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America Spends $68 Billion a Year on 17 Major Intelligence Agencies. So Why Do We Keep Getting Caught Off-Guard?

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What are the odds? You put about $68 billion annually into a maze of 17 major intelligence outfits. You build them glorious headquarters. You create a global surveillance state for the ages. You listen in on your citizenry and gather

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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

Ex-KGB Major: The Russians Tricked Snowden Into Going To Moscow

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Ex-KGB Major Boris Karpichko told Nigel Nelson of The Mirror that spies from Russia’s SVR intelligence service, posing as ­diplomats in Hong Kong, convinced Snowden to fly to Moscow last June. “It was a trick and he fell for it,” Karpichko, who reached the

What the NSA can (and can’t) mine from intercepted photos

NSA surveillance program revelations continue to surface

The National Security Agency has collected a vast number of digital photos from Internet traffic and the internal networks of foreign governments in order to identify and track persons of interest, according to a report by The New York Times. The images,

REVIEW: The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters

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By Frances Stonor Saunders. New York: The New Press, 2000. 509 pages. Reviewed by Thomas M. Troy, Jr. If The Cultural Cold War had been published in the 1960s or 1970s, it most likely would have caused a sensation and