Censorship At DIA, No Wonder We Lost Afghanistan

27 08 2021

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

I spent two years working in the Pentagon, where I served as an Army officer assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).  When I finished my service there—as a Captain—I received the distinguished Joint Service Commendation Medal, before going to work in the U.S. Senate.[2]

Like many organizations, DIA has an alumni group, which ostensibly posts comments about timely issues.  None is more important today than the collapse of our great nation’s presence in Afghanistan, and the loss of American, allied and Afghan lives.  It is front and center globally.  Yet, a former DIA employee, James Beirne—who presumably was a civilian when he worked there—has decided to ban my comments, which constitutes gross and unconscionable censorship.  Americans have fought and died for our freedoms; and they are dying in Afghanistan today, to preserve them.[3]

No wonder Afghanistan constitutes a colossal defeat for the United States, which may surpass the fall of Saigon and Vietnam, and the Bay of Pigs fiasco, in terms of its national gravity.  Presumably Beirne is part of the reckless “cancel culture,” which has no place in America today.  He is a stain on the DIA where I worked before him, with outstanding co-workers who contributed greatly to our national security.

Beirne should resign in disgrace.  Our nation is not well served by the likes of him.  Indeed, the association’s motto is “Still Serving in Defense of the Nation.”  Clearly, Beirne is not doing this, especially in crucial times like this when China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin—and our other adversaries globally—are watching every move that we make, and gauging their responses accordingly.[4] 

America does not need traitors at this critical juncture in our history. 


© 2021, Timothy D. Naegele



[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6, https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/timothy-d.-naegele-resume-21-8-6.pdf

He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service).

Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams; and he can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com   

[2] See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6, https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/timothy-d.-naegele-resume-21-8-6.pdf

[3] See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9931085/Joe-Biden-tense-forth-interesting-guy-Steve-Doocy-Fox-News.html (“Nowhere to hide, Joe: President adopts fetal position pose as he crumbles under questioning from Fox News reporter Peter Doocy and tries to blame Trump for the catastrophe in Afghanistan”)

On August 26, 2021, Beirne posted the following notice:

“You can’t post or comment in this group.
“The admin has temporarily turned off your ability to post or comment in the group until September 23, 2021, 2:07 PM.”

Needless to say, by late September, the world will know in meticulous detail what an unmitigated disaster Afghanistan has become for the United States, our friends in Afghanistan, and our allies globally.

See also https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2021/08/26/the-biden-harris-presidency-has-ended/ (“The Biden-Harris Presidency Has Ended”)

[4]  See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9905015/China-vows-crush-troops-Taiwan-force-Biden-abandoned-Afghanistan.html (“China vows to ‘crush’ any US troops on Taiwan ‘by force’ and conducts live fire naval exercises in South China Sea after Biden abandoned Afghanistan”)



13 responses

27 08 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2021/08/22/10716/ (“President Donald Trump speech in Cullman, Alabama”)

Every American should watch these videos, about the differences between a patriot and a traitor.

See also https://freebeacon.com/national-security/marine-battalion-commander-blasts-inept-military-leadership-over-afghanistan-withdrawal/ (“Marine Battalion Commander Fired After Blasting ‘Inept’ Military Leadership Over Afghanistan Withdrawal”)

It takes courage to tell the truth. Again, the differences between a patriot and a traitor.

The loss of one precious American life should weigh heavily on all of us. But traitors are oblivious to it, and would prefer to censor or bury the truth. They are un-American, and contemptible; and not fit to serve our great nation in any capacity.

Lastly, the debacle in Afghanistan will result in the targeting of Americans globally, as our adversaries are emboldened. NATO may be weakened as a viable alliance, because our allies don’t trust us anymore. And these are merely some of the ramifications of the Biden-Harris administration’s colossal failures.

See, e.g.,
https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2021/08/30/the-taliban-are-victorious/ (“The Taliban Are Victorious”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9943629/Taliban-Air-Force-Jihadists-seize-48-aircraft-aerial-firepower-Nato-members.html (“Might of the Taliban Air Force: Islamists now have 48 aircraft including Black Hawks and A-29 attack planes after US retreat left them with more air power than many NATO nations”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9947665/The-race-14-000-Afghan-refugees-Ramstein-US.html (“Part TWO of the largest airlift in history: Inside the huge operation to get at least 43,000 Afghan refugees vetted in Europe, Doha and Bahrain and on to one of EIGHT US bases where 20,000 have already arrived”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9947707/Biden-administration-ERASES-records-83-billion-military-aid-given-Afghanistan.html (“Biden administration ERASES records of the $83 billion worth of weapons, training and aid given to Afghanistan’s armed forces since 2002 as the Taliban takes what was left into their possession”) and https://buchanan.org/blog/cacophony-and-confusion-in-foreign-policy-156200 (“Cacophony and Confusion in Foreign Policy”) and https://www.irishcentral.com/news/derry-mp-afghan-man-kabul (“Derry MP demands action for constituent’s family in Kabul”) and
https://www.wnd.com/2021/09/report-u-s-evacuated-afghans-child-brides-raped/ (“U.S. evacuated Afghans with child ‘brides’ they raped”) and https://www.foxnews.com/politics/taliban-hunting-americans-california-afghanistan (“Taliban is ‘hunting Americans,’ says California mom-to-be left behind in Afghanistan”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9972835/Fears-ISIS-K-drive-Jew-Afghanistan.html (“The last Jew is driven out of Afghanistan: 62-year-old flees over fears that the ISIS-K will kill him after Taliban takeover”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9985969/The-Taliban-carrying-reprisal-attacks-Afghanistan-told.html (“The Taliban ARE executing former Afghan army and government officials, says UN human rights chief as video shows ‘Panjshiri men being bundled into car trunks in Kabul'”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9980101/Taliban-BEHEAD-Afghan-soldier-chilling-video-celebrate-holding-severed-head-victim.html (“So much for Taliban 2.0: Militants BEHEAD Afghan soldier in chilling video then celebrate as they sing while holding severed head of the victim by his hair”) and
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/sep/13/trapped-afghanistan-those-left-behind-grapple-unre/ (“Trapped in Afghanistan: Those left behind grapple with unresponsive U.S., dimming hope of escape”) and
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9989035/Taliban-fighters-execute-unarmed-prisoner-conquered-Panjshir-Valley.html (“The moment Taliban fighters execute an unarmed prisoner in the ‘conquered’ Panjshir Valley where ‘at least 20’ civilians have been killed for helping resistance”)

Yet, after I posted articles (principally from the UK’s Daily Mail) that chronicled this unfolding tragedy, I was banned by James Beirne from posting anything. He should tender his resignation immediately.

Americans can and will be targeted by Islamic extremists. And the likes of Beirne must not have any roles in our intelligence community, even in a miniscule unimportant capacity.

They exemplify why we lost Afghanistan, and why more Americans and our allies will suffer. Indeed, others in the DIA alumni group encouraged Beirne and cheered him on (i.e., “aided and abetted” him); and they are not fit to serve and should resign as well.

They include Jim Murphy, Judi Demulling, Peter Park Jr., Joseph Mazzafro, Kathleen Morrish, Chris Centner, Sue Conterno, Ron Romich, Michael Woods, James Eden and Christopher Noble Johnston.

See https://www.facebook.com/groups/DIAAlumni/permalink/3115756522033241/?app=fbl


9 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9972835/Fears-ISIS-K-drive-Jew-Afghanistan.html (“The last Jew is driven out of Afghanistan: 62-year-old flees over fears that the ISIS-K will kill him after Taliban takeover”)


28 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.wsj.com/articles/havana-syndrome-attacks-widen-as-cia-officer-is-evacuated-from-serbia-11632844044 (“Havana Syndrome Attacks Widen With CIA Officer’s Evacuation From Serbia”)

This is becoming very serious. Our intelligence and high ranking officials are being attacked globally.

See also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10012915/CIA-agent-struck-Havana-syndrome-trip-India-boss-William-Burns.html (“CIA agent is struck down with Havana syndrome during trip to India WITH ‘fuming’ boss William Burns: Agency fears hit was ‘a direct message’ and aggressor had insider knowledge of director’s schedule”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9928041/China-exploits-Harris-plane-delay-Vietnam-delivery-COVID-vaccines-countrys-prime-minister.html (“Kamala Harris is humiliated by China after Air Force Two delay caused by suspected Havana Syndrome case let CCP diplomat offer Vietnam DOUBLE the 1m COVID vaccine doses VP announced US will donate”) and https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Havana_syndrome (“Havava syndrome”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10038159/CIA-evacuates-intelligence-officer-Serbia-result-Havana-Syndrome.html (“CIA evacuates intelligence officer from Serbia as ‘Havana Syndrome’ attacks on American spies and diplomats continue to grow”) and
https://www.thedailybeast.com/biden-administration-warns-officials-if-you-have-havana-syndrome-symptomsleave (“U.S. Officials Warned to Flee Their Location if They Have ‘Havana Syndrome’ Symptoms”) and
https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article254754432.html (“Biden team issues ‘Havana syndrome’ guidance for US personnel”) and https://news.trust.org/item/20211008105911-nbu9t (“Berlin police investigating ‘Havana syndrome’ cases at U.S.”) and
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10086103/US-embassy-staff-Colombia-hit-Havanna-syndrome-ahead-Blinkne-visit-5-families-sickened.html (“Five families of US embassy staff in Colombia – including a child – are hit with Havana Syndrome just days before visit of Secretary of State Blinken in mirror image of attack on US officials in Vietnam before Kamala’s visit in August”)

Yet, the pathetic James Beirne with DIA’s Alumni Association continues to ban my comments. He should resign in disgrace.

Indeed, the traitors among us must be identified and dealt with severely.


15 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele


See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9993743/You-walk-away-Alexander-Vindman-leads-ex-military-calls-Gen-Milley-resign.html (“‘It’s an extremely dangerous precedent, you can’t simply walk away from that’: Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman leads ex-military leaders calling on Gen. Milley to resign if he told China he’d send warning if US was planning to attack”) and
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9994381/Milley-confirms-DID-calls-China-says-held-coordination-DoD.html (“Biden says he has ‘great confidence’ in Joint Chiefs chairman Milley despite him admitting he DID call China and lectured staff on nukes protocol: Trump’s defense secretary says he ‘did not’ authorize calls and general should resign”) and https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2021/09/15/chinese-state-run-newspaper-claims-warships-could-soon-near-hawaii/ (“Chinese state-run newspaper claims warships could ‘soon’ near Hawaii”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9997041/Trumps-defense-secretary-Chris-Miller-says-Mark-Milley-resign-call-Chinese.html (“‘I did not and would not ever authorize such conduct’: Trump’s defense secretary Chris Miller says Mark Milley should resign over call to Chinese counterparts as Tucker Carlson brands Joint Chiefs chairman ‘a danger to the country'”) and
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9997703/Trump-reason-Biden-wont-fire-Milley-knows-dirty-secrets-Afghanistan-crisis.html (“‘Milley is a complete nutjob’: Trump tears into Joint Chiefs Chairman and says the only reason Biden won’t fire him is because he knows his ‘dirty secrets’ about Afghanistan withdrawal”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9999817/China-AUKUS-nuclear-submarine-deal-make-Australia-potential-target-atomic-bomb-strike.html (“Furious China issues bone-chilling warning subs deal could ‘make Australia a potential target for a NUCLEAR strike'”)

The traitors in our midst must be singled out and dealt with.


21 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://buchanan.org/blog/are-the-us-and-china-stumbling-toward-an-islands-war-158560 (“Are the US and China Stumbling Toward an ‘Islands War’?”)

Are the U.S. and China moving inextricably toward war, which may end up being global in scope, at a time when the Biden-Harris presidency is teetering?

Afghanistan has fallen, in humiliation; our southern border is porous, at best, and a scandal; we have woke military traitors like General Milley at the top; we are dependent on oil from the Middle East again, instead of being energy independent; and China is vicious, having enslaved a million ethnic minorities including the Uyghurs, and used EMP weapons to “fry” Indian soldiers in its border war with that country.

And all of this is occurring as the next wave of the Coronavirus pandemic sweeps America, with no end in sight.

See also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10012915/CIA-agent-struck-Havana-syndrome-trip-India-boss-William-Burns.html (“CIA agent is struck down with Havana syndrome during trip to India WITH ‘fuming’ boss William Burns: Agency fears hit was ‘a direct message’ and aggressor had insider knowledge of director’s schedule”) and https://www.nysun.com/foreign/witches-brew-starts-to-bubble-in-communist-china/91665/ (“Witches Brew Starts To Bubble in Communist China, as Xi Jinping Edges Into Maoism”) and https://news.gallup.com/poll/354872/biden-approval-rating-hits-new-low-harris.aspx (“Biden’s Approval Rating Hits New Low of 43%; Harris’ Is 49%”) and https://www.the-sun.com/news/3707195/new-covid-variant-kentucky-nursing-home-mutations-virus-antibodies/ (“New Covid variant found in Kentucky nursing home has deadly mutations that could evade virus antibodies”)


30 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10046577/Marine-rescued-baby-Kabul-airport-investigation-appearing-Trump-rally.html (“Hero Marine who rescued baby from Kabul airport during Afghan airlift is now under investigation by his unit for appearing at Trump rally last weekend”)

The slimy, traitorous “cancel” culture is at it again. Gen. Milley and SecDef. Austin should share adjoining cells at Guantanamo. Nothing less will suffice.


3 10 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/02/asia/china-warplanes-taiwan-air-defense-intl-hnk/index.html (“China air force sends 77 warplanes into Taiwan defense zone over two days, Taipei says”) and https://thehill.com/policy/defense/575054-us-very-concerned-about-chinas-provocative-military (“US ‘very concerned’ about China’s ‘provocative military activity near Taiwan'”)

Is this a precursor to America’s next war: with China? Is Xi Jinping sensing that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are approaching the nadir of their times in office, and now is the opportune moment to strike?

See also
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-04/taiwan-preparing-for-war-with-china/100511294 (“Taiwanese Foreign Minister warns his country is preparing for war with China, asks Australia for help”) and
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/international/patrick-goodenough/warplanes-scramble-beijing-paper-calls-taiwans-govt-evil (“As Warplanes Scramble, Beijing Paper Calls Taiwan’s Govt ‘an Evil Force the Mainland Must Crush’”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10105467/MARK-ALMOND-Chinas-thirst-rule-world-just-gone-hypersonic.html (“China’s thirst to rule the world has just gone hypersonic: MARK ALMOND says terrifying new weapon raises the spectre of ‘Dr Strangeloves’ in Beijing calculating their chances of WINNING a nuclear war”)

Will pathetic, dictatorial creatures like James Beirne and their Nazi-like censorship of Americans become emblematic of why we lost Afghanistan, and why we may be marching inextricably toward our next war: with China?


21 10 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10116479/China-tested-SECOND-hypersonic-orbital-nuke.html (“Revealed: China ‘has tested TWO hypersonic orbital nukes capable of breaching missile defences’ as panicked analysts say it ‘defies the laws of physics’ and is unlike any weapon the US has”)

Potentially ominous . . .


25 10 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/asia/china-russia-naval-flotilla-circles-japan-intl-hnk-ml/index.html (“Why Russian and Chinese warships teaming up to circle Japan is a big deal”)

Of course it is a big deal. After the United States’ humiliating defeat in Afghanistan, China is moving methodically to achieve global domination by the end of this decade. And to “emasculate” Japan sends a strong message to Tokyo not to interfere with its takeover of Taiwan, among other Chinese targets in the Pacific.

Russia’s killer Putin is “along for the ride.”

See also https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/578216-can-the-us-navy-fight-and-win-a-war (“Can the US Navy fight and win a war?”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10135293/China-carries-successful-test-underwater-explosives-destroy-port.html (“China carries out first successful test of underwater explosives that could destroy US ports after launching ‘satellite-crushing’ weapon and hypersonic missile”)

This is underscored by the fact that once-respected intelligence agencies like the DIA have traitors among their alums.


14 11 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://news.trust.org/item/20211113211122-i585d (“Ukraine says Russia has nearly 100,000 troops near its border”)

War may be imminent as Russia’s killer Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping seize on the Biden-Harris presidency’s “implosion,” after we cut and ran from Afghanistan in total humiliation.

And yes, we do not need “woke traitors” like many in the DIA Alumni Association’s ranks.


22 11 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10228497/Pentagon-officials-baffled-Chinese-hypersonic-missile-technology-deploy-nuke.html (“Pentagon officials ‘remain baffled by Chinese hypersonic missile technology’ after Beijing tested weapon that could deploy a nuke while travelling at five times the speed of sound”)

Having launched the Coronavirus pandemic that has killed or hurt so many globally, this is the latest from our enemy China. Clearly, it is not doing this for peaceful purposes.

Just as clearly, the woke traitors within DIA’s Alumni Association will censor or cancel any and all recognition of this reality.

See also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10235555/Health-care-workers-fear-devastating-Covid-surge-corner.html (“Healthcare workers say they fear a devastating Covid surge is around the corner as the US enters the holiday season and scientists warn latest ‘Nu’ variant may be most infectious yet”)

China’s “gift” to the world.


18 12 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10324435/Generals-warn-divided-military-fuel-new-CIVIL-WAR-theres-coup-attempt-2024-election.html (“Three generals warn of a CIVIL WAR if 2024 election is falsely contested with ‘rogue military units’ following a ‘Trumpian figure’ and putting ‘all Americans at severe risk’: Demand leaders of Jan 6 are brought to justice”)

These traitors would feel right at home in the ranks of DIA’s Alumni Association where woke military reside, and a “cancel” culture exists with respect to those who do not hue to the party line.

This is why the great Abraham Lincoln sacked or sidelined so many in our military leadership, and entrusted it to Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman who won the war, ended slavery, and kept our great nation intact.

Even after the war, the Democrats attempted to perpetuate slavery with the KKK, segregation and later LBJ’s “Great Society” programs, which destroyed black families and consigned them to economic servitude.

See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/ulysses-s-grant-an-american-hero/ (“Ulysses S. Grant: An American Hero”)


10 07 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Does DIA’s Alumni Association Have Any Honor And Integrity At All?

The following announcement has just been issued:

Defense Intel Alumni Association


Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)

Tuesday 19 July at 12 noon
This Event will be “VIRTUAL via ZOOM
Speaking on Current International Events and Their Strategic Implications

The Honorable James R. Clapper served as the fourth U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) from August 9, 2010 to January 20, 2017. Mr. Clapper retired in 1995 after a distinguished career in the U.S. Armed Forces.

His career began in 1961 when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and culminated as a lieutenant general in the U.S. Air Force and Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. His intelligence-related positions over his 32 years in uniform included Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence at Headquarters, U.S. Air Force during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and Director of Intelligence for three combatant commands: U.S. Forces, Korea; Pacific Command; and Strategic Air Command. He served two combat tours during the Southeast Asia conflict, and flew 73 combat support missions in EC-47’s over Laos and Cambodia. Following his retirement,

Mr. Clapper worked in industry for six years as an executive in three successive companies with the Intelligence Community as his business focus. He also served as a consultant and advisor to Congress and to the Departments of Defense and Energy, and as a member of a variety of government panels, boards, commissions, and advisory groups. He was a senior member of the Downing Assessment Task Force which investigated the Khobar Towers bombing in 1996, was vice chairman of a commission chaired by former Governor Jim Gilmore of Virginia on the subject of homeland security, and served on the NSA Advisory Board.

Mr. Clapper returned to the government two days after 9/11 as the first civilian director of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA). He served in this capacity for almost five years, transforming it into the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) as it is known today. Prior to becoming the Director of National Intelligence, Mr. Clapper served for over three years in two Administrations as the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

Mr. Clapper earned a bachelor’s degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in political science from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, and an honorary doctorate in strategic intelligence from the then-Joint Military Intelligence College. In 2018 he authored the book “Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life Intelligence where chronicled his career in intelligence and the lessons he learned.

James Clapper’s’ Presentation will be off the Record and Not for Attribution

Clapper is a total disgrace and a traitor, who should be residing at Guantanamo Bay for the rest of his life, not speaking before this or any other group.

See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/18/the-mueller-report-a-monumental-travesty/ (“The Mueller Report: A Monumental Travesty”)


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