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NSA Extended Enterprise Report: July 2008

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Release Date: 2015-04-02 Document Date: 2008-07-08
This extract from a July 2008 NSA document describes Argentina as GCHQ’s “primary interest” in Latin America: see the Intercept article Britain Used Spy Team to Shape Latin American Public Opinion on Falklands, 2 April 2015.
TOP SECRET//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 Extended Enterprise Report: July 2008 This document summarises key activities of interest to GCHQ at the NSA Regional Cryptologic Center...
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Perseverance Pays Off: Eight-Year SIGINT Effort Culminates in Arrest of Elusive Colombian Terrorist

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Release Date: 2017-11-30 Document Date: 2008-05-16
In this 2008 post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter the agency claims responsibility for the arrest of FARC member Doris Adriana: see the Intercept article NSA Secretly Helped Convict Defendants in U.S. Courts, 30 November 2017.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI/REL) Perseverance Pays Off: Eight-Year SIGINT Effort Culminates in Arrest of Elusiv...
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SIGINT Monitors Global Spread of Avian Flu

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2005-10-28
NSA closely monitored the 2004 spread of avian influenza in preparation for a possible pandemic. "As our IC colleagues have said, containing the threat of infectious disease comes down to 'detection, detection, detection. SIGINT is probably going to get it first,'" the author writes.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) SIGINT Monitors Global Spread of Avian Flu<br>FROM:<br>Assistant SINIO for ...
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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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SIGDEV: Is It Time for a ‘Target Reboot’?

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Release Date: 2015-11-18 Document Date: 2011-03-23
This 23 March 2011 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes an analyst’s surprise at discovering that the agency was collecting internal communications from Venezuelan energy company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA): see the Intercept article Overwhelmed NSA Surprised To Discover Its Own Surveillance “Goldmine” on Venezuela’s Oil Executives, 18 November 2015.
sigdev-is-it-time-for-a-target-reboot-p1-normal.gif: DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL Welcome! Saturday, 10 Nov 2012 ...
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Tailored Access Operations – Texas Cryptologic Center

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Release Date: 2013-12-29
This NSA presentation describes the staffing and activities of the Tailored Access Operations sectio based in San Antonia Texas. These included operations against Mexico’s Secretariat of Public Security (codenamed WHITETAMALE), Cuba, Columbia, Venezuela and unspecified targets in the Middle East: see the Der Spiegel article Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit, 29 December […]
image-584021-galleryV9-yenq.jpg: image-584022-galleryV9-qplk.jpg: TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY Overview • Current People, Space, & Operations (FY2009) • Medina era Growth (FY20...
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21st Century Collaboration: The 'Venezuela Issues Community' Goes On-Line

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-07
The Venezuela Issues Community includes a blog, calendar, task management tools, and a collection of documents to help facilitate discussion of Venezuela by analysts across the NSA. It is the first installation of a collaborative tool intended for use in other contexts. Signing up for the community is a four-step process that involves requesting an account.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) 21st Century Collaboration: The 'Venezuela Issues Community' Goes On-Line FROM: SINIO...
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Letter from Thomas Shannon

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2009-01-01
In this short extract from a 2009 letter, Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon thanks NSA Director Keith Alexander for the “deep insight into the plans and intentions” of other participants in the Fifth Summit of the Americas that the agency had provided: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 139 The more than 100 reports we received from the NSA gave us deep insight into the plans and intentions of other Summit participants J and ensured that our diplomats were well prepa...
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Lebanon: Domestic Crisis Averted, for Now, in Wake of Prime Minister's Resignation

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-25
The SIGINT National Intelligence Officers advised NSA and intelligence community leadership on the potential crisis brewing in Lebanon.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Lebanon: Domestic Crisis Averted, for Now, in Wake of Prime<br>Minister's Resig...
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Venezuela's President Chavez: Castro's Ideological Successor

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-03-18
The NSA's signals intelligence national intelligence officer for Latin America explains why the Bush administration has identified Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez as a threat to democracy.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Venezuela's President Chavez: Castro's Ideological Successor<br>FROM:<br>SINIO ...
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Using SIGINT to Sniff Out Phony Passports (and Other Persona Identifiers)

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-02
The NSA is now exploring ways to use passports and other official identification cards as a form of signals intelligence. Some countries include a checksum with passport serial numbers, and passports from these countries with incorrect checksums are likely fraudulent. Venezuelan passports will be the first analyzed as part of this exploration. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) Using SIGINT to Sniff Out Phony Passports (and Other Persona Identifiers) FROM: Counteri...
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China: Modernizing and Mobilizing Its Strategic Strike Capabilities

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-04-13
After two decades of development, China is on the brink of mass-producing mobile ICBMs with the range to target the entire U.S. "China is seeking to establish a credible and survivable nuclear deterrent, and will likely adhere to its long-standing 'no first use' policy."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S) China: Modernizing and Mobilizing Its Strategic Strike Capabilities<br>FROM:<br...
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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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SINIO Summer Seminar Strategic Issues in Latin America

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-12
A seminar will address trends in Latin American politics, including the rise of populist leaders and heightened Chinese influence in South America. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SINIO Summer Seminar Strategic Issues in Latin America FROM: Marilyn Maines Deputy ...
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ODNI Watch Center - Because America Demands Our Best

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-21
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is recruiting for open positions at the ODNI Watch operations center.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) ODNI Watch Center - Because America Demands Our Best FROM: Deputy Director, ODNI Watch Op...
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Lebanon: Domestic Crisis Averted, for Now, in Wake of Prime Minister's Resignation

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2005-04-25
Summary of the political turmoil in Lebanon and how it relates to Syria and other countries in the region, with a worst-case scenario being a threat to the Lebanon-Israel border.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Lebanon: Domestic Crisis Averted, for Now, in Wake of Prime<br>Minister's Resig...
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SID Support to the US Coast Guard

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-08-04
The U.S. Coast Guard is now a SID partner and uses NSA information in domestic and law enforcement missions. A June 2003 example was the seizure of a cargo ship north of Venezuela carrying $196 million in cocaine.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(C) SID Support to the US Coast Guard<br>FROM:<br>Coast Guard Account Manager<br>Run...
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The NAC's Advanced Network Development &amp; Analysis (ANDA) Division

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-03-29
Profile of the Network Analysis Center's ANDA division, which helped capture suspected al Qaeda operative Husam al-Yemeni, improved understanding of the Pakistani Army Defense Network, and spied on a network associated with the leader of Venezuela (erroneously referred to as "Victor Chavez").
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) The NAC's Advanced Network Development &amp; Analysis<br>(ANDA) Division<...
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Venezuela's President Chavez: Castro's Ideological Successor

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2005-03-18
President Bush considers Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez a "threat to democracy in the region and a threat to U.S. interests in particular." But "from a SIGINT perspective, Venezuela poses a particularly difficult challenge. With Castro as his mentor, Chavez has learned the importance of communications security and has made sure that his subordinates understand this as well."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Venezuela's President Chavez: Castro's Ideological Successor<br>FROM:<br>SINIO ...
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The Network Analysis Center

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-09-20
This article is a near-identical version (including the inaccurate reference to "Victor" Chavez) of a March 24, 2004, SIDtoday article entitled "The NAC's Advanced Network Development & Analysis (ANDA) Division." Here is the summary of the original version of this article: Profile of the Network Analysis Center's ANDA division, which helped capture suspected Al Qaeda operative Husam al-Yemeni, improved understanding of the Pakistani Army Defense Network, and spied on a network associated with the leader of Venezuela (erroneously referred to as "Victor Chavez").
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) The Network Analysis Center<br>FROM: <br>Chief, NAC (S31SD)<br>Run Date: 09...
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China: The Near-Term Potential for Economic, Political, and Social Crises

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-06-15
The author outlines major issues facing China and explains how they are likely to "dominate Chinese decision-makers' thinking for the next six months," as well as affect the regional and global economy.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) China: The Near-Term Potential for Economic, Political, and Social<br>Crises<br...

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