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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

Mossad chief hopeful appointed to head new, unified intelligence ministry

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The cabinet on Sunday approved the appointment of Ram Ben Barak as director general of the new, combined Strategic and Intelligence Affairs Ministry. Ben Barak, the former deputy head and chief of operations for the Mossad espionage agency, was chosen

Former NSA Chief Says JPMorgan Hack May Be a Warning

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Hackers who stole gigabytes of data from JPMorgan Chase & Co. may have been trying to send a message that U.S. financial institutions can be disrupted, the former director of the National Security Agency said. The FBI is investigating the

Report: Israeli Intelligence Focused on Eliminating the Brains Behind Gaza Rocket Attacks

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Israel’s intelligence services are going after Hamas and Islamic Jihad (IJ) rocket experts the same way they were rumored to have gone after Iran’s nuclear scientists in recent years, Israel’s Channel 2 News reported Tuesday, quoting foreign sources. According to

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Intelligence security initiatives have chilling effect on federal whistleblowers, critics say

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In early April, Sen. Charles E. Grassley summoned FBI officials to his Capitol Hill office. He said he wanted them to explain how a program designed to uncover internal security threats would at the same time protect whistleblowers who wanted

Is President Poroshenko Taking Orders from the CIA?

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While the death toll among civilians is growing in Ukraine the United States continues its policy aimed at escalation of the conflict. It offers all kinds of support to Kiev including military aid. Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow said the

NSA Chief Michael Rogers Defends Agency’s Facial Recognition Program

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Chief of the National Security Agency Admiral Michael Rogers on Tuesday defended the agency’s use of a facial-recognition program and said that it follows legal procedures while using the method on U.S. citizens, even as he played down the possibility

White House blows cover of CIA chief in Afghanistan

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The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops. The

Dozens of FBI, CIA agents in Kiev ‘assisting Ukraine security’

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Numerous US agents are helping the coup-appointed government in Ukraine to “fight organized crime” in the south east of the country, the German newspaper Bild revealed. According to the daily, the CIA and FBI are advising the government in Kiev

Top 7 JFK files the CIA still keeps secret

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It is not a theory that the CIA is still keeping secrets about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. It is a documented fact. Here is what is known about seven key JFK files —

Former NSA whistleblowers plead for chance to brief Obama on agency abuses

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A group of former National Security Agency insiders who went on to become whistleblowers have written a letter to President Barack Obama, requesting a meeting with him to offer “a fuller picture” of the spy agency’s systemic problems. The group

Former NSA chief: ‘Morally arrogant’ Snowden will probably become an alcoholic

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Gen. Michael Hayden, a former NSA and CIA chief, shared a lot of opinions during a discussion at a Washington church Sunday, beyond his thoughts on terrorists' love for Gmail and the U.S. government's approach to the Internet. Discussing the

Hackers dump details on new Secret Service director

Just one week after President Obama appointed Julia Pierson as the first female Secret Service director in the agency’s 148-year history, a group of hackers claims to have leaked her personal information. Pierson was among the names listed by hackers

Sparing the Mossad at the expense of Military Intelligence

New documents shed light on the decision-making during the vital chapter on the first Lebanon war − in particular the slaughter at the Palestinian Sabra and Chatila refugee camps in September 1982. In the story of the relations between Military

Italian ex-spy chief gets 10 years in CIA case

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MILAN | Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:30am EST (Reuters) – Italy's former military intelligence chief was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Tuesday for his role in the kidnapping of an Egyptian Muslim cleric in an operation organized by

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

Italy court upholds “rendition” convictions on ex-CIA agents

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ROME (Reuters) – Italy's highest court on Wednesday upheld guilty verdicts on 23 Americans for the kidnapping of an Egyptian Muslim cleric, in the first criminal convictions for CIA "rendition" flights during the U.S. 'war on terror'. The Americans –

REVIEW: The Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency

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By W. Thomas Smith, Jr. New York, NY: Checkmark Books, Facts-on-File, 2003. 282 pages. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ An encyclopedia is defined as a comprehensive reference work containing full, complete, in-depth, thorough, wide-ranging, all-encompassing, accurate, exhaustive, articles on numerous aspects of a particular

Ex-Israeli spymaster: Iran response to Israeli attack would be devastating

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Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan said that an Israeli strike on Iran would lead to a missile attack on Israel that would have a "devastating impact" on the country, in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS's 60 minutes. According