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Bradley Manning, American Hero

Chase Madar | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Chase Madar

We still don't know if he did it or not, but if the 24-year-old Army private from Oklahoma actually supplied WikiLeaks with its choicest material, then he deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom instead of a jail cell at Fort Leavenworth.

Russian Agent Found Guilty Of Betraying Spy Ring

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 08.27.2011 | World

MOSCOW — The cover of the highly placed U.S. mole in the Russian intelligence service was blown. Col. Alexander Poteyev had betrayed his ring o...

Egypt Will Detain Alleged Israeli Spy Additional 15 Days

AP | By MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 08.25.2011 | World

CAIRO -- An Egyptian security official says authorities have renewed the detention of a U.S.-born Israeli who is being held in Egypt on espionage alle...

Former Secretary Of State Kissinger: China, U.S. Need To Set Cyber Limits

Posted 08.14.2011 | World

The United States and China will need to work out a high-level understanding to limit cyber attacks and spying, U.S. elder statesman Henry Kissing...

Case Unlikely To Deter Obama Administration's Vigorous Legal Attack On Leakers

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Criminal defendants of all stripes in national security cases, including Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North in the Iran-Contra affair and...

Obama Admin Rebuffed In War Against Whistleblowers

AP | DOUGLAS BIRCH | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

BALTIMORE — Prosecutors asked a federal judge Friday to drop their Espionage Act case against National Security Agency whistleblower Thomas Drak...

Iran Arrests 30 People It Says Spied For U.S.

Posted 07.21.2011 | World

TEHRAN - Iran has arrested 30 people it said were spying for the United States, official media reported on Saturday. "The Intelligence Ministry...

Best Author Excuse For Turning A Manuscript In Late

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.28.2011 | Books
Keith Thomson

After 2008's Ghost, the bestselling memoir of his early career as a State Department counterterrorism agent, Fred Burton turned his attention to an unsolved murder.

Sexy Spy To Get Own TV Show

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From Maxim cover girl to Playboy model to aspiring actress, Anna Chapman's wealth of "talents" seems to be endless. And now, the deported Russian spy ...

Notorious Spy Cases Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From new reports of a detained American found with "technology" hidden in her teeth in Iran to the ongoing fervor over deported Russian "bombshell" An...

Iran Detains American Woman On Spying Charges

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — A state-owned Iranian newspaper says authorities have detained an American woman on espionage suspicions. The report Thursday by...

Does the Mossad have Spy Vultures?

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

Early this week, a vulture flew across the Israeli border into Saudi Arabia, where it was captured on suspicion of espionage.

Price for Jonathan Pollard's Release Should Be a Done Deal on Palestine

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

If Netanyahu were to commit to delivering definitively on an internationally-accepted two-state arrangement between Israel and Palestine, then I would support releasing Pollard to the Israelis.

Watch Russian 'Bombshell' Spy's Acting Turn

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

She's become a banking spokeswoman, opened space stations, posed in a saucy Maxim spread and appeared in Playboy. Now Anna Chapman, the most infamous ...

World Story Of The Year: Which Do You Choose?

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Haiti's devastating earthquake kicked off what was to be a truly turbulent year in global news. But the last year of the first decade of the 21st cen...

Espionage Act: How the Government Can Engage in Serious Aggression Against the People of the United States

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

Activating the Espionage Act is an act of profound aggression against the American people because we are all Julian Assange. Under this act, anyone who publishes or discusses WikiLeaks material can be arrested.

Iran Acknowledges Espionage At Nuclear Facilities

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran acknowledged Saturday that some personnel at the country's nuclear facilities were lured by promises of money to pass secret...

Going Indie: From Screenwriter to Publisher

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Hoyt Hilsman

For now I am enjoying the freedom -- and rewards -- of being my own publisher. And I am looking forward to the prospect of publishing the next book in my series of thrillers early next year.

How to Turn Off WikiLeaks

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

How do we turn WikiLeaks off? As one of my intelligence community sources says, we need to eliminate MICE. By that he means Money, Ideology, Compromise, Ego, the common denominators of all leaks. In other words, leaks will persist as long as human nature does. A counter to the above carrots may be a swift and public stick so that potential leakers think twice, or a hundred times about interfering with military operations.

Colonel Shcherbakov, Russian Spy Double Agent, Targeted By Russia After Betraying Spy Ring

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Kremlin has vowed revenge on the suspected double agent believed to have blown the whistle on the 10 members of the Russian spy ring arrested in J...

Michigan Man Pleads Guilty To Attempted Spying For China

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McLEAN, Va. — A Michigan man pleaded guilty Friday to accepting $70,000 from Chinese spies as he attempted to secure jobs with the CIA and U.S. ...

Anna Chapman, 'Bombshell' Russian Spy, Becomes New Face Of Moscow Bank

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian spy Anna Chapman has become the new celebrity face of a Moscow bank. FondServisBank, which works with Russian companies in t...

MI6 Agents Shockingly Similar To 007

Bloomberg | George Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The reputation of intelligence men for high living, burnished by Ian Fleming's James Bond, was often deserved. One of Cumming's earliest agents demand...

Ahmadinejad Was Freed Hiker's Captor, Not Saviour

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

Iranian President Ahmadinejad has portrayed himself as Shourd's benefactor, but it was his intelligence service that held her for 14 months. He was responsible for her detention without trial.

Secrecy and Censorship: Book Burning in the Era of E-Books

Frederick Reuss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Frederick Reuss

It's an odd form of censorship being practiced by the Pentagon these days. That 10,000 copies of Anthony Schaffer's book are sitting in a warehouse in Virginia awaiting incineration seems almost quaint.