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Espionage and Intelligence

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  • 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'

    A scripted eight-part miniseries from a subdivision of ABC News, "The Assets" is an unexpectedly good placeholder for regular time-period-occupant "Scandal," if perhaps a little too slow-going to connect with that show's "OMG TV" crowd. Detailing the...
  • 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

    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

    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...
  • Film Review: 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'

    Stepping back into the spotlight just a few months after Tom Clancy's death, the author's famed CIA-analyst hero gets a spiffy new avatar but a fairly routine assignment in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit." Crisp, efficient and appreciably modest in scale...
  • 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...
  • U.S. intelligence gathering not likely to change much

    WASHINGTON — "I already won," Edward Snowden declared recently about the reaction to his disclosures of National Security Agency secrets. But as President Obama prepares to unveil new recommendations and rules for government surveillance in a...
  • Obama pledges greater safeguards for intelligence

    WASHINGTON — President Obama proposed new safeguards for the government's vast surveillance of communications in the U.S. and abroad, adding more judicial review and disclosure requirements, but largely leaving in place programs that he said were...