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Sat Aug 27, 2022, 11:24 AM

From October 2021: CIA admits to losing dozens of informants around the world

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/575384-cia-admits-to-losing-dozens-of-informants-around-the-world-nyt/

by Monique Beals - 10/05/21 2:24 PM ET

Leading counterintelligence officials issued a memo to all of the CIA’s global stations saying that a concerning number of U.S. informants were being captured and executed.

The CIA’s counterintelligence mission center investigated dozens of incidents in the last few years that involved killings, arrests or compromises of foreign informants. In an unusual move, the message sent via a top secret cable included the specific number of agents killed by other intelligence agencies, according to The New York Times.

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The uptick in compromised informants highlights the more sophisticated ways in which foreign intelligence agencies are tracking the CIA’s actions. These mechanisms include artificial intelligence, facial recognition tools and other hacking methods, per the Times.

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“No one at the end of the day is being held responsible when things go south with an agent,” Douglas London, a former CIA operative who was unaware of the cable, said to the Times. “Sometimes there are things beyond our control but there are also occasions of sloppiness and neglect and people in senior positions are never held responsible.”


Who was in charge for "the last few years" from last year? Who's always been very chummy with our adversaries, and stuffed a truck's worth of secret documents in an unsecured residence? Hmmm?




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JHB Aug 2022 OP
gratuitous Aug 2022 #1
getagrip_already Aug 2022 #2
crickets Aug 2022 #3
question everything Aug 2022 #4

Response to JHB (Original post)

Sat Aug 27, 2022, 11:29 AM

1. Boy, that's a real head scratcher

The story (from 11 months ago) blames "more sophisticated ways" in which other countries are tracking and identifying operatives. I wonder if recent revelations might spur a re-visit of this story and find something besides artificial intelligence and facial recognition tools that exposed our intelligence operatives.

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Sat Aug 27, 2022, 11:33 AM

2. dkos has a diary on a nyt article slamming trump for leaking names.....

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/8/27/2119143/-The-New-York-Times-Drops-A-100-Megaton-Print-Bomb-On-One-Donald-J-Trump

It is clear trump has been selling/giving our tightest held secrets for years.

He had help, since he wouldn't have known what to look for otherwise.

And still, the doj is sitting on enough evidence to lock him up. nothing.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 27, 2022, 12:03 PM

3. omg, the story about tfg wanting to talk to Ronnie Raygun

about becoming a plenipotentiary ambassador to the USSR under Gorbachev is harrowing. This man had no business being anywhere near the levers of power.

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Sat Aug 27, 2022, 12:33 PM

4. K&R

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