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SpyTalk: September 12, 2010 - September 18, 2010

Korean War spy rivalries persist 60 years later

Far be it that the week should pass without noting that it was 60 years ago on Sept. 15 that allied troops under Gen. Douglas MacArthur pulled off one of military history’s greatest feats: a surprise landing behind North Korean...

By Jeff Stein  | September 17, 2010; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Intelligence, Military  | Tags:  Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab  
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Blackwater subsidiary's corporate work appears to fade

A CIA retiree friend of mine called recently to ask where he could find the offices of Total Intelligence Solutions, the Blackwater subsidiary once headed by Cofer Black and other top former spy-agency officials. The company doesn’t list its McLean,...

By Jeff Stein  | September 17, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Financial/business, Intelligence, Lawandcourts  | Tags:  Cofer Black, Enrique 'Ric’ Prado, Erik Prince, Melinda Redman, Monsanto, Rob Richer  
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Nuclear detectors a $4 billion bust, GAO says

The Department of Homeland Security spent billions of dollars on machines to intercept nuclear terrorists that were too big for border inspection lanes, the Government Accountabiity Office reported Wednesday. Why? “Because during the first year or more of the program,”...

By Jeff Stein  | September 16, 2010; 5:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Financial/business, Homeland Security, Intelligence  | Tags:  Jane Holl Lute, Joseph Lieberman, Susan Collins  
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President of ex-Blackwater firm leaves post

Joseph Yorio, president of the firm formerly known as Blackwater, has left the company as part of a restructuring in preparation for its sale, sources say.

By Jeff Stein  | September 14, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Financial/business, Intelligence  
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Ex-FBI agent Levinson’s Iran disappearance still a mystery

Have U.S. authorities given up on the case of Robert Levinson, the retired FBI agent who disappeared on Iran's Kish Island more than three years ago? All eyes have been focused on the American hiker Sarah Shourd, whose scheduled release...

By Jeff Stein  | September 14, 2010; 9:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Intelligence, Justice/FBI  | Tags:  Christine Levinson, CIA, Robert Levinson, Sarah Levinson, Vernon Walters  
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