Tag: American intelligence

With bad intelligence on Islamic State, West is flying in the dark

Only the day before the UK parliament’s controversial decision to re-engage British military forces in Iraq, the Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, claimed to have intelligence that Islamic State (IS) is preparing to attack subway systems in Paris and the

Of Course States Spy on States

An illustration picture shows the logo of the U.S. National Security Agency on the display of an iPhone in Berlin

The most recent skirmish between U.S. and People’s Republic of China (PRC) military forces occurred on August 19, when a Chinese J-11 fighter jet conducted reckless and confrontational maneuvers in close proximity to a U.S. Navy P-8 anti-submarine warfare aircraft

Anatomy of an air strike: Three intelligence streams working in concert

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In a fast-moving war with an elusive foe like the Islamic State militants, information is as important as guns, jet fighters and bombs. Sometime early this summer, U.S. Special Operations Forces launched a raid into Syria in an effort to

Snowden’s Russian Asylum Expired At Midnight On Thursday

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is awaiting an extension on his asylum status in Russia, which expired at midnight on Thursday, but will stay on in the country while the authorities review his appeal. His whereabouts in the country are not

Germany to ‘spy on US and UK intelligence gathering’ for the first time in 45 years

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Germany has ordered surveillance of British and American intelligence gathering on its soil to begin for the first time since 1945, according to reports. Under the decision, US and British intelligence operations in Germany will be subject to the same

Irked by N.S.A., Germany Cancels Deal With Verizon

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LONDON — Germany said on Thursday that it would cancel a contract with Verizon Communications, part of the fallout from continuing revelations by Edward J. Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, who says that American intelligence agencies had routine

NSA Turned Germany Into Its Largest Listening Post in Europe

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The National Security Agency has turned Germany into its most important base of operations in Europe, according to a story published by Der Spiegel this week. The German magazine reports that documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden “paint a picture of

Daniel Ellsberg on US surveillance

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Huntingdon, United States – In 1971, US military analyst Daniel Ellsberg leaked thousands of pages of a top-secret study on the Vietnam War to the American press. The Pentagon Papers, as the leak would come to be called, revealed previously

Swiss govt tightens computer security amid NSA spying concerns

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Citing worries about foreign surveillance efforts, the government of Switzerland has ordered tighter control methods on its own computer and phone technology systems in order to prevent Swiss communications from being monitored. The Swiss Federal Council, a seven-member committee that

Israeli ministers demand US stop spying

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Senior Israeli officials on Sunday demanded an end to U.S. spying on Israel, following revelations that the National Security Agency intercepted emails from the offices of the country's top former leaders. It was the first time that Israeli officials have

Spying on British citizens by US intelligence was allowed by Blair’s government – and still goes on

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Tony Blair’s government gave America permission to store and analyse the email, mobile phone and internet records of potentially millions of innocent Britons. At the same time US security officials drew up plans to spy on British citizens unilaterally, without

N.S.A. Head Says European Data Was Collected by Allies

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WASHINGTON — The head of the National Security Agency on Tuesday vigorously challenged recent reports that the United States had been gathering the phone records of millions of Europeans, saying that the records had in fact been turned over by

Obama Tells Merkel That US Is Not Tapping Her Phone

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BERLIN — The German government said Wednesday that it had received information that the cellphone of Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany was under surveillance by United States intelligence services and that she had called President Obama to make clear that

Moscow airport: Snowden to meet with human rights groups

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Moscow (CNN) — American intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is due to hold a meeting with human rights groups Friday, the press service for Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport said. The former National Security Agency contractor is believed to have been holed

NSA maps leaked by Snowden reveal the locations of dozens of US and allied signals intelligence collection sites

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United States intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has provided his first disclosure of Australian involvement in US global surveillance, identifying four facilities in the country that contribute to a key American intelligence collection program. Classified US National Security Agency maps leaked

Report: Panel warns U.S. intelligence too focused on military support

A secret report from the President's Intelligence Advisory Board warns that American intelligence agencies have prioritized supporting military operations over traditional intelligence gathering, leaving the country vulnerable to new threats. The panel, which includes Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and CIA

REVIEW: Spies and Saboteurs. Anglo-American Collaboration and Rivalry in Human Intelligence Collection and Special Operations, 1940-45

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by Jay Jakub. London: Macmillan Press, Ltd., 1999. 280 pages. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sixty years of the US/UK "special relationship" has tended to mask the tensions that percolated through the early years of Anglo-American intelligence cooperation in World War II. Two recent

REVIEW: Intelligence and the War Against Japan. Britain, America and the Politics of Secret Service

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by Richard J. Aldrich. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 500 pages. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Intelligence and the War Against Japan offers the first comprehensive history of the development of the British secret service and its relations with its American intelligence counterparts

Canada ‘spy’ sold US, Australia, UK secrets

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SYDNEY (AFP) – A Canadian naval officer arrested this year for allegedly leaking secrets may also have compromised top level Australian, British and American intelligence, a report said Wednesday. Jeffrey Delisle, a naval intelligence officer, was charged in Canada in

C.I.A. Chief Signals Possible Visit to Myanmar

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BANGKOK — The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David H. Petraeus, may visit Myanmar later this year, officials said on Tuesday, in what would be the latest signal of warming relations with the United States as Myanmar emerges from