#Intelligence

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Pentagon officials have made it clear that their actual interest is in finding whether UFOs can signal any possible threat from US' adversaries on earth. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • A report on US government's secret files on UFOs is set to make it to Congress in June
  • An unclassified version of the report will be made public
  • Former US president Barack Obama had noted earlier that the records and footage of 'objects in the skies' were actually true

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US President Joe Biden made bold statements against the Vladimir Putin recently (Photo Credit: AP/PTI Photo)

  • Biden said Putin will have to 'pay a price' for allegedly meddling in US elections
  • The US President called Putin a 'killer' referring to the Navalny poisoning
  • According to a US intelligence report, Russia attempted to sabotage the cadidature of Biden

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US President Joe Biden made bold promises at the 2019 Democratic Debate (Photo Credits: AFP)

  • In 2019, Biden vowed that he will hold the Saudi government accountable 
  • Administration officials said the Crown Prince was "never an option"
  • Democratic Representative Adam Schiff urged Biden to punish those responsible

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William Burns served as the Deputy Secretary of State in the Obama administration (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • He pledged to keep intelligence free of any political motives 
  • Burns has worked in a diverse range of fields in public service 
  • He currently heads Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a famous US-based think tank

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A justice official removes the handcuffs of Syrian defendant Eyad al-Gharib, accused of crimes against humanity in the first trial of its kind to emerge from the Syrian conflict. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Germany's foreign minister Heiko Maas welcomed the "historic verdict"
  • This is the first case globally over state-sponsored torture by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government
  • Gharib, a former low-ranking member, hid his face from the cameras with a folder

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US President Joe Biden took office on January 20 following his inauguration at the US Capitol (Photo credit: AFP)

  • This was Biden's first network interview since he took office as the US President
  • Former White House employees have previously expressed fear about Trump giving away classified information
  • Ron Klain, the White House Chief  of Staff made similar statements before Biden's inauguration 

BGI Group, the largest biotech firm in the world, offered to build up and run COVID-19 testing centres in Washington after the first outbreak in the US. (Photo: Twitter/@BGI_Genomics)

  • FBI and CIA veteran Bill Evanina said BGI's offer at the time was directly linked to the Chinese Communist Party
  • Collective biodata of US citizens could potentially be used by BGI gaining a monopoly over drugs to treat citizens
  • BGI has denied the allegations against it, terming itself to be a company 'founded to benefit human health and wellbeing'

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Avril Haines is a former official of the CIA (Photo Credits: AFP)

  • Haines becomes the first member of Biden's cabinet to Senate approval
  • Senate voting on Secretary of Defense and Secretary of State is expected soon
  • Blinken, nominee for Secretary of State, gave insights about US's policy on Iran, China and Israel

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The US Senate has started the process of Cabinet confirmations.(Image Credit:Pixabay)

  • Avril Haines also said the US espionage community would step up its focus on China as a key threat
  • Haines' three DNI predecessors were dragged in to President Donald Trump's political battles
  • She will be the first woman in the DNI job

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President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol Hill building on January 6, 2020 (Photo Credits: AFP)

  • A witness said, Williams planned to send it off the SVR foreign intelligence agency, Russia
  •  According to the FBI report, the accused has fled after the violence
  • The whereabouts of the woman and possesion of the laptop are still unknown