November 2006 Intelligence News
- British Investigate Traces of Radiation on Passenger Planes VOA 30 Nov 2006 -- British authorities are investigating possible traces of radiation on at least four passenger planes, as the investigation into the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko widens
- Litvinenko Investigators Find Radioactivity On Two British Planes RFE/RL 30 Nov 2006 -- British officials investigating the death by radioactive poisoning of Russian ex-spy Aleksandr Litvinenko say they have discovered traces of radioactivity on two airplanes that had traveled between London and Moscow.
- Media reports of Po-210 poisoning by touch are absurd - ex-minister RIA Novosti 30 Nov 2006 -- Reports in the British media that people could have been infected with radioactive poisoning by coming into contact with Russian ex-FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko before his death last week are absurd, a former Russian nuclear minister said Thursday.
- Radiation found at 12 sites in UK - British home secretary RIA Novosti 30 Nov 2006 -- Traces of radiation have been discovered at 12 sites in Britain being tested as part of investigations into the death of a Russian ex-FSB officer, the British home secretary said Thursday.
- Radioactive contamination found on BA plane in Moscow RIA Novosti 30 Nov 2006 -- Traces of radioactive contamination have been found on board a British Airways passenger plane grounded at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, Russia's Transportation Ministry said Thursday.
- Litvinenko not involved in radioactive smuggling - official RIA Novosti 30 Nov 2006 -- Russian special services have no information on ex-FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko's involvement in smuggling radioactive materials, a special representative of the president said Thursday.
- Po-210 easy to produce, can be found in food - ex-nuclear minister RIA Novosti 30 Nov 2006 -- Polonium-210, a highly toxic radioactive isotope widely believed to have been used to poison former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko, can be manufactured even by a layman, a Russian former nuclear minister said Thursday.
- Grounded BA plane awaits radiation test in Moscow RIA Novosti 30 Nov 2006 -- British Airways officials in Moscow said Thursday they could not confirm radioactive contamination of a BA plane grounded in the city's Domodedovo Airport until a radiation test is conducted.
- EP report condemns EU collusion with CIA rendition in Europe IRNA 29 Nov 2006 -- A European Parliament committee condemned Wednesday the extraordinary rendition by the CIA as an 'illegal system' and also blasted European countries for concealing and accepting the practice.
- EU lawmakers condemn European governments for hiding CIA illegal activities IRNA 29 Nov 2006 -- After an inquiry lasting 10 months that included over 130 hearings, the European Parliament's temporary committee of inquiry on the alleged use of European countries by the CIA for the transport and illegal detention of prisoners began to study its final draft conclusions Tuesday.
- Former CIA Captive Seeks US Apology VOA 29 Nov 2006 -- A German man who was detained in Macedonia and who says he was tortured while in CIA custody, is in Washington seeking support for his campaign to obtain an explanation and an apology from the U.S. government
- Report Says EU Nations Knew About CIA Jails VOA 29 Nov 2006 -- A new report by the European Parliament accuses some European governments of being aware of alleged CIA abductions, transportation and detentions of alleged terrorist suspects
- Court extends detention of Russian space firm chief RIA Novosti 29 Nov 2006 -- A Russian court on Wednesday extended the pre-trial detention of the head of an aerospace engineering firm charged with divulging sensitive technology to China.
- EU Committee Report Says European Countries Knew About Secret CIA Prisons VOA 28 Nov 2006 -- A draft report by a European Parliament committee says European Union countries knew about secret prisons for terror suspects the CIA ran on their territories, despite statements to the contrary.
- Russian ex-spy's autopsy scheduled for Dec.1 - TV RIA Novosti 28 Nov 2006 -- The post-mortem and forensic examination of Russian ex-FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko's body are scheduled for December 1, British TV channel Sky News said Tuesday.
- Russian prosecutors ready to help UK investigate ex-spy's death RIA Novosti 28 Nov 2006 -- Russia's top prosecutors said Tuesday they are ready to help Scotland Yard investigate the circumstances of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko's death in London.
- UK police find radiation in Berezovsky's office building RIA Novosti 28 Nov 2006 -- British police said Tuesday they had found traces of a radioactive isotope believed to have killed a Russian ex-spy, in an office building of his associate, fugitive Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky.
- Mission Manager for Cuba and Venezuela Announced Office of the DNI 27 Nov 2006 -- Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte today appointed Dr. Norman A. Bailey as Mission Manager for Cuba and Venezuela.
- Boeing Demonstrates UAV Automated Aerial Refueling Capability Boeing 27 Nov 2006 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] Automated Aerial Refueling (AAR) program successfully completed flight tests in August that demonstrated for the first time an unmanned air vehicle's ability to autonomously maintain a steady refueling station behind a tanker aircraft.
- Speculation On Litvinenko Killing Continues RFE/RL 27 Nov 2006 -- Andrei Lugovoi, a former Russian spy, says those who poisoned Aleksandr Litvinenko could in fact have been targeting Akhmed Zakayev, the London-exiled Chechen separatist envoy.
- 3 people sent for radiation tests in UK after Litvinenko death RIA Novosti 27 Nov 2006 -- British doctors will conduct radiological tests on three people who could have been subjected to radiation in London, a representative of the UK Health Protection Agency said Monday.
- Russia: Berezovsky's Partner Discusses Litvinenko Killing RFE/RL 26 Nov 2006 -- On November 24, RFE/RL Russian Service correspondent Andrei Sharyi spoke with Yulii Dubov, a Russian businessman living in London and long-time business partner of former oligarch Boris Berezovsky, about the death of former Federal Security Service agent Aleksandr Litvinenko.
- British Authorities May Test Litvinenko Contacts RFE/RL 26 Nov 2006 -- British authorities say they may seek to carry out health tests on customers at a restaurant and hotel that were visited by former Russian spy Aleksandr Litvinenko.
- British Minister Blasts Russia's President in Spy Poisoning Case VOA 24 Nov 2006 -- A senior British government minister is accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of presiding over what he calls "huge attacks on individual liberty and democracy" in Russia.
- Former Russian Spy Litvinenko Dead RFE/RL 24 Nov 2006 -- Former Russian spy Aleksandr Litvinenko has died in a London hospital, three weeks after being poisoned in the British capital.
- Radiation Link In Spy Death RFE/RL 24 Nov 2006 -- Officials have said they believe the death of Aleksandr Litvinenko, a former spy turned Kremlin critic, was the result of a heart attack brought on by the effects of radioactive contamination.
- Ex-Russian spy Litvinenko dies RIA Novosti 24 Nov 2006 -- Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy and defector allegedly poisoned three weeks ago in London, died early Friday Moscow time, hospital officials said.
- Ex-FSB officer Litvinenko's death in London a tragedy - Kremlin RIA Novosti 24 Nov 2006 -- A senior Kremlin official said Friday the death of an ex-FSB officer in a London hospital is a tragedy and urged an investigation into his alleged poisoning.
- Condition of allegedly poisoned ex-Russian spy deteriorates RIA Novosti 23 Nov 2006 -- The condition of a Russian spy defector allegedly poisoned three weeks ago in London deteriorated overnight, doctors in a London hospital said Thursday.
- Sagem Défense Sécurité chosen by France’s DGA to conduct study on future joint tactical UAVs Sagem (Safran group) 22 Nov 2006 -- The French defense procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) a contract to conduct a joint VTOL* UAV (DVI) study. It covers the definition study of a VTOL UAV that meets joint Army and Navy needs.
- SkyLite B Mini-UAV - Proves Itself in Extreme Weather Conditions Rafael 21 Nov 2006 -- RAFAEL Armament Development Authority Ltd reveals excellent results for the SkyLite B, mini-UAV in flight demonstrations held in Australia and New Zealand last month.
- Interagency cooperation improves space com AFPN 20 Nov 2006 -- Air Force Space Command and the National Reconnaissance Office put into motion a plan to improve interagency cooperation between space agencies by conducting a senior officer and a senior civilian exchange between AFSPC Headquarters here and the NRO Headquarters in Chantilly, Va.
- Russia: British Police Investigating Litvinenko Poisoning Case RFE/RL 20 Nov 2006 -- British police are investigating the near-fatal poisoning of Aleksandr Litvinenko, a former spy with Russia's Federal Security Service, or FSB
- Scotland Yard launches probe into plot to poison Russian ex-spy RIA Novosti 19 Nov 2006 -- British police said Sunday they are conducting an inquiry into the alleged poisoning of a former Russian intelligence agent, known as an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin.
- Pakistani secret service not supporting Taliban: Musharraf IRNA 18 Nov 2006 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf rejected accusations that his country's intelligence service is supporting its one-time protege Taliban and other militant Islamists in Afghanistan, Focus news magazine said in a report made available ahead of Monday's publication.
- Test Flight Program Advances for Boeing A160 Hummingbird Unmanned Aircraft Boeing 16 Nov 2006 -- The A160 Hummingbird unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has returned to the skies as The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] resumed test flight operations near Victorville, Calif. on Nov. 8.
- Dutch military intelligence officers tortured Iraqi prisoners: daily IRNA 17 Nov 2006 -- Dutch military intelligence officers tortured Iraqi prisoners three years ago, German media cited the Dutch Volkskrant newpaper as saying on Friday.
- Report: Dutch Military Abused Iraqi Prisoners in 2003 VOA 17 Nov 2006 -- Some opposition lawmakers in The Netherlands are calling for an investigation into a published report saying the Dutch military abused Iraq prisoners during interrogations in 2003, and then tried to cover it up.
- US Spy Chief Warns of Long Commitment in Afghanistan VOA 15 Nov 2006 -- The head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency says it will take many years and billions of dollars to stabilize Afghanistan.
- Predators keep insurgents in view AFPN 13 Nov 2006 -- Moving silently high in the sky, Balad AB's MQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicles patrol the landscape below scaning for any signs of insurgent activity around Iraq.
- Raytheon Awarded $113 Million Contract for U-2 Systems Field Support Raytheon 13 Nov 2006 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $113 million follow-on Air Force contract for consolidated field support for all sensors, data links and ground systems related to the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft program.
- German secret service to undergo major restructuring IRNA 11 Nov 2006 -- The foreign intelligence agency of Germany, Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), will undergo radical restructuring as a result of a series of embarrassing mishaps in recent times, the website of Der Spiegel news magazine reported Saturday.
- Britain's Spy Chief Warns of al-Qaida linked Terror Threat VOA 10 Nov 2006 -- Britain's top domestic intelligence chief says authorities are investigating dozens of terror plots and warns of future attacks, which she says could involve chemical or even nuclear devices.
- Analysis: Intel Community Gets a Wiki cfr.org 10 Nov 2006 -- One of the major critiques handed down in the 9/11 Commission Report was that the U.S. intelligence community did a poor job of sharing information
- Russian spy veterans mourn passing of East Germany's Markus Wolf RIA Novosti 09 Nov 2006 -- Veteran agents of Soviet and Russian foreign intelligence said Thursday they were deeply saddened by the death of Markus Wolf, East Germany's long-serving spy chief, who died at the age of 83.
- SAIC Acquires AETC Incorporated SAIC 08 Nov 2006 -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of AETC Incorporated, a San Diego-based firm providing remote sensing systems and services for the U.S. Department of Defense. The acquisition strengthens SAIC's capabilities as a lead system developer and integrator for next generation antisubmarine warfare systems and provides opportunities for growth in the areas of buried object detection and classification.
- Putin inspects new Intelligence HQ RIA Novosti 08 Nov 2006 -- Russia's president has visited the new headquarters of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian General Staff in the country's capital, a RIA Novosti correspondent said Wednesday.
- US law does not allow suspects to reveal interrogation techniques IRNA 06 Nov 2006 -- The suspects kept for several years in secret CIA prisons should not be allowed to speak to a civilian attorney, according to new legislation Bush administration has passed.
- Bush Administration Wants Terror Detainees Silenced on Secret CIA Prisons VOA 04 Nov 2006 -- The Bush administration says suspected terrorists who were held at secret CIA prisons overseas should not be allowed to discuss interrogation techniques used by their captors.
- US Shuts Down Web Site That Revealed Nuclear Weapon Know-How VOA 03 Nov 2006 -- U.S. intelligence officials say they have shut down a Web site that weapons experts say contained a basic guide on how to build an atomic bomb.
- U.S. Commits at Least 200 Cases of Arial Espionage against DPRK KCNA 02 Nov 2006 -- The U.S. imperialist warmongers committed more than 200 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in October, according to a military source
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