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Espionage and Intelligence

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  • 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...
  • U.S. seeks new bases for drones targeting Al Qaeda in Pakistan

    U.S. seeks new bases for drones targeting Al Qaeda in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is making contingency plans to use air bases in Central Asia to conduct drone missile attacks in northwest Pakistan in case the White House is forced to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan at the end of...
  • Review: '3 Days to Kill' a spy thriller with faulty aim

     Review: '3 Days to Kill' a spy thriller with faulty aim
    Is McG going soft on us? Has the director behind so much of the 21st century's over-the-top action — from the light froth of his "Charlie's Angels" reboot to the post-apocalyptic dark of "Terminator Salvation" — tapped into a more...
  • Saudi spy chief removal may not change U.S. ties -- or end his career

    Saudi spy chief removal may not change U.S. ties -- or end his career
    Prince Bandar bin Sultan's replacement last week as Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief has fueled speculation about a shift in the monarchy’s shaky relations with the United States and its position toward the Syrian conflict — not to mention...
  • Intelligence leakers pose 'critical threat' to U.S., say spy chiefs

    Intelligence leakers pose 'critical threat' to U.S., say spy chiefs
    WASHINGTON -- Insiders such as Edward Snowden who leak secrets about sensitive U.S. intelligence programs pose a "critical threat" to the United States, America's spy chiefs warned Congress in their annual report on global national security risks. For...
  • Report puts Snowden-like leaks as the No. 2 threat to U.S. security

    Report puts Snowden-like leaks as the No. 2 threat to U.S. security
    WASHINGTON — Insiders like Edward Snowden who leak secrets about sensitive U.S. intelligence programs pose a potentially greater danger to national security than terrorists, America's spy chiefs warned Wednesday in their annual report to Congress on...
  • Edward Snowden's weasel ways

    Granting Edward Snowden clemency, as many have urged, would send a terrible message to other potential whistle-blowers. Yes, he may have sparked an important national privacy debate, but he did so through reprehensible actions that harmed national...
  • 'Homeland' recap: Season 3 ends in tragedy, redemption

    'Homeland' recap: Season 3 ends in tragedy, redemption
    With the execution of Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) in Iran, Showtime’s “Homeland” concludes a three-year story arc and propels CIA case officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) in a new direction for upcoming Season 4. To summarize:...