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Former NSA director: Charlie Hebdo attack was ‘kind of inevitable’

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The former NSA director general Michael Hayden said the Charlie Hebdo attack was “kind of inevitable” on Tuesday, and compared Islamist extremism to Ebola. “The fact of the matter is there’s a plague and people are going to get Ebola,”

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

Spy Chief Says Australia May Raise Terror Threat

Australia may elevate its terrorism threat to the second highest level within days because of the growing danger posed by Islamic State group supporters, the national domestic spy chief said. Australian Security Intelligence Organization Director-General David Irvine said Australia’s terrorist

Australia’s overseas spy chief reappointed for another five years

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The boss of Australia’s shadowy overseas spy agency has been given another five years in the job. The federal government has reappointed Nick Warner as the head of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, or Asis. The foreign minister, Julie Bishop,

Snowden being manipulated by Russian intelligence: ex-NSA chief

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(Reuters) – Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed the U.S. government’s data collection programs, is now likely under the control of Russian intelligence agencies, according to former NSA Director, General Keith Alexander. Alexander, who retired on March

GCHQ names Foreign Office official Robert Hannigan as new chief

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Senior Foreign Office official Robert Hannigan has been named as the next head of the UK's eavesdropping agency GCHQ. He will succeed Sir Iain Lobban at GCHQ, which has come under intense scrutiny following the revelations about its activities by

Estonia: Russian spy did not know EU or Nato secrets

BRUSSELS – An alleged Russian spy exposed in Estonia did not compromise EU or Nato secrets, Estonia's intelligence chief has told EUobserver. The Baltic country last week detained Vladimir Veitman, a 63-year-old Estonian intelligence officer, on suspicion of spying for

Australia has a new spymaster

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  Richard Maude is appointed new head of spy agency the Office of National Assessments. Career diplomat and public servant Richard Maude has been appointed director-general of the Office of National Assessments (ONA), the nation's peak foreign intelligence agency, Julia

Former Israeli Intelligence Operatives Now Working For Hedge Funds

Nathan Vardi, Forbes Staff       A company staffed with former operatives of Israel’s top intelligence agencies and founded with the help of the former head of the Mossad is being used by hedge funds looking for an edge

Andrew Parker named as new head of MI5

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The new director general of the domestic security service, known as MI5, is to be the current deputy, Andrew Parker. Mr Parker will take over from the outgoing head, Sir Jonathan Evans, next month. Mr Parker led the security services'

MI5 chief to step down, Theresa May says

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Mrs May, the Home Secretary, told the Commons that Sir Jonathan is “moving on” from his post as Director General of the intelligence agency next month. Speaking to MPs in Parliament, Mrs May paid tribute to Sir Jonathan's 33 years

Pakistan’s new spy chief starts this month

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 12 (UPI) — Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam, the new head of Pakistan's spy agency — known as Inter-services Intelligence — takes up his post next Sunday. Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani announced the appointment of