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Tue Dec 31, 2019, 04:56 PM

Putin wins again: U.S. Intelligence Agencies Prepare to Pull Back Officers From Africa

U.S. Intelligence Agencies Prepare to Pull Back Officers From Africa

An expected withdrawal of military forces would lead the C.I.A. and other agencies to reduce their presence, leaving some officials and experts fearful of a gap in stopping terrorist threats.


By Julian E. Barnes

Dec. 30, 2019

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WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies face a significant reduction in their counterterrorism collection efforts in Africa if a proposed withdrawal of United States military forces is carried out by the Pentagon, intelligence officials said.

The new planning to pull back intelligence officers deployed in Western Africa and other parts of the continent has been partly driven by the troop deployment review, which is expected to reduce American forces in Niger, Nigeria and other countries in the region.

The presence of American troops allows intelligence officers to travel far from traditional diplomatic outposts. The troops also provide protection in the event of spreading chaos or instability. Stark evidence of the risk was seen in the lethal 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and increased security was ordered for those outposts.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/30/us/politics/intelligence-cia-africa-terror.html


This has to be Putin telling him what to do.

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Ilsa Dec 31 OP
triron Dec 31 #1
Captain Zero Dec 31 #2
triron Dec 31 #4
keithbvadu2 Dec 31 #5
Me. Dec 31 #3
triron Dec 31 #6

Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 05:27 PM

1. And it goes on and on. Yet no one really tries to stop this illegitimate monstrosity. I could

never had imagined this outrageousness until 2016 (actually I didn't think Trump would last 1 year).

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Response to triron (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 05:52 PM

2. who knows how they will use it, or flip flop to use.

I can see them making a big deal about rescinding the decision so they don't have ANOTHER BENGHAZI like the democrats did . It is an election year.

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 08:18 PM

4. I don't understand what you mean? Who is 'they'?

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 09:01 PM

5. This latest attack on our diplomats/troops in Iraq is Trump's latest Benghazi.

This latest attack on our diplomats/troops in Iraq is Trump's latest Benghazi.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:09 PM

3. How Often Does He Get To Betray His Country

while the Cons yawn. It's like the proverbial nest of spies/traitors.

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Response to Me. (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 11:33 PM

6. Evidently there is no limit.

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