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When Will the NSA Stop Spying on Innocent Americans?

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Unless Congress acts, Americans will soon benefit from one of the Patriot Act’s most important safeguards against abuse: Language in Section 215 of the law is scheduled to expire in June, depriving the FBI and NSA of a provision they’ve

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty in affair-related case

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to a single charge relating to mishandling classified information in a case arising from the ex-U.S. Army General’s extramarital affair with a female Army Reserve officer, the

Seymour Hersh attacks ‘useless’ NSA over surveillance

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The role of investigative journalists remains crucial in holding power to account, even when that power is ‘incompetent’, according to veteran reporter Seymour Hersh. “The whole purpose of what I think we should be doing is counter-narrative. They have their

Justice for Edward Snowden

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It is time for President Obama to offer clemency to Edward Snowden, the courageous U.S. citizen who revealed the Orwellian reach of the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance of Americans. His actions may have broken the law, but his act,

INSIDE THE COMPANY: CIA DIARY

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“The book will affect the CIA as a severe body blow does any living organism: some parts obviously will be affected more than others, but the health of the whole is bound to suffer. A considerable number of CIA personnel

Tiananmen at 25 Years

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Chinese Military Was Split over Bloody Suppression of 1989 Student Protests, DIA Reported. Massacre Witnesses Described “Continuous Stream of Victims” at City Hospitals, Bravery of Doctors and Pedicab Drivers (the “Real Heroes”) in Resisting Authorities, Transporting and Treating Dead and

Scientists, Not Politicians, Should Regulate NSA Surveillance

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The raging public debate over the surveillance state could actually benefit from the expertise of an unsuspecting source, a recent academic article suggests. Instead of relying on the myriad privacy and legal experts, congressmen, or former NSA directors chiming in on the NSA

THE FIRST HERO OF WORLD WAR II AND HOW THE FBI OUTWITTED AND DESTROYED A NAZI SPY RING

Double Agent by Peter Duffy

This is the story of a German-born American citizen named Wilhelm Gottlieb Sebold, who was recruited by Adolf Hitler’s regime to spy on the United States in the early days of World War II and who became, according to Peter

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We are currently working on a new supplement about intelligence and espionage.  We are searching for people who really know their way around intelligence subjects, who are passionate and have a talent for writing;  these could be freelancers or journalists, better if

Russia, MH17 and the West. A web of lies

Vladimir Putin, Enrico Letta

IN 1991, when Soviet Communism collapsed, it seemed as if the Russian people might at last have the chance to become citizens of a normal Western democracy. Vladimir Putin’s disastrous contribution to Russia’s history has been to set his country

Israel Eavesdropped on President Clinton’s Diplomatic Phone Calls

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Israeli intelligence eavesdropped on phone calls between President Bill Clinton and Syria’s late strongman Hafez al-Assad during sensitive Middle East peace negotiations 15 years ago, a forthcoming book says, citing verbatim transcripts of the calls. Israeli intelligence also listened in

Vietnam-China cyberwar breaking out?

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VietNamNet Bridge – After hackers claiming to be Vietnamese attacked multiple Chinese websites, 102 Vietnamese websites were attacked by Chinese hackers. It is widely feared this may trigger a cyberwar between Vietnam and China. Securitydaily on May 9 quoted techz.vn

What’s in CIA’s secret JFK files?

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Fifty years after shots rang out in Dealey Plaza, killing a larger-than-life figure and abruptly ushering in what one historian has called “the decade of shocks” – from Dallas to Watergate – the federal agency that stood at the center

Greenwald, Scahill vow to unmask NSA’s ‘US assassination program’

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American investigative journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald say they have teamed up to prepare a report on the National Security Agency's role in what one of them described as the "US assassination program." “The connections between war and surveillance

THE CIA HATCHED TWO PLOTS TO ASSASSINATE NIXON AND SABOTAGED THE WATERGATE BREAK-IN

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When the senator later looked into the relationship between the president and his CIA director, Richard Helms, he summed it up by remarking that ‘Nixon and Helms have so much on each other, neither of them can breathe.’ ‘Nixon also

Book by former CIA analyst sheds light on Cuba, Kennedy, Oswald

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(Reuters) – Lee Harvey Oswald had closer ties to Cuba's intelligence agency in the months before his fatal shooting of John F. Kennedy than previously known, according to a new book by a former CIA analyst. Furthermore, the CIA lied

Book Review: Darkmarket. How Hackers Became the New Mafia

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By Misha Glenny, Vintage, 2012 It seems like we hear about some incredibly brazen breach of computer security every week. Still, I tend to think of these events as anomalies, the work of rogue hackers and the like. I never

REVIEW: The Shadow Warriors Of Nakano. A History of the Imperial Japanese Army’s Elite Intelligence School

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By Stephen C. Mercado. Washington, DC: Brassey’s, 2002. 331 pages, endnotes, bibliography, photos, index Japanese military intelligence during the Second World War is an important topic infrequently investigated in-depth by western scholars. In particular, training for and the execution of

REVIEW: Spies for Nimitz. Joint Military Intelligence in the Pacific War.

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By Jeffrey M. Moore. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2004. 300 pages, endnotes, bibliography, photos, maps, index It seems like yesterday but it is now more than a decade since I pored over the weekly issues of the bulletin put