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Just as I thought: U.S. prevented ROK retaliation in 2010

Robert Gates’ new book on his time as Secretary of Defense makes an amazing claim that shows how close we were to war in Korea in 2010. It also describes how the United States stopped the South from launching an … Continue reading

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Stay tuned

To my readers: Apologies for the skimpy posting this year. I’m working on a major piece about an intelligence contractor nobody’s ever heard of and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Keep checking back, or follow … Continue reading

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November 22, 1963 – The View from Tokyo

I was 12 when JFK was shot. At the time, I was living in Tokyo, where I’d arrived as a kid during the U.S. Occupation. Early on the morning of November 23, 1963, my father woke me and my siblings … Continue reading

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INSA – How Money and Power Corrupts National Security

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA): A Field Guide   By Tim Shorrock INSA was originally founded in 1979 as a forum for informal discussions between the NSA and its many contractors, and had its headquarters in the National … Continue reading

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Who’s helping the NSA? A Look at Palantir

In the wake of the amazing stories from The Guardian and the Washington Post on the expansion of NSA surveillance, I’ve been tweeting links to stories and websites on the contractors who help the world’s largest spying agency analyze all … Continue reading

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