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Donald Trump's emotional intelligence deficit
He has proved deficient in terms of self-control, leaving him unable to move towards the centre for general election.
887 points by Al Jazeera English | Lyndon B. Johnson Intelligence quotient Donald Trump President of the United States Richard Nixon Intelligence Supreme Court of the United States Emotional intelligence
NSA leaks show US spooks use UK base to launch ‘kill-capture’ missions
Leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed how his former employer used the US spy base at Menwith Hill in Yorkshire to conduct ‘kill or capture’ missions in its global shadow war. Read Full Article at RT.com
1761 points by Russia Today | Central Intelligence Agency Director of National Intelligence National Security Agency United States Department of Defense Prime minister Intelligence Human rights Classified information
My Turn: School choice and the future of intelligence
The 21st century is going to be interesting for our species. For millennia human minds (whether Denisov, Neanderthal or Sapiens) have been unchallenged on this planet. No competitor could outthink us. Our only existential threats were mindless: diseases and large-scale climate events like asteroid...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Artificial intelligence Psychology Education Cognitive science Machine learning Mind Consciousness Intelligence
Flynn Said to Discuss With Turkish Officials Removing Erdogan Foe From U.S.
Ex-CIA Director James Woolsey says he attended a September meeting where other participants, including then-Trump adviser Mike Flynn, talked of moving Fethullah Gulen back to Turkey without going through U.S. extradition process
-1 points by The Wall Street Journal | Turkey Central Intelligence Agency Coup d'état Federal government of the United States Intelligence Islam Intelligence agency Defense Intelligence Agency
Fact check: Still no evidence, Mr. President
There is still no evidence to support Trump’s tweets accusing Obama of illegally “tapping my phones in October” during the “very sacred election process.”         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Central Intelligence Agency President of the United States John F. Kennedy assassination Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Intelligence Intelligence agency President
Donald Trump's handling of vast intelligence resources called into question
President Trump is supposed to be in command of the vast resources of the U.S. intelligence community, but so far he has shown himself unable — at least publicly — to use the authority to root out leakers or get to the bottom of alleged surveillance of his transition team. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Central Intelligence Agency Federal Bureau of Investigation Intelligence President of the United States Defense Intelligence Agency Intelligence agency United States Intelligence Community Director of National Intelligence
Trump supporters cheer his combative stance with the media
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Critics of President Donald Trump saw in his Thursday news conference a combative, thin-skinned chief executive who continues to blame the media for the controversies roiling his administration.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | President of the United States Associated Press Gerald Ford United States National Security Council Herbert Hoover Intelligence
Boys as young as 9 may pose terrorist threat, Dutch report on ISIS returnees warns
There are some 190 Netherlands nationals currently living in the territories under terrorist control, the Dutch intelligence reported. Even their children as young as nine may have combat experience and pose a threat upon returning to the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
1101 points by Russia Today | Netherlands Terrorism Nederlandse Omroep Stichting European Union Central Intelligence Agency Intelligence agency Intelligence Islam
The Trump-Russia connection: What we know now
National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's resignation has failed to end the controversy.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Defense Intelligence Agency Central Intelligence Agency Security clearance President of the United States Military intelligence United States Benjamin Netanyahu Intelligence
Trump, U.S. intel battle after Flynn ouster leaving allies around world unnerved
The Trump White House and the U.S. intelligence community moved closer to open warfare in the wake of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's spectacular downfall — and the fallout is unnerving key American intelligence partners around the world, according to several high-level national security sources. European and Middle Eastern agencies ...
207 points by The Washington Times | Central Intelligence Agency Intelligence Director of National Intelligence Federal Bureau of Investigation National Security Agency Intelligence agency President of the United States Defense Intelligence Agency
Michael Flynn an intelligence community casualty
The resignation of White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn on Monday was the result of a coordinated effort by current and former U.S. intelligence officials to undermine the Trump administration using the disclosure of highly classified communications intercepts. President Trump voiced his displeasure in a tweet Wednesday stating that ...
49 points by The Washington Times | Federal Bureau of Investigation Central Intelligence Agency Defense Intelligence Agency Marine Corps Intelligence Activity Director of National Intelligence United States Intelligence Community Intelligence Classified information
Russian spy ship patrols 30 miles off the coast of Connecticut
The vessel patrolled 30 miles off the shore of the Groton naval sub base.       
26449 points by USA Today | Vladimir Putin Russia Cold War United States Department of Defense United States Intelligence Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty World War II
Russian spy ship spotted 30 miles off the coast of Connecticut
The vessel patrolled 30 miles off the shore of the Groton naval sub base.       
26518 points by USA Today | Vladimir Putin Russia Cold War United States Department of Defense United States Intelligence Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty World War II
Russian spy ship spotted off coast of Connecticut
The vessel patrolled 30 miles off the shore of the Groton naval sub base.       
-2 points by USA Today | Vladimir Putin Russia Cold War United States Department of Defense United States Intelligence Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty World War II
Russian spy ship spotted near U.S.
WASHINGTON - A Trump administration official says U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia has deployed a cruise missile in vio...       
26694 points by USA Today | Cold War Russia Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty Intelligence United States Cruise missile Soviet Union World War II
Trump campaign aides were in communication with Russian officials
Stephen FellerFeb. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. intelligence agencies say advisers to President Donald Trump during his campaign for president were in contact with known Russian intelligence agents during the presidential campaign.
-2 points by UPI | Federal Bureau of Investigation Intelligence Central Intelligence Agency Intelligence agency Federal government of the United States President of the United States Espionage Military intelligence
US media reports of Trump links to Russian intelligence ‘laughable, cite no facts’ – Kremlin
Moscow has criticized news reports alleging associates of Donald Trump had numerous contacts with Russian intelligence during the election, with the Kremlin’s spokesman complaining that it’s hard to distinguish fact from fiction in the US media lately. Read Full Article at RT.com
894 points by Russia Today | Intelligence Central Intelligence Agency The New York Times Espionage Military intelligence KGB President of the United States Russia
Trump was told of campaign contact with Russians

47634 points by CNN | Federal Bureau of Investigation Intelligence agency Hillary Rodham Clinton Russians Bill Clinton Law enforcement agency White House Intelligence
Trump campaign aides had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence
WASHINGTON — Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former U.S. officials.
19 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Federal Bureau of Investigation Law enforcement agency Intelligence agency Intelligence United States Police Vladimir Putin Central Intelligence Agency
The seriousness of Michael Flynn's sin
Mike Flynn had to go. The former national security adviser's resignation over reports he had discussed...
211 points by Daily News | Espionage Central Intelligence Agency Military intelligence Classified information United States National Security Council Joint Special Operations Command National security Intelligence
Justice Department warned White House that Flynn could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail, officials say
The acting attorney general informed the Trump White House late last month that she believed Michael Flynn had misled senior administration officials about the nature of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States, and warned that the national security adviser was potentially vulnerable to Russian blackmail, current and former U.S. officials said.
1 points by The Denver Post | Vladimir Putin Federal Bureau of Investigation President of the United States White House Central Intelligence Agency Intelligence Intelligence agency Defense Intelligence Agency
Officials: Justice Dept. warned White House that Flynn could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail
The acting attorney general informed the Trump White House late last month that she believed Michael Flynn had misled senior administration officials about the nature of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States, and warned that the national security adviser was potentially vulnerable to Russian blackmail, current and former U.S. officials said.
1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Vladimir Putin Federal Bureau of Investigation President of the United States Central Intelligence Agency White House Intelligence Intelligence agency Defense Intelligence Agency
Deputy to Michael Flynn forced off National Security Council
The report comes amid growing concerns over Mike Flynn's alleged ties to Russia.
2267 points by Daily News | Central Intelligence Agency Defense Intelligence Agency National security Russia Intelligence President of the United States George W. Bush Vladimir Putin
Russia considers sending Edward Snowden back to U.S., report says
The report suggests Russia is mulling the transfer as a favor to President Trump.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | President of the United States Central Intelligence Agency Barack Obama National Security Agency Defense Intelligence Agency Intelligence Russia George W. Bush
Report: Russia considers sending Edward Snowden back to U.S. to 'curry favor' with President Trump
Snowden called the NBC News report "irrefutable evidence" that he wasn't colluding with Russians, despite allegations from the U.S. House of...       
24515 points by USA Today | President of the United States Central Intelligence Agency Barack Obama National Security Agency Defense Intelligence Agency Intelligence Russia George W. Bush
Officials say Flynn discussed sanctions with Russia's ambassador to U.S.
National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Donald Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, current and former U.S. officials said.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Vladimir Putin Barack Obama Defense Intelligence Agency United States Democratic Party Intelligence President of the United States George W. Bush
Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian envoy before Trump took office, despite denials: officials
National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country's ambassador to the United States during the month before President Donald Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, current and former U.S. officials said. Flynn's...
1592 points by Chicago Tribune | Vladimir Putin Barack Obama Defense Intelligence Agency United States Democratic Party Intelligence George W. Bush President of the United States
Ex-NSA contractor stole secrets for nearly two decades: feds
A former National Security Agency contractor was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on charges that he stole reams of highly classified documents. Harold Martin, 52, was charged with 20 criminal counts of willful retention of national defense information. Prosecutors allege that between 1996 and 2016, Martin stole top secret documents from the NSA...
12 points by New York Post | Central Intelligence Agency Classified information National Security Agency Federal Bureau of Investigation Grand jury Intelligence Intelligence agency United States Department of Defense
Letter: A warning from Germany
A warning from GermanyBelow is an email about Trump and Hitler sent to me recently by a German friend who lives in Cologne:“Trump’s inaugural address and all his other utterances remind me of what I have learned about Hitler and his followers in the 1920s and 1930s. In my view, the man is either par...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Germany Judaism United States Jews United States House of Representatives World War II Intelligence Germanic peoples
Myanmar's probe of lawyer's killing beset by leaks, confusion
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's national police chief has taken personal charge of an investigation into the killing of a prominent lawyer and adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party, police sources said, after leaks and conflicting comments by officers about its progress.
41 points by Reuters | Criminal Investigation Department Police Detective Crime Burma Constable Intelligence Thein Sein
Michael Flynn's DIA gave sexist dress code presentation
The presentation advising women to avoid the 'Plain Jane' look first surfaced after a public records request in 2013.
341 points by Daily News | Defense Intelligence Agency Intelligence Military intelligence Central Intelligence Agency Gender National security Donald Trump Intelligence analysis
Flynn’s female underlings were told to avoid ‘Plain Jane’ look
Under retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn – who President-elect Donald Trump tapped to be national security adviser – women in the Defense Intelligence Agency were told to wear makeup and skirts and to not wear flat shoes. During Flynn’s leadership over the Defense Intelligence Agency, a January 2013 presentation dubbed “Dress for Success” was given...
522 points by New York Post | Defense Intelligence Agency Central Intelligence Agency United States Department of Defense Military intelligence Donald Trump Intelligence National security Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Trump's pick for national security adviser brings with him military intelligence experience, harsh criticism
The most influential national security job in the still-forming Trump administration will likely go to a retired three-star general who helped dismantle insurgent networks in Afghanistan and Iraq but then surprised - and sometimes dismayed - colleagues by joining the political insurgency led by...
48 points by Chicago Tribune | Central Intelligence Agency Defense Intelligence Agency Vladimir Putin Military intelligence Intelligence United States Intelligence Community Marine Corps Intelligence Activity Barack Obama
Trump’s pick for national security adviser brings experience and controversy
Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, retired with three stars and a chip on his shoulder.
4913 points by The Washington Post | Central Intelligence Agency Vladimir Putin Defense Intelligence Agency Military intelligence Intelligence United States Intelligence Community Marine Corps Intelligence Activity Human rights
Trump offers retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn the job of national security adviser, a person close to the transition says
The most influential national security job in the still-forming Trump administration was offered to Michael T. Flynn, according to a person close to the transition who requested anonymity to discuss internal conversations. Flynn is a retired three-star general who helped dismantle insurgent networks in Afghanistan and Iraq but then surprised — and sometimes dismayed — […]
378 points by The Washington Post | Central Intelligence Agency Vladimir Putin Defense Intelligence Agency Military intelligence Intelligence United States Intelligence Community Marine Corps Intelligence Activity Federal Bureau of Investigation
Army illegally barred Silicon Valley company from proposing software add-on: Judge
A federal judge has accused the Army of acting "arbitrarily and capriciously" and violating the law when it excluded a Silicon Valley firm from proposing its add-on for a battlefield intelligence data processor. Federal Claims Judge Marian Blank Horn issued a written opinion this week after ruling from the bench ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Law Law of the United States Military intelligence Military Intelligence United States Congress Silicon Valley Espionage
DNI Clapper: Russia has 'curtailed' cyber attacks
Clapper submits resignation, to leave with Obama administration         
6318 points by Arizona Republic | Central Intelligence Agency Democratic Party Defense Intelligence Agency Hillary Rodham Clinton Intelligence United States Intelligence Community Barack Obama Bill Clinton
Collateral damage of drones has consequences in the documentary 'National Bird'
For her second feature documentary, “National Bird,” director Sonia Kennebeck puts a face on the victims of drone warfare  who are both in the United States and abroad. Part of the technology’s appeal is the distance — both physical and emotional — between the U.S. armed forces and their targets,...
26 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Wim Wenders Armed forces Intelligence Errol Morris Documentary film Wings of Desire Los Angeles
National intelligence director resigns
The director of national intelligence says he’s formally submitted his resignation        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Central Intelligence Agency Defense Intelligence Agency United States Intelligence Community Intelligence National Security Agency Associated Press Copyright All rights reserved
US intelligence director submits resignation
The director of national intelligence says he’s formally submitted his resignation.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Central Intelligence Agency Defense Intelligence Agency United States Intelligence Community Intelligence National Security Agency United States Air Force Military intelligence Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
James R. Clapper had long said he would leave as Director of National Intelligence at the end of Obama's term
Donald Trump fights reports of turmoil on his transition team Nov. 17, 2016, 6:41 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration. Here's what's happening in Washington right now:Trump's transition team is off to a rocky startTrump announces...
807 points by Los Angeles Times | Central Intelligence Agency Cold War Russia Soviet Union Intelligence Democratic Party George H. W. Bush National Security Agency
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has submitted his resignation
The director of national intelligence says he's formally submitted his resignation. James Clapper has long said he planned to retire at the end of the Obama administration, and he told the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday that he submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday evening....
10 points by Chicago Tribune | Central Intelligence Agency Defense Intelligence Agency United States Intelligence Community Intelligence National Security Agency United States Air Force Military intelligence Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
‘Bad day for democracy’: German court rejects calls for disclosure of NSA spy targets
Germany's highest court has rejected the opposition parties’ bid to make the government reveal to a parliamentary commission investigating the activities of the US NSA spy agency in Germany, the spy targets they had jointly worked on. Read Full Article at RT.com
367 points by Russia Today | Intelligence Intelligence agency Germany Central Intelligence Agency Christian Democratic Union Gerhard Schröder Bundestag Angela Merkel
Whatever you do, do not use Google Allo: Snowden
Google Allo, the new “smart” chat app launched on Wednesday, is ‘dangerous’ and should be avoided, according to whistleblower Edward Snowden. Read Full Article at RT.com
15300 points by Russia Today | Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Central Intelligence Agency Intelligence Federal Bureau of Investigation Default Intelligence agency Google Default judgment
Tech firms distancing themselves from spies thanks to Snowden – MI6 chief
Spy chief Alex Younger says the leaks from Edward Snowden have undermined the relationship between tech firms and intelligence agencies. Read Full Article at RT.com
90 points by Russia Today | Secret Intelligence Service Central Intelligence Agency Intelligence agency Australian Secret Intelligence Service Intelligence Civil liberties Counter-intelligence Government Communications Headquarters
Top CIA analyst sees likely Putin re-election bid
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to run for re-election in 2018 and may impose tougher authoritarian rule to curb unrest over the slumping economy, the CIA’s top Russia analyst said on Tuesday.
67 points by Reuters | Central Intelligence Agency Intelligence Russia KGB Intelligence agency United Russia Reuters Thomson Reuters