Dec 18, 2014

Spy freed by Cuba ID'd key Cuban agents in U.S. government: top intel chief

A Cuban national freed from prison by the Cuban government provided “critical assistance” to United States agencies in exposing Cuban agents who had infiltrated the U.S. government, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence’s office said on Wednesday. The informant, whose identity U.S. officials declined ...

Sep 30, 2014

Obama: U.S. 'underestimated' Islamic State threat

President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq’s army to fight such extremists. Obama described the U.S. intelligence assessments in response to a question ...

Jul 23, 2014

MH17 shootdown may have been 'mistake': U.S. intel official

Malaysian flight MH17 may have been shot down by “mistake” by ill-trained pro-Russian separatists, U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, while dismissing Moscow’s accounts of the incident. Evidence gathered so far suggests separatists launched the SA-11 surface-to-air missile that blew up the Malaysian airliner, but ...

Jul 23, 2014

U.S. to release intelligence on downing of MH17

U.S. intelligence officials were expected to present data Tuesday backing up the theory that pro-Russian rebels were responsible for the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was blown out of the sky on July 17 by what is ...

Jun 21, 2013

In electronic snooping, level of oversight is key

by Walter Pincus

Americans are learning what electronics whizzes and hackers have known all along — that computers and smartphones, which make our lives more productive and entertaining, have at the same time ended privacy as most of us have understood it. Every e-mail, cellphone call, transferred ...

China's cyberspies outwit model for James Bond's Q

May 15, 2013

China's cyberspies outwit model for James Bond's Q

by Michael Riley and Ben Elgin

Among defense contractors, QinetiQ North America is known for spy-world connections and an eye-popping product line. Its contributions to national security include secret satellites, drones and software used by U.S. special forces in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Former CIA Director George Tenet was ...