From: "pedro martori"
Subject: OUR MAIN PROBLEM: MAKING INTELLIGENCE SMARTER-CUBA AS A FOCUS
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Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 01:04:20 -0400
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OUR MAIN PROBLEM: MAKING INTELLIGENCE SMARTER-CUBA AS A FOCUS
MORE MANPOWER ,MORE DIVERSITY IN THE RECRUITMENT OF AGENTS AND MORE
LISTENING TO THOSE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCES IN THE STRUGGLES AGAINST TYRANS ARE
THE THINGS NEEDED.
Agencies must find a new balance between electronic eavesdropping and spies
on the ground to counter global terrorism This has been the main problem
with Cuba. We don‚?Tt only have anyone there in Cuba, but we have not been
able to extract the useful information from those who have escaped or
defected from Cuba.
In the United States, analyses of intelligence weaknesses before and after
11 September 2001 have focused on four areas:
a.. Human inadequacies in analysis, language skills, and specially
spying-the gathering of data from informers within an hostile Cuban
a.. Growing gaps in technical intelligence in, for example, the
subestimation and the ability to decrypt, analyze, and deliver expeditiously
messages intercepted, if so, between Cuba and the United States by email,
phone calls, and other means of telecommunications.
a.. Spotty relations between European countries intelligence services that
have strong presence in Cuba, and U.S. intelligence services.
U.S. intelligence has 13 major components. Coordination is the
responsibility of the Director of Central Intelligence, who also directs the
CIA and is assisted by the Community Management Staff and the National
The United States has little choice but to infiltrate the Cuban government.
The U.S. needs to fuse human and technical intelligence-and this fusion will
be the more crucial than ever in the confrontation with terrorism.
So far, Cuba , for un-explicable reasons- 12 spies convicted in the last few
months, a very high person in the DIA apprehended as a possible spy for
Cuba- has been ignored, not paid attention by, the U.S. government, the
national press, and the public in general.
The NSA, along with allied nations, uses a worldwide network to intercept
messages and to carry out other forms of signals intelligence. Included in
the network ( Echelon) are hundred of fixed listening stations, as well as
eavesdropping satellites and airplanes, and even submarines tapping
under-seas cable. NSA applies advanced technology aggressively. However,
the question is, Have we underestimated countries such as Cuba and Iran?
Perhaps the most disruptive factor to this network has been the wholesale
shift to fiber optics and packet switching. Fiber optic lines are a lot
harder than copper wires or microwave links to tap into.
Submarine cables pose the biggest challenge: they often carry the
international traffic of greatest interest, but they are in the crushing
depth of the ocean bottom., beneath hundreds of meters of cold black water.
The NSA optical repeaters are now obsolete. And guess where Cuba is
investing heavily between 2002 and 2005? Submarine fiber optic cables.
Cuba is also investing heavily in packet switching. This is another big
obstacle. The technique assigns the bits of a digital transmission to small
groups called packets. Individual packets can then take any route to their
destination, where they are reassembled into the original message or
Facts: How much recognition has the U.S government and U.S. press given to
the Cuban-owned, Russia built, eavesdropping and cyber-center base of
Bejucal in Cuba? Ignorance? Misguided by the alleged spy Ana Belen Montes?
Subestimation of a small country? How much attention has the U.S,.
intelligence given to the capacity of Cuba in the biotechnology industry?
Capacity far greater than that of Iran and North Korea!
How much attention has the U.S. given to the long lasting engagement of Cuba
in training terrorist groups in its territory?
There are going to be other terrorist incidents., They are going to happen,
unfortunately. Do we have to live with it? Life goes on. But we need to know
who our enemies are. And we need to act strongly and immediately.
NetforCuba International en Espa√Īol, presione aqu√≠:
"Solo la opresi√≥n debe temer al pleno ejercicio de la libertad. Libertad es
el derecho que todo hombre tiene a ser honrado, y a pensar y a hablar sin
hipocres√≠a. Un hombre que oculta lo que piensa, o no se atreve a decir lo
que piensa, no es un hombre honrado. Un hombre que obedece a un mal
gobierno, sin trabajar para que el gobierno sea bueno, no es un hombre
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