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Intelligence Agencies

The Real Social Media Battleground

Philip Seib | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Philip Seib

Much has been made of the contests for credibility that take place on social media during conflict.

No Privacy in Washington

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Gigantic as the NSA's intrusions on privacy might be, they are only part of an uncomfortably large story in which many U.S. agencies and outfits feel free to take possession of our lives in ever more technologically advanced and intrusive ways.

Agencies' Divide Over Threats Revealed

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In the months leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden, veteran intelligence analyst Robert Cardillo was given the nickname "De...

Top Intelligence Chief Sounds Dire Warning On Sequestration

AP | By LARA JAKES and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. intelligence chief says that budget cuts have jeopardized America's security and safety — and will only get worse o...

The Visible Government

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Americans now possess (or more accurately are possessed by) a vast "intelligence" bureaucracy deeply in the shadows, whose activities are a mass of known unknowns and unknown unknowns to those of us on the outside. It is beyond enormous.

That Makes No Sense! Your Security's a Joke (And You're the Butt of It)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In the years since the 9/11 attacks, the Complex has made itself, if nothing else, utterly secure, and paranoia has been its closest companion. A superstructure of "security" has been endlessly expanded based largely on the fear that terrorists will do you harm.

The Life And Death Of The First Slain Female CIA Agent

The Washington Post | Edward Cody May 6, 2012 | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

The CIA director revealed only a few details about the 21-year-old woman, a secretary among spies. In the agency’s annual memorial service for emplo...

The Next Wave Of Government Spying Programs

McClatchy | Robert S. Boyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Three recent events -- the foiled Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner, the Dec. 30 assassination of seven CIA officers and contractors b...

Coming to the US, the World's First Official History of an Intelligence Service; MI5

Rani Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rani Singh

It is the first time that any intelligence service, anywhere in the world, has allowed an historian to read through its files and record his or her findings.