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  • 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...
  • Albert Wheelon dies at 84; key figure in satellite development

    Albert "Bud" Wheelon, one of the nation's central figures in the development of the first spy satellite and later the commercial communications satellite industry, has died. He was 84. Wheelon, who became one of California's most important technological...
  • 'Homeland' recap: Brody in Caracas; Carrie in a psych ward

    'Homeland' recap: Brody in Caracas; Carrie in a psych ward
    Although they’re more than 2,000 miles apart on different continents, suspected terrorist Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) and scapegoated CIA case officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) endure similar ordeals in "Tower of David,” Episode 303...
  • Congress skeptical of new Pentagon spy agency

    WASHINGTON — Congress is giving only halfhearted support to a Pentagon effort to broaden military espionage operations beyond war zones. The Pentagon created the Defense Clandestine Service in April 2012 to recruit sources and steal secrets around...
  • The spy who loves helping parents buy gifts for their children

    Jonna Mendez was a globe-trotting spy for nearly three decades, briefing the president, slipping across borders armed with false identities, using cameras so tiny they fit into a lipstick tube or a blazer button. As the CIA's chief of disguise, she...
  • 'Homeland' recap: Carrie working undercover; Dana dating a killer?

    'Homeland' recap: Carrie working undercover; Dana dating a killer?
    In a major plot twist, the “Game On” episode of Showtime’s “Homeland” reveals that case officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is working undercover to expose the key terrorist behind the CIA headquarters bombing. For the...
  • 'Homeland' recap, 'The Yoga Play'

    Spies, drones, runaways, yoga and kidnapping: episode five had it all. The episode was framed by Saul’s duck-hunting trip with the old boys network of DC. Invited by the White House chief of staff, Saul assumes that he was there to network with...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Homeland' recap: Iranian agents kidnap Carrie; Saul's career in doubt

    'Homeland' recap: Iranian agents kidnap Carrie; Saul's career in doubt
    By helping to rescue the daughter of fugitive Nick Brody (Damian Lewis), Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) jeopardizes a high-stakes undercover operation in “The Yoga Play,” Episode 305 of Showtime’s “Homeland.” In the episode,...