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Espionage and Intelligence

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  • At spy exhibit, tradecraft trumps digital data dumps

    As WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden, the leaker of National Security Agency documents, continue to dominate the headlines, one can wonder how the business of exposing government secrets has become, well, rather mundane, a matter of vast digital data dumps....
  • 'Homeland' recap: A shooting to protect a covert op

    'Homeland' recap: A shooting to protect a covert op
    “A Red Wheelbarrow,” the latest installment of Showtime’s “Homeland,” refers to a cryptic text message sent by case officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) as she closes in on the CIA headquarters bomber. Was Carrie...
  • 'Homeland' recap: 'A Red Wheelbarrow'

    I have several friends who have given up on "Homeland." It’s true that Season 2 was clunky, overwrought, and loose with many details. We made fun of its many moments of melodramatic dialogue, terrible acting and difficult-to-believe plot twists....
  • Will the NSA be reformed?

     Will the NSA be reformed?
    Remember Edward Snowden? For a while, the National Security Agency's renegade contractor seemed like the most influential man in American intelligence, even though he's been hiding out in Moscow. Snowden's disclosures touched off a wave of enthusiasm in...
  • 'Homeland' recap: Iran op offers chance for redemption

    By agreeing to undertake a highly dangerous mission in Iran, disgraced congressman and former Marine Nick Brody (Damian Lewis) gets an opportunity for redemption on “One Last Time,” Episode 309 of Showtime’s “Homeland.”...
  • Veteran's detention in North Korea highlights wartime guerrilla unit

    Veteran's detention in North Korea highlights wartime guerrilla unit
    BEIJING -- Merrill Newman is the newest POW from the Korean War -- no matter that the war ended 60 years ago. The 85-year-old veteran and retired tech executive from Palo Alto was arrested Oct. 26 at the end of a 10-day visit to North Korea. After a...
  • 'Homeland' recap: Sneak Brody into Iran? Not so easy!

    'Homeland' recap: Sneak Brody into Iran? Not so easy!
    Sneaking Nick Brody (Damian Lewis) into Iran was supposed to be a quiet, bloodless mission. But the CIA operation quickly deteriorates into a loud, bloody fiasco on “Good Night,” Episode 310 of Showtime’s “Homeland.” The...
  • From the Snowden files: 007 now wields a mouse, not a Walther PPK

    From the Snowden files: 007 now wields a mouse, not a Walther PPK
    If you’ve made a Christmas gift list that includes online gaming this year, you may want to be checking that twice. Intelligence agencies in both Britain and the U.S. have been paying attention to how you play games online — not for the...
  • American missing in Iran since 2007 was on CIA mission

    American missing in Iran since 2007 was on CIA mission
    WASHINGTON — An American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission that, when it came to light in the government, produced one of the most serious scandals in the recent...
  • 'Homeland' returns steeped in D.C. dystopia

    'Homeland' returns steeped in D.C. dystopia
    It is hard to imagine any city in the nation being more reviled by Americans these days than Washington. The standoff last week among the White House, Senate and House of Representatives as the clock wound down on the country’s ability to pay its...
  • Review: 'Homeland' returns strong, powered by Claire Danes

    Review: 'Homeland' returns strong, powered by Claire Danes
    The walking wound that is Claire Danes' bipolar superspy Carrie Mathison returns to duty in your living room Sunday, on Showtime, as the third season of "Homeland" begins. There is no sign, for the moment (and the next moment, at least), of her fugitive...