Day: November 1, 2018

Cofer Black

Cofer Black
Coordinator for Counterterrorism
In office
November 26, 2002 – November 15, 2004
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Frank Taylor
Succeeded by Henry Crumpton
Personal details
Born Joseph Cofer Black
1950 (age 67–68)
StamfordConnecticutU.S.
Political party Independent
Alma mater University of Southern California
Awards National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal

Joseph Cofer Black (born 1950) is a former CIA official who was appointed Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism by President George W. Bush[1] and led the Office of Counterterrorism in the U.S. State Department until his resignation in 2004. Previously Black served in the Directorate of Operations at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center (CTC). read on

Special Access Program

Special Access Programs (SAPs) in the U.S. Federal Government are security protocols that provide highly classified information with safeguards and access restrictions that exceed those for regular (collateral) classified information. SAPs can range from black projects to routine but especially-sensitive operations, such as COMSEC maintenance or Presidential transportation support. In addition to collateral controls, a SAP may impose more stringent investigative or adjudicative requirements, specialized nondisclosure agreements, special terminology or markings, exclusion from standard contract investigations (carve-outs), and centralized billet systems.[1] Within the Department of Defense, SAP is better known as “SAR” by the mandatory Special Access Required (SAR) markings. read on

America’s Awesome Corruption — Especially in Military

ERIC ZUESSE | 24.11.2015 | WORLD / AMERICASMIDDLE EAST

On November 16th, the great journalist on international strategic and military issues, F. William Engdahl, headlined at journal-neo, «Do We Really Want a New World War With Russia?» and he documented that, with military expenditures one-tenth of America’s, Russia achieves at least parity with the U.S. in terms of war-fighting capability. It’s a remarkable article, even though it actually brings together into one place the recent disclosures in many media, regarding vital technologies where Russia far outpaces American capabilities. Of course, that’s what’s necessary to do in order to document the extent of Russia’s areas of clear military superiority. read on