Tag: Spies

CIA director announces sweeping reorganization of spy agency

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the CIA, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable and close espionage gaps amid widespread concerns about the spy agency’s limited insights into a series of

Canada turfed out more spies to the U.S. than elsewhere

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OTTAWA—New figures show Canada has turfed out five spies in the past decade from a surprising source country — its best friend and ally, the United States. From 2004 to 2014 Ottawa sent back to the U.S. five of a

13 of History’s Most Ingenious Spy Cameras

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Most of us can’t help it: When we think about spies, we think about James Bond. And when we think about James Bond, we think about his gadgets. But real life spies use gadgets too—and there’s no more amazing category

FBI continues to investigate former CIA director General Petraeus

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Current and former US intelligence officials say the FBI still has an open investigation into whether David Petraeus improperly provided highly classified documents to a mistress. The case has been open since 2012, when he resigned as CIA director. While

Former spy Boris Karpichkov shares the dark arts of the KGB

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Boris Karpichkov is the spy who was left out in the cold, reports the Sunday People. And even in the warmth of a London hotel room a chill goes down my spine as this trained killer’s knuckles jab towards my

The John Walker Spy Ring and The U.S. Navy’s Biggest Betrayal

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Notorious spy John Walker died on Aug. 28, 2014. The following is a story outlining Walker’s spy ring from the June 2010 issue of U.S. Naval Institute’s Naval History Magazine with the original title: The Navy’s Biggest Betrayal. Twenty-five years

Spies of the First World War

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Among the most compelling stories Morton describes are the Belgian resistance networks gathering intelligence for the British army against the Germans during the Great War. ‘La Dame Blanche’, run by a British agent named Henry Landau, came up with a

THE FIRST HERO OF WORLD WAR II AND HOW THE FBI OUTWITTED AND DESTROYED A NAZI SPY RING

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This is the story of a German-born American citizen named Wilhelm Gottlieb Sebold, who was recruited by Adolf Hitler’s regime to spy on the United States in the early days of World War II and who became, according to Peter

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

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

Is Edward Snowden a ‘real’ spy?

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Edward Snowden says he’s a spy. True? Not really. If a spy is anyone who has worked at a spy agency then, sure, he’s a spy, having worked at both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency

Tiger Trap: America’s Secret Spy War with China

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Chinese espionage against the U.S. since WWII has been mainly focused on two areas, which constitute the two major threads of Wise’s account: 1) stealing U.S. nuclear weapons data housed at Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, and 2)

The Great Game. The Myth and Reality of Espionage

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  In his book Frederick Hitz compares the exploits of fictional spies, such as Le Carre’s George Smiley, to real-life secret agents. Hitz is a former CIA operations officer, and also served as the CIA’s inspector general. The book is

REVIEW. A Secret Life. The Polish Colonel, His Covert Mission, And The Price He Paid To Save His Country

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By Benjamin Weiser. New York: Public Affairs, 2004. 383 pages. Espionage is the staple of intelligence fiction. In reality, espionage provides a very small part of intelligence collection, much more of it coming from technical sources. But the right spy

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

REVIEW: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Spies and Espionage

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By Rodney Carlisle.  Indianapolis, IN:  Alpha Books, 2003.  340 pages. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ […] The same cannot be said of Spies and Espionage—it is an encyclopedia of errata.  After short comments on intelligence in Elizabethan times, the American War of Independence, and

Taiwan ‘should boost defences against China spies’

TAIPEI — President Ma Ying-jeou said Taiwan should strengthen its defences against Chinese espionage, following a string of spy scandals showing that intelligence gathering continues despite warming ties. Taiwan needs to "actively prevent" any leak of secrets to China and

US spies plan photo location finder

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American spies are trying to develop a computer system that can identify where in the world any photo was taken, in a research programme that could help track down terrorists in remote regions of the Middle East. As envisaged, the

American Spies Have Their Very Own Phone Hacking Scandal

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