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Outsourcing Intel: How Intel-for-Hire Undermines U.S. Intelligence

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In 2016, Tim Shorrock wrote an article describing the five intelligence giants that control domestic policy, foreign policy, military, and civilian leaders with the products they sell. They create the information, analyze the information, and decide who the President of the United States will see as an enemy and who as a friend.
The smaller companies provide the resources for them to work with and base their reports on. In the digital age, intelligence has become a buyer's market. If the larger company profits more by finding Russian influence at work at a grammar school Christmas play...
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'Frankly, the United States is under attack': DNI Coats sounds alarm over cyberthreats from Russia

'Frankly, the United States is under attack': DNI Coats sounds alarm over cyberthreats from Russia

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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats sounds the alarm to the Senate Intelligence Committee.
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U.S. Forces Said to Kill Russian Mercenaries in Syria

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More than 200 contract soldiers were killed by U.S. forces in Syria when they tried to attack a base controlled by Americans. This is according to one U.S. official and three Russians familiar with the matter.
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US intel officials say Russia targeting midterms

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Three of the nation's top intelligence officials say the U.S. has seen Russian activity aimed at meddling in the upcoming midterm elections
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U.S. Gun Companies Manufactured A Record 11 Million Firearms In 2016

U.S. Gun Companies Manufactured A Record 11 Million Firearms In 2016

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The gun industry's output doubled over the Obama era - and it appears likely to keep growing.
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Reports: Russian contractors killed by US strike in Syria

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MOSCOW - At least several private Russian military contractors were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, Russian media reported Tuesday in a development that could further inflame Russia-U.S. tensions if officially confirmed.
President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov refrained from commenting on the reports about the deaths last week, saying Tuesday they need to be verified.
Asked during a conference call with reporters if Putin raised the episode during Monday's phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump, Peskov said the situation in Syria wasn't discussed during the...
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The Latest: Intel chief testifies about North Korean nukes

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WASHINGTON - The Latest on the U.S. intelligence agencies' global threats report :
11:40 a.m.
The Trump administration's intelligence chief says North Korea's development of nuclear weapons poses a potentially existential threat to the United States.
Dan Coats says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un also views any U.S. attack or effort to force him to give up his nukes as an existential threat to his own leadership.
Coats expressed concern that North Korean decision-making is heavily centred on Kim.
Coats is speaking Tuesday at a congressional hearing on worldwide threats. He said the U.S...
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DNI Coats: North Korea is an 'existential threat'

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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday North Korean nuclear forces are an “existential” threat to the U.S. “This is an existential threat potentially to the United States but also to North Korea,” Coats said during the Senate intelligence hearing. “Kim Jong Un views any kind of kinetic attack or effort to force him to give up his nuclear weapons, is an existential threat to his nation and to his leadership in particular.” He also said, however, that though the goal is for peace, the U.S. is applying “maximum pressure” on North Korea. "The provocative nature and the...
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Russia Is Already Trying to Undermine the 2018 Elections, Top Spies Say

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The nation's top spies told Congress Tuesday that Russia has taken step to influence the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, using propaganda, social media, false personas, other means of influence to try to exacerbate social and political fissures in the United States.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Russia has determined that cyber operations to disrupt the 2016 presidential campaign was “a success,” and this year's midterms is the next likely target. With voting in some parts of the country beginning in March, the intelligence community is educating state and local governments...
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Russia likely to meddle in midterm elections, intelligence chiefs warn

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WASHINGTON - As the midterm elections approach, Russia is likely to throw more propaganda at Americans, using people sympathetic to their messages and fake personalities on social media - many of them run by bots - to sow further political and social divisions in the United States, American intelligence chiefs said Tuesday.
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CIA director strongly denies report Russia bilked U.S. spies

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo strongly denied on Tuesday a report that Russia bilked U.S. spies out of $100,000 by offering compromising information on President Donald Trump.
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Reports: Russian contractors killed by US strike in Syria

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At least several private Russian military contractors have been reportedly killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, the deaths that could further fuel Russia-U.S. tensions if officially confirmed
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U.S. airstrike destroys Russian-made tank in Syria

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Fighters loyal to the Syrian government clashed with the U.S. military for the second time in three days, U.S. military officials said.
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Russia Sees Midterm Elections as Chance to Sow Fresh Discord, Intelligence Chiefs Warn

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As the midterm elections approach, Russia is likely to throw more propaganda at Americans in an effort to deepen political divisions, American intelligence chiefs said.
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Wells Fargo CEO Sloan says bank stable after Fed-imposed restrictions

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Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan on Tuesday reiterated that the bank was stable after the U.S. Federal Reserve imposed several regulatory restrictions, and said there was no change to his cost-cutting measures.
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Dozens of Russians Are Believed Killed in U.S.-Led Syria Attack

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Although only four Russians have been confirmed dead, reports continue to circulate that many more died in fighting in eastern Syria on Feb. 7-8.
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Intelligence officials say Russia intent on disrupting future U.S. elections

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The Trump administration's top intelligence officials said during a Capitol Hill hearing Tuesday that Russia is intent on disrupting elections in the United States and elsewhere. President Donald Trump is facing sharp criticism for failing to act decisively to head off potential attempts by Russia to interfere in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. Here are key moments from the hearing with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director Mike Pompeo and others: •The intelligence community believes Russia will keep spreading false information...
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More Russian cyber attacks on elections 'likely': U.S. intelligence chief

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said on Tuesday that Russia, as well as other foreign entities, were "likely" to pursue more cyber attacks on U.S. and European elections.
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