September 2019 Intelligence News
- Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community’s Statement on Processing of Whistleblower Complaints ICIG 30 Sep 2019 -- The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) processes complaints or information with respect to alleged urgent concerns in accordance with the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act (ICWPA) and the ICIG’s authorizing statute.
- Lawyers Express Safety Concerns For Trump Whistleblower VOA 30 Sep 2019 -- Lawyers representing a whistleblower whose complaint has sparked an impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump are stressing the need to protect the person's identity, while the president says he deserves to "meet my accuser."
- House Democrats Subpoena Trump Lawyer for Documents in Impeachment Inquiry VOA 30 Sep 2019 -- Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have subpoenaed U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani for documents related to Ukraine as they continue their impeachment inquiry against the president.
- US House to intensify Trump's impeachment inquiry Press TV 30 Sep 2019 -- The US House of Representatives in Congress plans to intensify this week the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over his request that a foreign power investigate a domestic political rival with testimony due from witnesses concerning allegations made by a whistleblower within the US intelligence community.
- Trump demands to meet whistleblower, warns of 'Big Consequences' Press TV 30 Sep 2019 -- US President Donald Trump says he wants to meet with a whistleblower who filed a complaint against him over his phone call with Ukraine's president.
- Trump Remains Defiant As More Subpoenas Issued In Impeachment Probe RFE/RL 30 Sep 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump has ramped up his bellicose rhetoric as the Democratic-led House of Representatives moved ahead with its impeachment inquiry.
- Trump Wants To Meet His 'Accuser' As Congress Moves Swiftly On Impeachment Probe RFE/RL 30 Sep 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump wants to face his "accuser" in a rebuke of a whistle-blower's account that he pressured Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskiy to investigate a political rival, which prompted a congressional impeachment inquiry that is scheduled to start hearings and depositions this week.
- Rudy Giuliani Subpoenaed Over Ukraine Documents Amid House Dems' Impeachment Probe Sputnik 30 Sep 2019 -- Rudy Giuliani, US President Donald Trump's lawyer, has been issued a subpoena by the House Intelligence Committee in connection with Trump's talks with the Ukrainian government.
- Northern California Resident Charged with Acting as an Illegal Agent US Dept. of Justice 30 Sep 2019 -- The Department of Justice unsealed charges today in a criminal complaint charging Xuehua Peng, also known as Edward Peng, 56, for acting as an illegal foreign agent in delivering classified United States national security information to officials of the People's Republic of China's Ministry of State Security (MSS).
- Trump meets US pro-gun lobby chief to discuss financial backing amid scandal Press TV 29 Sep 2019 -- US President Donald Trump has met with the chief of the country's notorious pro-gun lobby National Rifle Association (NRA) to discuss how the group could extend financial assistance to the president as he faces another political scandal.
- U.S. Congressional Democrats To Seek Transcripts Of Trump's Putin Conversations RFE/RL 29 Sep 2019 -- The chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee has said he will seek access to transcripts of President Donald Trump's telephone conversations with foreign leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Schiff: Intelligence Committee to Hear from 'Whistleblower' VOA 29 Sep 2019 -- The Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says it has reached an agreement to hear from a whistleblower whose whose complaint that has sparked an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
- White House restricted access to Trump's calls with Putin and Saudi crown prince: CNN Press TV 28 Sep 2019 -- The White House constrained access to President Trump's conversations with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to CNN.
- White House Restricted Access to Trump's Calls With Vladimir Putin, Mohammed bin Salman – Report Sputnik 28 Sep 2019 -- Phone calls with the two leaders were allegedly put into a system that stores highly-sensitive classified documents, along with the notorious call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
- Wyden Unveils Report on NRA Ties to Russia, Findings Show NRA Misled Public About 2015 Moscow Trip US Senate Committee on Finance 27 Sep 2019 -- Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the findings of his 18-month investigation into the NRA's relationship with Russia and potential violations of U.S. tax and sanctions laws.
- US House to Hear Testimony From Intel Community Inspector General on Whistleblower Complaint - Media Sputnik 28 Sep 2019 -- The House Intelligence Committee will return in the middle of a recess for a closed hearing on 4 October featuring testimony from Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general who handled the whistleblower complaint about US President Donald Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on 25 July, media reported.
- Whistleblower in Trump-Ukraine Phone Call Scandal is CIA Officer - Reports Sputnik 27 Sep 2019 -- House Democrats have launched an impeachment inquiry based on the whistleblower's complaint. According to a White House transcript of the call, US President Donald Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to probe former Vice President Joe Biden's role in removing Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin in 2016.
- Trump Attacks Democrats Over Whistleblower Complaint Hearing VOA 26 Sep 2019 -- Still seething over the whistleblower complaint that triggered a House of Representatives impeachment query, President Donald Trump returned to Washington on Thursday lashing out at congressional Democrats and the news media and hinting at retribution for government officials who assisted the whistleblower in accusing the president of misusing his powers of office.
- Highlights of Whistleblower's Complaint About Trump's Interactions With Ukraine VOA 26 Sep 2019 -- The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday released a copy of an intelligence community whistleblower's complaint that this week triggered a House of Representatives impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.
- Trump calls impeachment inquiry a "disgraceful thing" after release of Ukraine phone call transcript People's Daily 26 Sep 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday House Democrats' decision to launch a formal impeachment inquiry into him was a "disgraceful thing," shortly after the White House released a memo of a phone conversation between the president and his Ukrainian counterpart.
- U.S. Intelligence Chief Questioned By Lawmakers Over Trump-Zelenskiy Call RFE/RL 26 Sep 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump's national intelligence chief has given testimony to an angry group of mostly Democratic lawmakers at a congressional hearing over a whistle-blower's complaint.
- US Intel Chief Says He Acted Lawfully When He Blocked Trump Whistleblower Complaint VOA 26 Sep 2019 -- Acting U.S. Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire told lawmakers Thursday he has complied with his "responsibility to follow the law every step of the way'' as he faced questions about why he initially blocked the release of a whistleblower complaint now at the center of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's actions.
- US National Intelligence Chief Testifies in Congress, Addressing Trump-Zelensky Phone Call - Video Sputnik 26 Sep 2019 -- An anonymous complaint which concerned Trump's negotiations with Zelensky filed back in August, caused uproar amid the American lawmakers, as the Democratic Party launched an impeachment against the US president, claiming he violated the law.
- Whistleblower complaint on Trump released People's Daily 26 Sep 2019 -- A U.S. congressional panel on Thursday released a declassified version of a whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump's interactions with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.
- US spy chief breaks with Trump over whistleblower complaint Press TV 26 Sep 2019 -- The US intelligence chief has publicly broken with President Donald Trump and some Republican lawmakers, saying the whistleblower who filed a complaint against Trump over his phone call with Ukraine's president "did the right thing" and "followed the law every step of the way."
- Six Takeaways From Trump And Zelenskiy's July 25 Phone Call RFE/RL 26 Sep 2019 -- About seven minutes into his July 25 telephone call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy, U.S. President Donald Trump shifted the largely cordial and collegial conversation to a new topic.
- Chief Of U.S. Intel To Testify On Whistle-Blower Report RFE/RL 26 Sep 2019 -- The acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, will appear before U.S. lawmakers on September 26 over the administration's handling of a whistle-blower complaint that has led to the launching of an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump.
- Acting US DNI Debunks WaPo Report Saying He Threatened to Resign Over Whistleblower Complaint Sputnik 25 Sep 2019 -- The report said that the acting Director of National Intelligence threatened to resign if the White House attempted to stonewall him from testifying on the whistleblower complaint issue which led to the impeachment move announced this Tuesday.
- Statement from the Press Secretary The White House 25 Sep 2019
- White House Whistle-Blower Seeks Protection As Pelosi Orders Impeachment Probe Of Trump RFE/RL 25 Sep 2019 -- Lawyers are seeking guidance on how to protect a whistle-blower if that person wants to meet with congressional intelligence committees regarding a complaint that at least partly involves U.S. President Donald Trump's interactions with Ukraine's president.
- Pelosi Remarks Announcing Impeachment Inquiry Nancy Pelosi - Speaker of the House 24 Sep 2019 -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. Below are the Speaker's remarks as delivered:
- House Speaker Pelosi Opens Trump Impeachment Inquiry VOA 24 Sep 2019 -- Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump and allegations that he sought a foreign government's help with his 2020 re-election bid.
- Statement from the Press Secretary The White House 24 Sep 2019
- Assume Networks Are Compromised, DOD Official Urges DoD News 24 Sep 2019 -- No matter how secure a computer network or the environment it's used in may seem to be, users should just assume it's compromised, the deputy undersecretary of defense for research and engineering said.
- Former Intelligence Officer Convicted of Attempted Espionage Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison US Dept. of Justice 24 Sep 2019 -- A former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officer, who pleaded guilty in March to attempting to communicate, deliver, or transmit information involving the national defense of the United States to the People's Republic of China, will serve 10 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Dee Benson imposed the sentence Tuesday afternoon in Salt Lake City.
- Russia declares alleged CIA agent missing, search underway Press TV 23 Sep 2019 -- Russia has formally placed an alleged CIA agent on a list of missing individuals after US media reports claimed he had been evacuated to America.
- Russia Declares Alleged CIA Mole Missing, Launches Search RFE/RL 23 Sep 2019 -- Russia's Interior Ministry says a former Kremlin official, whom media reports have called a CIA informant, has been officially declared missing.
- Trump Defends Himself Against Whistle-Blower's 'Ridiculous' Complaint RFE/RL 20 Sep 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump has dismissed a whistle-blower's complaint reported to relate to a promise he allegedly made to a foreign leader - believed to be Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy - as "ridiculous."
- Whistle-Blower Complaint Against Trump Reportedly Involves Ukraine RFE/RL 20 Sep 2019 -- A reported whistle-blower complaint against President Donald Trump allegedly made by a U.S. intelligence official involves Ukraine, The Washington Post and other U.S. media are reporting.
- Whistleblower Complaint About Trump Centers Around Ukraine – Reports Sputnik 20 Sep 2019 -- The details of a whistleblower complaint reported by The Washington Post described as an unspecified "promise" by US President Donald Trump to a foreign leader remain unknown, however, two people familiar with the matter told the outlet that the promise involved Ukraine.
- Trumps Denies Improper 'Promise' to Foreign Leader VOA 19 Sep 2019 -- A complaint by a U.S. intelligence community whistleblower that has become the latest struggle between the executive and legislative branches of government involves President Donald Trump and Ukraine, according to The Washington Post.
- US Lawmakers Hold Closed Hearing on Whistleblower Complaint Said to Involve Trump VOA 19 Sep 2019 -- The U.S. House intelligence committee held a closed-door session Thursday with Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson as lawmakers hoped to learn more details of a secret whistleblower complaint that has sparked a legal battle between lawmakers and the Trump administration.
- Chairman Schiff Announces Upcoming Committee Events Related to Whistleblower Complaint HPSCI 18 Sep 2019 -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement:
- Student Vs. Student: Turkmen Government Recruits 'Snitches' To Spy On Classmates RFE/RL 18 Sep 2019 -- Turkmenistan's security service is expanding its network of so-called informants among university students to spy on those who criticize the government or use proxies to access banned websites.
- United States Files Civil Lawsuit against Edward Snowden for Publishing a Book in Violation of CIA and NSA Non-Disclosure Agreements US Dept. of Justice 17 Sep 2019 -- The United States today filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden, a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA), who published a book entitled Permanent Record in violation of the non-disclosure agreements he signed with both CIA and NSA.
- Russian Embassy to Ask State Dept About Alleged Diplomats' Role in Hacking FBI Systems Sputnik 17 Sep 2019 -- The Russian Embassy in the United States intends to ask the US State Department for clarifications in connection with media reports about the alleged involvement of diplomatic mission's employees in hacking FBI communication systems, the embassy's press service said.
- Russian Court Upholds 14-Year Sentence For Polish Man Convicted Of Spying RFE/RL 16 Sep 2019 -- Russia's Supreme Court has upheld the 14-year prison term of a Polish citizen found guilty of espionage.
- Pakistan Captures Two Alleged Indian Spies - Report Sputnik 16 Sep 2019 -- Pakistan on Monday claimed to have captured two Indian spies who were alleged involved in terror activities in the country's Balochistan province.
- US Looks to Boost Intel Sharing With Saudi Arabia After Attacks on Aramco's Oil Facilities Sputnik 16 Sep 2019 -- Drones attacked two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, causing major fires and partially disrupting oil production. Washington blamed the attacks on Tehran but the latter rejected the accusations as 'unacceptable'.
- Canada Arrests Intelligence Officer Who Worked On Magnitsky Probe RFE/RL 15 Sep 2019 -- A senior intelligence official has been arrested in Canada and charged with disclosing classified information to an unspecified foreign entity.
- UK Judge Rules Assange Will Remain in Jail Due to 'History of Absconding' Sputnik 14 Sep 2019 -- Under the previous court ruling, Julian Assange would have been released from Belmarsh prison on 22 September. He has been serving a jail term after he was found guilty of breaching bail conditions in April.
- US House Intel Panel Head Subpoenaed Acting Intelligence Chief Over Concealed Complaint Sputnik 14 Sep 2019 -- According to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, the concealed whistleblower's complaint could regard the president of the United States.
- Chairman Schiff Issues Subpoena for Whistleblower Complaint Being Unlawfully Withheld by Acting DNI from Intelligence Committees HPSCI 13 Sep 2019 -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued a subpoena to the Acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Joseph Maguire to compel the production of a whistleblower complaint that the Intelligence Community Inspector General's (IC IG) determined to be credible and a matter of "urgent concern," as well as the IC IG's determination and all records pertaining to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's (ODNI) involvement in this matter, including any and all correspondence with other Executive Branch actors such as the White House.
- Russia seeks Interpol help to locate alleged CIA informant Press TV 13 Sep 2019 -- Russia has called on Washington through Interpol to provide information regarding the whereabouts of a former Kremlin official that US media have alleged to be a CIA mole who was whisked to safety in 2017 by covert US operatives.
- No Response Yet on Request About Sentenced Russian Citizen in Estonia - Russian Embassy Sputnik 13 Sep 2019 -- Russia's embassy in Estonia has not received any response from the Estonian Foreign Ministry to a request concerning an imprisoned Russian citizen over a case of alleged espionage, the embassy's press service stated.
- Israel accused of placing spy devices near White House: Report Press TV 12 Sep 2019 -- The US government has concluded within the past two years that Israel has been placing surveillance devices near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington, DC, according to a US media outlet.
- Israel Denies Report it Planted Spy Devices Near White House VOA 12 Sep 2019 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is denying a report that Israel set up spying devices near the White House, saying it is a "complete fabrication."
- 'Hard to Believe': Trump Rejects Claims Israel Spying on White House Sputnik 13 Sep 2019 -- US President Donald Trump told reporters outside the White House Thursday evening that he does not believe the Israelis are spying on him or the United States.
- Russia Seeking Interpol's Help On Location Of Alleged CIA Informant RFE/RL 12 Sep 2019 -- Russia's Foreign Ministry says that Moscow has asked the international police agency Interpol for help in locating a former Kremlin official who is alleged to have been a CIA informant and who disappeared in 2017.
- Paper Reports 'Details' Of Alleged CIA Informer's Disappearance In Montenegro RFE/RL 12 Sep 2019 -- A newspaper in Montenegro has published what it says are details of the 2017 disappearance of a former Kremlin official identified in Russian media as a possible CIA informer who fled to the United States.
- Russia Requests More Information On Convicted Russian Spy In Estonia RFE/RL 12 Sep 2019 -- The Russian Embassy in Estonia is seeking additional information from authorities in Tallinn after learning on September 11 that a Russian national was recently sentenced to five years in prison for espionage.
- Case Surrounding Alleged US Spy Smolenkov is Speculation Used to Undermine Trust in Russia - Moscow Sputnik 12 Sep 2019 -- The Kremlin earlier said in a statement that it didn't know if Oleg Smolenkov, described as a US spy in the media, was an informant, noting this is a question for the special services.
- US media lie about CIA mole in Russian govt.: Kremlin Press TV 11 Sep 2019 -- Moscow has dismissed as lies suggestions that a suspected CIA spy had confirmed Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 US Presidential Election.
- Russian Oligarch Malofeyev Banned From Bulgaria For 10 Years Over Spy Scandal RFE/RL 11 Sep 2019 -- The influential Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeyev has been banned from entering Bulgaria for 10 years in connection with the Balkan country's Russian spy scandal.
- Chinese Woman Found Guilty of Trespassing at Trump Resort VOA 11 Sep 2019 -- The Chinese woman arrested at U.S. President Donald Trump's Florida resort has been found guilty of trespassing and lying to the Secret Service.
- Reports: US Had High-Level Russian Spy VOA 10 Sep 2019 -- The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency had a source with high-level access to the Kremlin who played a key role in the assessment that President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign aimed at the 2016 U.S. election, The New York Times and CNN reported Monday.
- CIA asset confirms Putin's order for meddling in US 2016: Report Press TV 10 Sep 2019 -- A CIA asset pulled from Russia has reportedly confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
- Reports: CIA Informant Who Provided Intel On Putin, Kremlin Was Extracted From Russia In 2017 RFE/RL 10 Sep 2019 -- U.S. media have reported that the CIA in 2017 extracted a Russian who provided top-secret intelligence on President Vladimir Putin, including information about alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. 2016 presidential election.
- Virginia Residents Question Whether Their Neighbor Was A Russian Informant RFE/RL 10 Sep 2019 -- As U.S. and Russian officials cast doubt on the accuracy of U.S. media reports that two years ago the CIA extracted a Russian intelligence asset who allegedly provided top-secret information on President Vladimir Putin, efforts to identify the man led to an estate an hour's drive southwest of Washington, D.C.
- Pompeo Says Reports US Extracted Spy From Russia Are 'Factually Wrong' Sputnik 10 Sep 2019 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has dismissed media reports that the United States had to extract a top covert source from inside Russia as factually wrong and inaccurate.
- Kremlin Reveals Russian Official Claimed to Be CIA Spy Worked in Presidential Administration Sputnik 10 Sep 2019 -- CNN previously reported that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had extracted one of its agents, who allegedly spied on the Kremlin, in 2017 over purported fears for his safety.
- Russian Presidential Office Says They Never Employed Suspected US Spy Sputnik 10 Sep 2019 -- According to CNN, the CIA extracted its source from Russia in 2017, fearing that President Donald Trump could expose him. However, both Moscow and Washington deny the report as fake.
- CIA Spy Extracted From Russia Sent Information 'For Decades,' New York Times Claims Sputnik 10 Sep 2019 -- The extraction of an alleged source in the Kremlin left the CIA blind regarding Moscow's intentions and made recruiting new spies much harder – all thanks to the US mainstream media's unrestrained attention in 2016.
- Revealed as Fraud, CIA's 'Kremlin Spy' Fed Agency Key Intel Behind Russiagate Sputnik 11 Sep 2019 -- US media has claimed a spy placed high in the Kremlin had to be rushed out of Moscow in 2017 after US President Donald Trump endangered him by discussing intel he revealed. However, the man wasn't who US intel claimed he was, and the information he supplied, which formed the foundation of the Russiagate investigation, was just as fake.
- Trump Opposes Use of Material From Foreign Spies Who 'Sell Out' Their Countries – Reports Sputnik 10 Sep 2019 -- President Donald Trump mistrusts covert intelligence operatives overseas who feed information to US agencies as damaging to American foreign policy and has repeatedly expressed opposition to using the intelligence they provide, CNN reported.
- Trial Begins for Chinese Woman Arrested After Trespassing on Trump's Florida Resort VOA 10 Sep 2019 -- The Chinese woman accused of breaching security at President Donald Trump's Florida resort is expected to continue representing herself as her trial enters her second day Tuesday.
- Bulgaria Charges Former Lawmaker With Spying For Russia RFE/RL 10 Sep 2019 -- Nikolai Malinov, a former parliamentary deputy from the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) who now heads a pro-Russian nongovernmental organization, has been formally charged in Sofia with spying and laundering money for Russian organizations.
- CIA in Damage Control Mode Over Report It Extracted Top Spy From Russia Fearing Exposure Aided by Trump Sputnik 09 Sep 2019 -- The CIA allegedly carried out the extraction mission amid fears that its asset was in imminent danger of being uncovered.
- Intelligence Communications System Gets Tech Refresh DoD News 06 Sep 2019 -- An overhaul of the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System, or JWICS, is underway to make it better able to serve its expanded mission and to potentially extend its capabilities to other parts of the defense community and to more parts of government, the deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency said.
- Putin calls Italy's arrest of Russian executive at US request 'really bad practice' Press TV 06 Sep 2019 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned the detention of a top executive of Russia's aircraft-engine maker in Italy, which came at the request of the US on charges of espionage.
- Russian Defense Executive Arrested On Charges of Stealing U.S. Trade Secrets RFE/RL 06 Sep 2019 -- A Russian defense industry executive has been arrested in Italy at the request of the United States on charges of attempting to steal trade secrets from a unit of General Electric based in Ohio.
- Russian and Italian Nationals Charged with Conspiring to Steal Trade Secrets From American Aviation Company US Dept. of Justice 05 Sep 2019 -- A Russian national and an Italian national have been charged in the United States with conspiring and attempting to steal trade secrets from an American aviation company.
- Army looks to enhance mission command with robotic swarms Army News 04 Sep 2019 -- Army Futures Command, or AFC, is exploring the extent to which swarming formations of robotic systems could be used to enhance mission-command capabilities for Army small units.
- Military Must Be Ready to Confront Hybrid Threats, Intel Official Says DoD News 04 Sep 2019 -- Hybrid warfare – also known as grey zone conflict or low-intensity conflict – is a reality, and the U.S. military must be ready to confront and deter it, a senior intelligence officer said.
- CNATTU Norfolk Emphasizes Hands-on Training with New MQ-8C Fire Scout Trainers NNS 03 Sep 2019 -- Instructors at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU), Norfolk completed their first MQ-8C Fire Scout pilot course using one of two new custom-built maintenance trainers Aug. 29.
- Insider Threat Awareness Safeguards National Security DoD 03 Sep 2019 -- The Department of Defense has partnered with interagency stakeholders, including the National Insider Threat Task Force, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Homeland Security, to increase awareness about the risks posed by insider threats and designated September 2019 as "National Insider Threat Awareness Month."
- US officials divided over CIA's future role in Afghanistan Press TV 03 Sep 2019 -- Senior US presidential advisers have proposed a secret expansion of the CIA's role in Afghanistan as the American military may begin a troop pullout per a potential peace deal with Taliban militants in the country, prompting concerns from officials of the spy agency and the Pentagon.
- Image of Iran's Rocket Failure Tweeted by Trump Claimed to be Taken by US Top-Secretive Spy Satellite Sputnik 03 Sep 2019 -- On Monday, Iranian authorities, for the first time, confirmed that a rocket had exploded at the country's Imam Khomeini Space Centre on Thursday due to a malfunction at a test site. The statement was made a few days after US President Donald Trump taunted Tehran on Twitter by sharing a photo of the apparent explosion at the site.
- Secret Dutch Mole Aided Stuxnet Virus Attack on Iranian Nuclear Program – Reports Sputnik 03 Sep 2019 -- An Iranian mole recruited by Dutch intelligence was reportedly instrumental in helping the US and Israel install the Stuxnet virus on Iran's nuclear centrifuges in Natantz, according to sources.
- Trump gave away well-guarded US spy satellite secrets in anti-Iran tweet: Report Press TV 01 Sep 2019 -- US President Donald Trump, known for his erratic tweeting, has seemingly given away important details about American's military satellite after posting an image of what he said was a failed Iranian space rocket launch.
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