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The increasingly restricted view that Naomi Klein provided after Hurricane Katrina about the role of man in the making of disasters - whether they be natural or deliberate of some sort or another - had already experienced unprecedented feedback by Senator Jay Rockefeller and a few other Democratic colleagues on its super secret Intelligence Committee.
While Rumsfeld and Myers were running America's wars in Afganistan and Iraq, though, the Air Force Secretary James Roche and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Director Peter Teets had carried it further afield to the "axis of evil" with disasters in Iran and North Korea, caused by its satellite lasers.
Gareth Williams was GCHQ’s whiz kid software man who could encrypt messages to remain secret during any transmission or decode any such message received
...Mata Hari was Anna Chapman...likely to appear on the cover of Playboy magazine than in any intelligence agency.
While researchers might think that America's ousting by overt and covert means Slobodan Milosevic, the Taliban, and Saddam Hussein from power, smashing their regimes, and punishing countries like Iran, Turkey, Russia and North Korea which had tried to help them or exploit their difficulties would be the sum total of what was available to it, they would be wrong.
The Air Force agency had long been locked in competition with its closest US Navy rivals.
On August 11, 1984, Jane's Defence Weekly, a new magazine printed by the authoritative Jane's Fighting Ships, published high quality photographs of the Nikolaiev 444 shipyard in the Crimea's Sevastopol, one on the weekly's cover and three more on the inside, showing the Soviet aircraft carrier Lenoid Brezhnev under construction.
In today's ongoing world war by subterfuge, misdirection, and stealth, 'false flag' operations are still one of the leading favorites, especially by lesser powers, as they cost little, and carry only slight risks while promising considerable rewards.
On the night of October 9, 1987, four loyalist gunmen working for the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) broke into the West Belfast flat of Francisco Notarantonio, long time member of the IRA, and retired taxi driver, and killed him as he lay in bed with his wife.
No part of Britain has experienced more change since World War II than Cumbria, that wild, isolated northwestern corner of the kingdom which has surprisingly improved considerably because of government help, especially in the military and energy sectors.
In investigating any covert operation - whether it be by one of the operatives, police involved in counterintelligence and law enforcement, or a researcher just trying to find out what really happened - it is always difficult because one does not know where to start, what necessarily to look for as one proceeds, and when to conclude that the process is finally over because operations often change course in midstream, just compounding the problems.
When Viktor Gunnarsson, a leading suspect in the assassination of Sweden's statsminister Olof Palme, was himself assassinated on, its seems, the night of December 3, 1993, only his murderer or murderers, and people working with them knew it had happened, and that his body had been disposed of in a very inaccessible place, Deep Gap, 110 miles away on an access road off U.S. Route 421, outside Boone, North Carolina.
Back in 2005, a former Scottish police chief - who investigated the terrorist downing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 22, 1988 - came forward, and confessed that the indictment of two Libyans and the conviction of one of them, Abdel Basset Ali Megrahi.
No Director of Central Intelligence has a better reputation than Richard McGarrah Helms, "the man who kept the secrets," according to his biographer Thomas Powers, the implication being that despite all the known scandals, failures, and disastrous programs, there was real substance to what the Agency did, especially under his direction - what Helms valiantly fought to maintain the secrecy of.
The sudden death, perhaps even murder, on January 22, 1973 of LBJ threw a pall over Washington despite the fact that it had just celebrated the inauguratation of the re-elected Richard Nixon as President.
Peter Wright of Britain's Security Service aka MI5 has been made the subject of ridicule for so long, especially over the plots he developed to remove Prime Minister Harold Wilson, and former Director General Roger Hollis from power.
During Washington's leadership of the war on socialism, the rollback of the Iron Curtain, and the dismantling of the Soviet Union took center stage, but there were other items on its agenda, both at home and abroad.
When a C-123K supply plane loaded with lethal weapons, allegedly belonging to a Pennsylvania company, Corporate Air Services, was shot down over Nicaragua on October 6, 1986, killing pilots William Cooper and Wallace Sawyer.