"The CIA is in the intensive care room"

Posted by ap507 at Mar 13, 2017 09:55 AM |
Short-term intelligence wins will come at the expense of long-term security, says Dr Athina Karatzogianni
"The CIA is in the intensive care room"

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Dr Athina Karatzogianni from the School of Media, Communication and Sociology has written an article with Professor Richard Aldrich from the University of Warwick for Prospect Magazine about the recent WikiLeaks leak of 8,761 CIA documents.

In the article Dr Karatzogianni says: "Organisations like the CIA live or die by their ability to keep secrets. Today the CIA is in the intensive care room and is leaking secrets like a wet paper bag. On Tuesday, WikiLeaks published the biggest ever leak of CIA documents: 8,761 in total.

"WikiLeaks claims that it has released only one per cent of the remarkable new CIA material it has available. The CIA had apparently “lost control” of an archive of hacking methods circulated among former US government hackers and contractors in an unauthorised manner, one of whom has provided WikiLeaks with all the details.

"One of the reasons for this leak is the vicious competition between the CIA, the NSA, and FBI, and the exploitation of these internal feuds in the US intelligence community by Donald Trump’s administration. The US does not really have an intelligence community so much as an intelligence discontinuity—which means that many leaks are yet to come."

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