Tag Archives: CIA

Mark Collins – South China Sea Update: Vietnam Building; Philippines Smacking US

8 Dec

Two stories: 1) Exclusive: Risking Beijing’s ire, Vietnam begins dredging on South China Sea reef … 2) Manila says will not help US on patrols in South China Sea So the US and Vietnam a…

Source: Mark Collins – South China Sea Update: Vietnam Building; Philippines Smacking US

Mark Collins – 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis: US Imagery via NGA

31 Oct

The US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the ultimate successor to the CIA’s National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC), publishes a summary with pictures–one below…

Source: Mark Collins – 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis: US Imagery via NGA

Mark Collins – CIA Releases President’s Daily Briefs for Nixon and Ford (with Canada)

24 Aug

‘Twould be nice if the Canadian government released, also suitably sanitized, our high-level intelligence assessments from decades ago. The PDB items related to Canada are here. A tweet: Have…

Source: Mark Collins – CIA Releases President’s Daily Briefs for Nixon and Ford (with Canada)

Mark Collins – Bloody Yemen Friday Update–Note “shit-hot” Brit Spookery

8 Apr

At Defense One’s “D-Brief”: … The war in Yemen is getting a little less foggy—and bringing some joint U.S.-British intelligence capabilities into sharp focus, according to a…

Source: Mark Collins – Bloody Yemen Friday Update–Note “shit-hot” Brit Spookery

Mark Collins – Stalin the Pole-Slayer…Murderer Actually

4 Apr

The mass killings began on this day, April 4, 1940–excerpts from an excellent CIA historical piece (note the use of captured Luftwaffe aerial reconnaissance photos): The Katyn Controversy: St…

Source: Mark Collins – Stalin the Pole-Slayer…Murderer Actually

Mark Collins – Angola, the Cold War and a Whole Lot of Discredit, US included

22 Mar

An important article at the London Review of Books that should be read–our nasty and brutish world in which, in this case, the Commies may have come out looking just a little bit better: Apar…

Source: Mark Collins – Angola, the Cold War and a Whole Lot of Discredit, US included

Mark Collins – What’s With the Canadian Hoo-Hah Over Armed Drones?

22 Mar

In Maclean’s magazine Terry Glavin asks “Why all the angst?” (one is quoted in the piece): We need to stop wringing our hands over armed drones. What’s the real threat? It’s not a…

Source: Mark Collins – What’s With the Canadian Hoo-Hah Over Armed Drones?