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SpyTalk: April 11, 2010 - April 17, 2010

CIA tape dump: Who's laughing how?

“You're a pistol, you're really funny…” the wannabe mobster Henry Hill says to Tommy DeVito in the famous “Goodfellas” scene. “What do you mean I'm funny?...Funny how?” retorts DeVito, played by Joe Pesci in the 1990 gangster flick. “What do...

By Jeff Stein  | April 16, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Government could read alleged NSA leaker's encrypted e-mails

One has to wonder whether Thomas A. Drake, the former National Security Agency executive charged with leaking classified information to a reporter, reads Wired, the bible of the internet age. If he does, he might have learned in November 2007...

By Jeff Stein  | April 15, 2010; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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CIA veterans assess Kappes's departure

Image via WikipediaIn many ways, Stephen R. Kappes was always an odd choice to help quarterback the CIA for the Obama White House. Despite recurrent whispers in the press that the career clandestine operative had no taste for water boarding,...

By Jeff Stein  | April 15, 2010; 12:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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CIA’s shadow leader Kappes is out

--> The spy agency denied it for months, but today the longtime rumor that its powerful deputy director was planning to resign this spring came true. CIA Director Leon E. Panetta announced Wednesday that Stephen R. Kappes, who spent three...

By Jeff Stein  | April 14, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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A U.S. general revises assessment of Afghan war

Maj. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, the top military intelligence official who only four months ago warned that “time is running out” in Afghanistan, offered a sharply different, upbeat picture of the war during an unheralded recent visit to a Kabul...

By Jeff Stein  | April 14, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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FBI agent dismisses CIA spy’s claim of Iran ties to Pan Am 103 bomb

Retired Special Agent Richard Marquise, who headed the FBI’s investigation into the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988, says there is no credible evidence for former Iranian double agent Reza Kahlili’s claim that Iran downed the plane....

By Jeff Stein  | April 12, 2010; 8:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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CIA Iran specialist to head Treasury intelligence

President Obama’s quiet nomination of S. Leslie Ireland, a top former CIA, Defense Department and DNI specialist on Iran, to be the Treasury Department’s top intelligence official seems to signal that he’s putting the final pieces in place for tougher...

By Jeff Stein  | April 12, 2010; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Who will screen the interrogators?

For all the commentary over convicted former CIA interrogator David Passaro’s legal struggles, no one seems to have asked why the guy was hired in the first place. Cynics might ask, who better to beat information out of al-Qaeda suspects...

By Jeff Stein  | April 12, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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