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  • Senate report on CIA abuses delayed by fight over classified data

    Senate report on CIA abuses delayed by fight over classified data
    A long-awaited Senate report on the CIA's harsh interrogation of prisoners during the Bush administration will wait a while longer. The Senate and the White House can't agree on what to release to the public. Last week, after months of review, the White...
  • Greece intelligence on alert for traveling Islamist militants

    Greece’s National Intelligence Service said Tuesday that it was at “a heightened state of vigilance” for suspected militants, keeping close tabs on radical Muslims, and had detected at least six foreign fighters with the terrorist...
  • The intelligence community keeps lying

     The intelligence community keeps lying
    A diplomat was once defined as someone whose job is to lie for his country. That's apparently what makes diplomats different from intelligence officers, whose function is to lie to their country. How else can you explain why CIA Director John Brennan...
  • Snowden should cut deal and return to U.S., German minister says

    Snowden should cut deal and return to U.S., German minister says
    NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden is too young to spend his life dodging extradition in remote foreign locales, Germany's justice minister said Tuesday in advising the fugitive to return to the United States and face the charges against him. Snowden's...
  • House overwhelmingly approves bill to curb NSA domestic spying

    Dismayed by the extent of the government's post-Sept. 11 surveillance activities, which many of them had previously voted to authorize, House lawmakers Thursday approved new restrictions on the National Security Agency that amount to the most sweeping...
  • 'The Americans:' Matthew Rhys kicks butt as a secret agent man

    'The Americans:' Matthew Rhys kicks butt as a secret agent man
    Matthew Rhys was slightly hesitant to play a Soviet spy working undercover in the U.S. on FX's "The Americans." "I'm not the big, macho, butt-kicking person," the Welsh actor said, "but I think as a cover we work well in that we blend into Americana...
  • Feinstein accuses CIA of spying on Senate panel as dispute escalates

    Feinstein accuses CIA of spying on Senate panel as dispute escalates
    WASHINGTON — A long-simmering dispute between the CIA and its Senate overseers erupted into public view Tuesday when the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the agency of possible crimes and of attempting to intimidate committee...
  • 'Babayaga' works magic to make 'the impossible possible'

    Before "Babayaga," I thought Disney had captured all the world's folk tales and remade them as child-friendly blockbusters. But author Toby Barlow got to Baba Yaga — fearsome witches plucked from old Russian legend — first, and he brings...
  • Area 51 mapped: CIA shows where it is, details Cold War missions

    Area 51 mapped: CIA shows where it is, details Cold War missions
    LAS VEGAS – For decades, Area 51 was the U.S. government’s Cold War-era secret that hid in plain sight, the 5-ton elephant in the Nevada desert that Washington continually denied (“No, it’s not there.”), prompting reams of...
  • U.S. spy agency edges into the light after Snowden revelations

    U.S. spy agency edges into the light after Snowden revelations
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There was a time when the U.S. National Security Agency was so secretive that government officials dared not speak its name in public. NSA, the joke went, stood for "No Such Agency." That same agency this month held an on-the-...
  • Israel may have intercepted Syrian discussions about chemical attack

    Israel may have intercepted Syrian discussions about chemical attack
    WASHINGTON -- An elite Israeli intelligence unit intercepted conversations among high ranking Syrian government officials discussing last week’s apparent chemical attack outside Damascus as it unfolded, a German news magazine has reported....