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For years, people have been intrigued about what goes on at Area 51, or what it's like to live a secret life in the CIA. There's living history in Henderson, Nevada. A local there was part of the CIA during the Cold War and spent his days carrying out top secret missions at Area 51. TD Barnes was recruited for ...
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison (left) and Elizabeth Marvel as Elizabeth Keane. Photograph: 20th Century Fox/JoJo Whilden/Showtime. Homeland is famous for two things: Claire Danes' capacity to act by wobbling her face, and being maddeningly uneven. terrorists come and go: who could tell a Bibi ...

author of Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the sequel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001. Coll is dean of the Graduate school of Journalism ...
"The memo itself would not pass a college writing class because it does not support its main thesis," the ex-CIA offiCIAls wrote. "Nunes recently acknowledged on 'Fox & Friends' that the FBI did indeed disclose the political origins of the Steele dossier, but he expressed his dissatisfaction that it was in the ...
The Palestinian Authority government is facing allegations that it is collaborating with the CIA to spy on the phone conversations of senior Palestinian figures, including adversaries and allies of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that a former ...
Rep. Maxine Waters questioned Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for missing a deadline to impose sanctions on Russia, as ordered by the U.S. Congress. During Mnuchin's testimony before the FinanCIAl Stability Oversight Council on Tuesday, Waters asked if Mnuchin was troubled by the "curious ...

(JTA) -- A leaked document alleges that the Palestinian Authority has been wiretapping its residents with the backing of the CIA. The document was shared on the messaging service WhatsApp by an anonymous employee of the Palestinian wiretapping agency last month, according to The AssoCIAted ...
"Mr. Lee is not a Chinese spy, he's a loyal American who served his country in the military and in the CIA," Edward MacMahon, Lee's attorney, told reporters. At an initial appearance in the US district courthouse in Alexandria, Magistrate Judge Ian Davis ordered Lee detained before his preliminary hearing, ...
The book was co-written by ex-CIA agent Verne Lyon and tells his story of his time spent in the agency. As an aerospace engineering student in the 1970s at Iowa State University, when he was struggling to make ends meet, Lyon was recruited into the agency uncertain of what he was getting himself into.
For a decade after 9/11, Michele Assad served as a CIA counterterrorism officer in cities around the Middle East. In her memoir "Breaking Cover," out Tuesday, Assad reflects on her life as a spy and how it prepared her to help evacuate 149 Iraqi Christian refugees from ISIS and relocate them to a safe home ...
American International Group announced that Caroline Krass will join the company as senior vice president and general counsel for General insurance, and deputy general counsel for AIG, effective in March. Krass previously served as general counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and is ...
A former Palestinian intelligence chief and the head of the West Bank bar assoCIAtion are suing the Palestinian self-rule government after a purported whistleblower alleged the two were targeted, along with many other allies and rivals of President Mahmoud Abbas, in a large-scale CIA-backed wiretapping ...
The historical reality is that Iran did have a secular, democratic government, led by Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh between 1951 and 1953 -- but Mossadegh was removed from power in a coup organized and funded by the CIA and Britain's secret intelligence Service, also known as Mi6.
Congressional watchdogs want an explanation from the FBI and CIA about whether they bungled the case of a former CIA officer long suspected of betraying potentially dozens of U.S. spies in China. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and other senior members of Congress ...
China hit back on Thursday at CIA director Mike Pompeo calling Beijing a "bigger threat to the U.S. than Russia." "It shouldn't surprise us that a leader of the biggest intelligence service in the world described China like this," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a press conference in Beijing.
Rachel Martin talks to Gen. Michael Hayden, ex-CIA director, about the clash between the FBI and White House over the release of a secret memo regarding FBI surveillance of a Trump campaign member. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email ...
The CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment on Pompeo's schedule. Antonov said Tuesday that Sergey Naryshkin, the chief of Russia's foreign intelligence agency, known as the SVR, met with Pompeo to discuss the "joint struggle against terrorism." "politics is politics ...

While 2017 was a year of disruption in America, this year looks to be the "year of consequences," retired Gen. Michael Hayden said during the 114th annual Chamber Southwest Louisiana banquet. Hayden, a former NSA and CIA director, mentioned disruptions like the U.S. walking out of the Trans-Pacific ...
WASHINGTON -- The Trump Administration let a top Russian spy offiCIAl visit the United States last week for meetings with U.S. intelligence offiCIAls even though there are sanctions against him that typically prohibit such visits, sources confirmed to CBS News. The meeting between CIA director Mike ...
Transparency and accountability are essential virtues in a democracy, but they're clearly not as viscerally appealing or as thrilling as their opposites, secrecy and impunity. The intelligence operative - espeCIAlly the rogue spy flouting the law, from James Bond to Jason Bourne - is one of the most ...
Last week CIA director Mike Pompeo cited the "remarkable creativity" by U.S. agents that led to stopping some shipments to North Korea. "We have officers all round the world working diligently to make sure we do everything we can to support the U.S. pressure campaign to tighten the sanctions," he told a ...
"You probably remember that Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin] called Donald Trump and thanked him for help, for the information that was received through the line with the CIA, and thanks to that [we] were able to prevent a horrible act of terrorism in St Petersburg." Naryshkin was sanctioned in 2014 by the ...
Karen Cleveland is a former CIA analyst and working mom whose debut thriller Need to Know has a ripped-from-the-headlines storyline about Russian meddling. Early reviews have raved about the book's balance of domestic drama and suspenseful action, and the novel is already set to be made into a ...
London -- CIA Director Mike Pompeo warned Monday that North Korea could have a nuclear weapon capable of striking the United States within "a handful of months." But Pompeo lauded his boss President Donald Trump's "language" in confronting the threat and said Kim Jong Un "understands the ...
The Trump Administration on Monday evening stopped short of imposing fresh sanctions on Russia as punishment for its election meddling, providing further ammunition for critics who say the White House colluded with the Kremlin. The announcement came soon after the Director of the CIA warned that ...
CIA director Mike Pompeo told the BBC that he anticipates Russia will try to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections: "I have every expectation that they will continue to try and do that, but I'm confident that America will be able to have a free and fair election [and] that we will push back in a way that is ...
The director of the CIA says he is worried that North Korea could have a nuclear missile capable of striking the US "in a matter of a handful of months". Mike Pompeo, speaking to BBC News a year into his tenure, said that his intelligence agency regularly discusses the threat from Pyongyang and the North ...
A year into Donald Trump's presidency, Washington finds itself in an unprecedented state of confusion. And it does not just affect the White House, either. Various U.S. government agencies seem unable to agree whether their primary allies in Syria are terrorists. As of today, the CIA identifies the Democratic ...
Last week CIA director Mike Pompeo cited the "remarkable creativity" by U.S. agents that led to stopping some shipments to North Korea. "We have officers all round the world working diligently to make sure we do everything we can to support the U.S. pressure campaign to tighten the sanctions," he told a ...
The director of the CIA expects that Russia will target the US mid-term elections later this year. Mike Pompeo told the BBC there had been no significant diminishing of Russian attempts at subversion in Europe and the US. He also said North Korea may have the ability to strike the US with nuclear missiles ...
Similarly, the CIA notoriously was involved not just in illegal domestic spying but international sabotage and involvement in political assassinations while mucking about in the elections and politics of numerous countries -- espeCIAlly in South America. Those are not just this leftist's wild fantasies. Most of its ...
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has offiCIAlly confirmed that its sees the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is headed by chairman Salih ... The fact that the CIA equates the YPG/PYD with the PKK, besides confirming the U.S.' open support to a terror group, is also legally problematic for the ...
Federal agencies and organizations don't fully understand the cost implications of Meltdown and Spectre, says Gus Hunt, former CTO of the CIA and current managing director for Accenture Federal Services. Resolving the issues may take more time and money than anticipated. Addressing these flaws ...
The Central Intelligence Agency needs the best of the best to serve the agency, people who are well-educated, talented and discreet. ... These recruitment efforts received very little public attention until a 1966 protest against CIA recruitment at Grinnell College, consisting of only nine picketers, garnered ...
It was the mid-1980s, and the CIA's senior counterintelligence officer in the Soviet division had also grown disillusioned with his employer and the spy games between the United States and Soviet Union. So, on June 13 1985, inside his Langley office, Ames made a bold decision. He packed up a six-pound ...
But there's no denying that much of the country was pretty stunned to learn in 1975 that a CIA employee named Frank Olson jumped out a 10th-floor hotel window after being secretly dosed with LSD by his own boss as part of a U.S. government mind-control experiment. Toppling governments in Guatemala ...
President Trump has surprised the Intelligence Community by getting up to speed fast on world affairs and for his appetite for briefings. "He has the grounding for him to be able to grasp this information and ask specific questions that then lead to important policy discussions," said CIA director Mike Pompeo.
Fortunately, there's one Starbucks location where the baristas will never screw up a spelling. It's not because they're all spelling bee champions--they're simply not allowed to ask your name. The reason has something to do with the coffee shop's location: the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. This Starbucks is known ...
A declassified 1964 memo to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency reveals that the Moscow has been attempting to influence the U.S. presidential elections since 1964, a full fifty-two years before the election of Donald Trump. While MuckRock previously reported that the Agency first began ...
An aerial view of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters in Langley, Virginia. While American intelligence authorities investigated a possible CIA mole, they discovered that ex-agent Jerry Chun Shing Lee had received hundreds of thousands of dollars in unexplained bank deposits.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) inherited the mantle of covert action operations as a legacy from its OSS predecessor, which had had considerable success in conducting disinformation operations during World war 2. But there was from the start considerable opposition to continuing such programs ...
Karen Cleveland is a former CIA analyst. She has master's degrees from Trinity College Dublin (international peace studies) and Harvard University (public policy). Cleveland lives in northern Virginia with her husband and two young sons. Need to Know is her first novel. Here, she shares the top 10 things ...
In Mr. Pompeo's telling, the president is a sophisticated consumer of intelligence, and under his leadership, the C.I.A. is being reshaped into a leaner, more flexible organization whose officers have been freed to focus on stealing secrets, eliminating the United States' enemies and giving Mr. Trump the ...
A former Director of the CIA's Korea division who just returned from Seoul says offiCIAls there have "very strong concerns" about the US attacking North Korea. Recent reports have suggested President Donald Trump's administration is considering a strike. The former CIA agent said some people thought the US could hit two ...
Newly released emails detail the contentious back-and-forth between two Democratic senators and the Central Intelligence Agency for access to an internal review of the United States' controversial post-9/11 torture program. Despite the senators' efforts, that CIA review remains hidden from both Congress ...
(CNN) CIA Director Mike Pompeo was interviewed last year by speCIAl counsel investigators, multiple sources tell CNN. Pompeo was interviewed as a "peripheral witness" in speCIAl counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with President Donald Trump's ...
"So if someone asks me as the senior intelligence leader of the CIA, can you guarantee this [would be uncovered], I would say absolutely not." It's a bleak picture: A world possibly full of more usable missiles and nuclear weapons, rather than fewer, thanks to North Korea -- and the US may be somewhat ...
The money deepens the mystery surrounding Jerry Chun Shing Lee, the former C.I.A. officer, who faces a charge of keeping national security secrets in his notebooks after he left government. It helps explain why many American law enforcement officials suspected that Mr. Lee had provided information to ...
Of all the adversaries facing the US in cyberspace, there is one that the FBI and CIA often seem to struggle to contain. It's not a nation state hacking group such as Fancy Bear, APT 1 or Lazarus Group, but a group whose resourcefulness, determination, and ability to think creatively can prove to be every bit ...
While the CIA has long highlighted North Korea's rapid improvements in the capacity and rate of its intercontinental ballistic missile tests, Pompeo emphasized that Pyongyang's progress should be measured by reliability rather than in timelines. "Kim Jong Un will not rest with one single successful test" that ...


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