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Defense Clandestine Service

The Defense Clandestine Service is an arm of the Defense Intelligence Agency, which conducts clandestine espionage activities around the world to answer national-level defense objectives for senior U. S. policymakers and military leaders. Staffed by civilian and military personnel, DCS is part of DIA's Directorate of Operations and works in conjunction with the Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Operations and the U. S. military's Joint Special Operations Command. DCS consists of about 500 clandestine operatives, how many case officers the CIA maintained in the early 2000s prior to its expansion. Contrary to some public and media misunderstanding, DCS is not a "new" intelligence agency but rather a consolidation and realignment of existing Defense HUMINT activities, which have been carried out by DIA for decades under various names, most as the Defense Human Intelligence Service. In 2012, the Pentagon announced its intention to ramp up spying operations against high-priority targets, such as Iran, under an intelligence reorganization aimed at expanding the military’s espionage efforts beyond war zones.

To this end, the DIA consolidated its existing human intelligence capabilities into the Defense Clandestine Service, with plans to work with the CIA and the Joint Special Operations Command. DCS absorbed the former Defense HUMINT Service, the former Defense Human Intelligence and Counterterrorism Center, the Counterintelligence Field Activity, the Strategic Support Branch to create an integrated Department of Defense espionage service. DCS' more delineated career paths would give DIA case officers better opportunities to continue their espionage assignments abroad; the plan was developed in response to a classified study completed in 2011 by the Director of National Intelligence, which concluded that the military’s espionage efforts needed to be more focused on major targets beyond the tactical considerations of Iraq and Afghanistan. While in the past, DIA was conducting its traditional, much larger, mission of providing intelligence to troops and commanders in war zones, the study noted it needed to focus more attention outside the battlefields on "national intelligence"—gathering and distributing information on global issues and sharing that intelligence with other agencies.

The realignment was expected to affect several hundred operatives who worked in intelligence assignments abroad as case officers for the DIA, which serves as the Pentagon's main source of human intelligence and analysis. The new service was expected to grow by several hundred operatives and was intended to complement the espionage network of the CIA, which focuses on a wider array of non-military threats; the original Defense Clandestine Service, an outgrowth of the Monarch Eagle concept, was created and implemented in 1984. It was backed by Senators Barry Goldwater and Jesse Helms, with the support of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General John Vessey, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs William D. Clark, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Frank Aurilio, it consolidated the clandestine intelligence programs of each of the military services into a single DOD program, thus eliminating duplication of effort, to provide a promotion path for case officers to achieve flag rank.

The Goldwater–Nichols Act was designed to support this objective as service at the DOD level would count toward the joint service requirement to achieve flag rank. The objective of the DOD Clandestine Service was to target intelligence gaps in countries regarded as potential adversaries or sites of activities requiring a military response. DOD case officers are selected and trained; the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence praised the program for its exceptional productivity. By the mid-1990s, the program had been undercut by President Clinton's directors of Central Intelligence, who preferred to be in full control of all espionage operations; the seal of the Defense Clandestine Service consists of a black disc, rimmed in red. There is an American bald eagle with its wings inverted; the eagle is perched upon a shield. The shield is argent with six pallets of gules; the shield has a chief of azure with thirteen mullets of the first. Below the shield, there is a wreath of olive. In an arch above the eagle, there is the inscription "Defense Clandestine Service" in yellow capital letters.

In an arch below the wreath, there is the inscription "Defense Intelligence Agency" in yellow capital letters. The eagle and shield are prominent symbols of the Department of Defense; the perch and sharp eye of the eagle denote the Defense Clandestine Service's ability to plan and execute worldwide missions. Here the eagle looks to its left side, illustrating the Service's competence to meet national level defense intelligence requirements; the wings cloak the shield, alluding to clandestine and overt operations. The wreath of laurel and olive honors the teamwork among Defense Intelligence Agency clandestine service members, in concert with the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Combatant Commands; the black disc underscores the worldwide clandestine operations of the Defense Clandestine Service. DIA in popular culture Directorate of Operations

Robin Knoche

Robin Knoche is a German footballer who plays as a centre back for VfL Wolfsburg. Knoche has yet to feature for the senior team. Knoche is a product of VfL Wolfsburg's youth academy, first entering the club at the age of thirteen. Knoche made his senior first team debut in 2011 and was part of the squad that won the 2015 DFB-Pokal Final against Borussia Dortmund and the 2015 DFL-Supercup against Bayern Munich. During the final relegation game of the 2018 Bundesliga season against Holstein Kiel on the 21st of May, Robin scored a late header in the 75th minute off of a corner kick to secure Wolfsburg's hopes of staying in the Bundesliga. Midway through the following season, in a 3–0 win over Mainz, Knoche scored Wolfsburg's 1100th goal in the Bundesliga; as of matches played on 21 May 2018. VfL WolfsburgDFB-Pokal: 2014–15 DFL-Supercup: 2015 Robin Knoche at fussballdaten.de

The Czar of Muscovy

The Czar of Muscovy is a play attributed to author Mary Pix, first performed and published in 1701. The play is based on the reign of False Dmitriy I, depicts his consort Marina Mniszech. A usurper falsely claims to be the son of the last rightful king, he assumes the throne and takes Marina as a wife for a reward after convincing her that her betrothed married another. He scorns her when he sees Zarrianna, engaged and married to Zueski; when becomes clear that Demetrius will rape Zarrianna, several powerful men rise up to overthrow him. His castle is stormed, the rape is prevented, Demetrius is killed; the couples are all reunited in the end. As listed in the original script: Demetrius, Czar of Muscovy, an Impostor. Zueski, Lord High Steward of Muscovy. Bassilius, principal Lord of Mosco. Zaporjus, principal Lord of Mosco. Rureck, principal Lord of Mosco. Bosman, General of the Czar's Forces. Carclos, General of the Cossacks; the Patriarch of Mosco. Fedor, A Priest. Manzeck, Vaivode of Sendomiria. Alexander, Son to the D. of Wisnewestki.

Sophia, the old Empress, Widow to Basilovitz. Marina, Daughter to Manzeck, Married to Demetrius. Zarrianna, Daughter to Boris. Terresia, Woman to Marina. Mrs. Martin. Demetrius has just taken over the throne and he has married Marina; the play begins in celebration of the marriage and Demetrius tells his subjects that he forgives everyone who supported the previous king and he will grant every request on this day. Zueski approaches Demetrius and forces himself to be kind to Demetrius though he views him as a usurper. Zueski asks that Zarrianna, be released to him, she was held as prisoner by Demetrius. Demetrius grants Zueski's request, asks that Zarrianna be brought to court before him. Sophia and feigns happiness to see Demetrius, she knows that he is not her son. Zueski arrives with Zarrianna. Demetrius is attracted to Zarrianna, he commands her to attend Marina in the palace until the time of the wedding. Zueski is horrified at the notion of Zarrianna staying near Demetrius, but she assures him that she will be loyal to him and she will not succumb to sexual assault.

Zueski reveals to Bosman Demetrius true identity as an impostor. Zueski in fact saw the real Demetrius die of wounds and witnessed the burial, but he did not want to be the sole voice to discover the current usurper's identity in what seemed to be a time of national unity; the details of the usurpation are revealed. After King Basivolitz's son Theodore died, the uncle Boris killed the other son and took the throne, he imprisoned Sophia in a monastery. The king of Poland and the Vaivode helped to orchestrate the arrival of the impostor Demetrius. Zueski points out that he is now the nearest kin to the late Basivolitz and he will speak out against Demetrius with Sophia's help. Basilius and Rureck suspect that Demetrius is an impostor and a tyrant, the plan to gain the support of Sophia and the public before taking action. Manzeck complains that Demetrius is slighting his daughter, he worries that Demetrius may divorce her. Alexander returns in disguise to the palace and finds his bride, married to Demetrius.

It is revealed that Manzeck is behind Marina's marriage to Demetrius, as he tried to convince Marina to forget Alexander and he forged a letter claiming that Alexander had married a German woman. Demetrius is convinced of Marina's innocence, it is pointed out that the consummation of Marina and Demetrius's vows will not occur until the next day. Demetrius tyranny increases and he plans to divorce Marina, threatens to cut off her head if she doesn't obey and leave, he plans to convince Zarrianna to marry him. She has resisted him thus far, if this continues, he plans to use force. Demetrius walks in to find Zueski and Zarrianna together, he is outraged, calling for Zueski's execution. Zarrianna tries to plead for Zueski's life and she begs to be killed with him, all to no avail. Zarrianna prevails with Demetrius, warning him that she could never love one, so cruel to Zueski, Demetrius calls back the guard to stay the execution order—only to hear that it has been carried out. Zarrianna is horrified and outraged, she reveals that she and Zueski were married.

Zarrianna rails against Demetrius, telling him that she will never love him and that the only way she will forgive him is if he kills himself in front of her. Demetrius warns her that he will rape her if she resists. Marina refuses to be divorced from Demetrius: she would rather die than give up her dignity. Alexander appears as Manzeck's deception is revealed to her, he asks that she come away with him to his father's court, Marina seeks advice from her father. Demetrius is angry, she threatens the rage of her father, she is imprisoned. Demetrius orders that the Cossacks troops be made ready for battle. Manzeck encounters Alexander and regrets his actions realizing that Demetrius is a usurper. Alexander and Manzeck encounter Zueski. Zueski tells them; the men plan to overthrow Demetrius and to show the people that the

Telling Everybody

Telling Everybody is the debut album by Australian boy band and pop vocal group Human Nature released on 2 December 1996 by Columbia Records owned by Sony Music Entertainment Australia. "Tellin' Everybody" – 4:01 "Got it Goin' On" – 3:50 "Whisper Your Name" – 4:19 "Wishes" – 4:04 "Something In The Way" – 3:41 "Party" – 4:52 "Don't Say Goodbye" – 4:22 "Can I Do You" – 4:58 "Sleepin' Alone" – 3:57 "September Girl" – 3:53 "Love Unconditional" – 3:51 "People Get Ready" – 3:18 "Wishes" - 4:54 "Last Christmas" - 3:09 "Tellin' Everybody" - 6:08 "Wishes" - 3:48 "Got It Goin' On" - 7:21 "Got It Goin' On" "Tellin' Everybody" "Wishes" "Don't Say Goodbye" "Whisper Your Name" "People Get Ready" Arranged By – Human Nature, Phil Burton Design – Kevin Wilkins Engineer – Carmen Rizzo, Louie Shelton, James Cadsky, David Hemming GuitarPaul Begaud, Louie Shelton, Chris Bruce Mastered By – Carmen Rizzo, Chris Bellman Scratches – DJ A. S. K. Mixed By – Carmen Rizzo, Mick Guzauski, David Hemming Photography – Vicki Ballard Producer – Andrew Klippel, Paul Begaud Programmed By – Andrew Klippel, Paul Begaud Human Nature web page Telling Everybody at Discogs

Ray Rush

Ray Rush is an American songwriter and record producer. After early collaborations with Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, Rush moved into producing and promoting records of Texas musicians. Rush's music career began while a student at Odessa College, where he sang in a trio called the Roses, serving as a backup vocals on "Think It Over" by Buddy Holly in 1958; the Roses accompanied his band to New York in support of the song. Rush and the Roses sang backup vocals on other Crickets songs, such as "Wild One" in 1958. Rush was promotions manager of an early recording and publishing company formed by Holly, Prism Records. Rush introduced Roy Orbison to one of Orbison's most important early collaborators. Rush co-wrote "Mama" in 1962 with Orbison. Rush was one of the founders of Zenith Productions. From 1966 to 1968, Zenith was in litigation with Scepter Records in a contractual dispute over B. J. Thomas. Zenith had recorded one of Thomas's early singles, claimed contractual interference. Zenith settled in 1968 for $7,500, Thomas signed with Scepter.

In 1968, Rush was hired by International Artists to revamp their operation. Rush produced several psychedelic rock albums with International Artists in the late 1960s, including The Thirteenth Floor Elevators', Bull of the Woods, songs by Bubble Puppy in 1969. Rush produced records and managed artists and repertoire with International. A: "So What" / B: "Can This Be Love" A: "Lucky Star" / B: "A Hole in My Rockin' Shoes"

The New Barbarians

The New Barbarians is a 1983 Italian post-apocalyptic action film directed by Enzo G. Castellari, starring Giancarlo Prete and George Eastman; the film was released as Warriors of the Wasteland in the United States on 17 January 1984 by New Line Cinema. In the year 2019, after a nuclear war, humanity is reduced to a few starving groups. A ruthless gang called "The Templars" raid settlers in an attempt to exterminate everyone in order to purge the Earth. A former Templar, along with his allies, prevents a small band of religious colonists from being massacred by the Templars. Giancarlo Prete as Scorpion Fred Williamson as Nadir George Eastman as One Anna Kanakis as Alma Ennio Girolami as Shadow Venantino Venantini as Father Moses Massimo Vanni as Mako Giovanni Frezza as Young Mechanic Iris Peynado as Vinya Andrea Coppola as Mako's Friend The New Barbarians was shot outside of Rome in late 1982; when discussing 1990: The Bronx Warriors, The New Barbarians and Escape from the Bronx, Castellari stated the three films were written and filmed in six months.

For the stunts in the film, Castellari stated that he filmed each scene at three different speeds: 24fps, 55 and 96. Castellari stated, it gives much more impact to the entire stunt and it looks much more impressive and powerful than it is." The New Barbarians was released in Italy on 7 April 1983. It was released in the United States in 1984 under the title of Warriors of the Wasteland, it was distributed by New Line Cinema. Castellari had positive recollections of making the film, stating that it "was an cheap movie; the budget was small but I'm quite proud that I succeeded in making a movie shot on the outskirts of Rome." Variety found the film derivative of Mad Max 2 as well as having elements of Hal Needham's Megaforce and other films. Variety felt that Casterllari made a mistake in using slow motion opposed to George Miller's exciting high-sped action scenes, finding that the films car chases "look to be occurring at 25 mph". In his book Phil Hardy's book Science Fiction, a review found the film to be too derivative of Mad Max 2.

The Monthly Film Bulletin described the film as a "shamelessly watered-down, warmed-over" version of Mad Max 2. In a retrospective review, AllMovie awarded the film two stars out of five, found that the film captures "the true spirit of the low budget rip-off flicks from early 80's, The New Barbarians is neither smart nor original, but a riot for anyone who gets off on Mad Max and all of its the junky followers." The New Barbarians on IMDb The New Barbarians at AllMovie