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Pentagon sets up new spy agency to eavesdrop on a changing world

Posted By admin On April 24, 2012 @ 8:46 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Julian Borger,
London Guardian [1]
April 24, 2012

The Pentagon is to create a new spy service to focus on global strategic threats and the challenges posed by countries including Iran, North Korea and China. The move will bring to 17 the total number of intelligence organisations in the US.

The Defense Clandestine Service is supposed to work closely with its counterpart in the CIA, the National Clandestine Service, recruiting spies from the ranks of the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and deploying them globally to boost the flow of intelligence on perceived long-term threats to US national interests.

US military news website Insidedefense said the defence department had asked Congress for authority for spies to work undercover posing as businessmen when conducting covert operations abroad.

The move by the defence secretary, Leon Panetta, emerged in briefings to US journalists.

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/24/pentagon-new-spy-agency

[2] Pentagon plans major expansion of spy program: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-plans-major-expansion-of-spy-program.html

[3] Kucinich: Why does the Pentagon need its own spy agency?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/kucinich-why-does-the-pentagon-need-its-own-spy-agency.html

[4] Pentagon sets sights on public opinion: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-sets-sights-on-public-opinion.html

[5] 41 U.S. Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Agency Veterans Challenge the Official Account of 9/11: http://www.prisonplanet.com/41-us-counter-terrorism-and-intelligence-agency-veterans-challenge-the-official-account-of-911.html

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