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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 ...
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 ... NAFTA

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. NAFTA
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 ... NAFTA
“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. NAFTA
However, when he discovers one of Cayden's secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) spends time with Vince (guest star Johann Urb). James Bamford directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich (#610). Original airdate 1/18/2018 ... NAFTA
I read James Bamford's book, "The Puzzle Palace," which came out in 1982. It was not until Edward Snowden more than a decade later that I felt vindicated." Marconi credits growing up in Highland Park and the Chicago area with keeping him grounded. "It's a great place to come from," he said. "(Hollywood ... NAFTA
Cayden James has a plan for the Bertinelli family's docks. In a CBR-exclusive clip from “Divided,” tonight's midseason return episode of Arrow, James and his partners Black Siren and the Dragon pay Jerry Bertinelli a visit to demand the family business. Of course, a kingpin like Bertinelli isn't very interested ... NAFTA
Hopefully, now that all the antagonists are accounted for, the show can pick up some momentum, while continuing to experiment with standalone narratives like the Slade Wilson two-parter. Let's be real, though: I'm mostly just excited that the next two episodes are directed by James Bamford and Wendey ... NAFTA
James Bamford directed the episode, which was written by Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich. Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, John Barrowman as Malcom Merlyn, with Paul Blackthorne ... NAFTA
James Bamford directed the episode, which was written by Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich. Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, John Barrowman as Malcom Merlyn, with Paul Blackthorne ... NAFTA
James Bamford directed the episode, which was written by Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich. Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, John Barrowman as Malcom Merlyn, with Paul Blackthorne ... NAFTA
James Bamford directed the episode, which was written by Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich. Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, John Barrowman as Malcom Merlyn, with Paul Blackthorne ... NAFTA
However, when he discovers one of Cayden's secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) spends time with Vince (guest star Johann Urb). James Bamford directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich. Arrow airs on Thursday nights at ... NAFTA
... when he discovers one of Cayden's secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) spends time with Vince (guest star Johann Urb). James Bamford directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich (#610). The episode airs on January 18, ... NAFTA
James Bamford is a co-founder of Water Street Partners based in Washington, DC, where he serves a global client base across industries on joint venture issues. He has supported more than 200 JV transactions and restructurings during his career and has worked extensively on JV governance, ... NAFTA
Not only is The Flash Season 4 recreating one of the most iconic storylines from the comics, The CW will also introduce Black Lightning to the world. What's more, the heroes who started it all -- Green Arrow and Spartan -- will protect Star City without their team when Season 6 returns. It's shaping up to be a ... NAFTA
However, when he discovers one of Cayden's secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) spends time with Vince (guest star Johann Urb). James Bamford directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich (#610). Original airdate 1/18/2018 ... NAFTA
The White House's Leak Hunt Is Battling the Wrong Enemy With the Wrong Weapons. Trump should fire the NSA officials in charge when hacking tools go missing. by James Bamford / Nov.05.2017 / 12:19 AM ET. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is prosecuting a war against leaks. But what about the war against hacks? NAFTA
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 ... NAFTA
However, when he discovers one of Cayden's secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) spends time with Vince (guest star Johann Urb). James Bamford directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich (#610). Original airdate 1/18/2018 ... NAFTA
... Black Siren (Katie Cassidy). However, when he discovers one of Cayden's secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) spends time with Vince (guest star Johann Urb). James Bamford directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich. NAFTA
... when he discovers one of Cayden's secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) spends time with Vince (guest star Johann Urb). James Bamford directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich (#610). The episode airs on January 18, ... NAFTA
Here in America, you can call it “technotyranny,” a term coined by investigative journalist James Bamford to refer to an age of technological tyranny made possible by government secrets, government lies, government spies and their corporate ties. Beware of what you say, what you read, what you write, ... NAFTA
Here in America, you can call it “technotyranny,” a term coined by investigative journalist James Bamford to refer to an age of technological tyranny made possible by government secrets, government lies, government spies and their corporate ties. Beware of what you say, what you read, what you write, ... NAFTA
This part was directed by James Bamford, who has been the stunt coordinator for Arrow since season one and in the last few years started to direct. And where the other series tend to do a lot of CGI, Bamford is a practical stunt person — so when you see someone going flying across the room, someone ... NAFTA
... Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim penned the story for the crossover with the individual parts directed by Larry Teng, James Bamford, ... NAFTA
After the appearance, Donnell took to Twitter. He praised working with Stephen Amell and director James Bamford, calling the experience “so ... NAFTA
Executive producers Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim penned the story for the crossover with the individual parts directed by Larry Teng, James Bamford, Dermott Downs, and Gregory Smith. Are you guys excited for Crisis on Earth-X? What team members are you most excited to see together? NAFTA
... star Grant Gustin) and White Canary (guest star Caity Lotz) – lead their teams into battle to save the world. Executive producers Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim penned the story for the crossover with the individual parts directed by Larry Teng, James Bamford, Dermott Downs, and Gregory Smith. NAFTA
... Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim penned the story for the crossover with the individual parts directed by Larry Teng, James Bamford, ... NAFTA
... Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and White Canary (guest star Caity Lotz) – lead their teams into battle to save the world. James Bamford directed the episode with story by Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski. NAFTA
James Bamford directed the episode with story by Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski ... NAFTA
The question of what should be done about that is currently unanswered, although an authority I respect, James Bamford, has forcefully ... NAFTA
... off crazy and they did, but they never succeeded, but it wasn't for lack of trying,” James Bamford, author of Body of Secrets, told ABC News. NAFTA


 

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