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  • Review: '3 Days to Kill' a spy thriller with faulty aim

     Review: '3 Days to Kill' a spy thriller with faulty aim
    Is McG going soft on us? Has the director behind so much of the 21st century's over-the-top action — from the light froth of his "Charlie's Angels" reboot to the post-apocalyptic dark of "Terminator Salvation" — tapped into a more...
  • Spy wars: Americans need to know more than Snowden has revealed

    Thanks to Edward Snowden, we know a lot about what the National Security Agency has secretly been up to. As a result, Congress, a U.S. district court judge and the White House are considering ways to rein in the agency and protect our privacy. But we have...
  • TV review: 'The Assets' sets story of Aldrich Ames at a low boil

    TV review: 'The Assets' sets story of Aldrich Ames at a low boil
    It has been a long time since the Cold War crumbled to dust, making a small mockery of decades of mutually assured paranoia. Those nuclear arsenals, those drop drills, those bad dreams — what were they all for? Kids these days have no idea. Frankly,...
  • The CIA and 'America's Great Game' in the Middle East

    In the 19th century, the British had a phrase to describe their effort to keep Russia from extending its imperial influence through Central Asia and into the crown jewel of the British empire, India. It was called the Great Game, with both sides spying,...
  • Hollywood figures spied for CIA, book asserts

    Hollywood figures spied for CIA, book asserts
    WASHINGTON -- It’s well known that Hollywood loves a good spy story. But what is also true, according to a new memoir by a former senior CIA official, is that movie makers regularly do some real-life spying. “The CIA has long had a special...
  • U.S. Spy Court Must Be Accountable

    On Friday, after a series of high-level White House meetings last week, President Barack Obama will submit a road map for intelligence reform. It will be a public turning point for the intelligence community and other government entities whose work is...
  • Could data collection have stopped 9/11? White House thinks so

    Could data collection have stopped 9/11? White House thinks so
    WASHINGTON — Many of President Obama's closest advisors have embraced a controversial assessment of one of the National Security Agency's major data collection programs — the belief that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks could have been...
  • Chris Pine's Jack Ryan is a different kind of patriot-hero

    Chris Pine's Jack Ryan is a different kind of patriot-hero
    Chris Pine was well aware of his action-hero options. Accepting the lead role in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" — the $60-million thriller that hits theaters Friday — the actor became the fourth man to portray novelist Tom Clancy's iconic CIA...
  • Intelligence leakers pose 'critical threat' to U.S., say spy chiefs

    Intelligence leakers pose 'critical threat' to U.S., say spy chiefs
    WASHINGTON -- Insiders such as Edward Snowden who leak secrets about sensitive U.S. intelligence programs pose a "critical threat" to the United States, America's spy chiefs warned Congress in their annual report on global national security risks. For...
  • Report puts Snowden-like leaks as the No. 2 threat to U.S. security

    Report puts Snowden-like leaks as the No. 2 threat to U.S. security
    WASHINGTON — Insiders like Edward Snowden who leak secrets about sensitive U.S. intelligence programs pose a potentially greater danger to national security than terrorists, America's spy chiefs warned Wednesday in their annual report to Congress on...
  • Edward Snowden's weasel ways

    Granting Edward Snowden clemency, as many have urged, would send a terrible message to other potential whistle-blowers. Yes, he may have sparked an important national privacy debate, but he did so through reprehensible actions that harmed national...