Tag: Political philosophy

Chinese ambassador ‘spy case’ would not be first, warns state-run newspaper

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Top Chinese diplomats, military officers and scholars have been drawn into spying in recent years, a state newspaper warned on Thursday, in an editorial on the rumours surrounding the country’s ambassador to Iceland. The Global Times said several of the

Intelligence is the key: only fools will rush into Iraq

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Our politics works in odd ways when there is a choice to be made about sending armed forces off to fight.  We all say we hate war, but most of us are happy enough to see our politicians commit forces

China urged the US to stop “close-in surveillance”

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Chinese and US military officials are holding talks on a code of conduct at the Pentagon, reports say. The meeting comes days after Washington protested to the Chinese military, saying a Chinese fighter jet intercepted a US military patrol plane

US to ask China to restart cyber working group

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WASHINGTON — The United States wants to restart a cybersecurity working group that China shut down after the U.S. indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking into American companies’ computers to steal trade secrets. Assistant Secretary of State

China to ditch US consulting firms over suspected espionage

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State-owned Chinese companies will cease to work with US consulting companies like McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group over fears they are spying on behalf of the US government. US consulting companies McKinsey, BCG, Bain & Company, and Strategy&, formerly Booz

NSA bulk spying may see termination of EU-US agreements – MEP resolution

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The EU threatens the abolition of its trade agreement with the US, and other deals, if blanket surveillance by the NSA on EU citizens doesn’t stop. MEPs announced a resolution that wraps up a six-month inquiry into America’s violation of

German intelligence agents paid $240,000 to neo-Nazi informer linked to murder suspects

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BERLIN — Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has come under fire for paying almost a quarter of a million dollars to a neo-Nazi informer linked to a far-right terror group. Opposition lawmakers and anti-Nazi campaigners criticized the payments made over 18

Kim Jong Il’s Death Takes CIA By Surprise

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Kim Jong Il's death exposed — once again — the alarming deficiencies of the spider web of U.S. intelligence agencies. We should know from 9/11 that what we don't know can kill us. 'What use are they?" Richard Nixon once