U.S. arrests counterterrorism analyst over leaks to journalists

World / Crime & Legal Oct 10, 2019

U.S. arrests counterterrorism analyst over leaks to journalists

A counterterrorism analyst with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested on Wednesday over charges he had leaked classified materials about a foreign country's weapons system to two journalists, in 2018 and 2019, the U.S. Justice Department said in federal court filings on Wednesday. Information ...

National / Crime & Legal Sep 1, 2016

Japanese lawyers criticize proposed conspiracy bill

The Japan Federation of Bar Associations has said it opposes an effort by the government to criminalize conspiracy. The government plans to submit a bill to this effect as part of moves to strengthen counterterrorism ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The so-called conspiracy bill purports ...

Polyglot U.S.-born comic sheds cloak, dagger for shtick

National Aug 26, 2016

Polyglot U.S.-born comic sheds cloak, dagger for shtick

by Ayako Mie

For Reina Saiki, 28, the world is her oyster. The Ivy leaguer who studied counterterrorism and Arabic at Brown and Harvard universities had been given chances to work for the CIA and FBI. With interning experience at the Clinton Foundation and Interpol, she could have ...

National / Crime & Legal Dec 11, 2013

Divisive conspiracy bill to get another try

Lawmakers will once again be asked to pass legislation making it illegal to participate in plotting a serious crime, such as murder, regardless of whether the crime is ever committed, a government source said. Since 2003, the government has made several attempts to revise the ...

World Aug 22, 2013

NSA email collection violated law: court

For several years, the National Security Agency unlawfully gathered tens of thousands of emails and other electronic communications between Americans as part of a now-revised collection method, according to a 2011 secret court opinion. The redacted 85-page opinion, which was declassified by U.S. intelligence officials ...