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April 2015 Intelligence News

  • Pakistan drops charges against former CIA officials Press TV 30 Apr 2015 -- Pakistani police say they have dropped charges of murder, conspiracy, waging war and terrorism against a former CIA station chief and a former agency lawyer over a 2009 drone strike that killed two people.
  • German Turmoil Over Spy Allegations Sputnik 30 Apr 2015 -- Germany has been thrown into turmoil in the latest of a string of revelations over what its Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and its government knew about its own intelligence services working together with US spies.
  • German Government Accused of Lying to Parliament Over Spy Claims Sputnik 29 Apr 2015 -- The German Government has been accused of lying to its parliament, the Bundestag, when it denied any knowledge of collusion between its intelligence agency and the US National Security Agency in economic espionage.
  • Bill to Modify NSA Mass Spying on Citizens Reintroduced to US Congress Sputnik 29 Apr 2015 -- A group of US lawmakers have reintroduced to the House of Representatives and Senate the USA Freedom Act, a bill that would prohibit the National Security Agency (NSA) from bulk collection of US citizen communications metadata without a warrant.
  • Bild: Office of Germany's chancellor knew of NSA espionage Press TV 27 Apr 2015 -- A German newspaper reports that the office of Chancellor Angela Merkel has been aware of economic spying by the United States on European companies since 2008.
  • German Opposition Accuses Merkel of Failing to Control Spy Agency Sputnik 27 Apr 2015 -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's office does not have enough control over the activities of Germany's BND foreign intelligence service that allegedly helped the US NSA to spy on European politicians and companies, a German Green Party member said Monday.
  • Merkel Knew German Intelligence Was Spying on German Companies for US Sputnik 26 Apr 2015 -- Germany's Federal Intelligence Service has been spying for US intelligence agencies for years. Merkel's Office should have been informed in 2008 about this practice, but the federal government has not undertaken any corresponding measures, a German magazine wrote.
  • CIA Leaker Seeks Lighter Sentence Just Like Petraeus - Reports Sputnik 25 Apr 2015 -- Lawyers for a former CIA officer found guilty of giving away information of a secret mission to thwart Iran's nuclear program said he is entitled to a lighter sentence just like that recently given to former CIA Director David Petraeus, according to media reports.
  • US plans globally integrated military operations - Russia's intelligence TASS 24 Apr 2015 -- The United States is planning 'globally integrated' operations in which all intelligence and control means would be pooled into an integrated circuit resembling the Internet, the chief of the General Staff's intelligence directorate, Igor Sergun, said on Friday.
  • AF Research Laboratory redesigns mock UAV AFNS 23 Apr 2015 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory's Surrogate Predator Program has given the warfighter a way to train in the U.S. before deploying overseas.
  • Russia to Export Its Ptero-Class Unmanned Aircraft Systems Sputnik 22 Apr 2015 -- Russia is set to supply its Ptero-G0 unmanned aircraft systems not only to the Russian law enforcement agencies, but to its foreign partners, AFM-Servers, the developer and producer of the systems said on Wednesday.
  • Egypt jails man over spying for Israel Press TV 19 Apr 2015 -- An Egyptian court has sentenced a man to life in prison over spying for the Israeli regime in the Sinai Peninsula.
  • Iran Accused of Using Students as Spies in Norway Sputnik 15 Apr 2015 -- The Norwegian security service has accused Iran of deliberately cheating in order to secure places at its universities and colleges to gather intelligence on western military equipment and techniques, in an attempt to circumvent sanctions over its nuclear program.
  • Army equips first Shadow UAS v2 unit Army News 10 Apr 2015 -- The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office has completed equipping the 1/501st Aviation Battalion, 1st Armored Division's Combat Aviation Brigade, from Fort Bliss, Texas, with the RQ-7Bv2 (Tactical Common Data Link) Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System, or UAS.
  • CNATTU North Island receives Fire Scout UAV Avionics Trainer NNS 09 Apr 2015 -- The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) North Island now offers a full spectrum of MQ-8C Fire Scout Vertical Take-off Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) maintenance instruction with the arrival of their avionics training system March 30.
  • UK 'Assessing' Diego Garcia Flight Records Amid CIA Torture Claims Sputnik 08 Apr 2015 -- a group of small, isolated atolls in the Indian Ocean for which Diego Garcia is apart of.
  • CIA Knew They Tortured the Wrong Man, Whistleblower Kiriakou Says Sputnik 08 Apr 2015 -- John Kiriakou has alleged that CIA insiders protested the arrest and torture of Syrian-born Canadian Maher Arar knowing that he was innocent, but a woman in CIA middle-management, whose identity he will not reveal, insisted upon the man's arrest.
  • US Uses Ukraine Conflict to Get Intelligence on Russian Military Technology Sputnik 02 Apr 2015 -- The US Army is hoping to benefit from the ongoing conflict in Ukraine in perhaps one unexpected way: by collecting what they say could be useful intelligence about Russian military technology.
  • Cough Up the Docs: Poland Warned of Court Breach Over Secret CIA Jail Sputnik 01 Apr 2015 -- Poland has been warned that it must de-classify details of an investigation into a secret CIA jail in the country, or it will be in breach of a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling, according to the lawyer of a former inmate who was held at the facility.

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