6237 Tags

iran

5 Articles

View all...

Five spooky, scary things from CIA’s history

Five spooky, scary things from CIA’s history

The popular imagination has conjured a Central Intelligence Agency of stealth and shadows, but sometimes the Agency’s spookiest moves are the ones that really happened.

Read More

Here is how the Department of Energy responded to the 74 questions posed by the new Trump administration

Here is how the Department of Energy responded to the 74 questions posed by the new Trump administration

Before President Donald J. Trump even took office, the Department of Energy found itself rattled by the questions the administration was posing. In a survey that was widely reported on, the administration demanded to know everything from highest paid employees to who was involved in climate research.

Read More

Winston Churchill’s simple rules for naming your covert operation

Winston Churchill’s simple rules for naming your covert operation

In 1952, Allen Dulles, then Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, provided a copy of Winston Churchill’s recently-published World War II memo to establish some naming guiding conventions for his covert staff.

Read More

Declassified CIA memo predicted the 1980 October Surprise

Declassified CIA memo predicted the 1980 October Surprise

A formerly TOP SECRET memo to the CIA Director written by the Agency’s Office of Political Analysis shows that as early as August 1980, the Agency had concluded Iranian hardliners such as Ayatollah Khomeini were “determined to exploit the hostage issue to bring about President Carter’s defeat in the November elections.” While the document doesn’t prove the Reagan campaign intended to collude with Iran, it does document Iran’s motives and matches the October Surprise narrative outlined by former CIA officers.

Read More

Declassified CIA memo shows how long it took for the US Intelligence Community to take the Iranian Revolution seriously

Declassified CIA memo shows how long it took for the US Intelligence Community to take the Iranian Revolution seriously

A declassified CIA memo on the eve of the 1979 Iranian Revolution shows the Carter administration scrambling for a basic grasp of the details mere months before the Shah was overthrown.

Read More

5 Requests

View all...