November 2012 Intelligence News
- Reporter Abducted in Syria 'Admits' Intelligence Links RIA Novosti 29 Nov 2012 -- Ukrainian journalist Ankhar Kochneva, who was abducted in Syria in October, said in a YouTube video on Wednesday that she worked for Russian intelligence.
- US Soldier Accused in WikiLeaks Case Expected to Testify RIA Novosti 27 Nov 2012 -- The US Army private and intelligence analyst charged with sending thousands of classified security documents to the website WikiLeaks is expected to speak publicly about the case for the first time at a pre-trial hearing that begins Tuesday at the Fort Meade Army base in the US state of Maryland.
- US Family Suing CIA Over 1953 Death RIA Novosti 27 Nov 2012 -- The family of a US government scientist who reportedly jumped to his death nearly 60 years ago now plans to sue the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that secretly gave him hallucinogenic drugs, claiming the man was murdered and that the CIA has long covered up the truth about his death, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
- Unmanned Aerial Site relocated to Fort McCoy's North Post to avoid conflicts Army News 26 Nov 2012 -- The Unmanned Aerial Site (UAS) landing and takeoff zone has been relocated to a North Post site to help eliminate air corridor concerns and to increase training opportunities.
- Freed Spy, Russian Physicist Arrives Home RIA Novosti 26 Nov 2012 -- Russian physicist and convicted spy Valentin Danilov, who was released on parole on Saturday after serving eight years in prison, has arrived in Novosibirsk, west Siberia.
- Intelligence minister: High morale of Iranians defeats enemies IRNA 25 Nov 2012 -- Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi said that high morale of the Iranian nation has prevented the enemies from achieving their mischievous goals, and lauded the Basij (volunteer forces) for their commitment to the lofty goals of the Islamic Revolution.
- Russian Scientist Jailed For Spying Walks Free RFE/RL 24 Nov 2012 -- Russian scientist Valentin Danilov has walked free after serving eight years of a controversial prison sentence on charges of spying for China.
- Imprisoned Russian Scientist Walks Free RIA Novosti 24 Nov 2012 -- Physicist and convicted spy Valentin Danilov walked to freedom on Saturday after serving eight years in prison, pledging that he will continue studying science.
- US Drone Submarine-Hunters to Patrol Oceans RIA Novosti 21 Nov 2012 -- We know about unmanned drone aircraft in the skies, but how about drone subs patrolling the oceans?
- Presidential Memorandum - National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs The White House 21 Nov 2012
- Kim Jong Un Visits Ministry of State Security KCNA 20 Nov 2012 -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea visited the Ministry of State Security to congratulate security personnel greeting the founding anniversary of the security institution.
- Exercise Vigilant Pacific 2012 Army News 19 Nov 2012 -- VIGPAC is an annual multi-lateral exercise to train counterintelligence and human intelligence professionals.
- Minister: Israel Faces 'Unprecedented' Cyberattack over Gaza RIA Novosti 19 Nov 2012 -- Israel had to repel millions of cyberattacks on government websites since the start of its operation in Gaza.
- KCNA Commentary on Japan's Drone Development Plan KCNA 19 Nov 2012 -- Recently Japan announced a drone development plan allegedly to "cope with the north's ballistic missile threat."
- Lukashenko Fired KGB Chief Over 'Unhealthy' Climate RIA Novosti 19 Nov 2012 -- Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said he fired the country’s KGB chief over an “unhealthy moral and psychological atmosphere” in the state security body.
- DSS Notice Regarding Secession Petitions Defense Security Service 16 Nov 2012 -- DSS personnel have recently received questions from security personnel at cleared contractors about whether contractors should file adverse information reports pursuant to NISPOM paragraph 1-302 regarding cleared persons who sign petitions to allow a state to withdraw or secede from the United States.
- Petraeus Testifies on Benghazi Attack VOA 16 Nov 2012 -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus has told a congressional panel that he believed from the onset that the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was the work of terrorists.
- Petraeus to Testify About Benghazi Attack VOA 15 Nov 2012 -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus will testify before a congressional committee this week about the deadly September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
- China Unveils Yi Long UAV RIA Novosti 14 Nov 2012 -- China has unveiled for the first time its Yi Long unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) local media reported on Wednesday, which its makers claim is far cheaper than its Israeli and American analogs at less than $1 million.
- CIA Denies Petraeus' Mistress Claim It Took Prisoners in Benghazi VOA 13 Nov 2012 -- The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is denying a claim by former CIA chief David Petraeus' mistress and biographer Paula Broadwell that the agency detained militants in Libya before the September attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
- Sukhoi to Build Strike, Recon Unmanned Planes RIA Novosti 13 Nov 2012 -- Russian aircraft maker Sukhoi is to focus on creating reconnaissance and strike unmanned air vehicles (UAV) in the near future, United Aircraft Corporation President Mikhail Pogosyan said at the Zhuhai Airshow China exhibition on Tuesday.
- Russia Paroles Scientist Jailed For Espionage RIA Novosti 13 Nov 2012 -- A district court in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk paroled on Tuesday a Russian physicist who was imprisoned in 2004 for selling classified research data to China.
- US Congress Demands Inquiry Into Petraeus Resignation VOA 12 Nov 2012 -- Influential U.S. lawmakers are demanding more information about the FBI probe that led to last week's resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus.
- Jordan Jails Ex-Intelligence Chief for Corruption RIA Novosti 11 Nov 2012 -- A Jordanian criminal court has sentenced the kingdom's former intelligence chief to 13 years in prison for corruption, the BBC reported on Sunday.
- Assange Needs to Leave Ecuador's Embassy - Lawyer RIA Novosti 11 Nov 2012 -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, sheltering inside Ecuador's embassy in London, should not remain there any longer as his health condition might begin worsening, his lawyer Baltasar Garzon said.
- Petraeus Quits After FBI Found Evidence of Extramarital Affair VOA 10 Nov 2012 -- Retired U.S. General David Petraeus, the man credited with helping turn around the second Iraq War, has resigned as chief of the Central Intelligence Agency, citing an extramarital affair.
- Statement by President Obama on the Resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus The White House 09 Nov 2012
- CIA Director Petraeus Resigns RFE/RL 09 Nov 2012 -- The director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) David Petraeus has resigned from his post.
- Petraeus Resigns as CIA Chief Over Extramarital Affair VOA 09 Nov 2012 -- General David Petraeus has resigned as chief of the Central Intelligence Agency because of an extramarital affair.
- US Navy Disciplines SEALs Over Info Leak VOA 09 Nov 2012 -- The U.S. Defense Department says seven members of an elite Navy SEAL team have been disciplined for disclosing classified information when they served as consultants to developers of a video game.
- Navy SEALs Punished For Talking To Games Maker RFE/RL 09 Nov 2012 -- Reports from Washington say seven members of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs have been punished for disclosing classified information.
- Seven US Navy SEALs Shared Classified Info for Video Game RIA Novosti 09 Nov 2012 -- Seven officers from the US Navy SEALs, which is an elite part of force that operates on secret missions, were disciplined for revealing classified information for a video game.
- Upgrades to the UAV Shadow in evaluation stage Army News 07 Nov 2012 -- Soldiers are flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with new upgrades as part of Network Integration Evaluation 13.1.
- Couriers Ensure Prompt, Secure Delivery of Classified Materials AFPS 07 Nov 2012 -- With a heritage dating back to the Military Postal Express Service that moved highly classified and sensitive mail abroad during World War I, the Defense Courier Division remains true to its original mission.
- Briton Bo Xilai's Wife Murdered Was MI6 Informant VOA 06 Nov 2012 -- A major U.S. newspaper says it has found evidence that a British businessman murdered by the wife of Bo Xilai was working as an informant for MI6.
- Intel Official Calls Language ‘Central’ to New Strategy AFPS 06 Nov 2012 -- As the Defense Department’s principal staff member and advisor regarding intelligence, counterintelligence, security and other intelligence-related matters, Vickers has a far-reaching view of how important foreign language and culture are.
- CIA Declassifies Secret Spy Satellite Capsule NNS 05 Nov 2012 -- Declassification recognition event at the Naval Undersea Museum's Jack Murdock Auditorium in Keyport for the deep sea vehicle Trieste II.
- Loyalty tests mandatory for Taiwan military officials abroad CNA 05 Nov 2012 -- Loyalty tests have become compulsory for Taiwan's military officials posted overseas and members of the armed forces who receive training abroad.
- Uzbekistan Jails Three Women For Spying For Tajikistan RFE/RL 05 Nov 2012 -- Uzbek officials have announced that three women from the southeastern region of Surhondaryo have been jailed for spying for neighboring Tajikistan.
- CIA, Pentagon Defend Handling of Benghazi Attack VOA 02 Nov 2012 -- The Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon are defending their handling of the September 11 attack on American facilities in Benghazi.
- Timeline Released on US Consulate Attack in Libya VOA 02 Nov 2012 -- US intelligence officials have released a detailed CIA timeline of the deadly September 11 assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
- Little Describes Pentagon’s Benghazi Decision Process AFPS 02 Nov 2012 -- Two U.S. service members did participate with a CIA team in the mission to rescue Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters.
- Joint Predator training takes to sky Army News 02 Nov 2012 -- The Army and Air Force linked training by flying the Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
- Autonomous Aerial Robot Maneuvers Like a Bird VOA 02 Nov 2012 -- Researchers at Cornell University have developed a flying robot they say is “as smart as a bird” because it can maneuver to avoid obstacles.
- Unit helps protect from espionage Army News 01 Nov 2012 -- The 902nd Military Intelligence Detachment at Fort Jackson conducts operations and investigations throughout South Carolina to detect, identify, neutralize and defeat foreign intelligence and terrorism threats to U.S. Army and selected Department of Defense forces, technologies and critical information.
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