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Pentagon Sees Climate Change as Immediate National Security Risk, CIA Rebel Training Largely Unhelpful, and Much More: FRINFORMSUM 10/16/2014

This week the Pentagon released an unclassified report definitively stating climate change poses an immediate risk to U.S. national security, and announced plans to integrate climate change risks across all aspects of Pentagon operations. 1,123 more words


Alaskans Trained as “Stay-Behind” Agents in Case of Invasion, DOJ Considers Invoking State Secrets Privilege in Private Defamation Lawsuit, and Much More: FRINFORMSUM 9/5/2014

Government Attic recently posted hundreds of pages of newly-declassified documents on a highly classified project, code-named “Washtub,” detailing US efforts in the 1950s to recruit and train “fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military.” The documents, released thanks to a FOIA request, reveal the “secret plan was to have citizen-agents in key locations in Alaska ready to hide from the invaders of what was then only a U.S. 1,114 more words