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SpyTalk: April 25, 2010 - May 1, 2010

Report: Chinese court Afghanistan's Karzai

According to the usually reliable Paris-based Intelligence Online newsletter, a top Chinese general recently made an offer to Afghan President Hamid to train his army and security services “after NATO’s withdrawal.” General Ma Xiaotian, deputy head of the Chinese Peoples...

By Jeff Stein  | April 30, 2010; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The French spy, the CIA, and the Syrian reactor

September, 2007: CIA officials peered at the “overhead” -- satellite photos. The pictures were crystal clear: A clandestine Syrian nuclear facility, bombed by Israeli jets, lay in ruins on the edge of the desert, 90 miles south of Damascus. Most...

By Jeff Stein  | April 29, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Intelligence, Military  | Tags:  CIA Director Porter Goss, Central Intelligence Agency, Espionage, Israel, Stephen Kappes  
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Ex-CIA fugitive was subdued with Taser

Ex-CIA operative Andrew Warren had to be subdued twice with electric shocks when a fugitive task force tried to arrest him at a Norfolk hotel this week, according to law enforcement sources. “He appeared to be under the influence of...

By Jeff Stein  | April 28, 2010; 8:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Ex-CIA station chief held in Norfolk jail

A former CIA station chief accused of sexual assault in Algeria showed up in a Norfolk court Tuesday in a wheelchair and bathrobe. Andrew Warren, 42, was granted a continuance and told to return Friday for a bond hearing, a...

By Jeff Stein  | April 27, 2010; 11:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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CIA fugitive’s behavior said to have provoked arrest

Former CIA station chief Andrew Warren was arrested because he failed to show up for a pre-trial court hearing last Wednesday, authorities said today, but a television station in Hampton Roads, Va., is reporting that the former spy had been...

By Jeff Stein  | April 27, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Former CIA official in sex case arrested

Andrew Warren, the former CIA station chief who was accused of sexual assault by two women in Algeria in 2008, was arrested at a Norfolk hotel Monday afternoon, a police spokesman confirmed Monday night. Norfolk Police Department spokesman Christopher Amos...

By Jeff Stein  | April 26, 2010; 11:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Intelligence, Justice/FBI  
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CIA chief promises spies 'new cover’ for secret ops

New cloaks for old daggers? CIA Director Leon Panetta told employees today that the spy agency is going to give undercover operatives more ways to avoid exposure overseas. “The CIA will enhance its use of more flexible and innovative deployments...

By Jeff Stein  | April 26, 2010; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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NYPD Intelligence making FBI blue

The body of the last Pakistani terrorist was hardly cold in November 2008 when representatives of the New York Police Department’s intelligence unit showed up in Mumbai. “We’re from the U.S. government,” they told Indian security officials, according to a...

By Jeff Stein  | April 26, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Intelligence, Justice/FBI  
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CIA whispering campaign reinforces drone attacks

Image by ramtops via FlickrA CIA disinformation campaign has Pakistan-based Taliban leaders sleeping in foxholes in fear of Predator-style missile attacks, a former top CIA operations official says. “We have them thinking that we can track them anywhere, that we’ve...

By Jeff Stein  | April 26, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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