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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)
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Couples, CIA-style

Robert Baer, whose CIA exploits and exasperations in the Middle East were immortalized in the 2005 George Clooney thriller "Syriana", has a new role: conjugal co-author. “The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story,” Baer’s fifth book, is his...

By Jeff Stein  | March 4, 2011; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Entertainment, Foreign policy, Intelligence, Politics  | Tags:  Syriana; The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story; See No Evil  
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Libya: What should CIA be doing?

With the future of Libya still in the balance, some CIA operations veterans think it’s well past time the spy agency went past just trying to keep tabs on what’s going on and arm the rebels. “This guy, Gaddafi, has...

By Jeff Stein  | March 3, 2011; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Foreign policy, Intelligence, Military  | Tags:  Moammar Gaddafi; Charles Faddis; Art Keller  
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Gaddafi poison-gas videos fakes or frauds, Jeff Stein , March 1, 2011
Intelligence panels ignored CIA officer's pleas, Jeff Stein , February 14, 2011
Egyptian police training giving FBI a black eye , Jeff Stein , February 10, 2011
CIA shakeup a bad idea, some old spies say , Jeff Stein , February 9, 2011
Jane Harman’s resignation is CIA’s loss, Jeff Stein , February 7, 2011
Our Man in Havana, Jeff Stein , February 7, 2011
Ex-interrogator describes mistaken Iraq raids, Jeff Stein , February 1, 2011
The CIA's complicated relationship with Egypt, Jeff Stein , January 30, 2011
Egypt’s spy chief stands in the wings, Jeff Stein , January 28, 2011
What should the CIA do in Egypt?, Jeff Stein , January 28, 2011
Lahore shootout: Spy rendezvous gone bad?, Jeff Stein , January 27, 2011
Rethinking the OSS and CIA, Jeff Stein , January 20, 2011
CIA gets spooky with new radio commercials , Jeff Stein , January 12, 2011
Ex-NASA employee charged in S. Korea case, Jeff Stein , January 10, 2011
The hidden hand in the free-Pollard campaign, Jeff Stein , January 5, 2011
2010: CIA ramps way up, Jeff Stein , December 30, 2010
Clapper flunks ABC's quiz on London terror case , Jeff Stein , December 21, 2010
Islamic group asks DoJ to review police training, Jeff Stein , December 20, 2010
CIA's new top dog makes Christmas party debut, Jeff Stein , December 5, 2010
Cable reveals manual for handling defectors, Jeff Stein , December 1, 2010
WikiLeaks: Ahmed Wali Karzai wanted polygraph, Jeff Stein , November 29, 2010
Pot growers portrayed as terror threat, Jeff Stein , November 18, 2010
Ex-China spy Li Fengzhi faces deportation, again, Jeff Stein , November 16, 2010
CIA picks AF general to run military ops office, Jeff Stein , November 15, 2010
FBI offers reward for tips on Pentagon sniper, Jeff Stein , November 15, 2010
Ex-KGB and CIA officials mull Russian defector, Jeff Stein , November 12, 2010
NYPD intelligence detectives go their own way, Jeff Stein , November 10, 2010
CIA Director Panetta warns employees on leaks, Jeff Stein , November 8, 2010
CIA lawyer: U.S. law does not forbid rendition, Jeff Stein , November 3, 2010
CIA renegade Agee’s files surface at NYU , Jeff Stein , October 25, 2010
FBI’s computer woes continue, auditors say, Jeff Stein , October 20, 2010
CIA drones could be grounded by software suit , Jeff Stein , October 11, 2010
Li Fengzhi, ex-Chinese spy, granted asylum, Jeff Stein , October 5, 2010
Pelosi: No ‘retreat’ on GAO and spy agencies, Jeff Stein , September 28, 2010
Senate approves intelligence authorization bill, Jeff Stein , September 27, 2010
FBI cheating confirmed by Justice Department , Jeff Stein , September 27, 2010
A subterfuge by a group of ex-spies?, Jeff Stein , September 24, 2010
GlobalOptions sues ex-exec in security firms tiff, Jeff Stein , September 23, 2010
Gimigliano departs, CIA has a new top ‘voice’, Jeff Stein , September 23, 2010
White House, CIA ignore reported Pollard gambit, Jeff Stein , September 21, 2010
FBI misled Justice about spying on peace group, Jeff Stein , September 20, 2010
Korean War spy rivalries persist 60 years later , Jeff Stein , September 17, 2010
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
Koran-burning idea ignites Jihadi Web sites, Jeff Stein , September 10, 2010
Gareth Williams probe focuses on mystery couple, Jeff Stein , September 7, 2010
Israeli spies wooing U.S. Muslims, sources say, Jeff Stein , September 2, 2010
Mosque rhetoric boosting Taliban, report says, Jeff Stein , August 31, 2010
CIA Red Cells and common sense, Jeff Stein , August 29, 2010
No ‘dirty bomb’ plot, South Africa says , Jeff Stein , August 19, 2010
A Harman, but not Jane, may inherit Newsweek, Jeff Stein , August 16, 2010
The audacity of Hamid Gul, Jeff Stein , July 26, 2010
Iranian spy getting the movie treatment, Jeff Stein , July 21, 2010
US-Iranian spy war spinning on Amiri, Jeff Stein , July 19, 2010
South Africa's 'dirty bomb' mystery, Washington Post staff , July 19, 2010
Experts warn of further Uganda attacks, Jeff Stein , July 14, 2010
Amiri should get a hero's welcome home, Jeff Stein , July 13, 2010
Did Russian spies fool the FBI?, By Jeff Stein , July 10, 2010
Spy swap is 'all but unprecedented', Jeff Stein , July 8, 2010
Russian spy case didn't take a holiday, Jeff Stein , July 6, 2010
Anna Chapman the movie?, Jeff Stein , July 2, 2010
Blackwater plunged into controversy again, Jeff Stein , June 27, 2010
DHS backing off Mexico border fence, Jeff Stein , June 17, 2010
Audit: El Paso Intelligence Center a bust , Jeff Stein , June 15, 2010
NSA lie detectors no sweat, video says, Jeff Stein , June 14, 2010
Bill Clinton to the rescue, again, Jeff Stein , May 28, 2010
Analysts question Korea torpedo incident, Jeff Stein , May 27, 2010
Holder & Company jump the gun on Shahzad, Jeff Stein , May 10, 2010
ATF needs a little love in Times Square, Jeff Stein , May 7, 2010
Times Square: Axles of evil, part deux, Jeff Stein , May 3, 2010
Ex-CIA fugitive was subdued with Taser , Jeff Stein , April 28, 2010
Ex-CIA station chief held in Norfolk jail, Jeff Stein , April 27, 2010
Former CIA official in sex case arrested, Jeff Stein , April 26, 2010
NYPD Intelligence making FBI blue , Jeff Stein , April 26, 2010
Good vibes at DNI's fifth birthday party , Jeff Stein , April 22, 2010
CIA tape dump: Who's laughing how?, Jeff Stein , April 16, 2010
CIA veterans assess Kappes's departure, Jeff Stein , April 15, 2010
Who will screen the interrogators?, Jeff Stein , April 12, 2010
CIA operative's memoir is a spy mystery, Jeff Stein , April 9, 2010
Donovan McNabb for intelligence chief? , Jeff Stein , April 6, 2010
A case of retaliation at CIA, Jeff Stein , April 6, 2010
CIA death at Salt Pit gets fresh attention, Jeff Stein , April 2, 2010
CIA and Yemen playing a doubles game, Jeff Stein , March 29, 2010
 
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