The CIA is “so serious about its “Riveting” with China,” that it is trying to convince its fellow spy agencies that “the Chinese are not a real threat,” according to a former senior intelligence official.
According to the former intelligence official, the CIA is not just concerned about the Chinese military being more advanced, but is also concerned about China’s “ability to develop a more sophisticated version of the Internet and to build and deploy cyber capabilities.”
In other words, the intelligence agency has become a “threat to national security.”
This new intelligence agency is called the “RangerIQ.”
“The Agency is trying in this case to convince other intelligence agencies to take a very hard line on the Chinese,” the former official told National Review.
“The [former intelligence official] told me that the idea behind this was that it’s all a big joke, that there’s no real threat.
We need to get really serious.'” “
And the only way you can do that is to say, ‘Look, the Chinese are going to win this war and this is the kind of threat that’s coming to America.
We need to get really serious.'”
This is how the CIA views China.
It is not a threat to national defense.
So what is the Agency doing about China?
According to National Review, the agency is working with several other intelligence groups, including the National Reconnaissance Office, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, to “create a new intelligence community” dedicated to “countering Chinese aggression.”
According the former senior CIA official, this new intelligence group, the “rangerIQ,” is “designed to develop and implement a more aggressive posture toward China,” in order “to counter any military or other threats the Chinese might pose.”
What does this new Intelligence Community look like?
The Agency’s goal is to create a “national intelligence infrastructure that would be ready to respond to cyberthreats at the onset of a conflict,” according the former CIA official.
This is not to say that the Agency is completely focused on cyber.
The Agency is also working to “develop and implement tools to counter foreign propaganda, disinformation, and propaganda operations,” as well as “counter the Chinese Communist Party’s cyber-attacks and cyber operations.”
These are all important steps, but they are not what the CIA’s “rangers” are trying to accomplish.
The Intelligence Community’s “Rangers”The former senior official told the magazine that the CIA does not want to “get sucked into a false equivalence with China.”
Instead, the Agency wants to make “a big statement” about the importance of cybersecurity and “threat reduction.”
If the CIA really is going to “do this,” then “the RangerIQ” is going for a more “aggressive posture,” according these former intelligence officials.
“They don’t want to just talk about cyber and cyber threats,” the current intelligence official told NR.
“They want to get to the point where we can say, Look, the China threat is serious.
And they want to say it.”
And they want the intelligence community to “think big” about China.
The Intelligence Council and the “intelligence community”The intelligence agencies of the United States and China are not “at odds” on cybersecurity.
The intelligence community is not “unpredictable.”
There is no “one China” or “one solution” for cybersecurity.
And this is a key point.
What is the intelligence council?
At its heart, the United Nations is the United Nation’s “intergovernmental intelligence body.”
This body is made up of 28 member states that “collect, analyze, and disseminate intelligence, as well.
It is also the world’s largest multilateral body with a budget of $5.5 trillion annually, with the majority of that money allocated to “national security” programs.”
When it comes to cybersecurity, the UN is the agency responsible for making sure that the information it collects and disseminates is accurate.
But the United State is the country responsible for doing all of this.
But what is “national defense”?
“The term ‘national defense’ is a broad term,” the National Review article states.
“It refers to a number of things including the capacity of a country to defend itself, the ability of a nation to wage war, and even the ability to wage a major conflict.”
The term “defense” is not limited to military operations.
“Defense is not only about protecting national interests,” the article continues.
“What defense means is how you defend yourself.
And how you protect your country means how you wage war.
The United States is not in a position to negotiate with China on cyber and its cyber capabilities.
It has no military or diplomatic tools that can compel China to cooperate