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SpyTalk: November 7, 2010 - November 13, 2010

Ex-KGB and CIA officials mull Russian defector

His name is Aleksandr Vasilyevich Shcherbakov. Or maybe not. The true name of the Russian spymaster who allegedly defected last summer is just one of the mysteries in the far-from-finished spy story that broke in a Moscow newspaper Thursday. But...

By Jeff Stein  | November 12, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Foreign policy, Intelligence  
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Report: Russia spy agency in turmoil over defector

Russia’s foreign intelligence service has been roiling with internal recriminations for months over the defection of the official responsible for its American operations, so much so that it has sabotaged progress on missile talks with Washington, a Moscow newspaper is...

By Jeff Stein  | November 11, 2010; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NYPD intelligence detectives go their own way

Time was, 35 years ago, when the CIA had virtually no legislative oversight, no worries about congressional intelligence committees tracking its budgets or asking embarrassing questions. Today, members of the Senate and House intelligence committees say they still too often...

By Jeff Stein  | November 10, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Foreign policy, Intelligence, Justice/FBI  
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CIA Director Panetta warns employees on leaks

Asserting that lives have been endangered and sources compromised by “a damaging spate of media leaks on a wide range of national security issues” in recent months, CIA Director Leon E. Panetta reminded the spy agency’s employees Monday that unauthorized...

By Jeff Stein  | November 8, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Intelligence, Justice/FBI, Lawandcourts, Media  
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