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What does the death of Usama bin Laden mean?

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Release Date: 2015-05-18 Document Date: 2011-05-17
In this 17 May 2011 article from the internal newsletter SIDToday, the NSA Signals Intelligence Directorate’s Associate Deputy Director for Counterterrorism, Jon Darby, decribes how the NSA played a “critical” role in the raid in bon Laden’s Abbottabad compound: see the Intercept article What the Snowden Files Say About the Osama Bin Laden Raid, 18 […]
DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHES I P0SS1BLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL Welcome! Friday, 09 Nov 2012 • Web search • Agcncv-all Emails • SID-all Emails ...
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To Nab Afghan Nemesis, German Forces Launch Rare Take-Down Operation; US SIGINT Provides Key Support

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Release Date: 2014-12-28 Document Date: 2009-06-12
This 12 June 2009 post from NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter recounts a German/Afghan targeted operation and its support from the agency: see the Der Spiegel article Obama’s Lists: A Dubious History of Targeted Killings in Afghanistan, 28 December 2014.
SIDToday - To Nab Afghan Nemesis, German Forces Launch Rare Take-Down Operation; U.S. SIGINT Prov... DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS C...
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SIGINT Seniors Making History – in a Good Way

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-02
This 2005 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes the conclusions of a meeting of the SIGINT Seniors group – the participants committed the 12 nations to deploy a tactical communications system in Afghanistan and build on the successful partnership during the Athens Olympics Games in advance of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy […]
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) SIGINT Seniors Making History - in a Good Way FROM: FAD's MultiNational/Second P...
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SIGINT Partnership Agrees to Greater Sharing

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2010-08-12
This 12 August 2010 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday describes the outcomes of the annual Sigint Seniors Europe (SSEURP) conference, which agreed in principle to increase information sharing: see the Intercept article The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI//REL) SIGINT Partnership Agrees to Greater Sharing on Afghanistan, CT, Piracy, and ...
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Going After al-Qa'ida - All of It

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-06
An order was signed by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld that broadened the war on terrorism beyond its focus on Al Qaeda senior leadership, granting U.S Special Operations Command the authority to target the entire Al Qaeda network within or outside of the Afghanistan and Iraq battlefields. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//REL) Going After al-Qa'ida - All of It FROM: NSA Liaison Officer to SOCOM (F1T) Run Date:...
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Combat Search and Rescue: Menwith Hill Station's Role in Saving Lives

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-03-23
The Menwith Hill Station takes a direct role in combat search and rescue (CSAR) operations, processing distress transmissions received from troops and sending them to rescue efforts. The station has successfully aided in the rescue of U.S. personnel in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq, and participates in CSAR trainings and simulations with U.K. Special Forces.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (C) Combat Search and Rescue: Menwith Hill Station's Role in Saving Lives FROM: MHS Operatio...
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The 'Other' End-to-End SIGINT Site in the UK

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-03-07
There is a U.S. signals intelligence presence at the Royal Air Force base at Digby, in the Lincolnshire countryside, where the writer, an NSA civilian, reports that there will soon be three additional positions available.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) The 'Other' End-to-End SIGINT Site in the UK FROM: NSA Liaison Officer at Digby SIGINT Op...
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Al-Qa'ida: An Emerging Narco-Supported Terrorist Group?

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-08-19
Article lays out questions surrounding al Qaeda's involvement in the narcotics trade in Afghanistan. While there appear to be many low-level al Qaeda operatives involved in the drug trade, there is no intelligence indicating mid- or high-level operatives are involved.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S) Al-Qa'ida: An Emerging Narco-Supported Terrorist Group?<br>FROM:<br>Deputy SINI...
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2003 CSE/NSA SIGINT Bilateral

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-11-12
Canada’s Communications Security Establishment hosted an annual SIGINT bilateral, including discussions on support to military operations in Afghanistan, homeland security issues, and counterterrorism in Southeast Asia.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) 2003 CSE/NSA SIGINT Bilateral<br>FROM:<br>Deputy SUSLO in Ottawa<br>Run Da...
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UN Security Council: Round Two of U.S. Draft Resolution on Iraq

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-10-07
Critical analysis of a U.S. draft resolution on Iraq in the U.N. Security Council and its chances of success.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) UN Security Council: Round Two of U.S. Draft Resolution<br>on Iraq<br>FROM...
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Media Leaks - Part I (repost)

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-12-31
(Repost) NSA refers to media leaks as “cryptologic insecurities.” This article lists several examples from 2000-2002 (from CBS News, “New York Times Daily News,” the Washington Times, and WorldNetDaily) along with damage assessments and follow-on actions, like reporting to the DOJ and requesting an FBI investigation.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Media Leaks - Part I (repost)<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Run Date: 12/31/...
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Chef's Choice: Database Access by Tactical Units

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-12-16
The Signals Intelligence deputy director writes that a year ago, SID made a commitment to provide tactical units in Iraq and Afghanistan with access to SIGINT databases. This is complete, but the approval process to give access to the database is too slow, so he’s unveiling a plan to speed it up and grant or deny access within seven days.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Chef's Choice: Database Access by Tactical Units<br>FROM: Charlie Meals<br...
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CT Support For CENTCOM In Afghanistan

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-02-09
Job listing for SIGINT analysts interested in joining an "exclusive group" of counterterrorism subject matter experts in Kabul.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S) CT Support For CENTCOM In Afghanistan<br>FROM: Analysis and Production<br>Unkno...
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IMT Members Make Trip to Afghanistan, Pakistan

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-06-09
Two members of the Middle East/North Africa/South Asia Issue Managers Team who traveled to Afghanistan and Pakistan in May 2004 share a brief update and photos from their trip.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) IMT Members Make Trip to Afghanistan, Pakistan<br>FROM: SIGINT Communicatio...
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Charlie Meals Visits GEO

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-04-13
The deputy director visited the Geospatial Exploitation Office, meeting with analysts and mission managers supporting the war on terror.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Charlie Meals Visits GEO<br>FROM:<br>Geospatial Exploitation (S2L)<br>Run...
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Fusing Signals Data, with WARGODDESS

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-05-21
WARGODDESS is a system that fuses multiple sources of signal data to help characterize targets and threats and produce estimates about targets and their intentions.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Fusing Signals Data, with WARGODDESS<br>FROM:<br>WARGODDESS System Enginee...
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SIGINT Helps Hobble the Taleban by Cutting Off Their Livelihood

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Release Date: 2014-12-28 Document Date: 2009-02-03
A post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday shows that, as of 2008, “narcotics traffickers were added to the Joint Prioritized Effects List (JPEL) for the first time”: see the Der Spiegel article Obama’s Lists: A Dubious History of Targeted Killings in Afghanistan, 28 December 2014.
SIDToday - SIGINT Helps Hobble the Taleban by Cutting Off Their Livelihood DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL • SIDtodav A...
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Meet the Central Command

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-21
NSA personnel are integrated with U.S. Central Command at the Tampa headquarters and in deployment to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar, and other locations. Gen. John Abizaid says the NSA relationship with CENTCOM is “excellent.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Meet the Central Command FROM: CENTCOM Account Manager (S113) Run Date: 10/21/2005 (U) C...
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Corporate Server Improving the Life of the Deployed SIGINTer

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-28
A new virtual shared workspace allows NSA agents deployed through Central Command to view their counterparts’ work and share their own, avoiding the issues of multiple agents potentially looking at the same targets, redundant questions being directed to subject matter experts, or a lack of continuity between agents who are deployed for short periods of time. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (C) Corporate Server Improving the Life of the Deployed SIGINTer FROM: Eric Fuller Cryptologi...
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NSA at NATO HQ: Supporting U.S. Policy in a Unique Forum

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-05-10
There are four NSA liaison officers assigned to the NATO HQ in Brussels. One is embedded directly within NATO and maintains responsibility for the flow of NSA-collected data to NATO and its partners; one provides relevant information to U.S. officials about subjects under discussion within NATO, and the other two work on securing communications among and between NATO members.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) NSA at NATO HQ: Supporting U.S. Policy in a Unique Forum FROM: NCEUR Special Intelligenc...
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Summing Up the Trip

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-14
The Signals Intelligence Directorate's deputy director for data acquisition reveals his observations from the visit to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Summing Up the Trip FROM: SID/Deputy Director for Data Acquisition (S3) Run Date: 04/14/...
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Having the (SIGINT) Time of My Life!

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-12
An NSA representative with a military task force in Afghanistan discusses how central signals intelligence is to war decisions. He writes that when the task force "'actions' a target, they head straight to the CSG [Cryptologic Support Group] and ask for information that almost always is the deciding factor on whether or not a 'target' is actioned. ... Isn't it awesome to be relevant?"
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Having the (SIGINT) Time of My Life! FROM: SMSgt SNCOIC, Cryptologic Services Group Bagr...
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A 'Glimpse of the Future' of NSA's Foreign Partnerships

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-03-24
The NSA's foreign affairs director briefed the signals intelligence committee on foreign partnerships in the coming years. He stressed the importance of the agency's relationships with Ethiopia and Pakistan, and said his directorate is helping Iraq and Afghanistan "establish their SIGINT capabilities."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) A 'Glimpse of the Future' of NSA's Foreign Partnerships FROM: Sharon Linkous Foreign Affa...
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NSA Tipoff Leads to Rescue of Serviceman in Afghanistan

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-11
The story of the rescue of a Navy SEAL wounded in a Taliban ambush that killed three of his comrades is known from the book and movie “Lone Survivor.” But the NSA's signals intelligence assistance in the search-and-rescue mission is little known and described here.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) NSA Tipoff Leads to Rescue of Serviceman in Afghanistan FROM: SIGINT Communications U...
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'Fourth of July Abroad' Tales (part 2)

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-07-01
SIDtoday readers tell more stories about Fourth of July celebrations overseas.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) 'Fourth of July Abroad' Tales (part 2) FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Date: 07/0...
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There is a New DDCR

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-15
The new deputy director for customer relationships greets the staff and states his mission.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) There is a New DDCR FROM: Charles H. Berlin, III Deputy Director for Customer Relationshi...
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A 'Golden' TDY

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-08
An analyst volunteered for a tour at the Cryptologic Services Group at Central Command in Tampa, Florida. Working on counterterrorism and tracking Al Qaeda senior leadership required using multiple sources of reports from the NSA, CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency, resulting in captures of Taliban and Al Qaeda supporters by the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) A 'Golden' TDY FROM: PAC's Focused Target Development (S2G31) Run Date: 06/08/2005 An a...
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The Special Operations Command -- 'The Quiet Professionals'

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-27
The origins of U.S. Special Operations Command are described. NSA staff have a presence at the command to provide signals intelligence and other services. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) The Special Operations Command -- 'The Quiet Professionals' FROM: USSOCOM Account Manager...
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'Leadership and Intelligence' SIGINT Assessments - A Breakthrough Waiting to Happen

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-29
Assessment Reports bundle all available signals intelligence alongside an analyst’s interpretation of these intercepts as evidence. A report produced by the NSA’s Libya team in 2002 zeroed in on a Libyan intelligence officer, Mohamed Ismail. Years later, the report proved crucial when he was implicated in a plot to assassinate the Saudi crown prince, which in turn led to the conviction of an American co-conspirator, Abdurahman al-Amoudi.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) 'Leadership and Intelligence' SIGINT Assessments - A Breakthrough Waiting to Happen FROM:...
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The Jemaah Islamiyah: A Continuing Threat

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-04-28
Jemaah Islamiyah, a terrorist group, was responsible for the Bali and Jakarta bombings in 2002-2003 and remains a threat in southeast Asia. Collection information from the NSA about the group is passed on to the Australian Defence Signals Directorate.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) The Jemaah Islamiyah: A Continuing Threat<br>FROM:<br>Deputy SINIO for East Asi...

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