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Jeffrey Sterling, the case officer for the CIA's covert "Operation Merlin," who was convicted in May 2015 for allegedly revealing details of that operation to James Risen of the New York Times, was released from prison in January after serving more than two years of a 42-month sentence. He had been tried ...
WASHINGTON -- A former C.I.A. officer suspected by investigators of helping China dismantle United States spying operations and identify informants has been arrested, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. The collapse of the spy network was one of the American government's worst intelligence ...

During my time working for the CIA, I felt compelled to report my concerns about Operation Merlin to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, as I believed the operation would compromise the safety of the American people and our troops who were being sent to war in Iraq. By approaching this ...
During a trial in January 2015, the government convinced a jury, with largely circumstantial evidence, that Sterling leaked information about "Operation Merlin" to New York Times reporter James Risen, who published details on the operation in a chapter of his book, "State of War." The former CIA officer was ...
With negotiations between Iran and the United States at a pivotal stage, fallout from the trial's revelations about the CIA's Operation Merlin is likely to cause the International Atomic Energy Agency to re-examine U.S. assertions that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons. In its zeal to prosecute Sterling for ...
The leak trial of CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling never got near a smoking gun, but the entire circumstantial case was a smokescreen. Prosecutors were hell-bent on torching the defendant to vindicate Operation Merlin, nine years after a book by James Risen reported that it "may have been one of the most ...

Sterling, 47, a 10-year veteran of the spy agency, was accused of telling reporter James Risen about a bizarre, failed CIA operation to derail Iran's nuclear weapons program by providing it with deliberately misleading technical blueprints, supposedly from a disaffected Russian scientist code-named Merlin.
The jury is still out in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling for allegedly having leaked the story of "Operation Merlin" - the covert CIA effort to lure Iran into working on phony plans for a key component of a nuclear weapon - to New York Times reporter James Risen. But "Operation Merlin" itself was ...
In February 2000, the CIA went forward with a covert operation called Operation Merlin to stunt the nuclear development of Iran by gifting them a flawed blueprint of an actual nuclear weapon. It all started when the CIA persuaded a defected Russian nuclear engineer (who was granted citizenship and a ...
WASHINGTON -- A former C.I.A. officer suspected by investigators of helping China dismantle United States spying operations and identify informants has been arrested, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. The collapse of the spy network was one of the American government's worst intelligence ...
The Times did eventually publish the story, a delayed decision that enraged the Bush White House and led to an investigation of Risen's sources. Things didn't improve under Bush's successor. The Obama administration also pursued Risen's sources for another story on the CIA's Operation Merlin in Iran; Risen says they ...
During my time working for the CIA, I felt compelled to report my concerns about Operation Merlin to the Senate Select Committee on intelligence, as I believed the operation would compromise the safety of the American people and our troops who were being sent to war in Iraq. By approaching this ...
During a trial in January 2015, the government convinced a jury, with largely circumstantial evidence, that Sterling leaked information about "Operation Merlin" to New York Times reporter James Risen, who published details on the operation in a chapter of his book, "State of war." The former CIA officer was ...
With negotiations between Iran and the United States at a pivotal stage, fallout from the trial's revelations about the CIA's Operation Merlin is likely to cause the International Atomic Energy Agency to re-examine U.S. assertions that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons. In its zeal to prosecute Sterling for ...
The leak trial of CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling never got near a smoking gun, but the entire circumstantial case was a smokescreen. prosecutors were hell-bent on torching the defendant to vindicate Operation Merlin, nine years after a book by James Risen reported that it "may have been one of the most ...
Sterling, 47, a 10-year veteran of the spy agency, was accused of telling reporter James Risen about a bizarre, failed CIA operation to derail Iran's nuclear weapons program by providing it with deliberately misleading technical blueprints, supposedly from a disaffected Russian scientist code-named Merlin.

The jury is still out in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling for allegedly having leaked the story of "Operation Merlin" - the covert CIA effort to lure Iran into working on phony plans for a key component of a nuclear weapon - to New York Times reporter James Risen. But "Operation Merlin" itself was ...
In February 2000, the CIA went forward with a covert operation called Operation Merlin to stunt the nuclear development of Iran by gifting them a flawed blueprint of an actual nuclear weapon. It all started when the CIA persuaded a defected Russian nuclear engineer (who was granted citizenship and a ...
Merlin's Wizarding Academy takes place in a medieval castle where players ... Operation Saving Hollywood, is an FBI/CIA-themed setting that ...
The CIA accused me of offering New York Times journalist James Risen classified national defense information regarding Operation Merlin, ...
Sterling first came to the media's attention when in 2003 he blew the whistle on a botched CIA operation called Operation Merlin, telling the Senate Intelligence Committee staff that the CIA had mistakenly sent nuclear secrets to Iran. So it was perhaps inevitable that in 2006, when James Risen published a ...
Imprisoned CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling has filed a complaint with ... about "Operation Merlin" to New York Times reporter James Risen, ...
No, CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Didn't Get a Light Sentence ... chapter of his 2006 book State of war -- about the CIA's Operation Merlin, ...
That bestselling book, State of war, seemed to leave an indelible stain on Operation Merlin while soiling the CIA's image as a reasonably ...
(Sterling was Merlin's handler, or case officer, in spy jargon.) ... called a CIA spokesman, told him what he knew about the Merlin operation and ...
The jury is still out in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling for allegedly having leaked the story of "Operation Merlin" - the covert CIA ...
In February 2000, the CIA went forward with a covert operation called Operation Merlin to stunt the nuclear development of Iran by gifting them ...
In State of war, Risen revealed a secret CIA operation, code-named Merlin, that was intended to undermine the Iranian nuclear program.
During his CIA service, McLaughlin supervised work on intelligence analysis, clandestine operations and technology. ... he is also "very accomplished magician" whose code name in the Intelligence Community was "Merlin.".
... is using the mole to feed the CIA fake intelligence from "Source Merlin" ... Putin ordered an "influence" operation to damage Clinton's election ...
The CIA accused me of offering New York Times journalist James Risen classified national defense information regarding Operation Merlin, ...
Imprisoned CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling has filed a complaint with ... about "Operation Merlin" to New York Times reporter James Risen, ...
CIA Poised To Crack Down on whistleblowers If torture Program ... abuse, and illegality related to Operation Merlin, a botched operation which ...
That bestselling book, State of war, seemed to leave an indelible stain on Operation Merlin while soiling the CIA's image as a reasonably ...
The jury is still out in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling for allegedly having leaked the story of "Operation Merlin" - the covert CIA ...
In February 2000, the CIA went forward with a covert operation called Operation Merlin to stunt the nuclear development of Iran by gifting them ...
In State of war, Risen revealed a secret CIA operation, code-named Merlin, that was intended to undermine the Iranian nuclear program.
He then informed the Senate Intelligence Committee he had knowledge of waste, fraud, abuse, and illegality related to Operation Merlin, a botched operation which involved passing on flawed nuclear blueprints to Iran officials. Instead of investigating ...
He then informed the Senate Intelligence Committee he had knowledge of waste, fraud, abuse, and illegality related to Operation Merlin, a botched operation which involved passing on flawed nuclear blueprints to Iran officials. Instead of investigating ...
''Kingsman: The secret Service '' will come back to the viewers with its second part of the story next year. It will be called ''Kingsman: The Golden Circle''.
Washington Post By Greg Miller and Karen Deyoung June 12, 2015: Key lawmakers have moved to slash funding of a secret CIA operation to train and arm rebels in Syria, a move that U.S. officials said reflects rising skepticism of the effectiveness of the ...
Sterling was convicted under the Espionage Act of exposing a plan to stall Iranian ambitions to build a nuclear weapon. The operation, described in Risen's 2006 book "State of war," involved using a CIA agent nicknamed "Merlin" to deliver flawed ...
But it turned out to be a setup, part of an elaborate sting operation concocted by Oliver North, the CIA, George Bush's drug task force and a convicted drug runner named Barriman Alder Seal.
As a student, Ken Kesey took part in LSD experiments funded by the CIA. ... The programme, funded by the CIA, was to test the effects of "psychomimetic" drugs, among them a substance known as LSD.
After the US was revealed last month to be spending $100 mn on investments in a drone base in Agadez, northern Niger, it is now Tunisia's turn to be cited as a potential operations hub for its drones. A US official, speaking anonymously about an ...
The ties between the French secret services and the company that owned and operated the Fairchild Swearingen Merlin III aircraft which crashed on Monday morning, killing all five personnel on board, are well-known in international defence and ...
Although French Customs has already declared that none of its personnel was aboard the Merlin plane that crashed to the ground on Monday, Muscat said Malta had a written understanding from the French government that the mission was under the auspices ...
French newspaper le Monde has reported that the the three task speCIAlists on board the aircraft that crashed this morning formed part of the French secret service DGSE - the Directorate General for External Security - equivalent to the CIA or Mi6 ...
In May 2015, Jeffrey Sterling was convicted on nine felony charges, including seven charges of violating the Espionage Act, for revealing information about Operation Merlin, a secret CIA operation carried out under President Bill Clinton to undermine ...


 

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