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Air America's Black Helicopter | Military Aviation | Air & Space Magazine
Lamothe and Smith left the Quiet One at PS-44 and flew to the CIA's regional office at Udorn by conventional aircraft. Much celebration at ensued there—perhaps too much. During the subsequent R&R, someone at the Wolverine Night Club in town bit off part of Smith's ear.
quietcopter  spook  vietnam  airamerica  cia  history 
6 days ago by yorksranter
How the CIA's Bags of Cash Undermined the Afghanistan War
From 2001-13 the CIA made monthly cash payments to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai
Afghanistan  Iraq  war  cia  idiot!  international 
7 days ago by gorillaBraun
The CIA analyst who foresaw Trump in 2013 and his theory of why politics is changing - 80,000 Hours
…the elites that ran our institutions had the authority to provide information, frame it & explain the world. That’s completely gone, and with it there’s been a bleeding away of expert authority, and a public has been created that’s essentially very angry…
Martin Gurri
Politics in rich countries seems to be going nuts. What’s the explanation? Rising inequality? The decline of manufacturing jobs? Excessive immigration?
Martin Gurri spent decades as a CIA analyst and in his 2014 book The Revolt of The Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium, predicted political turbulence for an entirely different reason: new communication technologies were flipping the balance of power between the public and traditional authorities.
In 1959 the President could control the narrative by leaning on his friends at four TV stations, who felt it was proper to present the nation’s leader in a positive light, no matter their flaws. Today, it’s impossible to prevent someone from broadcasting any grievance online, whether it’s a contrarian insight or an insane conspiracy theory.
politics  trump  gov2.0  CIA  podcast  transcript 
18 days ago by rgl7194
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Looking to explore the history of U.S. involvement in ? We've compiled a list of declassified record…
Venezuela  CIA  from twitter_favs
19 days ago by andriak
The Offbeat Genius of a Great American Spy - WSJ
By Sam Walker
Jan. 26, 2019

this experiment in deception and illusion became the central pillar of a unique operational mindset known as “the Moscow Rules.” By learning to outfox the KGB, the Moscow station not only connected with TRIGON, it scored some the biggest espionage coups in American history.
CIA  deception  espionage  illusions  obituaries  security_&_intelligence  spycraft 
22 days ago by jerryking
CIA World Tour: Central and South America • MuckRock
Anyhoo here's all the records in the archives mentioning broken up by presidential administration:
Venezuela  CIA  from twitter_favs
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