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Ex-general, CIA chief Petraeus gets probation, $100,000 fine in leak case

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) – Former U.S. military commander and CIA director David Petraeus was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a$100,000 fine but was spared prison time on Thursday after pleading guilty to mishandling classified information.

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

Public Increasingly Wary of the NSA, Poll Finds

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During his Senate confirmation hearing earlier this year, Adm. Michael Rogers, now commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, said that he saw it as his job as the head of the NSA to change public attitudes

Cyber Espionage and the Digital Redistribution of Wealth

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Since the computerization of modern business, intellectual property (IP) theft in the U.S. has escalated to unprecedented levels. According to the former commander of the U.S. Cyber Command General Keith Alexander, the approximate economic loss to the U.S. amounts to

In Ukraine The Covert War Has Begun

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Ukraine is on the brink of civil war, Vladimir Putin has said, and he should know because the country is already in the midst of a covert intelligence war. Over the weekend, CIA director John Brennan travelled to Kiev, nobody

NSA director Keith Alexander and deputy expected to depart in early 2014

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The director of the National Security Agency and his deputy are expected to depart in the coming months, US officials said on Wednesday, in a development that could give President Obama a chance to reshape the eavesdropping agency. Army general

Pakistani intelligence officials say US drone has killed 3 militants near Afghan border

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A U.S. drone strike targeting a vehicle in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border killed three suspected militants, two intelligence officials said Friday. A pair of missiles fired from an unmanned drone hit the vehicle in a

REVIEW: Intelligence in War. Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to al Qaeada

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Intelligence in War: Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda By John Keegan.New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. 387 pages. In his new book Intelligence in War, John Keegan asks the question of just how useful intelligence information is

REVIEW: The Imperial War Museum Book of War Behind Enemy Lines

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By Julian Thompson. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1998. 476 pages. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sixty years after World War II, writing about wartime secret intelligence and special operations units remains a lively enterprise. The UK's Imperial War Museum adds this volume to its

Afghanistan intelligence agency says sources confirm death of Haqqani militant

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KABUL, Afghanistan –  Afghanistan's intelligence agency said Sunday its operatives have confirmed that the son of the founder of the powerful Haqqani militant network was killed in an airstrike in Pakistan, even as the Taliban vowed that he was alive

NSA Chief: China Behind RSA Attacks

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China is stealing a "great deal" of military-related intellectual property from the United States and was responsible for last year's attacks against cybersecurity company RSA, U.S. Cyber Command commander and National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander told the Senate

US Commander Warns of Growing North Korean Threat

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The top commander of U.S. forces in South Korea says he is concerned about North Korea's growing capability to carry out attacks through nonconventional means, such as cyber warfare and chemical weapons. Speaking to the House Armed Services Committee on

Militia hands 2 British journalists to Libyan intelligence, accuses them of espionage

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TRIPOLI, Libya — A commander of a Libyan militia holding two British journalists said Thursday they have been handed over to state intelligence, accusing them of espionage. Tripoli militia commander Faraj al-Swehli said the two journalists were found with classified

Special ops teams first in, last out in Afghan war

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First in and last out — that's the current plan for elite U.S. forces in Afghanistan, according to Adm. Bill McRaven. The top U.S. special operations commander said his troops could be tapped to lead the mission in Afghanistan, while

Suspected US Drone Strike Kills 10 in NW Pakistan

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Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed 10 people in the country's northwest tribal region near the border with Afghanistan. Officials say two missiles hit a compound suspected of belonging to militants in the North Waziristan tribal