US Sees Israel, Tight Mideast Ally, As Spy Threat

‘CIA considers Israel its No. 1 counterintelligence threat in the agency’s Near East Division’

 

In case you haven’t been paying attention for the last few decades…

Via: AP:

Despite inarguable ties between the U.S. and its closest ally in the Middle East and despite statements from U.S. politicians trumpeting the friendship, U.S. national security officials consider Israel to be, at times, a frustrating ally and a genuine counterintelligence threat.

The CIA considers Israel its No. 1 counterintelligence threat in the agency’s Near East Division, the group that oversees spying across the Middle East, according to current and former officials. Counterintelligence is the art of protecting national secrets from spies. This means the CIA believes that U.S. national secrets are safer from other Middle Eastern governments than from Israel.

 

 

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