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  • Admiral Enters Guilty Plea in Navy Bribery Scheme

    06/09/2016 5:58:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/9 | R. Stickney
    This case is unusual as it is rare for an Admiral to even face criminal proceedings Source: Follow us: @nbcsandiego on Twitter | NBCSanDiego on Facebook A rear admiral in the U.S. Navy plead guilty to one felony charge in connection with a multi-million dollar bribery scheme that has led to the arrest or imprisonment of more than a dozen U.S. Navy officers and Pentagon employees. Rear Admiral Robert J. Gilbeau appeared in court Thursday in the downtown San Diego federal courthouse. Gilbeau entered a change of plea to one count of providing false statements to federal investigators and...
  • Boston Marathon..Some Interesting Tidbits

    04/14/2016 9:19:58 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 13 replies
    The Boston Marathon is coming up this Monday.I've lived a 2 minutes walk from the route for years.It's always been a tradition for neighbors to go out at least for a while and watch (and cheer).Just went out today to pick up some milk and saw four copters flying low over the route over a period of about 20 minutes. Two of them had State Police markings and two had markings that I couldn't make out.I also saw a couple of National Guard Humvees as well as those bright orange markings you see on manhole covers when police have sealed...
  • N.S.A. Breached Chinese Servers Seen as Security Threat

    03/22/2014 7:48:35 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | David E. Sanger & Nicole Perlroth
    WASHINGTON — American officials have long considered Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, a security threat, blocking it from business deals in the United States for fear that the company would create “back doors” in its equipment that could allow the Chinese military or Beijing-backed hackers to steal corporate and government secrets. But even as the United States made a public case about the dangers of buying from Huawei, classified documents show that the National Security Agency was creating its own back doors — directly into Huawei’s networks. The agency pried its way into the servers in Huawei’s sealed headquarters in...
  • Targeting Huawei: NSA Spied on Chinese Government and Networking Firm

    03/22/2014 8:12:08 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 13 replies
    Spiegel Online International ^ | Sunday, March 23, 2014 | Spiegel Staff
    A special unit with the US intelligence agency succeeded in infiltrating Huwaei's network and copied a list of 1,400 customers as well as internal documents providing training to engineers on the use of Huwaei products, among other things. Source Code Breached According to a top secret NSA presentation, NSA workers not only succeeded in accessing the email archive, but also the secret source code of individual Huwaei products. Software source code is the holy grail of computer companies. Because Huawei directed all mail traffic from its employees through a central office in Shenzhen, where the NSA had infiltrated the network,...
  • Government Agency Warns If 9 Substations Are Destroyed, The Power Grid Could Be Down For 18 Months

    03/19/2014 6:11:36 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 109 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 03/19/2014 20:49 -0400 | Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog
    What would you do if the Internet or the power grid went down for over a year? Our key infrastructure, including the Internet and the power grid, is far more vulnerable than most people would dare to imagine. These days, most people simply take for granted that the lights will always be on and that the Internet will always function properly. But what if all that changed someday in the blink of an eye? According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's latest report, all it would take to plunge the entire nation into darkness for more than a year would...
  • Report: Administration weighing military strike against Libya attackers (Oct surprise?)

    10/15/2012 5:01:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/2012
    The White House is considering a strike against militants responsible for the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others — if and when it can track down the perpetrators, The Associated Press reported. The AP, citing current and former administration officials, reports that the Obama administration is weighing whether the short-term payoff of retribution against al Qaeda for the Sept. 11 attack in Libya is worth the trade-off of potentially elevating the group's stature. There is also concern about alienating governments that could help fight terror in the region, according to the AP. The United States has put...
  • Mystery Robot Space Plane Still Flying, 7 Months Later

    11/30/2011 2:52:25 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 49 replies
    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –  The secretive X-37B robotic space plane is about to set its own space-endurance record on a hush-hush project operated by the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office. The craft, also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle-2, was boosted into Earth orbit atop an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on March 5. Tomorrow (Nov. 30), the X-37B spacecraft will mark its 270th day of flight — a lifetime in space that was heralded in the past as the vehicle's upper limit for spaceflight by project officials. "It's still up there," U.S. Air...
  • Bin Laden raid intel yields leads on al Qaeda No. 2 al Zawahiri

    05/06/2011 12:38:33 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 56 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 6, 2011 | Pat Milton
    The intelligence community has obtained "positive intelligence" from the materials taken from Osama bin Laden's compound which is helping narrow down the locations of core al Qaeda leadership including the whereabouts of Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's former No. 2 man and a candidate to succeed bin Laden.
  • (Interview)Rep. Mike Rogers Says He’d Support Treason Charges For Soldier Involved In Wikileaks

    08/03/2010 1:14:57 PM PDT · by · 6 replies · 4+ views
    Rep. Mike Rogers, appearing on a radio show, said he would support the soldier involved in leaking classified documents on the war in Afghanistan being tried for treason, saying “people will likely be killed for this information being disclosed” and said if they won’t charge him with treason, they ought to charge him with murder.
  • Washington Post Article Saved the Life of Terrorist Anwar Al Awlaki

    05/24/2010 5:46:49 PM PDT · by jveritas · 85 replies · 2,681+ views
    May 24 2010 | jveritas
    In his most recent interview with an Al Qaeda media outlet terrorist “Anwar Al Awlaki” the US born Al Qaeda terrorist said that he stopped his communications when he read in the Washington Post that he is being tracked by US intelligence. He said that once he stopped his communications he left the area in Yemen where he was hiding and then this area was bombed by US airstrikes. He also said that both terrorists “Nidal Hassan” who killed 13 of our troops at Fort Hood and “Omar Farouk Abd Al Moutaleb” who had the failed terrorist attack on the...
  • Predator drones flown from base in Pakistan, U.S. lawmaker says [Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)]

    02/13/2009 5:05:23 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 2,410+ views
    Predator drones flown from base in Pakistan, U.S. lawmaker says Sen. Feinstein's surprise disclosure likely to complicate joint campaign against Taliban militants Greg Miller | Washington Bureau 7:06 PM CST, February 12, 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C. - A senior U.S. lawmaker said Thursday that unmanned CIA Predator aircraft operating in Pakistan are flown from an airbase inside that country, a revelation likely to embarrass the Pakistani government and complicate its counterterrorism collaboration with the United States. The disclosure by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, marked the first time a U.S. official had publicly commented on...
  • Newsweek Reporter Admits Bias on Presidential Campaign

    10/23/2008 8:58:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies · 1,469+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Thursday, October 23, 2008
    A reporter hired by Newsweek to cover the presidential primary has written an article admitting that he was biased.Writing in the latest issue of GQ magazine, Michael Hastings describes his personal feelings about various candidates, including Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Hillary Clinton, and admits that he could not be objective about the people he covered: If that sounds like I had some trouble being “objective,” I did. Objectivity is a fallacy. In campaign reporting more than any other kind of press coverage, reporters aren’t just covering a story, they’re a part of it—influencing outcomes, setting expectations, framing candidates—and despite...
  • Leak severs link to al-Qaeda’s secrets

    10/09/2007 5:58:10 AM PDT · by FreedomOfExpression · 202 replies · 8,006+ views via ^ | Oct 8, 2007 | Joby Warrick
    A small private intelligence company that monitors Islamic terrorist groups obtained a new Osama bin Laden video ahead of its official release last month, and around 10 a.m. on Sept. 7, it notified the Bush administration of its secret acquisition. It gave two senior officials access on the condition that the officials not reveal they had it until the al-Qaeda release. Within 20 minutes, a range of intelligence agencies had begun downloading it from the company's Web site. By midafternoon that day, the video and a transcript of its audio track had been leaked from within the Bush administration to...
  • Harry Potter and the Deadly Intelligence Leakers

    08/06/2007 6:15:49 AM PDT · by SueRae · 26 replies · 1,077+ views
    National Review ^ | 8/6/2007 | Pete Hoekstra
    August 6, 2007 6:30 AM Harry Potter and the Deathly Intelligence Leakers can only Scholastic keep a secret? By Peter Hoekstra The fate of Harry Potter in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows was a closely guarded secret that was not supposed to be revealed before the book’s official release on July 21. The U.S. Postal Service tried to protect the secret when a mailman asked a Chicago-area woman to give back two copies of the book he had accidentally delivered before the release date. The mailman feared that he would lose his job for delivering the...
  • Serious Security Questions at Sky Harbor Airport(Phoenix)

    07/22/2007 7:09:20 PM PDT · by RDTF · 32 replies · 1,411+ views
    ABC15 via Drudge Report ^ | July 22, 2007 | Lisa Fletcher
    It's what you have to do when you fly - use X-ray machines, metal detectors, and deal with liquid restrictions in your carry-on luggage. You know the drill. Security checkpoints are just part of travel these days. They're supposed to keep us safe, so we use them - but not all of us and not all the time. We've discovered a 4.5 hour time frame each night when virtually anything can be brought into the secure side of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. There's no metal detector, no X-ray machine, and it's apparently not a problem. Afraid to show her face,...
  • Secret Document: U.S. Fears Terror 'Spectacular' Planned

    07/01/2007 5:28:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 104 replies · 5,331+ views ^ | July 1, 2007 | BRIAN ROSS, RHONDA SCHWARTZ and RICHARD ESPOSITO
    A secret U.S. law enforcement report, prepared for the Department of Homeland Security, warns that al Qaeda is planning a terror "spectacular" this summer, according to a senior official with access to the document. U.S. officials have kept the information secret, and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said today on ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" that the United States did not have "have any specific credible evidence that there's an attack focused on the United States at this point." As reported, U.S. law enforcement officials received intelligence reports two weeks ago warning of terror attacks in Glasgow...
  • NRO Spacecraft In Wrong Orbit

    06/16/2007 1:38:50 AM PDT · by anymouse · 35 replies · 1,459+ views
    Aviation Week & Space Technology ^ | Jun 15, 2007 | Craig Covault
    Two top secret National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) ocean surveillance spacecraft were fired into the wrong orbit June 15 when the 200-foot-tall Atlas V rocket they were riding on stopped firing too early in space following launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The top secret satellites separated safely from the malfunctioning booster, however, and have enough rocket propellant to continue their mission, an official said on background. The U.S. Air Force, which managed the Atlas V launch, and the NRO have begun an official investigation into the launch and malfunction. The $83 million Atlas V used in the launch is a model...
  • Google As Terror Tool?

    06/04/2007 6:39:07 PM PDT · by gpapa · 2 replies · 278+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 4, 2007 | Unattributed
    JUNE 4--One of the plotters behind the alleged scheme to explode gas pipelines at John F. Kennedy airport directed his co-conspirators to use Google Earth to obtain detailed aerial photos of the targeted facility. In a federal criminal complaint, an excerpt from which you'll find below, one of the accused, Abdul Kadir, reportedly told cohorts to use the popular satellite software after he determined that surveillance video shot by the men was "not sufficiently detailed for operational purposes." Kadir, a Guyanese citizen and former member of that country's parliament, made the Google suggestion during a February meeting with an alleged...
  • Baghdad embassy plans turn up online

    05/31/2007 4:13:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 980+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/07 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON - Detailed plans for the new U.S. Embassy under construction in Baghdad appeared online Thursday in a breach of the tight security surrounding the sensitive project. Computer-generated projections of the soon-to-be completed, heavily fortified compound were posted on the Web site of the Kansas City, Mo.-based architectural firm that was contracted to design the massive facility in the Iraqi capital. The images were removed by Berger Devine Yaeger Inc. shortly after the company was contacted by the State Department. "We work very hard to ensure the safety and security of our employees overseas," said Gonzalo Gallegos, a department spokesman....
  • Bush Sanctions "Black Operations" Against Iran

    05/30/2007 9:50:22 PM PDT · by Fennie · 40 replies · 1,343+ views
    Sunday Telegraph ^ | May 28, 2007 | Tim Shipman
    WASHINGTON - President George W Bush has given the CIA approval to launch covert "black" operations to achieve regime change in Iran, intelligence sources have revealed. Mr Bush has signed an official document endorsing CIA plans for a propaganda and disinformation campaign intended to destabilise, and eventually topple, the theocratic rule of the mullahs. Under the plan, pressure will be brought to bear on the Iranian economy by manipulating the country's currency and international financial transactions. Details have also emerged of a covert scheme to sabotage the Iranian nuclear programme. Security officials in Washington have disclosed that Teheran has been...
  • ABC Spills Beans Today; Blood Tomorrow

    05/25/2007 4:18:43 AM PDT · by bocopar · 14 replies · 1,520+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 5/25/07 | Bob Parks
    The Fine Line Between Pulitzers And Prison....
  • U.S Military Says It Has Al-Qaeda Kidnap Gang Cornered In Farmland

    05/15/2007 7:01:32 PM PDT · by ASC2006 · 286 replies · 18,588+ views
    AHN ^ | May 15, 2007 | Richard Bowden
    Mahmudiya, Iraq (AHN) - Backed by sniffer dogs and helicopters, U.S. forces in Iraq searching for three soldiers captured by an Al-Qaeda gang on Saturday have said the group is cornered in an area of farmland near Baghdad. The three soldiers from Fort Drum's 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division were captured by the gang after being ambushed on a patrol sent to intercept roadside bombs. "Right now our focus is on searching for the missing soldiers, and we're trying to isolate the areas where we think they could be," said Army Maj. Kenny...
  • DOD blocking YouTube, others

    05/13/2007 5:30:35 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 61 replies · 2,636+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | May 13, 2007 | Leo Shane III and T. D. Flack
    LinksMNF-I YouTube pageArmy Engineers – Gulf YouTube pageArmy Civil Affairs – Afghanistan YouTube page Starting Monday, the Defense Department will block access to MySpace, YouTube and a host of other sites on official department computers worldwide, in an effort to boost its network efficiency.Troops and families living on U.S. bases will still be able to view the sites through private Internet networks, but the move leaves servicemembers in Iraq and Afghanistan who use the popular picture- and video-sharing sites with little or no access to them.Defense officials said the move is solely a reaction to the heavy drain the...
  • Army crack down on bloggers

    05/02/2007 8:51:41 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 31 replies · 1,040+ views
    Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! Via Noah Shachtman: The U.S. Army has ordered soldiers to stop posting to blogs or sending personal e-mail messages, without first clearing the content with a superior officer, Wired News has learned. The directive, issued April 19, is the sharpest restriction on troops' online activities since the start of the Iraq war. And it could mean the end of military blogs, observers say. Military officials have been wrestling for years with how to handle troops who publish blogs. Officers have weighed the need for wartime discretion against the opportunities for the public to personally connect with some...
  • Leaks during the WOT

    04/29/2007 5:59:48 AM PDT · by ukwildcats · 7 replies · 316+ views
    Anyone help me out with a rundown of leaks which have come out in the MSM during the course of the WOT? Just curious as to just how many have been trumpeted by the media.
  • TV interview 'tipped off' Iran about ship's intelligence role

    04/08/2007 4:31:24 AM PDT · by malamute · 40 replies · 2,602+ views ^ | Sunday April 8, 2007 | Jamie Doward and Andrew Wander
    Iranian intelligence officers told the 15 British captives they first became suspicious about their activities after watching an interview with one of them on British television. Families of the hostages said that their loved ones had told them the Iranians had made the claim soon after capturing them. The revelation is likely to raise questions about the Ministry of Defence's decision to allow the media to accompany Cornwall, the ship on which the service personnel were based, and report on its activities. On 13 March - 10 days before the 15 were seized - Channel 5 broadcast an interview with...
  • Education (A Loosing Battle)

    09/20/2006 1:18:22 PM PDT · by halfthebattle118 · 83 replies · 1,430+ views
    Education The public education situation in this country has become a chronic example of wasteful and ineffective government spending. It is a travesty that we have to relinquish our tax dollars to under-educate and indoctrinate our children. The public school system’s standards are so low that we have high school students who literally cannot read. The majority of the public school students have no idea about world events, government, geography, history, or grammar. On the flip-side, their knowledge of modern pop-culture is amazing.The Republican idea of vouchers lends a solution to the failed school system. This idea has been fought...
  • TIME [Magazine]: US May Be Preparing for War Against Iran

    09/18/2006 8:43:18 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 78 replies · 2,982+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 09:54 Sep 18, '06 / 25 Elul 5766
    TIME: U.S. May be Preparing For War Against Iran 09:54 Sep 18, '06 / 25 Elul 5766 ( The United States might be preparing for war against Iran, according to the current issue of TIME Magazine. It reported that the American Navy recently ordered a submarine and minesweepers to prepare to deploy, and it is likely the intention was to prepare to blockade the Persian Gulf where Iranian oil tankers must pass. "From the State Department to the White House to the highest reaches of the military command, there is a growing sense that a showdown with Iran--over its suspected...
  • US state Department tells US citizens in Lebanon to stay put

    07/16/2006 11:11:09 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 95 replies · 2,141+ views
    Fox NEWS
    says its too dangerous to leave now
  • CIA officer fired over media leak was key senior analyst

    04/23/2006 1:33:01 AM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 39 replies · 1,305+ views
    Boston Globe via ^ | April 23, 2006 | Katherine Shrader, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- The CIA's decision to fire a top intelligence analyst accused of leaking classified information became a political issue almost immediately after it became public last week. The officer was a senior analyst nearing retirement, Mary O. McCarthy, who the agency said leaked information to news organizations about a secret network of CIA prisons. McCarthy was once responsible for guarding some of the nation's most sensitive secrets as a senior aide for the National Security Council, The New York Times reported in today's editions, citing several current and former government officials. In that role, McCarthy often focused on ways...
  • Cyber Patrol: Careless keyboards can kill

    01/25/2006 5:18:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 523+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 24, 2006 | Ed Beemer
    ARLINGTON, Va. (Army News Service, Jan. 24, 2006) -- Fewer people would know about a deployment or operation if you screamed it out at the Superbowl than if you posted it on a Web log or blog. Common sense will tell you not to discuss sensitive subjects on the streets of Baghdad. The same common sense should apply on the highways of cyberspace. Soldiers need to keep this in mind, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it could land them in a world of trouble. The technology of communication is a double-edged sword and...
  • Report: CIA Has Secret al-Qaida Prison

    11/02/2005 11:07:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 5,773+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/02/05 | ap - New York
    NEW YORK - The CIA has been hiding and interrogating some of its most important al-Qaida captives at a Soviet-era compound in Eastern Europe, according to U.S. and foreign officials familiar with the arrangement, the Washington Post reported. The secret facility is part of a covert prison system set up by the CIA nearly four years ago that at various times has included sites in eight countries, including Thailand, Afghanistan and several democracies in Eastern Europe, as well as a small center at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, according to current and former intelligence officials and diplomats from three...
  • Jagger Says Song Not an Anti-Bush Tirade (MICK STARTS DANCIN' BACKWARDS)

    08/10/2005 5:12:27 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 174 replies · 4,913+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/10/05 | AP
    The Rolling Stones' upcoming album contains a song seemingly critical of President Bush, but Mick Jagger denies it's directed at him, according to the syndicated TV show "Extra." "It is not really aimed at anyone," Jagger said on the entertainment-news show's Wednesday edition. "It's not aimed, personally aimed, at President Bush. It wouldn't be called 'Sweet Neo Con' if it was." The song is from the new album, "A Bigger Bang," set for release Sept. 6. There is no mention of Bush or Iraq. But it does refer to military contractor Halliburton, which was formerly run by Vice President Cheney...
  • Sy Hirsch Tries To Rip Off Gunny Bob?

    01/16/2005 8:56:24 AM PST · by GunnyBob · 50 replies · 2,311+ views
    I could use some intel from you guys. Last week, I broke the story on Clear Channel stations from coast to coast of how the US is conducting clandestine reconnaissance missions via Global Hawk in Iran. The Hawks are searching for intel on Iran's nuke program. One went down near Arak, where Iran has their heavy-water facility. I also reported that the rumors of US manned reconnaissance flights over Iran were in fact decoy flights to draw Iran's attention away from the GH missions. I just heard on MSNBC that Sy Hirsch will have an article in next week's "New...
  • USAF E-4B

    10/21/2004 2:04:00 PM PDT · by PatriotCJC · 50 replies · 3,035+ views
    Does anyone know how many E-4B we have in the USAF inventory? One just landed here at Ft. Huachuca.
  • Army Pilots in Iraq Face Court-Martial for Voicing Concerns About Aircraft

    11/22/2003 4:06:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies · 281+ views ^ | 10/21/03 | Martha Raddatz
    A High Price for Speaking Up Pilots in Iraq Face Court-Martial for Voicing Concerns About Aircraft By Martha Raddatz Nov. 21— Two U.S. Army pilots charged with ferrying American military brass around Iraq decided to speak out about the vulnerability of their aircraft. Their reward: criminal charges. Chief Warrant Officers William Lovett and Robert Jones have 53 years of service between them in the active duty and Army Reserves. Jones has flown in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and Bosnia. But their current mission in central Iraq may be their last. Long before U.S. helicopters were being shot down, the reserve...
  • Bush Administration's Worse-than-Nixonian Tactic: The Deadly Serious Crime Of Naming CIA Operatives

    08/15/2003 9:42:06 AM PDT · by berserker · 57 replies · 331+ views
    FindLaw ^ | August 15, 2003 | John Dean
    On July 14, in his syndicated column, Chicago Sun-Times journalist Robert Novak reported that Valerie Plame Wilson - the wife of former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, and mother of three-year-old twins - was a covert CIA agent. (She had been known to her friends as an "energy analyst at a private firm.") Why was Novak able to learn this highly secret information? It turns out that he didn't have to dig for it. Rather, he has said, the "two senior Administration officials" he had cited as sources sought him out, eager to let him know. And in journalism, that...
  • News Leak Blows Big Opportunity [Al Qaeda'a Man at the BBC]

    08/14/2003 10:24:44 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 40 replies · 382+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 8/14/03 | Michael Isikoff & Mark Hosenball
    News Leak Blows Big Opportunity Newsweek Web Exclusive While publicly congratulating themselves over the bust of an international arms dealer in an alleged plot to sell Russian-made surface-to-air missiles, top Justice Department officials are privately fuming over a premature news leak that may have blown a rare opportunity to penetrate Al Qaeda's arms-buying network, NEWSWEEK has learned. THE FBI'S ARREST of London-based arms dealer Hemant Lakhani, 68, at a hotel room near Newark Liberty International Airport this week was supposed to be only an interim step in what officials hoped would be a far more meaningful long-term operation, law-enforcement sources...
  • News Leak Blows Big Opportunity (bust of arms dealer was supposed to be kept secret)

    08/13/2003 1:36:15 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 14 replies · 219+ views
    Newsweek / MSNBC ^ | 8/13/03 | Michael "Spikey" Isikoff & Mark Hosenball
    While publicly congratulating themselves over the bust of an international arms dealer in an alleged plot to sell Russian-made surface-to-air missiles, top Justice Department officials are privately fuming over a premature news leak that may have blown a rare opportunity to penetrate Al Qaeda’s arms-buying network, NEWSWEEK has learned. THE FBI’S ARREST of London-based arms dealer Hemant Lakhani, 68, at a hotel room near Newark Liberty International Airport this week was supposed to be only an interim step in what officials hoped would be a far more meaningful long-term operation, law-enforcement sources said. The bureau’s plan was to quickly flip...
  • Despite risk, Iraqis keep helping U.S.

    07/08/2003 6:55:43 AM PDT · by Valin · 142+ views
    New York Times / St Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 7/8/03 | SHAILA K. DEWAN
    BAGHDAD, Iraq — On the way to and from work, the pass that identifies Zainab Mohamed Mohyialdeen as a translator for an American Army brigade is stashed in her purse. To the cabdrivers who drop her at the palace gates, she denies she is on the military payroll. If the neighbors ask, her mother tells them her daughter, 28, is visiting relatives for the day. "There are some people who look for those who are working with the Americans," says Mohyialdeen, a smiling woman wearing shimmering makeup and a head scarf. "If they know, those people, I'm sure, I will...