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Espionage and Intelligence

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  • Obama's NSA compromise plan wins initial praise

    Obama's NSA compromise plan wins initial praise
    WASHINGTON — President Obama's new plan for the National Security Agency would significantly curb its authority, ending its vast collection of Americans' telephone records, but at the same time give the spy agency access to millions of cellphone...
  • James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief

    James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief
    James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...
  • On TV, the spies have it

    On TV, the spies have it
    Spies, sex, drugs and a beaming Ronald Reagan. Those are the elements for one of the most arresting scenes you'll see this year on television. It will air Wednesday night on "The Americans," one of the most talked-about series this spring on cable TV....
  • CIA suspends chief of Iran operations over workplace issues

    CIA suspends chief of Iran operations over workplace issues
    WASHINGTON — The CIA's chief of Iran operations was placed on paid administrative leave and sent home from agency headquarters after an internal investigation found he had created an abusive and hostile work environment that put a crucial division...
  • The Feinstein rule: Spying is fine until it happens to you

    The Feinstein rule: Spying is fine until it happens to you
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's accusation that the Central Intelligence Agency has illegally spied on Congress has caused everyone from South Carolina's hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to on-the-run whistleblower Edward Snowden to weigh in.  ...
  • Spy wars on Capitol Hill: Feinstein vs. the CIA

    Some calming words from Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. may lower the political temperature of a confrontation between Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the CIA. But Feinstein's allegation that the agency improperly searched Senate Intelligence Committee...
  • Obama defends NSA spying in meeting with Chinese president

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands — President Obama on Monday defended U.S. surveillance programs as serving national security rather than commercial interests, in a wide-ranging meeting with his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of a nuclear summit. In...
  • Chris Pavone's 'The Accident' fuses literary world, spy craft

    Chris Pavone's 'The Accident' fuses literary world, spy craft
    No advice is more confusing to writers than "write what you know." Taken to its solipsistic extremes, it would mean novelists could not write characters outside of their own gender, race, geography or professional background. While the works of Susan...
  • I got 30 months in prison. Why does Leon Panetta get a pass?

    The confirmation in December that former CIA Director Leon Panetta let classified information slip to "Zero Dark Thirty" screenwriter Mark Boal during a speech at the agency headquarters should result in a criminal espionage charge if there is any truth...
  • Feinstein publicly accuses CIA of spying on Senate computers

    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, escalated a behind-the-scenes dispute with the CIA by publicly accusing the spy agency of secretly searching a Senate computer system, an act she said undermines...
  • CIA spying on Capitol Hill? Lawmakers' reactions track party lines

    WASHINGTON -- Congressional reaction struck an unusually partisan tone Tuesday following Sen. Dianne Feinstein's contention that the CIA spied on Senate Intelligence Committee computers, a reminder that even typically common ground can become political...