June 2012 Intelligence News
- Assange Refuses to Surrender to British Police RIA Novosti 30 Jun 2012 -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has declined to comply with an extradition notice and will remain in the Ecuadorian embassy in London while his request for asylum is being processed, BBC reported citing Assange's representative.
- Iran Arrests All Suspects in Nuclear Scientist Killings RIA Novosti 29 Jun 2012 -- All individuals allegedly involved in the assassination of Iran's nuclear scientists have been detained, the country's Intelligence Ministry said on Friday.
- Army expanding, upgrading Gray Eagle fleet Army News 28 Jun 2012 -- The Army is upgrading its fleet of MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems while also advancing plans to equip each 10-15,000 Soldier division with its reconnaissance, surveillance, targeting and acquisition capabilities, officials said.
- Indian Man Freed After 30 Years in Pakistani Jail VOA 28 Jun 2012 -- An Indian man has been freed after spending more than three decades in a Pakistani prison for spying.
- All those involved in assassination of nuclear scientists detained: ministry IRNA 28 Jun 2012 -- Intelligence Ministry in a statement said on Thursday that all those involved in the assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientists have been detained.
- WikiLeaks Assange Served Extradition Notice RIA Novosti 28 Jun 2012 -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was served with an extradition notice on Thursday by British police, BBC reported.
- Army accepts last PTDS aerostat Army News 26 Jun 2012 -- On May 29, the Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) system entered its next chapter as Lt. Col. Michael Parodi, product manager Meteorological and Target Identification, was on hand at the Lockheed Martin facility in Dayton, Ohio; to accept the delivery of the last PTDS ordered.
- Secretary-General calls on States to provide concrete support for victims of torture UN News Centre 26 Jun 2012 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on countries to provide concrete support for victims of torture and prove their commitment to fighting a cruel and dehumanizing practice that remains pervasive.
- Estonia to Study Russian Spies RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2012 -- The Estonian government commissioned two studies into the operations of Russian foreign intelligence services from 1930s to the present day, local news website Rus.err.ee reported.
- Ecuador Mulls Giving Julian Assange Asylum VOA 24 Jun 2012 -- Ecuador says it is giving serious consideration to giving Julian Assange political asylum, after the founder of the WikiLeaks website made the request at the country's embassy in London. British authorities say they will arrest Assange if he leaves the embassy.
- 'Big Red One' Soldiers learn to fly Army's smallest unmanned aerial system Army News 22 Jun 2012 -- A mobile training team from Fort Benning, Ga., arrived at Fort Riley, June 7, to teach 15 Fort Riley Soldiers on how to fly one of the smallest unmanned aerial systems used by the U.S. Army - the RQ-11B Raven.
- Assange Faces Arrest for Violating Bail RIA Novosti 22 Jun 2012 -- U.K. police said whether or not the Ecuadorean government grants WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange’s asylum request, he faces almost certain arrest.
- Moscow to Patrol Forests With UAVs RIA Novosti 22 Jun 2012 -- Moscow's Forest and Environment Protection Department is to use unmanned air vehicles systems to patrol the forested areas in the city boundaries.
- Ring leader of terrorist group involved in nuclear scientists hits arrested: Intelligence minister IRNA 21 Jun 2012 -- Minister of Intelligence Heidar Moslehi said that the ring leader of a terrorist group involved in assassination of a number of Iranian nuclear scientists was arrested.
- Reforms Improve DOD’s Security Clearance Process, Official Says AFPS 21 Jun 2012 -- Reforms in the personnel security clearance process have improved the speed and efficiency of background investigations and adjudications with a direct, positive impact on the Defense Department’s ability to carry out its mission.
- Ecuador's President Says No Decision Yet On WikiLeaks' Assange Asylum RFE/RL 21 Jun 2012 -- Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa says his government is taking very seriously the asylum request of WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange but has not made a decision.
- Report Says U.S., Israel Targeted Iran With 'Flame' Virus RFE/RL 20 Jun 2012 -- There's been no official reaction yet to a report saying the US and Israel jointly developed a computer virus called "Flame."
- Report: Israel, US Behind Iranian Spying Virus VOA 20 Jun 2012 -- A U.S. cyber security expert says it is "pretty likely" the United States and Israel are behind a sophisticated computer virus that appears to have been used to gather intelligence about Iran's nuclear program.
- Russian Professors Jailed For Selling Secrets To China RFE/RL 20 Jun 2012 -- Court has sentenced two professors from Russia's leading military university to jail terms after they were convicted of providing secret data on Russia’s intercontinental “Bulava” missile to China.
- Russian Professors Sentenced for Selling Missile Secrets RIA Novosti 20 Jun 2012 -- The St. Petersburg City Court sentenced two university professors to long prison terms for selling military secrets to China.
- Britain Confirms Assange 'Beyond Reach' Of Police RFE/RL 20 Jun 2012 -- The British Foreign Office has confirmed that Julian Assange is now "on diplomatic territory and beyond the reach of the police".
- WikiLeaks' Assange Seeks Asylum in Ecuador RIA Novosti 20 Jun 2012 -- WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange has taken refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London and is seeking political asylum in the South American nation.
- China upgrades eavesdropping on Taiwan: report CNA 19 Jun 2012 -- China has upgraded a key eavesdropping site in southeastern Fujian province opposite Taiwan.
- WikiLeaks Founder Seeks Asylum in Ecuador VOA 19 Jun 2012 -- Ecuador's foreign minister says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has asked for political asylum in the South American nation.
- Ecuador Says WikiLeaks' Assange Seeking Asylum RFE/RL 19 Jun 2012 -- Ecuador's foreign minister says WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange has taken refuge in the South American country's embassy in London and is seeking political asylum.
- Unified Vision Promotes NATO Intel Advances AFPS 18 Jun 2012 -- The NATO ISR community kicked off a first-of-its-kind technical trial in Norway.
- Intelligence minister: 20 agents behind nuclear scientists assassinations arrested IRNA 17 Jun 2012 -- Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi said on Sunday that 20 agents behind assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists have been arrested.
- US Senator Urges Independent Probe of National Security Leaks VOA 17 Jun 2012 -- An influential U.S. senator has added his voice to a growing chorus urging an independent probe of national security leaks to the news media.The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Joseph Lieberman, appeared on U.S. television Sunday.
- Cold War U-2 pilot gets posthumous Silver Star AFNS 16 Jun 2012 -- More than 50 years after his U-2 aircraft was shot down over the former Soviet Union, Capt. Francis Gary Powers posthumously received one of the military's highest decorations during a ceremony here at the Pentagon June 15.
- US Refuses Comment on Africa Surveillance Report VOA 15 Jun 2012 -- The U.S. military has confirmed it runs "broad ranging" intelligence operations in Africa.
- Kenya Denies Hosting US Spy Plane Operations VOA 15 Jun 2012 -- Kenyan military officials have denied the United States is using Kenyan territory or airspace to conduct regional surveillance missions.
- US bolsters ties to fighters in Syria: Wall Street Journal IRNA 14 Jun 2012 -- U.S. intelligence operatives and diplomats have stepped up their contacts with Syrian rebels in part to help organize their burgeoning military operations against President Bashar al-Assad's forces, The Wall Street Journal said on Thursday.
- Putin Calls for New Long-Range Bomber and UAVs RIA Novosti 14 Jun 2012 -- Russia must start development of a long-range bomber aircraft, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday at a meeting on defense orders.
- Security forces arrest assassins of nuclear scientists IRNA 14 Jun 2012 -- Security forces arrested assassins of nuclear scientists Majid Shahriari, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan and Reza Qashqaei, Intelligence Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
- Iran Holding Suspects Behind Killings of Nuclear Scientists RIA Novosti 14 Jun 2012 -- Iran's intelligence ministry on Thursday announced the capture of a number of prime suspects in the killings of two of the country's nuclear scientists, and claimed the detainees were linked to Israel, IRNA news agency reported.
- Report: US Expands Air Surveillance Across Africa VOA 14 Jun 2012 -- The Washington Post reports the U.S. military has set up small air bases across Africa to conduct surveillance of terrorist groups.
- Russia, Israel in UAV Talks RIA Novosti 13 Jun 2012 -- Russia and Israel are negotiating a joint project to build an unmanned aerial vehicle, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday.
- US National Security Leaks Roil Capitol Hill VOA 12 Jun 2012 -- CAPITOL HILL - U.S. congressional Democrats and the Obama administration are resisting Republican demands for an independent probe of national security leaks to the news media. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sat Tuesday at the center of the growing firestorm on Capitol Hill, where he rejected a call for his resignation.
- Navy UAV Crashes; No Injuries or Property Damage NNS 11 Jun 2012 -- A Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator unmanned aircraft being tested by the U.S. Navy crashed June 11 at approximately 12:11 EST.
- Minju Joson Reveals Truth behind "Spy Case" Fabricated by S. Korean Police KCNA 10 Jun 2012 -- Shortly ago, the south Korean police announced that they uncovered and put into custody spies who provided secret military information including GPS jamming system to the DPRK.
- Prosecutors to Probe US Security Leaks VOA 09 Jun 2012 -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has assigned two federal prosecutors to lead investigations into recent leaks of classified government information.
- Judge Upholds Charges Against Alleged Document Leaker AFPS 08 Jun 2012 -- The military judge trying the case of alleged WikiLeaker Army Pfc. Bradley Manning rejected a defense motion to throw out 10 of the 22 charges against him.
- Secretary Clinton Opening Remarks at the Global Counterterrorism Forum US Dept. of State 07 Jun 2012
- Clinton Wants Greater Coordination Against Africa, Middle East Terror VOA 07 Jun 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says terrorist threats in Africa and the Middle East demand greater international coordination of intelligence services and law enforcement.
- Warfighting data becoming easier to find and retrieve AFNS 07 Jun 2012 -- Recent contract awards by the Electronic Systems Center here are helping to ensure that warfighters using a key intelligence system can discover and access needed information.
- No Spy Swap for Bout - Security Service RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2012 -- There will be no prisoner swap involving convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout and former Federal Security Service Colonel Valery Mikhailov.
- Alleged WikiLeaker Returns to Fort Meade Courtroom AFPS 06 Jun 2012 -- Army Pfc. Bradley Manning returned to the courtroom here today as lawyers spent most of the day wrangling over the release of documents associated with what’s considered the largest intelligence leak in U.S. history.
- Former FSB Officer Sentenced to 18 Years for Espionage RIA Novosti 06 Jun 2012 -- The Moscow Military District Court sentenced retired Federal Security Service Colonel Valery Mikhailov to 18 years in a high-security prison for spying for the US.
- Russian Ex-Officer Gets 18 Years In Jail For Selling State Secrets To U.S. RFE/RL 06 Jun 2012 -- The Moscow Military District Court has sentenced retired Federal Security Service Colonel Valery Mikhailov to 18 years in jail for divulging state secrets to the US.
- Southcom Program Plugs Science, Technology Gaps AFPS 06 Jun 2012 -- A little-known office here at the U.S. Southern Command headquarters is making a big impact by identifying technical capabilities to support the mission, and lacking them, helping develop new ones.
- Taiwan denies report on likely cancellation of aircraft plan CNA 06 Jun 2012 -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense denied a local report that it will mull calling off plans to adopt Taiwan-made unmanned aerial vehicles.
- Report Says CIA Planning Large Drawdown In Iraq RFE/RL 05 Jun 2012 -- A U.S. newspaper is reporting that the CIA is planning to reduce the number of its personnel in Iraq to less than half of wartime levels.
- G-2 seeks to bring quick response capability, training into intel budget Army News 04 Jun 2012 -- The Army G-2 said the 35-year old intelligence corps was seeking to incorporate the quick response capabilities and training developed by industry into its programs of record and the base budget.
- Initiative could help improve ISR operators' processes AFNS 04 Jun 2012 -- The Electronic Systems Center Command and Control Constellation program held an operational demonstration to evaluate a new prototype capability to improve command and control of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data.
- Army Geospatial Center provides eyes from the sky for boots on the ground Army News 01 Jun 2012 -- Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal recently visited the U.S. Army Geospatial Center, to gain situational awareness and ensure the Army is correctly prioritizing, balancing and integrating resources to support the contributions of this mission-critical organization.
- Finnish Professor Sentenced to 5 Months for Spying for Russia RIA Novosti 01 Jun 2012 -- A Finnish professor at the University of Copenhagen has been given a five month jail sentence in Denmark for cooperation with Russian secret services, the Copenhagen Post said.
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