January 2013 Intelligence News
- IRGC to sue US for illegal entry of its drones into Iranian territories IRNA 31 Jan 2013 -- Deputy for legal and parliamentary affairs of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Brigadier General Mohammadreza Yazdi said the IRGC is planning to sue the US for the illegal entry of its drones into the Iranian territories.
- Iran's Intelligence Ministry Says More Journalists Could Be Detained RFE/RL 30 Jan 2013 -- Iran's Intelligence Ministry has accused more than a dozen journalists, arrested over the weekend, of being members of "one of the biggest media networks" linked to the West.
- Intelligence Ministry says reporters arrested for liaison with foreign media IRNA 30 Jan 2013 -- Intelligence Ministry said in a statement that the reporters had been arrested for liaison with foreign media, naming the BBC.
- Watch out for foreign agents: Authorities say spies eye U.S. troops in hopes of gleaning intelligence Army News 25 Jan 2013 -- It's a Friday night and a group of Soldiers are getting the weekend started at their favorite bar off post.
- AF Sentinel aircraft deploys to Africa UK MOD 25 Jan 2013 -- A Sentinel aircraft from No 5 (Army Cooperation) Squadron has deployed in support of French military operations in Mali.
- Afghan Torture Allegations Shine Spotlight On Prisoner Transfers RFE/RL 24 Jan 2013 -- International pressure is mounting on the Afghan government to take action against widespread torture, mistreatment, and sexual abuse in Afghan detention facilities.
- Military Intelligence --this week in history. 23 January 1968 Army News 22 Jan 2013 -- The USS Pueblo, initially an Army general purpose supply vessel, was built in 1944. Although retired in 1954, it came back into service in 1966 under Operation Clickbeetle, a joint Naval Intelligence and National Security Agency (NSA) effort.
- Iran Detains Slovak for Suspected Espionage RIA Novosti 22 Jan 2013 -- A Slovakian national was detained in Iran on suspicion of espionage, the TASR-Slovakia news agency reported on Tuesday.
- Despite curbs on target killings, CIA to get free hand in Pakistan IRNA 21 Jan 2013 -- The Obama administration is finalising a rule book for target killings but these restrictions will not apply to Pakistan where the CIA will be free to direct drone strikes in Pakistani tribal areas.
- Pakistan's ISI Admits To Detentions Without Evidence RFE/RL 21 Jan 2013 -- Pakistan's powerful security service has admitted to holding seven suspected militants for more than a year without sufficient evidence to try them.
- FSB to Beef Up Cyber Defense RIA Novosti 21 Jan 2013 -- President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia’s Federal Security Service to create a system designed to detect and prevent cyber-attacks against information resources in Russia.
- FSB Tenders for Micro-UAV Sensor Package RIA Novosti 21 Jan 2013 -- Russia’s Federal Security Service announced a tender for research on a potential sensor system for a micro-unmanned air vehicle project.
- New UN report highlights ongoing problem of torture in Afghan detention facilities UN News Centre 20 Jan 2013 -- Torture remains a serious concern in numerous detention facilities across Afghanistan, despite significant efforts by the Government and international partners to address the problem, according to a new United Nations report released on Sunday.
- German Court Allows Russian Spy Suspects Brief Reunion RIA Novosti 17 Jan 2013 -- A German-based couple accused of spying for Russia was allowed a brief reunion for the first time since their arrest in October 2011.
- Agency brings real intel to aerial combat exercise AFNS 17 Jan 2013 -- For the first time in 38 years, realistic intelligence will be an integral part of the Air Force's signature aerial combat training exercise.
- Trial Against Alleged Russian Spies Begins In Germany RFE/RL 15 Jan 2013 -- A married couple has gone on trial in Germany for allegedly spying for Russia.
- Clinton to Testify Before Congress on Benghazi VOA 14 Jan 2013 -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will finally testify before Congress about September's deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
- NGA Receives Third Joint Meritorious Unit Award AFPS 12 Jan 2013 -- Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter presented the Joint Meritorious Unit Award to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency during a ceremony at the organization's headquarters here yesterday.
- Use of UAVs by DR Congo Peacekeepers Possible - UN RIA Novosti 10 Jan 2013 -- The UN considers the use of surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the office of the UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said late on Wednesday.
- US Firm Pays Millions to Settle Iraqi Detainee Suit VOA 09 Jan 2013 -- A U.S. defense contractor that helped detain and interrogate prisoners during the Iraq war has paid more than $5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by former detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison and other facilities.
- Military Judge Reduces Possible Sentence in WikiLeaks Case VOA 08 Jan 2013 -- A military judge has reduced the possible sentence for a U.S. Army analyst accused of leaking classified documents to the WikiLeaks website.
- Not Everyone Likes Obama's New National Security Nominees RFE/RL 08 Jan 2013 -- U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to nominate former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel for defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has set the stage for potentially rancorous confirmation battles in the U.S. Senate.
- Remarks by the President in Nomination of Secretary of Defense and CIA Director The White House 07 Jan 2013
- Obama Nominates New Defense, Spy Chiefs VOA 07 Jan 2013 -- President Barack Obama on Monday nominated former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to be his new secretary of defense. Obama also chose counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to head the CIA.
- Statement by Secretary Panetta on the Nomination of Chuck Hagel DoD 07 Jan 2013
- Obama Announces Nominees for Next Defense Secretary, CIA Director AFPS 07 Jan 2013 -- President Barack Obama today announced his nominations to serve as the next leaders of the Defense Department and Central Intelligence Agency.
- Panetta Lauds Nominees for Defense Secretary, CIA Director AFPS 07 Jan 2013 -- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today endorsed President Barack Obama's nominee to succeed him at the helm of the Pentagon.
- Obama Nominates New Chiefs for Pentagon, CIA RIA Novosti 07 Jan 2013 -- US President Barack Obama on Monday nominated former US Sen. Chuck Hagel as his next secretary of defense and John Brennan, a White House counterterrorism adviser, as the new head of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
- Obama Nominates New Defense, Spy Chiefs VOA 07 Jan 2013 -- U.S. President Barack Obama is putting the finishing touches on his national security team for his second term, announcing two controversial choices to head the Defense Department and the Central Intelligence Agency.
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