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James Bamford (born September 24, 1946) is an American bestselling author and journalist who writes about United States intelligence agencies. He was raised in Natick, Massachusetts, spent three years in the United States Navy as an intelligence analyst during the Vietnam War, and used the GI Bill to earn his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston.



Mr. Bamford's first book, The Puzzle Palace (1982), was the first book published about the National Security Agency (NSA). The book was researched through extensive use of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). As a super-secret agency, the NSA was quite concerned about their unveiling to the world and accordingly, the government acted to stop publication. He published Body of Secrets (also about the NSA, 2001), and A Pretext for War (2004). Bamford lectures nationally and was a distinguished visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He also spent nearly a decade as the Washington Investigative Producer for ABC's World News Tonight.



In 2006, he received the National Magazine Award for Reporting, the top prize in magazine writing.

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In 2007, journalist James Bamford recalled how Americans had been subjected to “a long line of hyped and fraudulent stories that would eventually propel the U.S. into a war with Iraq—the first war based almost entirely on a covert propaganda campaign targeting the media.” The dirty war on Syria ...
Kata James Bamford, penulis buku berjudul Body of Secrets, NSA bahkan jauh lebih besar dan kegiatannya lebih bersifat rahasia daripada kegiatan Dinas Intelijen Pusat Amerika atau CIA. Menurut James Bamford, kegiatan NSA lainnya adalah membongkar sandi atau enkripsi yang banyak digunakan ...

Intel Expert James Bamford Blasts Russiagate Hype. Bamford Believes Russia Hacked DNC, Can't Confirm Transfer of Contents to WikiLeaks. Wikileaks Truck .... Joining me today is James Bamford. He is a worldwide-acknowledged expert on America's intelligence community, and in particular, the ...
In “Anti-Intelligence,” James Bamford, author of a trilogy of books on the National Security Agency, takes a look at Trump's war on the U.S. intelligence community and how his campaign to discredit his own intelligence agencies highlights how drastically he has shattered many of the spy world's long-held ...
Shortly after dawn on a July morning in 2007, a convoy of black FBI utility vehicles snaked down Ridge Road, a tranquil, leafy street lined with modest homes and manicured shrubs in the Maryland suburb of Severn. After a few twists and turns, they came to a stop at the end of a cul-de-sac opposite a ...
Jones listened to an audio version of James Bamford's The Pretext for War, which chronicles how the Bush administration used faulty intelligence to sell the invasion. He invited the author to meet with his colleagues at the Capitol. He met with others too, including peace activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son, ...

The fact is that words can't capture the kinetic energy of combat as effectively as images, especially if those images are orchestrated by James Bamford. It's like having a joke explained to you rather than told; the obvious work involved dilutes the gut-level impact. Still, Fatal Legacies does a solid job of using ...
James Bamford is a co-founder of Water Street Partners, where he serves a global client base across industries on joint venture issues. He has supported more than 200 joint venture transactions and restructurings during his career, and has worked extensively on JV governance, organizational, and commercial matters.
by James Bamford / Nov.05.2017 / 4:19 AM ET. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is prosecuting a war against leaks. But what about the war against hacks?Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images file. Get the Think newsletter. SUBSCRIBE. The Trump administration has declared all-out war on leakers, and Attorney General Jeff ...
Declassified documents in the Central Intelligence Agency's archives show that while the CIA was looking to include the Freedom Of Information Act in its war on leaks, the National Security Agency was seriously considering using the Espionage Act to target target Puzzle Palace author James Bamford for ...

Credit James Bamford. Along with an ace team, the veteran stunt performer and coordinator established Arrow's gritty yet elegant fight style. In season 4, he made his directorial debut with the episode “Brotherhood.” Needless to say, it went well; Bamford has helmed five episodes since — the season 6 ...
On April 7, an odd-looking jet landed at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa, Japan. Codenamed Constant Phoenix, it was a U.S. Air Force version of a Boeing 707 but with round pods on the fuselage designed to “sniff” the atmosphere for radioactivity. Eight days later, across the East China Sea, North Korea ...
On a heavily protected military base some 15 miles south of Washington, D.C., sits the massive headquarters of a spy agency few know exists. Even Barack Obama, five months into his presidency, seemed not to have recognized its name. While shaking hands at a Five Guys hamburger restaurant in ...
Over eight years, President Barack Obama has created the most intrusive surveillance apparatus in the world. To what end? By James Bamford. Illustrations by Raymond Biesinger. facebook twitter reddit google-plus email. September 7, 2016. This summer, at 1:51 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, an unearthly roar shattered the ...
James Bamford has what he calls a love-hate relationship with America's most secret intelligence agency. During more than 30 years of writing about the US National Security Agency (NSA) he has been threatened with prosecution, occasionally been praised for his work – but has mostly met with hostility.
In 1982, long before most Americans ever had to think about warrantless eavesdropping, the journalist James Bamford published “The Puzzle Palace: A Report on N.S.A., America's Most Secret Agency,” the first book to be written about the National Security Agency, which was started in 1952 by President ...
SPOTTED: U.K. Ambassador Kim Darroch, Margaret Carlson, Sally Quinn, Sam Feist, Linda Douglass, James Goldgeier, Christina Sevilla, Ben Chang, James Bamford, Shannon Vavra, Nicholas Johnston, Justin Smith, Kim Dozier, Neil Irwin, Craig Gordon, Josh Eastright, Tara McKelvey, Steve Wozencraft, ...
I loved being on set with Stephen [Amell]. To be able to be directed by James Bamford… when we started the show, he was the fight coordinator, and now he's a producer and a director, and it's just awesome. I'm so happy for those guys. And they just got picked for a Season 7, which is all the more cool.
To be able to be directed by James Bamford… when we started the show, he was the fight coordinator, and now he's a producer and a director, and it's just awesome. I'm so happy for those guys. And they just got picked for a Season 7, which is all the more cool. TVLINE | Stephen tweeted a photo recently ...
“Edward Snowden: The Untold Story,” by James Bamford in Wired in Aug. 2014: “Some of the revelations attributed to Snowden may not in fact have come from him but from another leaker spilling secrets under Snowden's name. Snowden himself adamantly refuses to address this possibility on the record.


 

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