Mar 18, 2014

China working on new anti-satellite weapon, U.S. researcher says

A detailed analysis of satellite imagery published Monday provides additional evidence that a Chinese rocket launch in May 2013 billed as a research mission was actually a test of a new anti-satellite weapon based on a road-mobile ballistic missile. Brian Weeden, a former U.S. ...

Jan 22, 2014

Report links China elite to tax havens

Relatives of China’s president and other business and political leaders are linked to companies in offshore tax havens that “helped shroud the Communist elite’s wealth,” a U.S.-based journalism group says.

Turkey's embattled PM faces tough talks with the EU

Jan 21, 2014

Turkey's embattled PM faces tough talks with the EU

Turkey’s embattled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Brussels late Monday, hoping to put his country’s EU accession talks back on track amid upheaval at home over his hotly contested judicial reforms. Erdogan’s trip to Brussels — his first in five years — ...

Swiss secure data for world

Dec 15, 2013

Swiss secure data for world

It looks like the ideal location for a James Bond thriller: a massive underground bunker in a secret location in the Swiss Alps, used for keeping data safe from snooping eyes. Housed in one of Switzerland’s numerous deserted Cold War-era army barracks, the Deltalis ...

Nov 30, 2013

British burned, dumped 'embarrassing' colonial documents

British officials burned and dumped at sea documents from colonies that were about to become independent in a systematic effort to hide their “dirty” secrets, newly released files showed Friday. Under Operation Legacy, officials in Kenya, Uganda, Malaysia, Tanzania, Jamaica and other former British ...

Sep 9, 2013

Anti-democratic secrecy bill

A bill to protect government secrets could undermine the fundamental democratic principles of freedom of information and freedom of the press.

Where does Manning rank in the annals of espionage?

Aug 1, 2013

Where does Manning rank in the annals of espionage?

by Neely Tucker

Cleared of the most serious charge — aiding and abetting the enemy — but convicted of most everything else, including espionage, Pfc. Bradley Manning is now facing sentencing, which could land him behind bars from roughly zero to more than 100 years. It’s a ...

Aug 1, 2013

Manning conviction sends out strong warning to would-be leakers

The successful prosecution of army Pfc. Bradley Manning gives a boost to the White House’s aggressive pursuit of people it believes have leaked national security secrets to the media. Manning was acquitted Tuesday of the most serious charge he faced, aiding the enemy, but ...