The CIA is considering establishing a new China-focused mission center , Bloomberg is reporting, at a moment tensions have steadily escalated over months of continued Biden-ordered sail throughs of the Taiwan Strait and other provocative ‘freedom of navigation’ warship maneuvers in the South China Sea. It comes amid criticisms that China is ultimately “out-spying” the United States , also amid tit-for-tat cyber intrusion accusations which have gone on for years.
CIA Director Bill Burns has ordered a broad review of the agency’s China capabilities. Currently China-related missions fall under the aegis of the much larger “Mission Center for East Asia and Pacific,” but officials are turning their sights to a specialized internal unit with its own mandate of a narrower China focus which would include vaster resources .
“Mission center are stand-alone entities that utilize resources from across the CIA in line with agency priorities,” notes Bloomberg . Apparently an entire […]
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