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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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Rumsfeld complained of 'low level' GTMO prisoners, memo reveals

A newly found 2003 memo by former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld appears to directly contradict claims that Guantanamo held only the “worst of the worst” suspected terrorists. “We need to stop populating Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) with low-level enemy combatants,” Rumsfeld...

By Jeff Stein  | March 3, 2011; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Foreign policy, Intelligence, Lawandcourts, Military  
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Musa Kusa, Libya's ‘envoy of death,’ escapes UN sanctions list

Musa Kusa, the Libyan foreign minister who became known as “the envoy of death,” is not on the United Nations sanctions list, a notable omission that has lit up the exile tweetersphere. Kusa earned the grisly moniker years ago for...

By Jeff Stein  | February 28, 2011; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Foreign policy, Intelligence, Lawandcourts  | Tags:  Musa Kusa; Moammar Gaddafi; President Obama  
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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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Ray Davis rescue? 'Mission Impossible,' CIA vet says

Reported fears that Raymond Davis may not make it out of Pakistan alive may have the White House pondering rescue scenarios. The betting is that President Obama will somehow figure out a way to spring Davis, a CIA operative whose...

By Jeff Stein  | February 22, 2011; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Foreign policy, Intelligence, Lawandcourts, Military  | Tags:  Raymond David; Barack Obama; Jimmy Carter; Bruce Willis; Last Action Hero  
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Ivins case’s inconvenient issue: his polygraph

The FBI and the National Academy of Science today jousted over the quality of science applied to solve the 2001 anthrax attacks, but another inconvenient piece of the puzzle seems to have been artfully swept under the rug: the fact...

By Jeff Stein  | February 15, 2011; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Intelligence, Justice/FBI, Lawandcourts  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Intelligence panels ignored CIA officer's pleas, Jeff Stein , February 14, 2011
Our Man in Havana, Jeff Stein , February 7, 2011
Lahore shootout: Spy rendezvous gone bad?, Jeff Stein , January 27, 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
Islamic group asks DoJ to review police training, Jeff Stein , December 20, 2010
WikiLeaks: Ahmed Wali Karzai wanted polygraph, Jeff Stein , November 29, 2010
Ex-China spy Li Fengzhi faces deportation, again, Jeff Stein , November 16, 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
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
GlobalOptions sues ex-exec in security firms tiff, 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
Gareth Williams probe focuses on mystery couple, Jeff Stein , September 7, 2010
No ‘dirty bomb’ plot, South Africa says , Jeff Stein , August 19, 2010
Spy swap is 'all but unprecedented', Jeff Stein , July 8, 2010
NSA lie detectors no sweat, video says, Jeff Stein , June 14, 2010
 
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