Israeli ex-Mossad spy chief Meir Dagan dies at 71

Mar 17, 2016

Israeli ex-Mossad spy chief Meir Dagan dies at 71

Meir Dagan, a former Israeli general and longtime director of its spy agency, died Thursday. He was 71. Dagan directed the Mossad from 2002 until he retired in early 2011. Under his leadership, the Mossad reportedly carried out covert attacks against Iranian nuclear scientists and ...

Dec 2, 2014

Ex-handler: Israeli spy Pollard bungled '85 U.S. escape plan

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard had an escape plan in place for him to flee to Israel but bungled it by seeking asylum at the Israeli Embassy in Washington instead, his former Israeli handler said in an interview aired Monday. Pollard was a civilian intelligence analyst ...

Ex-GSDF spy recalls sending agent to North

Nov 28, 2013

Ex-GSDF spy recalls sending agent to North

A former member of a special Ground Staff Office unit has told Kyodo News about intelligence activities long conducted without the knowledge of the prime minister or defense minister, including paying several million yen to collaborators and sending a spy to North Korea. The unit's ...

/ Jul 7, 2013

South Korea's spy agency takes lead role in political scandals

During last year's presidential election, a team of South Korean intelligence agents allegedly flooded the Internet with several thousand political comments, including some describing left-leaning candidates as North Korea sympathizers. Then, while that scandal has continued to play out, another drama has unfolded, as the ...