The United States, like most countries of this world, regularly organize simulations for possible threat scenarios, or at least work out the rough corners. Whether alien invasion or Third World War – the “think tanks” have, at least on paper played through all sorts of scenarios. As a momentum so far not publicly available documents of Edward Snowden, published last Friday shows, is one of the more specific scenarios that the United States might as well fall economically behind technologically. In this case, would the U.S. government, starting use of the documents that date back to the year 2009, the spy, get back to secure the pole position in the power mesh.
The 32-page document entitled “Quadrennial Intelligence Community Review”, which was worked by The Intercept, outlined possible scenarios, but also solutions to the benefit of the United States. If the country lose its supremacy in technology and economy, the U.S. intelligence proprietary information on open, but also covert channels are encouraged “to pursue systematic efforts to freely available, and (with physical and digital media) and espionage to gather , “says the report.
U.S. intelligence: a scenario is only simulation game
If this happens, the United States will, so it is at least in the documents, but not be satisfied with pure economic espionage. The destabilization of partnerships between States could move to the attention of intelligence agencies in order to undermine the rival states the water. For this purpose, “different, covert overtures towards India and Russia are made to dissolve their partnership.” Would In addition, cyber-attacks against research institutions as well as to scientific networks are planned. When asked by journalist Glenn Greenwald explains the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, the U.S. intelligence would never perform economic espionage on behalf of domestic companies. The document merely fancy from a game plan and no concrete actions carried out. “What we do is to use our intelligence capabilities to steal industrial secrets foreign companies on behalf of U.S. companies to strengthen their international competitiveness, nor do we provide any other data collected at this,” said Clapper. / Tb