Monday, December 26, 2011

The tradecraft of Alan Gross

USAID’s programs in Cuba are not covert operations run by U.S. intelligence agencies, but USAID does its best to make them seem that way, argues Fulton Armstrong, former National Intelligence Officer for Latin America (the top intelligence analyst for the region) and more recently investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.


“The programs did not involve our Intelligence Community, but the secrecy surrounding them, the clandestine tradecraft (including the use of advanced encryption technologies) and the deliberate concealment of the U.S. hand, had all the markings of an intelligence covert operation.”

“Advanced encryption technologies?”

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