Saturday, June 3, 2017

Let's Force a Showdown

The Central Intelligence Agency has established an organization focused exclusively on gathering and analyzing intelligence about Iran, reflecting the Trump administration’s decision to make that country a higher priority target for American spies, according to U.S. officials.

The Iran Mission Center will bring together analysts, operations personnel and specialists from across the CIA to bring to bear the range of the agency’s capabilities, including covert action. In that respect it is similar to a new Korea Mission Center that the CIA announced last month to address North Korea’s efforts to develop long-range nuclear missiles.

Or two.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo is a longtime Iran hawk, and the U.S. officials said his emphasis on the threat the country poses to U.S. national security interests is reflected in the establishment of the new center.


Mr. Trump, who during his presidential campaign pledged to dismantle the nuclear agreement Iran struck with the U.S. and five other nations, has publicly turned on the heat on leaders in Tehran.
...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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