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Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents – Foreign Policy
the interim system and the main covert communication platform used in China at this time were supposed to be clearly separated. In theory, if the interim system were discovered or turned over to Chinese intelligence, people using the main system would still be protected—and there would be no way to trace the communication back to the CIA. But the CIA’s interim system contained a technical error: It connected back architecturally to the CIA’s main covert communications platform
crypto  cia  spook  security  china 
yesterday by yorksranter
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CIA's secret briefings to US Presidents Nixon & Ford -
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3 days ago by rdr
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Before I forget, I found a laser cat in the archives.
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3 days ago by nchaimov
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The classified an article on the "Crab International Association" for *25 years* for no other reason than that…
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5 days ago by andriak
Did CIA cause Chernobyl nuclear disaster?
Reed said he obtained CIA approval to publish details about the operation. The CIA learned of the full extent of the KGB's pursuit of Western technology in an intelligence operation known as the Farewell Dossier. Portions of the operation were disclosed in a 1996 paper by Gus Weiss, a technology and intelligence expert who was instrumental in devising the plan to send the flawed materials.
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5 days ago by foliovision
Was The Chernobyl Disaster a Revenge for The Russian Woodpecker?
“In order to disrupt the Soviet gas supply, its hard currency earnings from the West, and the internal Russian economy, the pipeline software that was to run the pumps, turbines, and valves was programmed to go haywire, after a decent interval, to reset pump speeds and valve settings to produce pressures far beyond those acceptable to pipeline joints and welds,” Reed writes.

“The result was the most monumental non-nuclear explosion and fire ever seen from space.” US satellites picked up the explosion.

“While there were no physical casualties from the pipeline explosion, there was significant damage to the Soviet economy.”
imperialism  russia  cia  conspiracy 
5 days ago by foliovision
Cables Detail C.I.A. Waterboarding at Secret Prison Run by Gina Haspel (The New York Times)
“Though heavily redacted, the documents suggest that … the waterboarding and other brutal treatment of Mr. Nashiri produced little or no new intelligence about existing plots or imminent attacks.”

Torture for nothing, kicks for free.
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