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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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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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Jane Harman’s resignation is CIA’s loss

There have to be some misty eyes at the CIA and the other spook redoubts around the city over news of Jane Harman’s resignation. The feisty California Democrat was such a good friend to the spy agency, no matter the...

By Jeff Stein  | February 7, 2011; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Congress, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Politics  
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Egypt intel: Panel wants to know who's in charge

Several years after creating a new intelligence czar to coordinate the work of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies, Congress is still asking questions about who’s in charge. The question came up again Thursday in a hearing on the nomination of Stephanie...

By Jeff Stein  | February 3, 2011; 10:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Congress, Foreign policy, Intelligence, Politics  | Tags:  Stephanie O'Sullivan; Sen. Dianne Feinstein; Gen. James Clapper; Robert Cardillo  
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Egyptians may find police files not such a happy prize

Anti-Mubarak Egyptians may look back at the storming of the interior ministry building Sunday as the fun part. Once they get their hands on its police files--as they almost certainly will some day--a cold reality will set in: Many of...

By Jeff Stein  | February 3, 2011; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Foreign policy, Intelligence, Military, Politics  
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The CIA's complicated relationship with Egypt

Like a long and mostly unhappy marriage, the CIA’s relationship with Egypt is complicated, with plenty of ups and downs. The Egyptian security services and the CIA have been co-dependents for over six decades, from 1952, when the young agency...

By Jeff Stein  | January 30, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Foreign policy, Intelligence, Military, Politics  | Tags:  Edward S. Walker, Omar Suleiman; Hosni Mubarak  
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Older Entries in This Category »

What should the CIA do in Egypt?, Jeff Stein , January 28, 2011
Rethinking the OSS and CIA, Jeff Stein , January 20, 2011
The hidden hand in the free-Pollard campaign, Jeff Stein , January 5, 2011
Pelosi: No ‘retreat’ on GAO and spy agencies, Jeff Stein , September 28, 2010
Bill Clinton to the rescue, again, Jeff Stein , May 28, 2010
 
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