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LEVIATHAN and the FFU Hypothesis

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Release Date: 2015-01-28 Document Date: 2012-01-01
This CSE (then CSEC) presentation from 2012 describes the Canadian agency’s file download monitoring operation: see the Intercept article Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads, 28 January 2015. cse-presentation-on-the-levitation-project
TOP SECRET//SI//REL CAN, AUS, GBR, NZL, USA LEVITATION and the FFU Hypothesis cse-cst.gc.ca TOP SECRET//SI//REL CAN, AUS, GBR, NZL, USA What is LEVITATION? A behaviour-based target...
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HTTP Activity in XKEYSCORE

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-03-01
This NSA presentation from March 2009 explains how agency analysts can exploit HTTP data through XKeyScore: see the Intercept article XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications, 1 July 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 HTTP Activity in XKEYSCORE March 2009 Derived From: NSA/QSSM 1-52 Dated: 200701 (T Declassify On: 202911 ...
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Games: a look at Emerging Trends, Uses, Threats and Opportunities in Influence Activities

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Release Date: 2013-12-09 Document Date: 2007-01-01
A 2007 proposal to the NSA from contractor SAIC, promoting the company’s ability to support “intelligence collection in the games space”: see the New York Times article Spies’ Dragnet Reaches a Playing Field of Elves and Trolls, 9 December 2013.
Games: A Look at Emerging Trends, Uses, Threats and Opportunities in Influence Activities Table of Contents FORWARD......................................................................4 ...
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MGQ's Notes from the Field - Part 1

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-01
As the Signals Intelligence director embarks on at 12-day tour of the Central Command region, he writes from Baghdad about his pride in the signals intelligence enterprise.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) MGQ's Notes from the Field - Part 1 FROM: MG Richard Quirk SIGINT Director Run Date: 04/0...
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About the Virtual Private Network SIGDev Working Group...

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-05-12
A brief description of a working group focused on monitoring and helping to exploit virtual private networks, or VPNs. Established in 2004, the working group publishes regular "VPN Target Activity Reports" on dozens of countries and organizations around the world. "These reports may help you exploit targets' VPNs more successfully," the chair of the working group writes.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (TS//SI) About the Virtual Private Network SIGDev Working Group... FROM: Chair NSA VPN WG, Ad...
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Job Vacancy: More Than a Mission...A Challenge!

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-01-08
Job posting for 120-day deployment with the Document Exploitation mission in Qatar, with a focus on documents from Iraq. "DOCEX includes tons of physical documentation that is being collected throughout Iraq, physical media confiscated, as well as interrogations."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) Job Vacancy: More Than a Mission...A Challenge!<br>FROM: Data Acquisition (...
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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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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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THIEVING MAGPIE – Using on-board GSM/GPRS to track targets

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2012-01-01
These slides from a 2012 GCHQ presentation outline the progress the agency has made in intercepting mobile phone calls made on board commercial aircraft: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
THIEVING MAGPIE Using on-board GSM/GPRS services to track targets TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY STRAP 1 This information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Infor ____...
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3 1/2 Months in Qatar: Supporting CENTCOM

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-11-24
This intern worked in Qatar for 3 1/2 months, both before and after the Iraq War started, locating leadership in the Iraqi government.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) 3 1/2 Months in Qatar: Supporting CENTCOM<br>FROM:<br>IA Intern<br>Run Date: 11/...
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Exhibit F

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Release Date: 2014-06-30 Document Date: 2010-07-16
This document lists the 193 governments, intragovernmental organisations and other entities which the NSA was granted the legal authority to intercept communications “about” for foreign intelligence purposes in August 2010: see the Washington Post article Court gave NSA broad leeway in surveillance, 30 June 2014.
TOP SECRET//NOFORN EXHIBIT F IN THE MATTER OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS, FOREIGN FACTIONS Ns?F^yyiG#i 11- ENTITIES, AND FOREIGN-BASED POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS >■,, f;f |:VV DNI/AG 70...
Afghanistan (AFG/AF), Albania (ALB/AL), Algeria (DZA/DZ), Andorra (AND/AD), Angola (AGO/AO), Antigua and Barbuda (ATG/AG), Argentina (ARG/AR), Armenia (ARM/AM), Austria (AUT/AT), Azerbaijan (AZE/AZ), Bahamas (BHS/BS), Bangladesh (BGD/BD), Barbados (BRB/BB), Belarus (BLR/BY), Belgium (BEL/BE), Belize (BLZ/BZ), Benin (BEN/BJ), Bhutan (BTN/BT), Bolivia (BOL/BO), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH/BA), Botswana (BWA/BW), Brazil (BRA/BR), Bulgaria (BGR/BG), Burkina Faso (BFA/BF), Burundi (BDI/BI), Cambodia (KHM/KH), Cameroon (CMR/CM), Central African Republic (CAF/CF), Chad (TCD/TD), Chile (CHL/CL), China (CHN/CN), Colombia (COL/CO), Comoros (COM/KM), Congo (COD/CD), Costa Rica (CRI/CR), Croatia (HRV/HR), Cuba (CUB/CU), Cyprus (CYP/CY), Czech Republic (CZE/CZ), Denmark (DNK/DK), Djibouti (DJI/DJ), Dominica (DMA/DM), Dominican Republic (DOM/DO), Ecuador (ECU/EC), Egypt (EGY/EG), El Salvador (SLV/SV), Equatorial Guinea (GNQ/GQ), Eritrea (ERI/ER), Estonia (EST/EE), Ethiopia (ETH/ET), Fiji (FJI/FJ), Finland (FIN/FI), France (FRA/FR), Gabon (GAB/GA), Gambia (GMB/GM), Georgia (GEO/GE), Germany (DEU/DE), Ghana (GHA/GH), Greece (GRC/GR), Grenada (GRD/GD), Guatemala (GTM/GT), Guinea (GIN/GN), Guinea-Bissau (GNB/GW), Guyana (GUY/GY), Haiti (HTI/HT), Vatican (VAT/VA), Honduras (HND/HN), Hungary (HUN/HU), Iceland (ISL/IS), India (IND/IN), Indonesia (IDN/ID), Iran (IRN/IR), Iraq (IRQ/IQ), Ireland (IRL/IE), Israel (ISR/IL), Italy (ITA/IT), Jamaica (JAM/JM), Japan (JPN/JP), Jordan (JOR/JO), Kazakhstan (KAZ/KZ), Kenya (KEN/KE), Kiribati (KIR/KI), Korea (KOR/KR), Kuwait (KWT/KW), Kyrgyzstan (KGZ/KG), Latvia (LVA/LV), Lebanon (LBN/LB), Lesotho (LSO/LS), Liberia (LBR/LR), Libya (LBY/LY), Liechtenstein (LIE/LI), Lithuania (LTU/LT), Luxembourg (LUX/LU), Macedonia (MKD/MK), Madagascar (MDG/MG), Malawi (MWI/MW), Malaysia (MYS/MY), Maldives (MDV/MV), Mali (MLI/ML), Malta (MLT/MT), Marshall Islands (MHL/MH), Mauritania (MRT/MR), Mauritius (MUS/MU), Mexico (MEX/MX), Micronesia (FSM/FM), Moldova (MDA/MD), Monaco (MCO/MC), Mongolia (MNG/MN), Montenegro (MNE/ME), Morocco (MAR/MA), Mozambique (MOZ/MZ), Myanmar (MMR/MM), Namibia (NAM/NA), Nauru (NRU/NR), Nepal (NPL/NP), Netherlands (NLD/NL), Nicaragua (NIC/NI), Niger (NER/NE), Nigeria (NGA/NG), Norway (NOR/NO), Oman (OMN/OM), Pakistan (PAK/PK), Palau (PLW/PW), Panama (PAN/PA), Papua New Guinea (PNG/PG), Paraguay (PRY/PY), Peru (PER/PE), Philippines (PHL/PH), Poland (POL/PL), Portugal (PRT/PT), Qatar (QAT/QA), Romania (ROU/RO), Russia (RUS/RU), Rwanda (RWA/RW), Saint Kitts and Nevis (KNA/KN), Saint Lucia (LCA/LC), Samoa (WSM/WS), San Marino (SMR/SM), Sao Tome and Principe (STP/ST), Senegal (SEN/SN), Serbia (SRB/RS), Seychelles (SYC/SC), Sierra Leone (SLE/SL), Singapore (SGP/SG), Slovakia (SVK/SK), Slovenia (SVN/SI), Somalia (SOM/SO), South Africa (ZAF/ZA), Spain (ESP/ES), Sri Lanka (LKA/LK), Sudan (SDN/SD), Suriname (SUR/SR), Swaziland (SWZ/SZ), Sweden (SWE/SE), Switzerland (CHE/CH), Taiwan (TWN/TW), Tajikistan (TJK/TJ), Tanzania (TZA/TZ), Thailand (THA/TH), Timor-Leste (TLS/TL), Togo (TGO/TG), Tonga (TON/TO), Tunisia (TUN/TN), Turkey (TUR/TR), Turkmenistan (TKM/TM), Tuvalu (TUV/TV), Uganda (UGA/UG), Ukraine (UKR/UA), United States (USA/US), Uruguay (URY/UY), Uzbekistan (UZB/UZ), Vanuatu (VUT/VU), Venezuela (VEN/VE), Vietnam (VNM/VN), Western Sahara (ESH/EH), Yemen (YEM/YE), Zambia (ZMB/ZM), Zimbabwe (ZWE/ZW)
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Questions About Deploying? Here Are Some Answers

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-18
Q&A about deployments to the Middle East enumerates NSA group locations throughout the Middle East and includes interesting facts about staffers’ requirements for assignments. All persons are required to become qualified on the M-9 pistol and the M-16 or M-4 rifle in a four-day training course, and carry anti-radiation medication. The pre-deployment culture training is a 3 1/2-hour course.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Questions About Deploying? Here Are Some Answers FROM: the Expeditionary Group/ National ...
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NSAer Investigates Computers Seized in Raids in Iraq

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-04
An NSA staffer on a “Media Exploitation team” in Iraq describes recovering pornography and videos of beheadings from computers seized in raids or from detainees. “One of our ‘customers,’ the 5th Special Forces, said that porn was extremely useful in breaking down the detainees who maintained that they were devout Muslims, but had porn on their computers,” the staffer wrote.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) NSAer Investigates Computers Seized in Raids in Iraq FROM: Acquisition Security (Q133) Ru...
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3 1/2 Months in Qatar: Outside of Work

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-11-25
The Qatar intern describes life outside of the long work hours, including the on-base bar, the bicycle commute to work through dust storms, the surprisingly good food (“never once did I eat an MRE”), and other details about working in Qatar.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) 3 1/2 Months in Qatar: Outside of Work<br>FROM:<br>IA Intern<br>Run Date: 11/25/...
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MG Quirk Leads Group to Iraq (repost)

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-03-11
(Repost) Photo display of MG Quirk's November 2002 trip to Baghdad, including a visit to Abu Ghraib prison. In this version, only the captions are included.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) MG Quirk Leads Group to Iraq (repost)<br>FROM: Ron Carback<br>Iraq Issue ...
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NSAer Investigates Computers Seized in Raids in Iraq (repost)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-29
Repost: An NSA staffer on a “Media Exploitation team” in Iraq describes recovering pornography and videos of beheadings from computers seized in raids or from detainees. “One of our ‘customers,’ the 5th Special Forces, said that porn was extremely useful in breaking down the detainees who maintained that they were devout Muslims, but had porn on their computers,” the staffer wrote.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) NSAer Investigates Computers Seized in Raids in Iraq (repost) FROM: Acquisition Security ...
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The Mahdi Militia Uprising and SIGINT/HUMINT Collaboration

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-12-10
A SIGINT staffer deployed to Baghdad describes how a futile search for Lebanese Hezbollah in An Najaf revealed the presence of Iranian operatives during the August 2004 Mahdi Militia uprising.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S) The Mahdi Militia Uprising and SIGINT/HUMINT Collaboration<br>FROM: CTI2(PJ) <b...
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MG Q Iraq Theater TDY: Day 3, April 1, 2005

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-06
A staffer from the Iraq Issue Management Team relates his experience in Baghdad, on his first trip to a war zone.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) MG Q Iraq Theater TDY: Day 3, April1, 2005 FROM: Iraq Issue Management Team Run Date: 04...
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Hello from Iraq!

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-05
One of the members of the group touring the Central Command regions reports on the first day in Baghdad.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Hello from Iraq! FROM: Cindy Farkus Assistant Deputy Director, Analysis & Production (S2)...
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Birth of the Cryptologic Support Teams

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-19
In March 2004, the Army visited the NSA headquarters at Fort Meade requesting more signals intelligence capability in the field. Previously, the NSA had provided support at the unit or headquarter level, but the Army requested unit-level deployments. After much internal debate about training and resources required, the NSA began deploying an additional 25 staff to Iraq every six months as "Cryptologic Support Teams." The Army credits the NSA with "countless mission successes."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Birth of the Cryptologic Support Teams FROM: John E. Hill Future Operations Branch,...
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MG Quirk Leads Group to Iraq

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-06-26
Photo display of MG Quirk’s November 2002 trip to Baghdad, including a visit to Abu Ghraib prison; no photos are included, only the captions.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) MG Quirk Leads Group to Iraq<br>FROM:<br>Iraq Issue Manager<br>Run Date: 0...
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Supporting HMG’s Climate Change Ambitions (… or, “A GCO’s tales from Cancun”)

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Release Date: 2014-11-01 Document Date: 2011-02-01
This joint GCHQ/MI6 presentation from February 2011 documents the process of international climate change negotiations becoming a “serious intelligence priority” for the UK: see the Dagbladet Information article Snowden documents reveal British climate espionage – Copenhagen climate summit targeted, 1 November 2014.  
GCHQ SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE Supporting HMG’s Climate Change Ambitions (...or, “A GCO’s tales from Cancún”) 27 November - 10 December 2010 GCHQ SECRET INTELLI...
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Seeing into the Global SIGINT System - A View from the Field

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-18
The Signals Intelligence Directorate's technical director sums up his thoughts on the visit to the expeditionary signals intelligence units in Iraq, Qatar, and Afghanistan.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Seeing into the Global SIGINT System - A View from the Field FROM: Dave Hurry SIGIN...
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MGQ's Notes from the Field - Part 3

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-08
Signals Intelligence Director Richard Quirk writes more on the four-day visit to Iraq, including the U.S. embassy's priorities for signals intelligence needs and views on the political situation.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) MGQ's Notes from the Field - Part 3 FROM: MG Richard Quirk, USA SIGINT Director Run Date:...
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General Zahner's View from the Front

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-06-09
Description of Brig. Gen. Zahner’s speech, which covered the role of intelligence in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the importance of taking risks.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) General Zahner's View from the Front<br>FROM: SID Communications<br>Unknown<br>R...

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