The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Thursday, November 8, 2018

6 Questions About The CIA Blunder That Left 70 American Spies Dead

More than 70 foreign nationals working as spies for the CIA in Iran and China were systematically identified and slaughtered in the past decade, due to a ridiculously weak web-based system the CIA used to communicate with foreign assets it couldn’t reach directly. This according to a devastating November 2 report in Yahoo News written by journalists Zach Dorfman and Jenna McLaughlin (center-left, but generally trustworthy).

Although the Iranian roll-up occurred in 2011, and the Chinese rout occurred from 2010 to 2012, the CIA did not remedy the root cause of the problem in its transient messaging scheme until 2013, when Yahoo reports teams of co-opted staffers worked around the clock to dismantle the compromised system.


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Never mind; the bigwigs who run the show from Washington were in no danger whatever. Unfortunately.

Posted by: dearieme | Nov 8, 2018 2:09:24 PM