Intelligence Review Yields No Firm Conclusion on Origins of Coronavirus


Declassified portions of a report presented to President Biden revealed divisions among federal agencies over whether the virus came from a lab leak or emerged more naturally. Online-PR: … unsere digitale Pressearbeit im Internet hilft […]

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Amid Afghan Chaos, a C.I.A. Mission That Will Persist for Years


The spy agency had plans to de-emphasize counterterrorism operations to focus on rising global powers. History got in the way. Online-PR: … unsere digitale Pressearbeit im Internet hilft weiter…

Israel’s Spy Agency Snubbed the U.S. Can Trust Be Restored?


Israel’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, heads to Washington promising better relations and seeking support for covert attacks on Iran’s nuclear program.

The Real Winner of the Afghan War? It’s Not Who You Think.


Pakistan, nominally a U.S. partner in the war, was the Afghan Taliban’s main patron, and sees the Taliban’s victory as its own. But now what does it do with its prize?

Intelligence Agencies Did Not Predict Imminence of Afghan Collapse, Officials Say


The acknowledgment came as the Biden administration faces heavy criticism over its handling of the withdrawal of American-led forces from Afghanistan.

Intelligence Warned of Afghanistan Military Collapse, Despite Biden’s Assurances


Even as the president was telling the public that Kabul was unlikely to fall, intelligence assessments painted a grimmer picture.

Taliban Sweep in Afghanistan Follows Years of U.S. Miscalculations

An Afghan military that did not believe in itself and a U.S. effort that Mr. Biden, and most Americans, no longer believed in brought an ignoble end to America’s longest war.

Spy Agencies Turn to Scientists As They Wrestle With Mysteries

American intelligence agencies are tapping outside expertise as they wrestle with mysteries like the coronavirus and U.F.O.s that are as much about science as they are about espionage.

U.S. Weighs Possibility of Airstrikes if Afghan Forces Face Crisis


The Pentagon is considering whether to intervene with warplanes or drones in the event that Kabul is in danger of falling to the Taliban, though no decisions have been made.