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the systematic use of spies to get military or political secrets

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Haspel was passed over in 2013 for a permanent assignment as head of the CIA's clandestine service, although agency officials said the decision was not driven by her connection to the prisons controversy.
Crumpton, in The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service, puts a human face on this world while acknowledging the need for clandestine operatives in defense of the nation.
The CIA's clandestine service, the cadre of undercover spies known for decades as the Directorate of Operations and in recent years renamed the National Clandestine Service, will get its original name back under Brennan's plan.
Over the past decade, foreign government telecommunications and computer systems have become one of the most important targeting priorities of the CIA's National Clandestine Service (NCS), which since the spring of this year has been headed by one of the agency's veteran Africa and Middle East hands.
A former official in Israel's clandestine service, the Mossad, he's spent that last 10-plus years co-editing the Bitter Lemons blog, a web magazine that solicited essay contributions from all sides of the conflict, from Hamas leaders to Israeli settlers as well as region watchers around the Arab world and the United States.
Bennett, director of the National Clandestine Service, have backed the DIA's plan.
The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service comes from an author who for a crucial period of time led the CIA's global covert operations against America's terrorist enemies, including Al-Queda.
Bennett, who in July 2010 became the director of the national clandestine service.
Next week, almost a year to the day after the killing of Bin Laden, Jose Rodriguez, the former director of the CIA's National Clandestine Service, will publish a book titled ''Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives.
To accomplish these missions, the CIA is organized into four basic components: the National Clandestine Service (NCS), the Directorate of Intelligence (DI), the Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T) and the Directorate of Support (DS).
The article further quotes the Director of the US National Clandestine Service, Michael Sulick, telling Borisov: "You are the future, tell us how can we assist you.
Internal emails, released late on Thursday by the US Justice Department, show that Porter Goss approved a decision by Jose Rodriguez, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency's clandestine service at the time, to destroy more than 100 tapes.
who at the time was the head of the CIA's clandestine service.
The other operational CIA collection component is the National Clandestine Service (NCS), which, according to the CIA, "operates as the clandestine arm of the CIA and serves as the national authority for the coordination, deconfliction, and evaluation of clandestine human intelligence operations across the Intelligence Community.
Worse than the analysis failures and the poor spy recruitment were the machinations of the CIA's clandestine service.