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SpyTalk: January 16, 2011 - January 22, 2011

Rep. Peter King's plan for hearings on Muslim 'radicalization' draws criticism from all sides

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the new chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has to be hoping that his planned hearings on the “radicalization” of American Muslims draws as much attention as his mere announcement of them. Or maybe not....

By Jeff Stein  | January 21, 2011; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
Categories:  Congress, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Justice/FBI, Lawandcourts  
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Rethinking the OSS and CIA

It doesn't seem all that long ago that *le tout Washington* was crying for the CIA to be demolished and replaced by an updated version of the OSS, our World War II spying and dirty tricks service. The idea, accelerated...

By Jeff Stein  | January 20, 2011; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Intelligence, Media, Military, Politics  
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Report: Pakistani spy agency rushed Mullah Omar to hospital

Mullah Omar, the elusive, one-eyed leader of the Afghan Taliban, had a heart attack Jan. 7 and was treated for several days in a Karachi hospital with the help of Pakistan's spy agency, according to a private intelligence network run...

By Jeff Stein  | January 18, 2011; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Foreign policy, Intelligence, Media, Military  | Tags:  Duane Clarridge; Kim Stevens;  
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