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China is already targeting Joe Biden and his team, a top US intelligence official warned, calling it an attack 'on steroids'

Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center Bill Evanina in Washington, DC, in 2018. Reuters China has started targeting President-elect Joe Biden and his team, a top US intelligence official warned at an Aspen Institute summit Wednesday. Bill Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said his agency had expected the Chinese to "revector their influence campaigns to the new administration." Evanina did not give any specifics but said th...
Tags: Politics, New York, Australia, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Washington Dc, News UK, Cia, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump

Democratic concerns over Morell and torture scramble Biden's CIA decision

One of President-elect Joe Biden's initial frontrunners to be CIA director, Mike Morell, is facing increasingly complicated prospects as his potential nomination faces growing opposition, according to multiple sources familiar with transition discussions.
Tags: Joe Biden, Cnn, Cia, Biden, Mike Morell, Morell

Here are 3 retired generals who embraced bizarre Trump conspiracies

President Donald Trump at a rally in Toledo, Ohio, September 21, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump's professed love for the military attracted senior officers who have turned to political activism after their service. Here are some of the retired generals who have promoted outlandish, far-right conspiracy theories about the president and his rivals. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump's professed love for the military has a...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Senate, Germany, Iraq, Defense, US, International, Barack Obama, Trends, Fbi, Afghanistan, Pentagon, Cia, Republican

CIA officer killed in Somali raid on suspected al-Shabaab bomb-maker

Unnamed American died alongside four Somali officers when extremists detonated a car bombA CIA officer died during a raid in Somalia last month targeting a key extremist thought to be responsible for an attack that killed an American soldier in Kenya last year, local intelligence officials have told the Guardian.The officer was deployed alongside Somali and US special forces during the operation at Gendershe, a coastal village about 30 miles south-west of Mogadishu, and died when fighters from t...
Tags: Africa, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Middle East and North Africa, US military, Kenya, Cia, Somalia, Mogadishu, Gendershe

Aubrey Plaza Joins the Cast of New Guy Ritchie Movie Starring Jason Statham

I, for one, think Aubrey Plaza should be in every movie, all the time. So I can’t complain about the news that she’s joining the cast of the new, currently untitled, Guy Ritchie movie. The action flick will see Ritchie reunite with Jason Statham, with Statham playing an MI6 agent trying to stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology. There’s no word on what character Plaza is playing, but here’s hoping Ritchie is smart enough to give her a big, substantial part and not just sideline her in...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Aubrey Plaza, Cia, Hulu, Jason-Statham, Jason, Guy-Ritchie, Miramax, Stx Entertainment, Don, Ritchie, Statham, Action/Adventure, Adam Fogelson, Marn Davies

Here's what's in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that Trump abandoned and Biden pledged to restore

Donald Trump holds up a copy of the memorandum he signed, enacting a US departure from the Iran deal. AP President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, in May 2018. The Iran deal was one of the crowning diplomatic achievement's of former President Barack Obama's tenure, but has continued to be a divisive issue in Washington since it came to fruition in 2015. Withdrawing the US from the deal was one of the big...
Tags: Politics, UK, Obama, Washington, White House, Germany, Russia, Israel, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Ap, United States

Aubrey Plaza Joins Jason Statham in Guy Ritchie’s Spy Thriller Film

Aubrey Plaza Joins Jason Statham in Guy Ritchie’s Spy Thriller Film Coming off from the successful premiere of Hulu’s Happiest Season, Deadline brings word that Aubrey Plaza has set up her next project as she officially signs on to star opposite Jason Statham in director Guy Ritchie’s forthcoming international spy thriller which was formerly titled Five Eyes. Plaza gained recognition for her role as April Ludgate in the popular NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation which ran on-air for seven seaso...
Tags: Movies, Aubrey Plaza, Guy Ritchie, Jason Statham, Movie News, Stxfilms

Gift Guide: The best books for 2020 recommended by VCs and TechCrunch writers (Part 1)

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. This is Part 1 of the Best Books gift guide. Part 2 with even more selections will be posted shortly. 2020 was a tough year for all of us, but a strong one for books (how often do you get to say that?). Sales are up, driven by lockdowns, boredom, and the need for escape. Yet, 2020 also felt...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Spotify, Japan, England, London, Snowden, France, Stanford, Nsa, China, America, Book Review, Tech, Nike

Biden said he'd 'end forever wars,' but he's shown few signs that he won't repeat the mistakes of the past, human rights groups warn

Vice President Joe Biden meets with U.S. troops in Maidan Wardak province January 11, 2011. Omar Sobhani/Reuters President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to "end forever wars," but human rights groups are concerned by a lack of specifics behind this vow.  "Withdrawing troops in itself does not end those wars, or US involvement in them, if the US continues to conduct air strikes, whether by drones or by piloted aircraft," Daphne Eviatar of Amnesty International told Insider.  Biden has been fa...
Tags: Politics, Isis, Human Rights, News, Guantanamo Bay, Obama, Congress, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, Brown University, Africa, Time, US, Barack Obama, Trends

Dispatch 48: Crazy Claims that Army Special Forces fought CIA in Germany

My inbox is filled with questions about this claim. My bullshit meter pegs around 9, with 10 being maximum bullshit. For reference, that Biden got clubfoot from playing with his dog pegs only at 6. The idea that this pandemic is a Chinese operation does not peg on bullshit meter and sounds completely plausible, if not probable. None of my special operations or CIA friends believe this. I sure don't. More Corn Pops and Fruit Loops. Thomas McInerney managed to sound crazy even in 2020. Not on...
Tags: Featured, Germany, Military, Cia, Biden, Army Special Forces, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon, Thomas McInerney

Barr Appoints Special Counsel To Keep Investigating Russia Probe Origins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has given extra protection to the prosecutor he appointed to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, giving him the authority of a special counsel to complete his work without being easily fired. Barr told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he had appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham as a special counsel in October under the same federal statute that governed special counsel Robert Mueller in the original Russia probe. He said Durham...
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Ap, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Cia, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Durham, Trump, The Associated Press, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, John Durham

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have already received an unapproved coronavirus vaccine

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Getty North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a COVID-19 vaccination from the Chinese government, Japanese intelligence sources told a Washington DC-based Korea expert. Kim's health has been the subject of rumors throughout his nine-year rule of the country. The 36-year-old dictator is a frequent smoker and obese, according to South Korean lawmakers, fueling speculation that he would experience complications if he were to contract COVID-19. Visit Business ...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, Science, North Korea, China, International, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Kim Jong Un, Korea, Cia, Kim, Pyongyang, Kim Jong, David Choi

Ex-CIA director: Trump has exceeded Russia's ability to influence minds

Former CIA Director John Brennan compares President Donald Trump's disinformation campaign with similar tactics used by Russia to influence the American people.
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Ex-CIA director: Trump has exceeded ability of Russians to influence minds

Former CIA Director John Brennan compares President Donald Trump's disinformation campaign with similar tactics used by Russia to influence the American people.
Tags: News, Russia, Stories, Cia, Donald Trump, John Brennan, Trump

Biden moves quickly to build a diverse administration

• Tom Donilon no longer in the running to be Biden's CIA director • Biden set to receive first president's daily intelligence brief Monday
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Iran's top nuclear scientist was assassinated by a remote-controlled machine gun placed in the back of another car, the country's media says

A funeral ceremony for top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in Tehran on November 30, 2020. Iranian Defense Ministry/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Iran's top nuclear scientist was killed with a remote-controlled machine gun, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. Mohsen Fakhrizad, who was seen as the father of Iran's nuclear program, was killed while driving with his wife and security convoy near Tehran on Friday. The gun was mounted on the back of a Nissan truc...
Tags: Israel, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Iran, News UK, The New York Times, Cia, Tehran, Nuclear Deal, Nissan, Donald Trump, John Brennan, Assassination, Defense Ministry, Mohammad Javad Zarif

Tom Donilon no longer in the running to be Biden's CIA director

President-elect Joe Biden is still weighing who will lead the Central Intelligence Agency, but Tom Donilon is no longer under consideration for the post, CNN has learned.
Tags: Joe Biden, Cnn, Cia, Biden, Central Intelligence Agency, Tom Donilon

Report Claims America's CIA Also Controlled a Second Swiss Encryption Firm

Long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike brings this report from AFP: Swiss politicians have voiced outrage and demanded an investigation after revelations that a second Swiss encryption company was allegedly used by the CIA and its German counterpart to spy on governments worldwide. "How can such a thing happen in a country that claims to be neutral like Switzerland?" co-head of Switzerland's Socialist Party, Cedric Wermuth, asked in an interview with Swiss public broadcaster SRF late Thursday. He ...
Tags: Washington Post, India, America, Tech, Iran, Pakistan, Switzerland, Ubs, Crypto, Cia, Afp, West Germany, U S Central Intelligence Agency, SRF, Socialist Party, ZDF

CIA Officer Killed in Somalia, Report Says

A CIA officer was killed in combat in Somalia in recent days, U.S.
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Former CIA Director John Brennan says the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist was 'criminal' and risked inflaming conflict in the Middle East

Former CIA director John Brennan speaks during a forum on election security in Washington DC, on October 30, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Former CIA Director John Brennan has condemned the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist on Friday, calling it "criminal" and "highly reckless." Brennan, who served between 2013 and 2017, also said he did not know who was to blame for the killing but that it "would be a flagrant violation of international law." Details on the attack remain sli...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, China, Israel, US, International, America, Trends, Iran, Washington Dc, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Middle East, News UK, Al Qaeda

Ex-CIA Head John Brennan Calls Ted Cruz 'Simple-Minded' in Twitter Row Over Iran Killing

Brennan condemned the assassination of Iran's top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, which Tehran has blamed Israel for.
Tags: Israel, Iran, Ted Cruz, Cia, Tehran, John Brennan, Brennan, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran Killing

Obama CIA Director John Brennan blasts assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist

Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan condemned the killing of an Iranian scientist believed to be linked to...
Tags: Obama, Cia, Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan

Sequel Bits: ‘Orphan’, ‘Snake Eyes’, ‘Mission: Impossible’, ‘Borat’, ‘Killer Klowns From Outer Space’, ‘Encino Man’

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Rossif Sutherland has joined the cast of the Orphan prequel. Andrew Koji talks about playing Storm Shadow in Snake Eyes. Angela Bassett is returning for more Mission: Impossible movies. The Kazakh American Association is not happy about Borat 2. Will Killer Klowns From Outer Space 2 ever happen? Maybe. Pauly Shore wants Encino Man 2, probably because he has nothing else going on right now. Orphan: First Kill, the inexplicable prequel to Orphan that’s someho...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, California, Uncategorized, Disney, America, Sequels, Cia, Kazakhstan, Angela Bassett, Sacha Baron Cohen, MGM, Joe, Sutherland, Koji

Former CIA Director John Brennan Slams Assassination of Iran Nuke Chief as ‘State-Sponsored Terrorism’

Former CIA director John Brennan slammed the assassination of an Iranian scientist and senior officer in the Iranian Revolutionary...
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A Green Beret recalls the brutal Thanksgiving Day mission he barely survived after running into 30,000 enemy troops

A SOG recon team getting ready for another cross-border operation in Cambodia. Courtesy picture As Americans at home sat down for Thanksgiving dinner in 1968, a team of special operators was setting out to solve a deadly puzzle in Cambodia. US intelligence had lost track of tens of thousands of North Vietnamese troops, and with memories of the Tet Offensive still fresh, American commanders wanted to know where they were and what they were doing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: Navy, US, International, Trends, Idaho, Army, Cambodia, State Department, Cia, Meyer, Vietnam War, Air Force, Laos, US Air Force, Saigon, Special Operations

CIA officer killed in combat in Somalia

A CIA officer was killed in Somalia last weekend, according to a former senior administration official with knowledge of the matter. The officer was wounded in an operation in the country and later died, the source said.
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Biden leans toward Tom Donilon as CIA chief

The president-elect faces loud opposition from the left toward the other top contender for the job, Mike Morell.
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CIA officer killed in combat in Somalia

A CIA officer was killed in Somalia last weekend, according to a former senior administration official with knowledge of the matter. The officer was wounded in an operation in the country and later died, the source said.
Tags: Cnn, Cia, Somalia

A Mysterious Monolith Appears in the Utah Desert, Channeling Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey People do weird things in the desert. A spokesman for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources acknowledges that widely understood truth in a recent New York Times article about a mysterious monolith discovered in Red Rock Country. “A team that was counting bighorn sheep by helicopter spotted something odd and landed to take a closer look,” writes Alan Yuhas. “It was a three-sided metal monolith, about 10 to 12 feet tall, planted firmly in the g...
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Democrat warns Biden not to nominate Morell as CIA director

A key Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is warning President-elect Joe Biden that he should avoid nominating a top contender for the job of CIA director, Mike Morell, because his record as a "torture apologist" makes confirmation a "nonstarter."
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Stories, Cia, Biden, Senate Intelligence Committee, Mike Morell, Morell