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  • 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....
  • Iranian parliament pursuing lawsuit against CIA for 1953 coup

    Iranian parliament pursuing lawsuit against CIA for 1953 coup
    A week after declassified CIA documents came to light verifying that the U.S. spy agency was behind a 1953 coup in Iran, parliamentarians in the Islamic Republic voted Tuesday to fast-track a lawsuit against Washington for interfering in Iranian...
  • Secrecy Conceals U.S. Spy Agencies' Flaws

    One interesting conclusion that emerges from The Washington Post's revelation Thursday of the secret "black budget" for intelligence activities is that the United States doesn't have many secrets anymore — not in the age of WikiLeaks and omnipresent...
  • Factbox: Benghazi attacks and U.S. politics

    Factbox: Benghazi attacks and U.S. politics
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans and Democrats are waging a political battle over attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi in September that killed Washington's ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. Republicans say the attacks...
  • Russia says American was recruiting for CIA

    MOSCOW -- Russia detained an American citizen accused of attempting to recruit a local intelligence officer into the CIA, the Federal Security Service said. Ryan Christopher Fogle, the third secretary of the American Embassy in Moscow, was held...
  • Tom Clancy dies: Ben Affleck says writer made realism 'top priority'

    Tom Clancy dies: Ben Affleck says writer made realism 'top priority'
    As the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind "Argo," Ben Affleck certainly knows the difference between a good spy story and a bad one. Part of his education came from novelist Tom Clancy, who died Tuesday in a Baltimore hospital. The bestselling author of...
  • Tom Clancy dies at 66; insurance agent found his calling in spy thrillers

    Tom Clancy dies at 66; insurance agent found his calling in spy thrillers
    In 1980, Tom Clancy was making a decent living as an insurance agent. But underwriting fire, casualty and car policies wasn't the stuff of his dreams. In his spare time he began to plot a novel — about an ex-Marine who worked for the CIA and a...
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Parks and Rec,' Muhammad Ali, 'Revolution,' more

    McNamara's Picks: 'Parks and Rec,' Muhammad Ali, 'Revolution,' more
    "Parks and Recreation." Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) is married! Again! What can it mean? Well, for last week's season premiere it meant a double episode including a trip to London that was among the best the show has aired. Andy (Chris Pratt) met his...
  • 'Homeland' recap: CIA silences Carrie; Fara links bombing to Iran

    'Homeland' recap: CIA silences Carrie; Fara links bombing to Iran
    Off her meds and off to reveal the truth about the deadly bombing at CIA headquarters, bipolar case officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) finds herself isolated and institutionalized in Episode 302 ("Uh... Oh... Ah...") of Showtime's "Homeland."...