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U.S. secretly helps Colombia kill rebel leaders

Dec 22, 2013

U.S. secretly helps Colombia kill rebel leaders

The 50-year-old Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), once considered the best-funded insurgency in the world, is at its smallest and most vulnerable state in decades, due in part to a CIA covert action program that has helped Colombian forces kill at least two ...

Surveillance prompts creation of covert clothing

Aug 18, 2013

Surveillance prompts creation of covert clothing

At the Pentagon and CIA, they are known as “countermeasures,” the jargony adaptation of Newton’s Third Law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The U.S. Army in Iraq jammed cellphones to counter deadly roadside bombs triggered by calls. Osama bin ...

Breakneck NSA growth fueled by insatiable demand for its product

Jul 28, 2013

Breakneck NSA growth fueled by insatiable demand for its product

Twelve years later, the cranes and earthmovers around the National Security Agency are still at work, tearing up pavement and uprooting trees to make room for a larger workforce and more powerful computers. Already bigger than the Pentagon in square meters, the NSA’s footprint ...