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Espionage and Intelligence

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  • Arthur J. Walker dies at 79; sold classified documents to Soviets

    Arthur J. Walker, a conspirator in one of the biggest U.S. spy cases since World War II, was a surprisingly trusting soul. When FBI agents wanted to talk to him in 1985 after arresting his brother John on suspicion of espionage, Walker voluntarily...
  • Berlin vs. Washington: When friends spy on friends

    Commenting on the execution of a French nobleman by Napoleon, the French diplomat Talleyrand supposedly observed: "It was worse than a crime — it was a blunder." That consummate expression of realpolitik certainly applies to the alleged U.S....
  • Germany orders out American as spy charges strain relations

    Germany demanded the departure from the country of the top spy at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin on Thursday, dramatizing its deepening unhappiness with reports of U.S. intelligence operations targeting its officials. Following accusations of two cases of...
  • NSA tracked email accounts of leading Muslim Americans, report says

    NSA tracked email accounts of leading Muslim Americans, report says
    The National Security Agency and the FBI allegedly tracked email accounts of five Muslim American leaders between 2006 and 2008, according to an NSA spreadsheet of email addresses disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The spreadsheet, which...
  • Robert Ames and the CIA's history of back-channel talks with 'the bad guys'

     Robert Ames and the CIA's history of back-channel talks with 'the bad guys'
    When reports surfaced in Washington this month that the Obama administration has been holding secret back-channel talks with Hamas over the last six months, the denials came swiftly. "These assertions are completely untrue," proclaimed State Department...
  • Who and where were Bowe Bergdahl's captors? And why?

    Who and where were Bowe Bergdahl's captors? And why?
    The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years. For much...
  • '24: Live Another Day' recap, Of drone strikes and hospitals

    '24: Live Another Day' recap, Of drone strikes and hospitals
    The following takes place between 5-6 p.m. There's plenty to catch up on after last week’s thriller took every storyline of the season and twisted it in circles. Let’s start on the streets of London, where Simone Al-Harazi lay...
  • '24: Live Another Day' recap, POTUS has no choice...

    '24: Live Another Day' recap, POTUS has no choice...
    It’s tea time and we’ve finally reached the all-important part of the story arch where people actually start trusting Jack Bauer. Margot Al-Harazi is a step ahead of the United States government and has six U.S. drones under her command. Hell...
  • Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he was a trained spy

    WASHINGTON — Edward Snowden, who has admitted disclosing secret U.S. surveillance operations at home and abroad, says he was “trained as a spy” and given false names and undercover assignments abroad that made him more than a low-level...
  • Edward Snowden 'confused,' John Kerry says

    Edward Snowden 'confused,' John Kerry says
        In an NBC interview, NSA leaker Edward Snowden has said he trained as a spy and never intended to wind up in Russia. The full interview, with Brian Williams questioning Snowden last week in Moscow, will air at 10 p.m. Wednesday (tonight) on...
  • A Good Spy Who Went Beyond The Rules

    What makes a good spy? It's not the flashy qualities you see in the movies, or the "Murder Inc." tactics the CIA has sometimes been ordered to use against terrorists during the past decade. It's something more delicate and human, as explained in a...