Category: Intelligence

Snowden claims online Obama expanded ‘abusive’ security programs

Washington (CNN) — A series of blog posts on Monday purportedly by Edward Snowden said he leaked classified details about U.S. surveillance programs because President Barack Obama worsened “abusive” practices instead of curtailing them as he promised as a candidate.

China denies Pentagon cyber-attack claims

China has denied claims from the US that it is using espionage to acquire technologies to fuel its fast-paced military modernisation programme.

German Head of Intelligence Interview with Deutsche Welle

Head of domestic intelligence urges watchfulness Hans-Georg Maassen, head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, comments on Jihad fighters from Germany, the limits of intelligence work and racism within the agency.

North Korea launches rocket , raising nuclear arms stakes

(Reuters) – North Korea successfully launched a rocket on Wednesday, boosting the credentials of its new leader and stepping up the threat the isolated and impoverished state poses to opponents. The rocket, which North Korea says put a weather satellite into orbit,…

North Korea Seen Testing Rocket Engines

GSN: Recent pictures taken from space suggest North Korea has been testing rocket propulsion systems, another indication of the nation’s ongoing pursuit of a strategic ballistic missile, theAssociated Press reported on Monday.

Syrian warplanes pound targets near Turkey

(CNN) — As Syrian government warplanes operated uncomfortably close to Turkey’s border again Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton backed up American support for the opposition by adding to Washington’s humanitarian aid. Government jets pounded Ras al-Ain on Wednesday, a…