Newer News: July 2010
June 2010 Intelligence News
- Ten Alleged Secret Agents Arrested in the United States, Justice Department news release, June 28. "Eight individuals were arrested Sunday for allegedly carrying out long-term, 'deep-cover' assignments in the United States on behalf of the Russian Federation, the Justice Department announced today. Two additional defendants were also arrested Sunday for allegedly participating in the same Russian intelligence program within the United States."
- Pelosi Faces Off With Obama on CIA Oversight by Massimo Calabresi, Time, June 25. "Bucking a veto threat by President Obama and overruling a deal cut between the White House, Republicans and two Democratic committee chairmen, House Speaker Pelosi is pushing to dramatically expand Congressional oversight of the CIA and other intelligence agencies."
- Obama Takes a Hard Line Against Leaks to Press by Scott Shane, New York Times, June 12. "The indictment of Mr. Drake was the latest evidence that the Obama administration is proving more aggressive than the Bush administration in seeking to punish unauthorized leaks."
- State Department assessing damage from cables leak by Robert Burns, Associated Press, June 12. "The State Department says it is studying the computer hard drives used by an Army intelligence analyst in Iraq, trying to assess the potential damage if allegations are true that the analyst leaked tens of thousands of classified diplomatic documents to a whistle-blower website."
- The Internet Springs a Leak by Doug Bernard, Voice of America, updated June 8. "The recent posting of U.S. Defense Department video on the Wikileaks website has rekindled an old debate over leaking. But now it's not just about the public's right to know vs. the government's right to secrecy - it's also about the global reach of the World Wide Web."
- Soldier arrested in WikiLeaks classified Iraq video case by Peter Grier, Christian Science Monitor, June 7. "Army Spc. Bradley Manning has been arrested in connection with the April release of classified footage of a US helicopter mistakenly shooting Iraqi civilians to website WikiLeaks."
- US military detains soldier linked to Iraq video by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press, June 7. "The Army has detained a 22-year-old soldier in Baghdad in connection with the leak of a military video that shows Apache helicopters gunning down unarmed men in Iraq, including two journalists, defense officials said Monday."
- Congressional Oversight of the Intelligence Community (podcast), Project on Government Oversight, June 7. "A special new POGO podcast is now available for your listening pleasureŚwe're honored this time to be joined by Steven Aftergood (of the Federation of American Scientists and Secrecy News) for a discussion of congressional oversight of the intelligence community."
- NSA Looking for New Top Lawyer by Spencer Ackerman, The Washington Independent, June 7. "Looking for a change of career? Excited by the world of communications intercepts, network protection, cryptography, cryptanalysis and surveillance? Got legal training? The super-secret National Security Agency is hiring."
- New Cyber Chief Promises Oversight, Not Openness by Sharon Weinberger, AOL News, June 3. "Amid concerns about the government's growing role in monitoring and safeguarding the nation's computer networks, the head of the newly created U.S. Cyber Command says the military would share details of its cybersecurity operations with other federal branches but not with the public."
- Panel found 'distracted' DNI by Josh Gerstein, Politico, June 2. "The report from the Presidential Intelligence Advisory Board was delivered to Obama just days before the president asked Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair to step down from his post."
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