June 2016 Intelligence News
- Chinese National Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Smuggling High Tech U.S. Military Hardware to China US Dept. of Justice 29 Jun 2016 -- Kan Chen, 26, of Ningbo, China, in Zhejiang Province, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations; attempting to violate the Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations; and violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
- CIA chief Brennan: President Assad's position in Syria war better, stronger Press TV 29 Jun 2016 -- CIA Director John Brennan acknowledges that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is in a "better and stronger" position in the Syrian conflict, compared to last year.
- CIA paid Romania millions of dollars for secret prisons: Lawyer Press TV 30 Jun 2016 -- Romania received "millions of dollars" from the CIA to allow the agency to torture terrorism suspects in secret prisons in the European country during the presidency of George W. Bush, says a human rights lawyer.
- Russia Says U.S. Diplomat In Moscow Altercation A Spy RFE/RL 30 Jun 2016 -- Russia's Foreign Ministry says a U.S. diplomat who was involved in an altercation with a Russian guard outside the Moscow Embassy was a spy returning from an unspecified intelligence operation.
- Germany to tighten surveillance activities of its spy agency Sputnik 29 Jun 2016 -- The German cabinet has approved new measures that would tighten controls over the surveillance activities of the country's intelligence service.
- Polish President Signs Anti-Terror Bill Allowing Wiretapping of Suspects Sputnik 22 Jun 2016 -- Polish President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday signed into law a controversial anti-terrorism legislation, which among other measures allows for the security services to conduct wiretapping of suspects, a statement on the presidential website said.
- Rights Group Calls on Obama to Investigate CIA Interrogation Program VOA 17 Jun 2016 -- Human Rights Watch is calling on President Barack Obama to take action before he leaves office to hold accountable former U.S. officials for potential abuses committed as part of the Central Intelligence Agency's interrogation program.
- Global Hawk gets innovative ISR payload adapter AFNS 17 Jun 2016 -- Using a cooperative research and development agreement, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, partnering with Northrop Grumman and Air Combat Command, has developed an innovative solution to the tricky problem of how to connect existing and future information gathering sensor capabilities, not currently designed for the Block 30 RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft system, to link with the airframe system. Through the agreement, the ISR payload adapter was conceived and flown within seven months.
- Newly-released CIA Documents Cite Invaluable Interrogation Program VOA 15 Jun 2016 -- Newly declassified internal CIA documents show agency officials convinced its detention and interrogation program provided "unique and invaluable intelligence," while some expressed deep reservations and cautioned against leaving a trail of documents questioning its legality.
- N Korea Hackers Steal Wing Blueprints for US F-15 Fighters Sputnik 13 Jun 2016 -- Pyongyang hackers stole defense documents including US F-15 fighter jet designs in the latest of its cyberattacks on Seoul, media reported Monday, citing the South Korean police.
- Rear Admiral Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme That Exposed US Navy Secrets Sputnik 11 Jun 2016 -- US Navy Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau admitted to lying to federal investigators, destroying evidence, and deleting computer files in connection to a probe into a wide-ranging bribery and fraud scheme.
- Florida Woman Pleads Guilty to Acting as Illegal Agent of Foreign Government and Conspiring to Commit Money Laundering US Dept. of Justice 10 Jun 2016 -- Amin Yu, 54, of Orlando, Florida, pleaded guilty today to acting in the United States as an illegal agent of a foreign government without prior notification to the Attorney General and conspiring to commit international money laundering.
- Lebanon finds spy device hidden in fake rock Press TV 08 Jun 2016 -- The Lebanese army says it has dismantled a spy device hidden inside a fake rock in the Chouf forest district southeast of the capital, Beirut.
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