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David Cohen Becomes the CIA’s ‘Financial Batman’

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Washington — In a reflection of the increasing role the U.S. Department of the Treasury is playing in clandestine operations, America’s “sanctions guru” was sworn in on February 9 as the country’s second-in-command spymaster. David Cohen, whose appointment as deputy

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency: The ‘transparent’ spy org. you’ve never heard of

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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is a little-known organization under the Defense Department’s purview that provides geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) to the spy community. Now it is moving from providing maps to focusing on analysis. The NGA’s mission is to provide

James Risen on NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden: He Sparked a New National Debate on Surveillance

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New York Times investigative reporter James Risen faces jail time if he refuses to name a whistleblowing source, but he insists the actual whistleblowers, including Edward Snowden, are “much more courageous that we reporters are.” Risen won a Pulitzer Prize

With bad intelligence on Islamic State, West is flying in the dark

Only the day before the UK parliament’s controversial decision to re-engage British military forces in Iraq, the Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, claimed to have intelligence that Islamic State (IS) is preparing to attack subway systems in Paris and the

Iraqi PM says Islamic State plans subway attacks in U.S. and Paris

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(Reuters) – Iraq has “credible” intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack subway systems in Paris and the United States, the prime minister said on Thursday, but U.S. and French officials said they had no evidence to back up

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Doesn’t Know Much About Tech, Says That’s a Good Thing

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Even when you’re not quite qualified for a job, you can usually bluff your way through the interview if you can positively present the skills you do have. But when the job is White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, you really shouldn’t

ISIS Has The Sunday Shows Discussing The Specter Of Another 9/11

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WASHINGTON — Petrified about the prospect of a domestic terrorist attack? This round of Sunday shows was not for you. The common theme on all channels was that the United States was quite vulnerable to an attack from the Islamic

Q&A: Former NSA Deputy Director John C. Inglis

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More than a year after ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden began leaking details of the agency’s electronic surveillance programs, questions remain about how he accessed so many documents, and about the technology they described. At the Black Hat computer

Iran-based hackers reportedly target US officials for sanctions, anti-nuclear intelligence

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Hackers apparently based in Iran have mounted a three-year campaign of cyber-espionage against high-ranking U.S. and international officials, including a four-star admiral, to gather intelligence on economic sanctions, antinuclear proliferation efforts and other issues, according to cybersecurity investigators. Using an

What Are the Limits of Legitimate Economic Espionage?

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What are the limits of legitimate economic espionage? The indictment of five PLA officers for stealing U.S. intellectual property brings economic espionage into the same spotlight lately enjoyed by diplomatic cryptography.  The U.S. decision immediately produced a firestorm of criticism

CIA knows something about missing Flight MH370, says former Malaysian PM

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Missing Flight MH370 did not crash and its current whereabouts may be know to the Central Intelligence Agency and the Boeing aircraft company, Malaysia’s influential former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has claimed. Dr Mahathir said the plane could have been

China builds spy network in Australian universities

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China is reportedly building covert informant networks inside Australia's top universities, prompting Australia to strengthen its counter-intelligence capabilities. Fairfax Media reports that Chinese intelligence officials say they are building networks to monitor the ethnic Chinese community to protect Beijing's core

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

Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou: Totality of Punishment Is Not Limited to a Prison Sentence

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Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who has served five months of a thirty-month sentence in the federal correctional institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania, has written a fourth letter from the prison. Kiriakou was the first member of the CIA to publicly acknowledge

More Iran lies exposed by WikiLeaks, honest intelligence

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Former US National Intelligence Council chairperson Thomas Fingar received the 2013 Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence on January 23 for his role overseeing the 2007 US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran. The NIE finding’s that all 16

Italian ex-spy chief gets 10 years in CIA case

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MILAN | Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:30am EST (Reuters) – Italy's former military intelligence chief was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Tuesday for his role in the kidnapping of an Egyptian Muslim cleric in an operation organized by

Afghan intelligence chief wounded in assassination attempt, officials say

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s intelligence chief was wounded Thursday in an assassination attempt in the capital, Kabul, Afghan officials said. A senior government official said Asadullah Khalid suffered injuries on the lower part of his body when a bomb exploded