November 2008 Intelligence News
- Pakistan Withdraws Pledge to Send Spy Chief to India VOA 29 Nov 2008 -- Pakistan has urged India to lower bilateral tensions that are running high over Indian allegations that the terrorists behind Mumbai's deadly assaults have links with Pakistani extremist groups.
- Pakistan's Gilani to Send Spy Agency Chief to Mumbai VOA 28 Nov 2008 -- Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says Indian leaders must not blame his country for this week's deadly terror attacks in Mumbai.
- Backgrounder: The ISI and Terrorism: Behind the Accusations cfr.org 27 Nov 2008
- Pakistan Tries To Clean Up ISI Image By Shutting Down Political Wing RFE/RL 26 Nov 2008 -- The section of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) directorate that is responsible for domestic spying on Pakistani politicians has been quietly been shut down
- Litvinenko murder suspect may replace nationalist party leader RIA Novosti 26 Nov 2008 -- Russian political analysts predict that Andrei Lugovoi, a chief suspect in the Litvinenko murder case, may replace Vladimir Zhirinovsky as head of the ultra-nationalist LDPR party, a popular daily said on Wednesday.
- Litvinenko murder suspect to represent LDPR in Russia's Far East RIA Novosti 25 Nov 2008 -- The supreme council of Russia's ultra-nationalist LDPR party appointed on Tuesday Andrei Lugovoi, a chief suspect in the Litvinenko case, top party official in Russia's Far Eastern Primorye Territory.
- Thales`s WATCHKEEPER successfully passes first system flight trial Thales 24 Nov 2008 -- These trials of the UAV, which operates with dual payloads, will continue into 2009, and will validate the key mission system capability of the WATCHKEEPER system.
- IRGC commander: Zionist regime's espionage network discovered in Iran IRNA 24 Nov 2008 -- Commander of the Islamic Revolution's Guards Corps Major General Mohammad-Ali Jaafari said here on Monday that the IRGC has discovered an Israeli espionage network and arrested its members/li>
- Anniversary Of Litvinenko Killing Marked In Moscow RFE/RL 23 Nov 2008 -- Russian opposition activists paid tribute to Aleksandr Litvinenko on the second anniversary of the former Russian security agent's death in London from radiation poisoning
- Iranian, spying for Israel hanged IRNA 22 Nov 2008 -- Ali Ashtari who was convicted of spying for Israel's intelligence services was hanged in Tehran on November 17, an official at the Information Ministry said on Saturday.
- U.S. Report Predicts Declining American Dominance In World RFE/RL 21 Nov 2008 -- A new report by U.S. intelligence agencies says the United States is losing its position as the world's dominant economic, military, and political power
- US Intelligence Report: World Headed for Multipolar Global Community VOA 21 Nov 2008 -- A new U.S. intelligence report predicts that by 2025, China and India could join the United States as top powers in a multipolar global order.
- Republican Lawmaker Alleges CIA Cover-Up in 2001 Aircraft Shootdown VOA 20 Nov 2008 -- A senior Republican lawmaker says an internal CIA report raises serious questions about a possible CIA cover-up in the 2001 shoot down of a civilian plane carrying American missionaries in Peru.
- Research into flies' hearing could aid UAS program AFNS 20 Nov 2008 -- A professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland is researching miniature acoustic sensors and sound localization techniques using the hearing mechanisms of flies as a model.
- Intelligence Activity offers worldwide travel guide USMC News 18 Nov 2008 -- Deployment. The word itself can be intimidating for Marines who are entering an unfamiliar world
- Thales Team selected for CIPHER crypto programme assessment phase Thales 17 Nov 2008 -- The CIPHER programme will provide the capability for a security management infrastructure for all grades of devices necessary to meet the needs of UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and wider government.
- Russian military considers buying aerial drones from Israel RIA Novosti 14 Nov 2008 -- The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed on Friday that Russia was looking at purchasing pilotless aircraft from Israel, but a spokesman said a final decision had not been made.
- CIA Chief Says Al-Qaeda Resilient, But Vulnerable RFE/RL 14 Nov 2008 -- General Michael Hayden, the director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, has said that Al-Qaeda and its leader, Osama bin Laden, remain isolated in the remote mountains of Pakistan near the Afghan border
- CIA Director: Bin Laden Isolated VOA 14 Nov 2008 -- The director of the U.S. intelligence agency says al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden appears to be isolated from the terrorist group's day-to-day operations and has been forced to devote much of his energy to his own security.
- BAE SYSTEMS INVENTS NEW LAUNCHER FOR SMALL-UAV’S BAE Systems 14 Nov 2008 -- A team from BAE Systems has developed a much-needed capability for use on the front line - a compact mortar-based launcher for small Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs).
- Boeing to Acquire Digital Receiver Technology to Enhance Capabilities in Intelligence Market Boeing 14 Nov 2008 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced an agreement to acquire Digital Receiver Technology, Inc. (DRT), a Germantown, Md.-based company that develops hardware and software products for wireless surveillance and tracking equipment for federal government and law enforcement customers.
- Raytheon Submits Proposal for Air Force Global Broadcast Service Transition Contract Raytheon 14 Nov 2008 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has submitted its proposal for the Air Force Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Satellite Broadcast Manager Defense Enterprise Computing Center (DECC) Transition contract.
- Edwards test squadron test drives Global Hawk AFNS 12 Nov 2008 -- Members of the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron here test drives the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system and ensures the aircraft is up to par with advertised specifications.
- New UAS program at Randolph simulates air battle space AFNS 10 Nov 2008 -- A first-of-its-kind combat familiarization program for pilots slated to fly unmanned aircraft systems soon will launch at the 563rd Flying Training Squadron here.
- Navy pilots learning to fly Global Hawk AFNS 10 Nov 2008 -- In what could prove to be the first step toward creating a joint RQ-4 Unmanned Aircraft System training unit here, pilots of the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron are teaching a class of Navy pilots the Global Hawk system.
- Intelligence committee seeks to censorship of UK media - report IRNA 10 Nov 2008 -- The Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), which reports direct to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, is seeking legal powers to censor the British media, it was reported Monday
- Litvinenko widow allowed home after house decontaminated RIA Novosti 05 Nov 2008 -- The widow of the late Russian intelligence defector Alexander Litvinenko has had the keys to her north London house returned to her after work was carried out to decontaminate it.
- U.S. Army Awards Northrop Grumman $97 Million Contract to Procure and Modify Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Northrop Grumman 03 Nov 2008 -- The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $97 million contract to procure, modify and deliver 12 Hunter MQ-5B Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) aircraft; six One-System Block II ground control stations; eight tactical common data link, ground data link terminal sets; two sets of ground support equipment; and four sets of spare parts.
- Lebanese Army Arrests 2 Suspected Israeli Spies VOA 01 Nov 2008 -- The Lebanese army says it has captured two members of a spying network suspected of working for Israel.
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