May 2012 Intelligence News
- Russian Colonel Sentenced For Selling 'Secret' Maps To U.S. RFE/RL 31 May 2012 -- Moscow City Court has sentenced a former Russian army colonel to 12 years in jail for selling what's described as "secret" maps to a U.S. agent.
- Russian Officer Gets 12 Years in Map Spy Case RIA Novosti 31 May 2012 -- The Moscow City Court sentenced reserve Colonel Vladimir Lazar to 12 years in strict regime prison and loss of rank for spying for the United States, the Federal Security Service said on Thursday.
- Pakistani Doctor Jailed for Militant Ties, Not Helping CIA VOA 30 May 2012 -- The Pakistani doctor who helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden was jailed last week not for working with the CIA, but for ties to militants.
- Top U.K. Court Backs Assange Extradition To Sweden RFE/RL 30 May 2012 -- Britain's Supreme Court has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden to face sexual assault charges.
- WikiLeaks's Assange Loses Extradition Appeal VOA 30 May 2012 -- Britain's Supreme Court has ruled that Australian-born WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden where he is wanted for questioning in connection with sex-crime allegations.
- US: No Commando Spies in North Korea VOA 29 May 2012 -- The Pentagon is denying a media report that quotes a top U.S. commander as saying the U.S. is parachuting special forces into North Korea to do reconnaissance missions.
- White House Responds to Report on Obama's Role in Targeted Killings VOA 29 May 2012 -- The White House responded Tuesday to a major U.S. newspaper report about President Barack Obama's role in the U.S. war against al-Qaida, including decisions to place suspected terrorists on a list of people to be killed.
- Flame, 'The Most Powerful Virus To Date' RFE/RL 29 May 2012 -- Someone is infecting Iran's computers with what experts call "the most powerful virus to date." Here are four things to know about the virus, dubbed Flame.
- Iran Says It Can Destroy Data-Stealing Virus VOA 29 May 2012 -- The Iranian government said Tuesday it has produced an antivirus program capable of fighting what computer experts are calling 'the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed.'
- Pakistan capable of shooting down US drones: scientist IRNA 29 May 2012 -- Founder of Pakistan's nuclear program, Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan said that the country has the capability to shoot down unmanned US surveillance aircraft.
- Pakistani Doctor's Family Says Trial A Sham RFE/RL 28 May 2012 -- The brother of a Pakistani doctor jailed for helping U.S. intelligence track down Osama bin Laden has called on the head of Pakistan's supreme court to intervene to allow an appeal by his brother.
- Iran Arrests Spy Near Ahmadinejad's Helicopter IRNA 28 May 2012 -- Iranian security forces have arrested a man on suspicion of spying for an Arab state's intelligence agency, the Fars news agency reported on Monday.
- Secretary Panetta Interview with ABC News Jake Tapper DoD 27 May 2012 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and ABC News Jake Tapper
- Panetta: Pakistan's Jailing of Doctor 'Unhelpful' to U.S. Relations AFPS 27 May 2012 -- Pakistan's jailing of a doctor who helped the United States find and kill Osama bin Laden a year ago is undermining efforts by both countries to improve relations, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said in an interview that aired today.
- Russian Bikers Charged with Espionage in Iraq RIA Novosti 24 May 2012 -- Four Russian bikers traveling through Iraq were arrested on Sunday near Baghdad on spy charges, Alexander Orlov, a member of the Moscow-based motorcycle club RAMCC told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
- Pakistani doctor, who helped CIA reach bin Laden, gets 33-year term IRNA 24 May 2012 -- A Pakistani doctor, who was accused of helping the CIA to reach Osama bin Laden, was handed down 33-year rigorous imprisonment, official sources have said.
- Pakistani Doctor Jailed for Helping CIA in Bin Laden Hunt VOA 23 May 2012 -- Government officials say the Pakistani doctor who helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for treason.
- NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Programme takes off in Chicago NATO 20 May 2012 -- NATO nations took an important step towards the delivery of a NATO-owned and operated ground surveillance and reconnaissance capability.
- Russian Convicted of Passing Military Secrets RIA Novosti 18 May 2012 -- Sverdlovsk regional court on Friday sentenced an employee at a Russian defense firm to eight years in prison for passing secrets on the latest Russian weapons to a foreign intelligence service, the press service of the court reported.
- Russia ‘May Buy’ $50 Mln Worth of Israeli UAVs RIA Novosti 16 May 2012 -- Russia may buy a large new consignment of unmanned aerial vehicles from Israel and 24 command and control systems.
- Russian Charged with Passing Bulava Missile Secrets RIA Novosti 14 May 2012 -- An employee at a Russian defense firm has been accused of passing secrets on the Bulava missile to a foreign intelligence service.
- Double Agent in U.S. Plane Bomb Plot 'British National' RIA Novosti 11 May 2012 -- The spy who helped thwart a plot to bomb a U.S.-bound plane was a British national of Middle Eastern origin, U.S. media reported, quoting unidentified sources.
- Scan Eagle UAS Deploying Aboard Coast Guard National Security Cutter NNS 10 May 2012 -- Navy engineers demonstrated the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of a ship-based unmanned aerial system (UAS) for senior Coast Guard, Navy and Congressional stakeholders in an exercise on the Potomac River May 3.
- Yemeni Intelligence Cooperation Improves After Saleh VOA 10 May 2012 -- Yemen's improved counterterrorism cooperation was a key to the thwarted plot to bomb a U.S.-bound airliner, analysts say.
- German lawmakers veto funding of NATO's drone project IRNA 10 May 2012 -- German lawmakers vetoed a government request to fund a NATO surveillance project 20 years in the making that will use unmanned aerial vehicles to collect information, press reports said here Thursday.
- Would-be U.S. Plane Bomber Said to Be Double Agent - Media RIA Novosti 09 May 2012 -- A member of Yemen's al-Qaeda branch, suspected of trying to blow up a U.S. passenger jet, was an intelligence agent of Saudi Arabia, The New York Times said citing unnamed U.S. and foreign officials.
- Al-Qaida Suicide Bomber Was 'Double Agent' VOA 09 May 2012 -- U.S. media reports say a man sent by al-Qaida's branch in Yemen to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner was actually a double agent who infiltrated the terror network and convinced the terrorists to trust him with a new bomb designed to pass through airport security.
- Pakistani Court moved for shooting down US spy aircraft IRNA 09 May 2012 -- A Pakistani court has been moved for seeking a verdict to direct Pakistan Air Force (PAF) to shoot down American spy aircraft flying over Pakistani airspace uninterrupted.
- Video Shows Afghans Confessing To Spying For Iran RFE/RL 08 May 2012 -- Afghan authorities have arrested two men on charges of spying for Iran and attempting to carry out terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.
- Air Force leader talks about future of ISR AFNS 04 May 2012 -- Air Force leadership reinforced the critical nature and future of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions April 26 to a group of civic and industry leaders as well as media members attending the Air Force Association's monthly breakfast in Arlington, Va.
|Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list|