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  • European allies shocked -- shocked! -- to find spying going on

    European allies shocked -- shocked! -- to find spying going on
    President Obama has been busy this week taking calls from European leaders who seem really upset that the United States has been spying on them, perhaps to the point of tapping their cellphones. First Obama heard from French President Francois Hollande....
  • White House OKd spying on allies, U.S. intelligence officials say

    White House OKd spying on allies, U.S. intelligence officials say
    WASHINGTON -- The White House and State Department signed off on surveillance targeting phone conversations of friendly foreign leaders, current and former U.S. intelligence officials said Monday, pushing back against assertions that President Obama and...
  • Paul Greenberg: Hooray for snooping

    . . . It happened years ago in Calgary, Alberta, where the National Conference of Editorial Writers was holding its convention that year. Was it in the '70s or '80s, and does it matter? Much has changed since then, and not for the better. The...
  • The NSA's image problem

    The NSA's image problem
    In the wake of Edward Snowden's ongoing revelations about U.S. surveillance programs, the National Security Agency is facing the worst crisis in its 60-year history. Today, too many Americans mistakenly believe the NSA is listening to their phone calls...
  • Death of British spy found in locked gym bag ruled 'accident'

    Death of British spy found in locked gym bag ruled 'accident'
    Scotland Yard on Wednesday reversed a coroner's finding of foul play in the 2010 death of British spy Gareth Williams, concluding that an accident was likely responsible for the death of the code-breaker whose naked, decomposing body was found stuffed...
  • NSA megalomania accomplishes little beyond alienating allies

    PARIS -- It is the nature of bureaucracies to expand and accumulate prerogatives. The National Security Agency, a dusty post-Second World War institution of routine habits and outdated technology, focused on the remnants of the Soviet Union and its East...
  • 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?

    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.”...