation from Reuters [UPDATE : In Intelligence Matters, Punctuation Really Matters!]

“[CIA Director William] Burns has said there is a ‘very strong possibility’ that the syndrome is intentionally caused and that Russia could be responsible.” Reuters (September 21 2021) September 23 2021 — On Monday, CNN and the New York Times … Continue reading

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Havana Syndrome — Textbook case of disinformation from Reuters

“[CIA Director William] Burns has said there is a ‘very strong possibility’ that the syndrome is intentionally caused and that Russia could be responsible.” Reuters (September 21 2021) September 23 2021 — On Monday, CNN and the New York Times … Continue reading

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Havana Syndrome — Who is the new boss of the CIA Havana Syndrome Task Force?

“We have a very strong team of people — the best across CIA — focused on those questions of ‘What?’ and ‘Who?’, led by a very experienced and accomplished senior officer who, a decade ago, led the successful hunt for … Continue reading

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William Burns at the CIA… What to expect?

“For the past 40 years, incoming presidents have typically made the choice of director of the Central Intelligence Agency their last selection.  These choices have been mediocre for the most part, which helps to explain the current crisis of credibility … Continue reading

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