It has been reported that a member of the CIA Chief's team suffered Havana Syndrome symptoms during their trip to India. Some US officials have interpreted the new Havana-syndrome incident as a direct message to the CIA chief that no one is safe, including the people from his entourage.
In what seem like a big goof-up, the White House accidentally exposed the cover of CIA operatives at Doha station.
In a major setback to a landmark effort to root out Chinese intelligence-gathering in America, US has dropped all charges against 5 Chinese scientists who had infiltrated universities.
German authorities arrested a former spy for Germany’s secret service on suspicions that he conducted “intelligence agent activities” for China, the federal prosecutor’s office said Tuesday.
The FBI has asked Americans to spy on their own family and friends, examine them for signs of “homegrown violent extremism,” and report them. The call for snitches comes as the FBI turns its surveillance powers on regular Americans.
A major witness in the United States’ Department of Justice case against Julian Assange has admitted to fabricating key accusations in the indictment against the Wikileaks founder. The witness, who has a documented history with sociopathy and has received several convictions for sexual abuse of minors and wide-ranging financial fraud, made the admission in a newly published interview in Stundin where he also confessed to having continued his crime spree whilst working with the Department of Justice and FBI and receiving a promise of immunity from prosecution.
The recent arrests of Chinese spies in different states in India over the last 24-months throw up an interesting covert strategy operated by the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) of China in espionage on India – Hawala operators running money-laundering rackets through Loan Apps and Rummy Online. This investigation by Savio Rodrigues shows how microloan apps operated by Chinese intelligence pose a National Security threat to India.
The 2012 spy drama Argo, starring Ben Affleck and based on the real-life CIA operation to exfiltrate six embassy staff trapped in Tehran following the 1979 revolution, was a big publicity boost for the agency. In late 2012 Ben Affleck was on the promotional circuit for Argo. Naturally, this led to questions about the CIA-Hollywood connection and, in one interview, Affleck commented “Probably Hollywood is full of CIA agents, and we just don’t know it.”
The Holy See has played an important but understudied role in intelligence and diplomacy through its diplomatic service, which is one of the oldest in the world. The extensive presence of the Holy See’s diplomats combined with their neutrality provides them access to unique information in the far corners of the globe.
The Pentagon uses world’s largest ‘secret army’ of 60,000 undercover operatives unofficially known as Signature Reduction to carry out ‘domestic & foreign’ operations while also infiltrating and manipulating social media.