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SpyTalk: March 6, 2011 - March 12, 2011

CIA chief Panetta praises columnist Broder

CIA Director Leon Panetta joined President Obama and other prominent officials Wednesday in praising longtime Washington Post political columnist David Broder, who died earlier in the day from complications from diabetes.

By Jeff Stein  | March 10, 2011; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Congress, Intelligence, Politics  
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Ben Bonk, CIA analyst who dealt with Libya, dies

Ben Bonk, a top CIA official who played a key role in Moammar Gaddafi’s renunciation of weapons of mass destruction, died quietly at his home in McLean on Feb. 26. He was 56 and had skin cancer, a friend said....

By Jeff Stein  | March 7, 2011; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Foreign policy, Intelligence, Military  | Tags:  Musa Kusa; Leon Panetta; John McLaughlin; Cofer Black; Ken Robinson  
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Kissinger: Release Israeli spy Pollard

Saying he found the arguments of other top former U.S. national security officials “compelling,” former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Monday called for President Obama to commute the remainder of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard’s life sentence. "At first I...

By Jeff Stein  | March 7, 2011; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  Foreign policy, Intelligence, Lawandcourts  
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Egyptian protesters breach ‘torture center,’ seize files

Egyptian protesters breached a secret police compound in eastern Cairo on Saturday and carted boxes of files, according to rights activists and Egyptian media reports. “Protesters entered the State Security Investigations (SSI) compound in Nasr City, a place they call...

By Jeff Stein  | March 6, 2011; 12:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Foreign policy, Intelligence  
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