Tag: Ukraine

China Holds Man Who ‘Sold 500 Aircraft Carrier Images’

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Beijing:  A Chinese man who sold 500 pictures of the country’s first aircraft carrier has been detained in a spying investigation, local media reported, the latest web user allegedly exploited by foreign intelligence agencies. The man, surnamed Zhang, began taking

Senate torture report: An exception in CIA oversight

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate report on the CIA’s post-Sept. 11 interrogations shows how a rigorous examination of a secret agency can expose misconduct, incompetence and bureaucratic spin, even to those who question the investigation’s assertion that torture did not

Russian spy threat to troops’ phones and computers

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British troops on military exercise in Poland have been ordered not to take mobile phones or computers amid fears they will be targeted by Russian cyber spies. Troops have been warned of a “very clear and evident counter-intelligence threat” while

Spy vs. Spy

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Earlier today, Susan Rice, President Obama’s national-security adviser, concluded her first visit to Beijing since she assumed office last July. Foremost on her packed agenda—which included discussion of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, Iran’s nuclear program, and the Russian incursion

Intelligence Pros Can’t Understand U.S. Policy on Ukraine

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Philip Giraldi finds U.S. policy on Ukraine close to “incomprehensible”. Not only that he writes “I know of no former or current intelligence official who believes that the expansion of NATO into Eastern Europe was a good idea, that toppling

Former NSA Chief Says JPMorgan Hack May Be a Warning

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Hackers who stole gigabytes of data from JPMorgan Chase & Co. may have been trying to send a message that U.S. financial institutions can be disrupted, the former director of the National Security Agency said. The FBI is investigating the

Moscow will review military strategy in face of NATO plan for rapid-reaction force

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MOSCOW — Russia on Tuesday denounced Ukraine’s moves to join NATO and said it would review its military strategy in the face of expected NATO plans to establish a rapid-reaction force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe. The stand

Despite billions spent on intelligence, we know very little

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WASHINGTON, September 1, 2014 – The U.S. spends billions on intelligence, yet we always seem to be surprised by events in the world. George W. Bush told us that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, and CIA Director George Tenet

Russia-linked cyber attack on Ukraine PM’s office

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Dozens of computers in the Ukrainian prime minister’s office and at least 10 of Ukraine’s embassies abroad have been infected with a virulent cyber espionage weapon linked to Russia. The cyber attack has also affected embassies in eastern Europe of

Snowden’s Revelations Bring Changes to US Intelligence Gathering

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For more than a year,  former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has been living in Russia, having been granted asylum. He is wanted in the United States on espionage charges after making public key intelligence documents dealing with the U.S.

U.S. spy plane avoids dangerous run in with Russian jet

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An RC-125 Five Joint evaded the Russians by flying into Swedish airspace without Sweden’s permission on July 18 This is just one day after the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crashed down in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board

Snowden’s Russian Asylum Expired At Midnight On Thursday

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is awaiting an extension on his asylum status in Russia, which expired at midnight on Thursday, but will stay on in the country while the authorities review his appeal. His whereabouts in the country are not

Russian Officials Continue to Believe All U.S. Intelligence Evidence is ‘Fake’

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Russia’s Defense Ministry has called the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence a bunch of liars. This comes after the U.S. released images implicating Russia in firing across the Ukrainian border. This past week, Russia called for the

Russia, MH17 and the West. A web of lies

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IN 1991, when Soviet Communism collapsed, it seemed as if the Russian people might at last have the chance to become citizens of a normal Western democracy. Vladimir Putin’s disastrous contribution to Russia’s history has been to set his country

U.S. discloses intelligence on downing of Malaysian jet

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The Obama administration, detailing what it called evidence of Russian complicity in the downing of a Malaysian airliner, on Tuesday released satellite images and other sensitive intelligence that officials say show Moscow had trained and equipped rebels in Ukraine responsible

Is President Poroshenko Taking Orders from the CIA?

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While the death toll among civilians is growing in Ukraine the United States continues its policy aimed at escalation of the conflict. It offers all kinds of support to Kiev including military aid. Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow said the

Cold War-Style Spy Games Return to Melting Arctic

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In early March, a mysterious ship the size of a large passenger ferry left a Romanian wharf, glided through the narrow Bosporus that separates Europe and Asia, and plotted a course toward Scandinavia. About a month later, at the fenced-in

Tony Abbott defends role of Five Eyes intelligence alliance

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Tony Abbott has defended the role of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance while on tour in North America, saying it should never apologise for “doing what’s necessary”, and confirmed he is hoping to meet Rupert Murdoch in New York. The

Poroshenko: “For the last twenty-three years, Ukraine had claimed to have an intelligence service, counter-intelligence and an army, but it was all just a façade.”

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The evening before last weekend’s Ukrainian presidential election, I walked through the park by the university in Kiev and saw what looked like some sort of commotion. In fact, it was a large group of young people salsa dancing. A

NATO War Game Tests Intelligence- Sharing

ORLAND AIR BASE, Norway—A war game the North Atlantic Treaty Organization played recently in a Norwegian fiord about 650 miles from the Russian border has a familiar ring: Tensions between two countries explode into military conflict after one supports an