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AIPAC wins court battle with former top official Rosen

A D.C. Superior Court judge on Wednesday dismissed a $20 million defamation suit brought by a leading pro-Israel activist against his former employer, in a high-profile battle that involved charges of espionage and pornography. In 2009, Steven J. Rosen brought...

By Jeff Stein  | February 23, 2011; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Financial/business, Intelligence, Lawandcourts  
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CIA gets spooky with new radio commercials

Let’s face it: If the CIA was hoping to recruit new cupcake cooks, the recruiting pitch would be all pastry and light But in its unique line of work, the CIA’s National Clandestine Service -- where the spies are --...

By Jeff Stein  | January 12, 2011; 6:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Entertainment, Financial/business, Intelligence  
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CIA’s unit on climate change faces uncertain future

The future of the CIA’s unit on climate change and U.S. national security is “in jeopardy” because of pressure for intelligence budget cuts and resistance from conservative lawmakers, a new report says. The CIA’s Center on Climate Change and National...

By Jeff Stein  | January 11, 2011; 6:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Congress, Financial/business, Intelligence, Politics  | Tags:  CIA, Leon J. Panetta, Rep. Mike Rogers, Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. John Barrasso, Sen. Saxby Chambliss  
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Ex-NASA employee charged in S. Korea case

Showing once again that nations have permanent interests but not permanent allies, the Justice Department on Monday charged an Ohio man with illegally shipping infrared military technology to South Korea, a staunch U.S. ally. The accused man, Kue Sang Chun,...

By Jeff Stein  | January 10, 2011; 7:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Financial/business, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Justice/FBI, Lawandcourts  
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BackChannel Chatter: Top FBI counterterror guy moves on

Donald F. Borelli, who retired last week as head of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force in New York, today joined a private security consulting company headed by Ali Soufan, another notable FBI agent who worked against al-Qaeda. Borelli was...

By Jeff Stein  | December 21, 2010; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Financial/business, Intelligence, Justice/FBI  
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WikiLeaks “no threat,” top German official says

Germany’s top security official said Monday that WikiLeaks is “irritating and annoying for Germany, but not a threat.” Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere also he said he was opposed to financial entities cutting off payments to WikiLeaks under pressure from...

By Jeff Stein  | December 21, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Financial/business, Foreign policy, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Lawandcourts  | Tags:  Angela Merkel, Der Spiegel, Hillary Clinton, Thomas De Maizière  
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Nuclear detectors a $4 billion bust, GAO says, Jeff Stein , September 16, 2010
President of ex-Blackwater firm leaves post, Jeff Stein , September 14, 2010
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Anna Chapman the movie?, Jeff Stein , July 2, 2010
Blackwater plunged into controversy again, Jeff Stein , June 27, 2010
Blackwater deal puts officials on hot seat, Jeff Stein , June 21, 2010
 
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