January 2011 Intelligence News
- China Denies Spy Rumors Amid Probe of Tibetan Spiritual Figure VOA 31 Jan 2011 -- Senior Chinese official has stepped forward to quash suspicions the Karmapa Lama may be an agent of Beijing.
- Court Admits Wikileaks Documents in Former Liberian President's Trial VOA 31 Jan 2011 -- Judges at the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor have admitted into evidence two Wikileaks documents that appear to question the impartiality of the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
- Belarus opposition rallies near KGB head office in Minsk RIA Novosti 30 Jan 2011 -- Belarusian opposition members gathered for an unsanctioned rally in front of the Belarusian security service (KGB) building in downtown Minsk on Sunday.
- Wikileaks document shows U.S. concern over Taiwan's export controls CNA 28 Jan 2011 -- The United States urged Taiwan to tighten its export controls in 2009 after a Taiwanese company sold high-tech items to Iran earlier that year, according to a leaked U.S. document released by the website Wikileaks.
- CACI Awarded $238 Million in Contracts to Support National Security and Intelligence CACI 27 Jan 2011 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) announced today that it has been awarded approximately $238 million in previously unannounced contracts to support major operational components and critical support elements for both defense and federal civilian sectors in the Intelligence Community (IC).
- Interview: 'Authoritarian Governments Have Immensely Benefited From The Web,' Author Says RFE/RL 22 Jan 2011 -- Evgeny Morozov, a noted specialist on the use of new communications technologies to promote democratic values, has a new book titled "The Net Delusion: The Dark Side Of Internet Freedom." In it, he argues that hype about "Twitter revolutions" and the enormous potential of the Internet to promote open societies and roll back authoritarianism is naive and overblown.
- First Delta IV Heavy launches from Vandenberg AFB AFNS 21 Jan 2011 -- A Delta IV Heavy Launch Vehicle was launched from here Jan. 20.
- Is There Life After Espionage? For Anna Chapman, Yes RFE/RL 21 Jan 2011 -- The worlds of spying and showbiz would seem to be mutually exclusive. But Anna Chapman is making a career of both.
- WikiLeaks: US Ambassador Condemned Evictions of Botswanan Bushmen VOA 21 Jan 2011 -- A human rights group says WikiLeaks has released information showing the U.S. ambassador to Botswana condemned the eviction of Bushmen from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Boosts Heavy-Lift Vehicle Carrying a Government Satellite Pratt & Whitney 20 Jan 2011 -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today helped boost a government satellite for the U.S. government, demonstrating its heavy-lift capabilities and continued support of national security. The satellite was onboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, powered by three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 booster engines and one upper-stage RL10B-2 engine. The Delta IV Heavy launched for the first time from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, becoming the largest rocket ever launched from the West Coast. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
- NRO Satellite Successfully Launched Aboard Delta IV Heavy NRO 20 Jan 2011 -- A NRO payload was successfully launched aboard a ULA Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle on January 20, 2011.
- Former Swiss Banker Found Guilty of Breaking Secrecy Laws VOA 19 Jan 2011 -- A former Swiss banker who handed thousands of personal banking files to the WikiLeaks website has been found guilty.
- Former Kazakh Officials On Trial For 'High Treason' RFE/RL 19 Jan 2011 -- The trial of two former local Kazakh officials charged with high treason has begun in the northeastern city of Qaraghandy.
- Iran Blames Computer Attack on US VOA 18 Jan 2011 -- Iran's top nuclear negotiator has blamed the United States for a computer virus attack on the nation's disputed nuclear program.
- Army expanding UAS fleet, speeding up delivery Army News 18 Jan 2011 -- The Army is speeding up delivery of some of its newer Unmanned Aircraft System assets such as the Gray Eagle.
- Northrop Grumman's Joint STARS is Key Enabler in Success of U.S. Navy/Air Force Joint Surface Warfare Network-Enabled Weapon Joint Capability Technology Demonstration Northrop Grumman 17 Jan 2011 -- Northrop Grumman's (NYSE:NOC) E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) test bed aircraft recently completed the second of two deployments to Naval Air Station Pt. Mugu, Calif., in support of the U.S. Navy Joint Surface Warfare (JSuW) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) to test its Network-Enabled Weapon (NEW) architecture.
- Salehi: Iran to sue Zionist regime for assassinating scientist IRNA 17 Jan 2011 -- FM Caretaker Salehi: Iran will soon lodge a complaint with the international bodies for assassinating Dr. Masoud Alimohammadi.
- Moscow court to consider ex-intelligence officer Kvachkov's appeal RIA Novosti 17 Jan 2011 -- The Moscow City Court will consider an appeal against the arrest of ex-intelligence officer Vladimir Kvachkov.
- Swiss Banker Spills Secrets to WikiLeaks VOA 17 Jan 2011 -- A former Swiss banker handed over to WikiLeaks thousands of documents containing the secret banking details.
- Commander confirms toppling two US drones IRNA 16 Jan 2011 -- Major General Rashid: 2 unmanned airplanes of alien countries had been toppled by the Air Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.
- Iran produces VTOL drones called Karrar 110 IRNA 16 Jan 2011 -- Graduates of Mashhad Aviation Sciences University succeeded to design and produce the vertical take off and landing drones.
- US, Israeli Computer Program Slows Iran's Nuclear Ambitions VOA 16 Jan 2011 -- Report: US-Israeli project designed to sabotage Iran's nuclear program has apparently shut down a fifth of nuclear centrifuges.
- Israel tests virus aimed at Iranian nuclear facilities RIA Novosti 16 Jan 2011 -- Israeli specialists have tested a Stuxnet computer worm which can be used against Iran's nuclear facilities, the New York Times has reported.
- Report: Israel Tested Stuxnet Worm RFE/RL 16 Jan 2011 -- A US news report says experts at an Israeli facility were involved in testing a computer worm that is believed to have sabotaged Iran's nuclear centrifuges.
- British treatment of alleged Russian spy 'unacceptable' RIA Novosti 14 Jan 2011 -- The Russian foreign ministry criticized Britain's treatment of alleged Russian spy Katia (Yekaterina) Zatuliveter.
- Russian soldier, mom detained under suspicion of spying for Georgia RIA Novosti 14 Jan 2011 -- Russia's Federal Security Service has arrested a Russian serviceman and his mother on accusations of spying.
- Gray Eagle UAS program expanding Army News 14 Jan 2011 -- Despite Defense budget constraints, the Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems are growing, especially the Gray Eagle program.
- Bulgaria push to have 35 with KGB past fired RIA Novosti 14 Jan 2011 -- The Bulgarian parliament passed a resolution calling for the dismissal of 35 ambassadors who had allegedly cooperated with the KGB.
- Britain to review alleged Russian 'spy' case in October RIA Novosti 13 Jan 2011 -- Hearings in the case of alleged Russian spy Katia (Yekaterina) Zatuliveter, detained in Britain in late 2010, is set for October 18-21, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from London on Thursday.
- Global Observer makes first hydrogen-powered flight AFNS 12 Jan 2011 -- The Global Observer unmanned aircraft system successfully completed its first flight powered by the aircraft's hydrogen-fueled propulsion system here Jan. 6.
- Northrop Grumman's Hunter Reaches 100,000 Flight Hours Operational Milestone Northrop Grumman 12 Jan 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), in use with the U.S. Army since 1996, recently surpassed 100,000 flight hours in service, more than 72,000 of which were flown in combat.
- Detained Thais Face Spy Charges in Cambodian Court VOA 12 Jan 2011 -- A prominent Thai nationalist activist and his aide faced questioning in a Cambodian court Wednesday on espionage charges. The two are among seven Thais, including a lawmaker, charged with illegally entering Cambodia in a case that threatens to bring a simmering diplomatic dispute to a boil yet again.
- WikiLeaks Lawyers Lay Out Case Against Extradition VOA 11 Jan 2011 -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has made public his case against extradition to Sweden in connections with allegations of sexual misconduct and rape. He appeared in a London court for a preliminary hearing on the extradition. Comprehensive arguments will be made in court next month.
- Iran’s Spy Chief Denounces Alleged Israeli Plot Against Nuclear Scientists VOA 11 Jan 2011 -- Iran’s Intelligence Minister, Heydar Moslehi, says there is a vast assassination plot behind the attacks on Iranian nuclear physicists last year.
- Assassin of Iranian scientist was trained in Israel IRNA 11 Jan 2011 -- The terrorist behind last year's assassination of Iran's nuclear scientist confessed that he was trained in a military base in Israel, it was reported Tuesday.
- Ali-Mohammadi's wife calls for trial of terrorist agents IRNA 11 Jan 2011 -- Wife of an assassinated Iranian scientist here on Tuesday called for trial of agents behind assassination of Iranian scientists by international courts.
- Iranian nuclear scientist murder suspect says was trained in Israel RIA Novosti 11 Jan 2011 -- A man suspected of killing an Iranian nuclear scientist last year has admitted he was trained at a military base in Israel, the IRNA news agency said on Tuesday.
- British court eases bail conditions for Wikileaks founder RIA Novosti 11 Jan 2011 -- Britain's Belmarsh Magistrates' Court has eased bail conditions for Julian Assange, the founder of the controversial WikiLeaks website, responsible for leaking thousands of confidential U.S. diplomatic cables.
- WikiLeaks Will Continue Leaking Documents VOA 11 Jan 2011 -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said his group plans to accelerate its publication of secret U.S. diplomatic cables and other documents.
- Iran Links 10 Assassination Suspects to Israel VOA 11 Jan 2011 -- Iran's intelligence minister says authorities have arrested more than 10 suspects in connection with last year's assassination of a nuclear scientist.
- China Denies Involvement in Renault Corporate Espionage Scandal VOA 11 Jan 2011 -- China has denied involvement in industrial spying allegations swirling around French carmaker Renault. Three Renault executives have been suspended and the affair may damage French-Chinese ties.
- General Dynamics’ Upgraded Version of the Trusted Network Environment Approved for Government Use General Dynamics 10 Jan 2011 -- The Unified Cross Domain Management Office (UCDMO) has approved the latest version of General Dynamics C4 Systems’ Trusted Network Environment (TNE) suite of cross-domain, information-sharing software tools for use by U.S. government organizations. The upgraded version, TNE® 10, is now available for customers that include the U.S. Department of Defense and intelligence communities, as well as international users.
- Mossad behind Iran nuclear scientist's assassination IRNA 10 Jan 2011 -- Ministry of Intelligence said on Monday that the Zionist regime's Mossad was involved in assassination of Tehran University Physics Professor martyr Masood Ali Mohammadi.
- Iran Says It Arrests Israel-Linked Spy Network RFE/RL 10 Jan 2011 -- BIran says it has arrested spies with links to Israel's Mossad intelligence service who were behind the murder of an Iranian nuclear scientist a year ago.
- Iranian authorities arrest suspects behind nuclear scientist's assassination RIA Novosti 10 Jan 2011 -- Iranian authorities arrested "Israel-linked spies," who allegedly were behind an assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist, killed last year, Iranian media said.
- Iran Arrests Suspects in Nuclear Scientist Assassination VOA 10 Jan 2011 -- Iran says it has arrested suspects in the assassination of a nuclear scientist one year ago.
- Sentinel Project Uses Satellite Images To Monitor, Perhaps Deter, Humanitarian Abuses RFE/RL 09 Jan 2011 -- People act differently when they are being watched. It’s a fact that authoritarian regimes have long exploited to suppress dissent. But watchfulness can also work to the good and perhaps even stop atrocities. That’s the premise behind the Satellite Sentinel Project, a collaboration between Google, the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and celebrity-backed NGOs.
- U.S. Disputes Arrest Of Spy Suspect By Iran RFE/RL 09 Jan 2011 -- The United States says an American woman Iran claims to have detained for spying is in fact safe and not in Iranian custody.
- Russian firm builds another aerostat system for China RIA Novosti 09 Jan 2011 -- Russia's Augur-RosAeroSystems will finish in 2011 the construction of a third large-size tethered aerostat under a contract with a Chinese firm, the company's president said.
- Iranian Official Confirms Arrest Of Alleged U.S. Spy RFE/RL 08 Jan 2011 -- Iranian officials have confirmed this week's media reports that an American woman has been arrested on spying charges after illegally entering the country.
- U.S. Warns On Reprisals Against Sources In WikiLeaks RFE/RL 08 Jan 2011 -- The U.S. State Department has warned foreign governments not to retaliate against human rights activists, journalists or others whose dealings with American officials have been revealed in secret diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks.
- U.S. Subpoenas Twitter For Information On WikiLeaks RFE/RL 08 Jan 2011 -- The United States has subpoenaed the social networking site Twitter for personal details of people connected to WikiLeaks.
- US Judge Orders Twitter to Turn Over WikiLeaks Documents VOA 08 Jan 2011 -- A U.S. federal judge has ordered the social networking website Twitter to turn over documents linked to WikilLeaks to the United States government.
- Report: US Warning Those Named in WikiLeaks Cables VOA 07 Jan 2011 -- US officials say the State Department is warning hundreds of foreign diplomatic sources of potential threats to their safety.
- Ex-CIA Officer Charged Over Iran Leak To 'New York Times' Reporter RFE/RL 07 Jan 2011 -- A former CIA officer has been arrested for allegedly leaking U.S. national security secrets.
- U.S. Woman Said Detained In Iran 'Did Not Use Armenian Territory' RFE/RL 07 Jan 2011 -- Armenian authorities have insisted that a US woman reportedly detained in Iran did not travel to Iran from Armenia.
- Armenia Denies Alleged Spy Entry Into Iran VOA 07 Jan 2011 -- An Armenian security agency says it has no record of a woman crossing into Iran on an alleged American spy mission.
- ICRC to clarify fate of ex-Dy Min of Defense IRNA 07 Jan 2011 -- Pierre Ryter, the ICRC's head of mission in Iran, says ICRC will do its best to clarify fate of Iranian national Ali-Reza Asgari, who was kidnapped in Turkey in 2006 by the Zionist agents.
- Former CIA Officer Arrested for Alleged Unauthorized Disclosure of National Defense Information and Obstruction of Justice US Dept. of Justice 06 Jan 2011
- Iran Denies Arresting US Woman at Armenian Border VOA 06 Jan 2011 -- Iran's state television is contradicting previous media reports that Iranian authorities detained an American woman for spying.
- U.S. Woman Said Detained In Iran On Spy Charges RFE/RL 06 Jan 2011 -- A state-owned Iranian newspaper says Iranian authorities have detained an American woman on suspicion of spying.
- U.S. Cables Say Gazprom Plagued By Corruption, Poor Management RFE/RL 06 Jan 2011 -- Purported U.S. diplomatic cables describe Russian energy monopoly Gazprom as "inefficient, politically driven, and corrupt."
- WikiLeaks: Israeli Blockade Aimed to Weaken Gaza Economy VOA 05 Jan 2011 -- A U.S. diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday says Israel's blockade of Gaza aimed to "keep Gaza's economy on the brink of collapse."
- 'No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You To Fly' RFE/RL 05 Jan 2011 -- Mossad, Israel's espionage agency, has apparently decided that spying is for the birds.
- Netanyahu Asks US to Pardon Israeli Spy VOA 04 Jan 2011 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked U.S. President Barack Obama to pardon convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.
- WikiLeaks: Pressure Within Iran Blocked Nuclear Deal VOA 04 Jan 2011 -- Leaked US diplomatic cable reveals that Iranian President Ahmadinejad wanted a nuclear fuel swap agreement more than a year ago.
- Foreign Ministry: Asgari's case pursued through Int'l Red Crescent Society IRNA 04 Jan 2011 -- Caretaker of IRI Foreign Ministry expressed worry about news published lately on fate of Ali-Reza Asgari.
- Iran, Turkey cooperating to find clues to Asgari's abduction IRNA 04 Jan 2011 -- FM Spokesman Mehmanparast: Iran and Turkey were cooperating to find clues to the abduction of Alireza Asgari.
- Prosecutor General: I have no information on Shahram Amiri's case IRNA 04 Jan 2011 -- Judiciary Force Spokesman and country's Prosecutor General has no information on whether Shahram Amiri is arrested and imprisoned or not.
- Berlin mum on Norwegian report about planned spy satellite IRNA 04 Jan 2011 -- Germany refused to comment on a Norwegian newspaper report about plans for an advanced spy satellite.
- ORBIT Awarded UAV Tracking and Communication System Contract Valued at $3.1 Million Orbit 03 Jan 2011 -- ORBIT Communication Systems, Ltd., a satellite communications, tracking, and airborne communications-management systems provider, has been awarded a contract valued at $3.1 Million for the supply of multiple ship borne Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) tracking and communications systems to an undisclosed customer.
- WikiLeaks: US Diplomats Help Boeing Sales VOA 03 Jan 2011 -- New revelations from WikiLeaks show haggling between U.S. diplomats and foreign governments over sales of high-tech products worth tens of billions of dollars that support thousands of American jobs.
- WikiLeaks: Iran Can Attack Israel With Less Than 12 Minutes Warning VOA 03 Jan 2011 -- U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reveal that Israel believes it would have 10-12 minutes' warning should Iran launch a rocket attack against the country.
- Leaked Cables Show US-German Spy Satellite Program VOA 03 Jan 2011 -- Leaked U.S. diplomatic cables show that the United States and Germany allegedly are developing together a spy satellite system despite strong opposition from countries such as France.
- Iran Says 2 Spy Planes Shot Down VOA 02 Jan 2011 -- Iran reports that its forces have shot down what it says were two spy planes flying over the Persian Gulf.
- US to Deploy New Intelligence Drone to Afghanistan VOA 02 Jan 2011 -- A leading U.S. newspaper says the U.S. military is set to deploy a new intelligence drone to Afghanistan with the capacity to transmit live video images of movement across an entire town.
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