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SpyTalk: October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010

WikiLeaks files likely pose little threat to Blackwater

If the recent past is any guide, former Blackwater employees have no reason to fear allegations in the new documents released by WikiLeaks on Friday. The U.S. military files record “at least 14 new cases of Blackwater employees opening fire...

By Jeff Stein  | October 22, 2010; 7:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Financial/business, Foreign policy, Intelligence, Lawandcourts, Media, Military  
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Ex-spies group official: Bankruptcy a security risk

The executive director of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, the main organization for ex-CIA and military spies, says people with security clearances who have fallen into bankruptcy should be closely monitored. The Washington Post, citing lawyers who handle bankruptcies,...

By Jeff Stein  | October 21, 2010; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Financial/business, Homeland Security, Intelligence  | Tags:  AFIO, Elizabeth Bancroft  
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FBI’s computer woes continue, auditors say

The FBI’s effort to move from paper to electronic files took another hit Wednesday as Justice Department auditors issued their latest report on the long troubled Sentinel project. “Sentinel is approximately $100 million over budget and 2 years behind schedule,”...

By Jeff Stein  | October 20, 2010; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homeland Security, Intelligence, Justice/FBI  
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CIA files suit against former spy Ishmael Jones

"I'm ready to take whatever they have to do," the former CIA officer who calls himself Ishmael Jones told SpyTalk over two years ago, upon the publication of his unauthorized memoir, "The Human Factor: Inside the CIA's Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture."...

By Jeff Stein  | October 19, 2010; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Intelligence, Lawandcourts, Media  
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