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Spy vs. Spy

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

The Russians look foolish because they seemed to screw up at the penny-ante stuff. The CIA, meanwhile, has blown the high-stakes games.

In Spy Swap, Agents Were Pawns in a Practiced Game

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — In the rapid-fire spy swap, the United States and Russia worked together as only old enemies could. Less than two weeks after the ...

Anna Chapman Is 'No Mata Hari,' Says Mother (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Despite an onslaught of media reports on her private life, Anna Chapman grew up an average young Russian woman, according to her mother. While Chapm...

Alleged Russian Spy Reportedly Sought Princes William And Harry, Enjoyed Kinky Sex

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

New revelations about the private life of Anna Kushchenko Chapman, the 28-year-old New York real estate entrepreneur accused of being a deep-cover Rus...

Bradley Manning, Soldier Tied To WikiLeaks Iraq Attack Video, Charged In Federal Court

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — An American soldier suspected of leaking a military video of an attack on unarmed men in Iraq was charged with multiple counts of mish...

Spies...Like Us?

Ross Hyzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ross Hyzer

With the arrest of the 10 alleged Russian spies this week, Americans can stop worrying about depressing problems and just focus on the sexy dangers of international espionage.

11th Suspect In Russian Spy Case Arrested In Cyprus

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A day after 10 other men and women were nabbed as being part of a Russian spy ring operating on North American soil, the group's final suspect-at-larg...

Ex-Spy: There May Be 50 Undercover Russian Couples In US

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Some of the suspected spies arrested in the United States are Russian citizens, Russia's Foreign Ministry acknowledged Tuesday, but it ...

REVEALED: Details Of US-UK Cold War Intelligence Pact

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Details of the sweeping intelligence sharing pact struck between the United States and Britain at the dawn of the Cold War were made pu...

Taliban Reportedly Executes 7-Year-Old Afghan 'Spy'

CNN | Matiullah Mati | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Suspected Taliban militants have executed a 7-year-old boy, accusing him of spying for the government, officials in southern Afghanistan said Thursday...

Ryan Grim

Alan Grayson Confronts GOP For Spying On Democratic Gathering (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative media spent much of Friday attacking Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) for breaking up a GOP meeting Thursday evening in his Orlando district. R...

Shahram Amiri Defects To US: Missing Iranian Nuclear Scientist Helping CIA, Reports ABC News

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) WASHINGTON — An Iranian nuclear scientist who had been reported missing since last summer has defected to the U.S. and is assisting the CIA...

CIA Sought Ahmad Hikmat Shakir, Alleged 'Gay Terrorist,' To Penetrate Al-Qaida

New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

... A new story about the run-up to 9/11 has emerged--a previously undisclosed, covert C.I.A. effort to recruit a spy to penetrate Al Qaeda a year and...

Troll Patrol - 5 Things You Can Do

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Trolling is a growing problem online and especially in social media spaces. It clogs up our email boxes, confuses the follower/following counts and throws monkey wrenches into people actively building engaged online communities. I have created my own types based on behavior I have seen.

'Once a Spy': What Happens to a Spy with Alzheimer's?

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Keith Thomson

What do intelligence agencies do when operatives lose their ability to retain important secrets?

Court Keeps White House Spy Docs Secret

Wired.com | David KRAVETS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A federal appellate panel on Tuesday blocked a court order requiring disclosure of e-mail between the White House, Justice Department, National Securi...

Google, NSA Will Partner To Stop Hackign, Cyber Attacks

The Washington Post | Ellen Nakashima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The world's largest Internet search company and the world's most powerful electronic surveillance organization are teaming up in the name of cybersecu...

China Slams US Report Warning Of Spying By Beijing

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Beijing on Monday criticized a U.S. government report that said Chinese spies are aggressively stealing American secrets, saying the r...

Blame Canada: Pentagon Wonders If Neighbors Are 'Bad Guys'

AP | TED BRIDIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Can Canada be trusted? In the midst of what turned out to be a bogus espionage scare over commemorative coins, senior Pentagon off...

China's Google Scandal

James A. Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James A. Lewis

The focus of American spying is traditional statecraft -- arms sales, military capabilities and plans, political intentions. China's goals, though, are very different, and we should call them on it.

Stewart Nozette: Scientist Arrested On Spy Charges Worked At Department Of Defense

AP | LARRY MARGASAK and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A scientist credited with helping discover evidence of water on the moon was arrested Monday on charges of attempting to pass along...

Pentagon Emails Suggest Distrust Over Ally Canada

AP | TED BRIDIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Can Canada be trusted? In the midst of what turned out to be a bogus espionage scare over commemorative coins, senior Pentagon off...

Anthropology Association Condemns Work with U.S. Counterinsurgency

Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Stein

Anthropologists should not be helping U.S. military forces gather information about Afghan villagers and their way of life, a study commission sponsored by their academic organization said today.

Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Happy Campers?

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

A former CIA operations officer told me that Al Qaeda members are "happy" with the new U.S. policy that essentially has opened our interrogation playbook to them.

The CIA's Role in Iranian Regime Change

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

I would guess that in the past year, there were more regime-change-in-Iran plots floated by members of the intelligence community than there are Iranians.