May 2018 Intelligence News
- Mild-Mannered Spy Chief Dan Coats Gives Trump the Facts, Gently by Massimo Calabresi, Time, May 22. "Being the boss of all spy bosses requires not just authority but cunning. Even in normal times, the job is among the most thankless in government."
- DoD is not currently involved in the rescue, care, or treatment of captives of the Islamic State, DoD report to Congress, released under FOIA, May 2018. However, "U.S. forces do advise, train, and assist indigenous partner forces in areas controlled and formerly controlled by ISIS."
- Haspel: "the enhanced interrogation program is not one the CIA should have undertaken", letter to Sen. Mark Warner, May 14. "I appreciate the opportunity to amplify my position with regard to the former rendition, detention and interrogation program."
- Former CIA Contractor Pleads Guilty to Illegally Retaining Classified Materials, Justice Department news release, May 11. "Reynaldo B. Regis, 53, of Fort Washington, Maryland, and a former CIA contractor, pleaded guilty today to unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials, and making material false statements to federal law enforcement officers."
- Former CIA Case Officer Charged With Conspiracy to Commit Espionage and Retention of National Defense Information, Justice Department news release, May 8. "The Justice Department announced today that Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, of Hong Kong, was indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in the Eastern District of Virginia with one count of conspiracy to gather or deliver national defense information to aid a foreign government, and two counts of unlawfully retaining documents related to the national defense."
- The CIA Cleared Her Book Twice. Then It Took It Back. Why? It's a Secret. by Spencer Ackerman, The Daily Beast, May 1. "A former counterterrorism analyst plans to sue the CIA after it reversed itself to find her 'entire manuscript reveals classified information'."
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Updated May 24, 2018