March 2016 Intelligence News
- European Intel Sharing 'Getting Better' with US Push VOA 31 Mar 2016 -- Diplomats and law enforcement officials say European security agencies are sharing more information and intelligence – and doing it more quickly – thanks in part to help from the United States.
- Russia Says It Detained Ukrainian Spy RFE/RL 31 Mar 2016 -- Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) says it has captured a Ukrainian security officer who volunteered to spy for Moscow and will send him back because they believe he is a double agent.
- Russian FSB Detains CIA-Trained Ukrainian Spy Sputnik 31 Mar 2016 -- Ukrainian Security Forces officer was detained by the Russian Federal Security Services, the FSB said Thursday.
- US Urges Greater Intelligence Sharing in Europe After Attacks VOA 29 Mar 2016 -- The United States says more "can and must be done" with regards to boosting intelligence sharing in Europe following last week's deadly terror attacks in Brussels.
- CIA Director Visited Moscow to Discuss Syria VOA 28 Mar 2016 -- U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan visited Moscow at the beginning of March, it was revealed Monday.
- Afghan Spy Chief Blames Pakistan for Taliban Resurgence VOA 28 Mar 2016 -- Afghanistan's security chief is directly blaming neighboring Pakistan's military intelligence agency for being behind the Taliban's expanded insurgent activities in his country.
- S.Korea-born U.S. citizen confesses to espionage in Pyongyang People's Daily 25 Mar 2016 -- A South Korea-born U.S. citizen held by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) confessed in public to committing anti-DPRK crimes Friday.
- Korean-American admits trying to steal N Korea secrets Press TV 25 Mar 2016 -- A Korean-American man has confessed to trying to steal military secrets from North Korea in order to overthrow the government in Pyongyang.
- Pakistan Lodges Protest After Arresting 'Indian Spy' RFE/RL 25 Mar 2016 -- Pakistan says it has arrested an Indian intelligence officer, sparking a new diplomatic row between the two rival neighbors.
- VMU-2 flies RQ-21A in 'Class D' airspace USMC News 25 Mar 2016 -- Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 launched into a new era with its RQ-21A Blackjack flight into Class D airspace, over Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, March 21.
- Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Hack into U.S. Defense Contractors' Systems to Steal Sensitive Military Information US Dept. of Justice 23 Mar 2016 -- A Chinese national pleaded guilty today to participating in a years-long conspiracy to hack into the computer networks of major U.S. defense contractors, steal sensitive military and export-controlled data and send the stolen data to China.
- Terror Attacks Raise Alarm About Belgian Security Agencies VOA 22 Mar 2016 -- Belgium's capital will remain on virtual lockdown for days while the country's hard-pressed security services try to determine who was behind Tuesday's bomb attacks - whether the perpetrators and planners were surviving members of the large network behind last November's terrorist strike in Paris or the work of a new group that authorities have failed to identify.
- British Spy Agency GCHQ Moves Fast to Prevent Mass Energy Hack Attack Sputnik 22 Mar 2016 -- The UK intelligence agency GCHQ has stepped in to prevent a massive hack attack on Britain's energy networks after discovering so-called "smart meters" - designed to replace 53 million gas and electricity meters can be easily hacked.
- Intel Marines mold future of Marine Corps USMC News 22 Mar 2016 -- Intelligence Marines from throughout the Marine Corps presented software they created to leaders of the Marine Corps Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Enterprise accelerator program in Stafford, Virginia, March 4, 2016.
- US Prosecution Agrees to Halve Sentence of Russian Accused of Spying Sputnik 18 Mar 2016 -- US prosecutors have agreed to halve the sentence they are seeking in the case against an employee of Russia's Vnesheconombank, Evgeny Buryakov, who was indicted last February on charges of gathering information in the United States for Russia's intelligence service, the bank said in a statement published on its website on Friday.
- China Unveils New Electronic Spy Plane Sputnik 18 Mar 2016 -- Equipped to handle electronic warfare, China has unveiled its latest spy plane.
- German Triple Agent Given Eight Years In Prison RFE/RL 17 Mar 2016 -- Germany has sentenced a former intelligence employee for spying for the United States and Russia.
- Marina Litvinenko: People Behind My Husband's Killing Will Be Exposed 'One Day' RFE/RL 15 Mar 2016 -- The widow of former Russian security agent Aleksandr Litvinenko says that the identities of those responsible for her husband's 2006 poisoning death will eventually be revealed.
- Widow of Russian Ex-spy Calls His Poisoning 'State-sponsored Crime' VOA 15 Mar 2016 -- The widow of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian intelligence officer who was poisoned in London in 2006, says a recent British public inquiry shows that the Russian state was behind his slaying, and that his probes into alleged Kremlin ties to organized crime may have played an important role in the decision to kill him.
- Russian Banker Accused Of Spying In U.S. Pleads Guilty RFE/RL 11 Mar 2016 -- A Russian banker accused in the United States of participating in a spy ring has pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
- Russian National Accused of Spying Pleads Guilty in US Court Sputnik 11 Mar 2016 -- A Russian national, who was indicted last February on charges of gathering information for Russia's intelligence service, has pleaded guilty to a criminal conspiracy charge.
- Russian National Pleads Guilty to Spying in US VOA 11 Mar 2016 -- A Russian national has pleaded guilty to conspiring to spy for Russian intelligence in the United States, the Department of Justice said in a release Friday.
- Pentagon spy drones flown over US: Report Press TV 10 Mar 2016 -- The US Defense Department has deployed drones several times to spy over American soil for non-military missions over the past decade, according to a new report.
- Russia Main Threat to EU, NATO Cyber Security - Estonian Intelligence Sputnik 09 Mar 2016 -- A report by the Estonian Information Board said that Russia poses a major cyber security threat to the European Union and NATO.
- Little Dirty Secret: Pentagon Admits Using Spy Drones Over US Sputnik 09 Mar 2016 -- The Pentagon has used spy drones on non-military missions over the territory of the United States in the past decade, however, rarely and lawfully, US media reported on Wednesday citing the data of inspector general.
- Russia's Eastern Military District Obtains Orlan-10 Hi-Tech Drones Sputnik 09 Mar 2016 -- The armed forces of Russia's Eastern Military District (EMD) have received five Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), which are able to operate for up to 18 hours and at high altitudes, the district's spokesman, Alexander Gordeev, said Wednesday.
- Raven B: Securing the perimeter from above AFNS 07 Mar 2016 -- Small, hand-held, unmanned, light weight and remotely operated drones describe one of the ways technology is used to ensure the safety of deployed personnel.
- Lithuanian Sentenced To Prison As Spy For Belarus RFE/RL 04 Mar 2016 -- A Lithuanian court has jailed a former military medical officer after finding him guilty of spying for neighboring Belarus.
- Pentagon Seeks Limits on Russian Flights Over US - Defense Official Sputnik 02 Mar 2016 -- The US Defense Intelligence Agency director thinks that the intelligence data obtained via flights over the country under the Open Skies Treaty gives Russia a significant military advantage.
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