Newer News: December 2011
November 2011 Intelligence News
- Cardin bill angers whistleblower advocates by John Fritze, Baltimore Sun, November 24. "Legislation drafted by Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin to update the 1917 Espionage Act has angered public disclosure advocates who say the proposal would make it harder for federal employees to expose government fraud and abuse."
- Climate Change Spy vs. Spy? by Kate Sheppard, Mother Jones, November 15. "The CIA has a special climate change task force, but as we've reported here, they don't want anyone to know about it. Now the science advisory board to the Department of Defense is recommending that the government create yet another new intelligence group dedicated to climate change."
- Defense science panel: climate a national security threat by Dan Vergano, USA Today, November 14. "The Defense Department's highly-regarded science panel is calling for the U.S. military to improve intelligence-gathering related to climate change."
- Former CIA General Counsel Is in the Crosshairs in Leak Probe by Eli Lake, The Daily Beast, November 10. "The Department of Justice is investigating the unauthorized disclosure of key details of the CIA's secret drone program from a February Newsweek story crafted from an interview with John Rizzo, the CIA's former general counsel."
- The GOP Candidate Who Wants Journos Jailed by Nick Baumann, Mother Jones, November 10. "As an Army lieutenant in Iraq, Tom Cotton called for three journalists to be imprisoned for espionage. Now he's running for Congress."
- Federal intelligence agencies may help target pot growers by Andrew Becker and Michael Montgomery, Center for Investigative Reporting, November 9. "Lawmakers soon may enlist the nation's spymaster to help fight Mexican drug traffickers and others who use federal land in California and elsewhere to grow marijuana."
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Updated December 5, 2011