James Corbett of the Corbett Report joined me to talk about the privatisation of intelligence and the development of the intelligence industrial complex. In this typically wide ranging conversation James began by breaking down the different layers in the existing discussion on this topic. We looked at the history of private intelligence, how 9/11 turned it into a massive industry, Edward Snowden, Anonymous, so called cyberterrorism and much more.

Sources:

NBC – Intelligence contractors on the rise since 9/11

Private Intelligence Firms – short list

Operation AntiSec

ODNI document on US intelligence budget

The EyeOpener – CIA Front Companies

Radiohead – Where I End and You Begin