August 2012 Intelligence News
- No U.S. Criminal Charges Over Deaths Of CIA Detainees RFE/RL 31 Aug 2012 -- US authorities have declined to file criminal charges against CIA interrogators in connection with two detainees who died.
- Statement of Attorney General Eric Holder on Closure of Investigation into the Interrogation of Certain Detainees DOJ 30 Aug 2012
- Pentagon Censures Ex-Navy Seal Following Non-disclosure Breach AFPS 31 Aug 2012 -- The Defense Department has sent an advisory letter of material breach and non-disclosure violation to a former Navy Seal who authored a book about his participation in the Osama bin Laden raid.
- Military Intelligence - this week in history 6 September, 2012 Army News 30 Aug 2012 -- Several events, peaking with the abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, underscored the need for changes to Human Intelligence policy.
- Americans, British long-time partners united in Operation Enduring Freedom AFNS 29 Aug 2012 -- The 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron has a unique role where Airmen from the British Royal Air Force and the US work together to support Operation Enduring Freedom.
- 22 Azerbaijanis On Trial For Alleged Spying For Iran RFE/RL 28 Aug 2012 -- Twenty-two Azerbaijani citizens have gone on trial for allegedly planning terrorist attacks targeting the U.S. and Israeli embassies in Baku.
- Former Diplomat Predicts More Provocations by N. Korea VOA 28 Aug 2012 -- North Korea is likely again to attack the South by shelling another submarine or landing on a South Korean-held frontier island, a former North Korean diplomat predicted.
- RAF surveillance aircraft clock up 20,000 flying hours UK MOD 28 Aug 2012 -- Surveillance aircraft based at RAF Waddington have notched up a collective total of 20,000 flying hours protecting British and other ISAF forces in Afghanistan.
- Software Company Denies Spy Agency Collaboration RIA Novosti 27 Aug 2012 -- A Russian IT company denied any involvement in a project to develop software to monitor social networks and influence public opinion for the country’s intelligence services.
- No Threat to Ecuador’s London Embassy - President Correa RIA Novosti 26 Aug 2012 -- Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said there is no more threat to his country’s embassy in London.
- With WikiLeaks On Ice, What Has Happened To All Those Digital Whistleblowers? RFE/RL 24 Aug 2012 -- It is hard sometimes to divide the story of Julian Assange from that of WikiLeaks.
- Assange Supporters Hold 24-Hour 'Vigil' Outside Ecuador Embassy VOA 24 Aug 2012 -- Foreign ministers from Latin America meet in Washington to discuss Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks.
- Pentagon Concerned About New Bin Laden Raid Book VOA 23 Aug 2012 -- The U.S. Department of Defense said if a member of the special U.S. military team who killed terrorist leader Osama bin Ladin has disclosed classified information in a new book, the matter could be referred to the U.S. Department of Justice.
- Ecuador Seeks OAS Support In Assange Row With Britain RFE/RL 23 Aug 2012 -- Ecuador is seeking support from the Organization of American States in its diplomatic row with Britain over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
- Ravens fly over Schofield Army News 23 Aug 2012 -- Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division participated in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle training, Aug. 21.
- 15W UAS operators learn ground, flight skills on FH Army News 23 Aug 2012 -- Typically, Fort Huachuca enjoys more than 300 days a year of favorable unmanned aircraft systems flying weather due to the sunshine in its arid desert location.
- Russian Spies ‘Top Priority’ for Czech Intelligence RIA Novosti 22 Aug 2012 -- Russian “special services” are the most active foreign espionage organizations in the Czech Republic.
- U.S. Accuses Assange Of Trying To Distract From Sex Case RFE/RL 21 Aug 2012 -- The Obama administration has accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of making "wild assertions" about his possible prosecution in the United States.
- Washington Says Assange’s Assertions about U.S. Groundless RIA Novosti 21 Aug 2012 -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is making “wild assertions” about the United States in an attempt to divert public attention from justice he faces in Sweden.
- Chavez Warns London Against Assaulting Ecuadorian Embassy RIA Novosti 21 Aug 2012 -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened London with radical measures in case British authorities attempt to break into the Embassy of Ecuador to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
- South American Nations Condemn British 'Threat' To Ecuador RFE/RL 19 Aug 2012 -- South American nations have expressed "solidarity" with Ecuador "in the face of the threat" to its London embassy.
- Assange Calls On U.S. To End 'Witchhunt' Against WikiLeaks RFE/RL 19 Aug 2012 -- Appearing on a balcony at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Julian Assange called on U.S. President Barack Obama to end what he described as the U.S. "witchhunt" of his WikiLeaks organization.
- Assange Calls for US to End 'Witch-Hunt' VOA 19 Aug 2012 -- WikiLeaks founder and wanted fugitive Julian Assange made a defiant statement from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London Sunday, railing against the United States and other countries he says are persecuting people who exercise their right to free speech. But he did not give any indication of his own plans, as he can not leave the embassy or British police will arrest him.
- Assange Granted Asylum for Fear of U.S. - Ecuador Envoy RIA Novosti 17 Aug 2012 -- Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange out of concern that after his extradition to Sweden Assange could be transferred to the United States where he might face the death penalty, the Ecuadorian ambassador to Russia said on Friday.
- Political Asylum May Not Change Assange's Status VOA 16 Aug 2012 -- Ecuador's decision Thursday to grant political asylum to Julian Assange may do little to change his situation in the short term.
- Ecuador Grants Asylum To WikiLeaks' Assange RFE/RL 16 Aug 2012 -- Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
- Ecuador Grants Asylum to Assange VOA 16 Aug 2012 -- Ecuador has granted asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, intensifying a political dispute involving Ecuador, Britain and Sweden.
- Flynn: Integrated Intelligence System Provides Advantage AFPS 15 Aug 2012 -- Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn has become Defense Intelligence Agency director at a time when 17 intelligence agencies and organizations - an enterprise whose transformation began on 9/11 - are maturing into an integrated community that Flynn calls a strategic advantage for the nation.
- Belarusian Detained for Espionage RIA Novosti 13 Aug 2012 -- The Belarusian KGB detained a resident of Brest in the southwest of the country for attempted espionage, according to a statement released on Monday by the KGB's Center for Information and Public Relations.
- Ramstein Spy Linked to Russia RIA Novosti 13 Aug 2012 -- A NATO civilian worker arrested last week on suspicion of espionage in western Germany has been linked to Russian intelligence, The Times reported on Monday.
- New DIA Director Expects Intensified Demands for Intelligence AFPS 10 Aug 2012 -- The new director of the Defense Intelligence Agency is approaching his dream job with eyes wide open, valuing people over technology, and expecting a future that holds more intense demands for intelligence.
- Egypt's President Fires Intelligence Chief RFE/RL 08 Aug 2012 -- Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi has fired the country's intelligence chief, Murad Muwafi, and the governor of Northern Sinai.
- Egyptian Officials Fired After Sinai Killings VOA 08 Aug 2012 -- Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has fired his intelligence chief and the governor of North Sinai in a major reorganization that extends to the commander of the military police.
- First flight test successful for Army's Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle air vehicle Army News 08 Aug 2012 -- For more than 90 minutes, Aug. 7, the hybrid air vehicle known as the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle stayed afloat above Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
- NATO Air Base Employee Arrested on Spy Charges RIA Novosti 07 Aug 2012 -- A civilian employee of a NATO airbase in western Germany has been arrested on charges of illegally gathering information with state secrets.
- Authorities Confirm Moldovan Journalist Detention On Espionage Charges RFE/RL 07 Aug 2012 -- The Moldovan Embassy in Kyiv has confirmed that Ukrainian authorities have detained Moldovan citizen Semion Niculin on suspicion of espionage.
- Iranian State Television Airs 'Confessions Of Nuclear Scientists Killers' RFE/RL 06 Aug 2012 -- Iranian state television has broadcast purported confessions by more than a dozen suspects in connection with the killing of five nuclear scientists since 2010.
- Britain Concerned over Litvinenko Case Spending RIA Novosti 03 Aug 2012 -- British Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke voiced concern over the amount of money his country spent on the case of late Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, with the costs estimated to reach four million British pounds ($6.2 million), BBC reported on Friday.
- Afghan Intelligence Says Foreign Spy Rings Busted In Government RFE/RL 02 Aug 2012 -- The Afghan intelligence service claims to have arrested senior government officials who spied for neighboring countries.
- Majlis studies connection of scientists assassination with CIA IRNA 01 Aug 2012 -- Majlis Spokesman of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that new aspects of connections between terrorist network that assassinated Iranian nuclear scientists with CIA and Mossad was discussed in the commission.
- Abbasi dismisses cyber attack on IAEO computers IRNA 01 Aug 2012 -- Vice-President and head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Fereidoun Abbasi dismissed any cyber attack on IAEO computers.
- Belarus Special Forces to Receive Ultralights by 2015 RIA Novosti 01 Aug 2012 -- Belarusian special forces will be equipped with ultralight aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles by 2015.
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