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Will intelligence leaks sink US-UK relationship?
www.bbc.co.uk
The leaks that have bedevilled the US government for months are now on international display. [...]
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Nelson Mandela: CIA tip-off led to 1962 Durban arrest
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Nelson Mandela's arrest in 1962 came as a result of a tip-off from an agent of the US Central Intelligence Agency, a report says. [...]
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Spies Warned Feds About OPM Mega-Hack Danger
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U.S. intelligence agencies initially refused to share data with the now-infamously insecure OPM. Then the spies apparently handed over their files anyway. [...]
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US hacking: Military and intelligence data ‘accessed’
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Hackers with suspected links to China appear to have accessed sensitive data on US intelligence and military personnel, officials say. [...]
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Secret Service supervisor placed on leave amid allegations of sexual misconduct
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The Secret Service has placed a high-ranking supervisor on administrative leave and suspended the supervisor's security clearance after what it called "allegations of misconduct and potential criminal activity." [...]
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Congressman Who Oversees Secret Service Was Rejected by Secret Service
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Jason Chaffetz, who as House Oversight Committee chairman is responsible for overseeing the agency, once applied for a job there and was turned down—because of his age, he says. [...]
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CIA director Brennan orders major overhaul
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CIA director John Brennan has ordered one of the largest reorganisations of the spy agency in its history. In a memo to staff, the director said that the changes were driven by a wider range of threats and the impact of technological advancements. [...]
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Obama chooses Clancy to be Secret Service director
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President Barack Obama has chosen Joseph Clancy as the new head of the U.S. Secret Service, the White House said on Wednesday, after a series of high profile security lapses led [...]
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After the Torture Report: What’s Next for the CIA?
www.worldpoliticsreview.com
As the new year opens, and the dust has begun to settle from the release of a report last month by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the CIA’s use of torture in the war on terror, it is time to ask what changes, if any, the report’s revelations will bring about for the agency in the coming years. [...]
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CIA board clears staff of snooping Senate computers
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A CIA internal watchdog has cleared agency officers of improperly accessing the computers of members of the US Senate intelligence committee. It said CIA officers acted reasonably in searching computers after concerns they contained classified material. [...]
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Obama taps Treasury official Cohen as CIA deputy director
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President Barack Obama has chosen David Cohen, a top Treasury official specializing in terrorism and financial intelligence, to be deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, [...]
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Exclusive: CIA says its inspector general is resigning at end of month
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CIA inspector general David Buckley, who investigated a dispute between the agency and Congress over the handling of records of the CIA's detention and interrogation activities, [...]
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Critical decisions after 9/11 led to slow, steady decline in quality for Secret Service
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Recent security lapses can be traced to growing post-9/11 demands, combined with tight budgets and the loss of experience — leaving a weakened agency. [...]
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U.S. rights groups want special prosecutor to probe CIA tactics
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U.S. civil rights groups on Monday called on the U.S. Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the CIA's use of torture and other extreme measures during interrogations. [...]
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CIA unlikely to penalise staff over search of Senate computers – report
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Review panel investigating search of staffers from the intelligence committee will not recommend disciplining CIA officials, according to the New York Times [...]
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