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Former Green Beret pleads guilty in Russian espionage case
“Debbins betrayed his oath, his country, and his Special Forces team members with the intent to harm the United States and help Russia."
Former CIA officer arrested and charged with spying for China
A former Central Intelligence Agency officer was arrested and charged with spying for China in a scheme that involved a relative who had also worked for the CIA, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday
Sailor charged with giving classified information to a Russian
Chief Petty Officer Charles T. Briggs is scheduled to be arraigned next week at a general court-martial
Russia is trying to lure Trump into a dangerous prisoner swap over a Marine vet, intelligence officials say
Paul Whelan, the former U.S. Marine convicted on espionage charges in Moscow last week, will not pursue an appeal of his 16-year sentence and hopes instead to be returned to the U.S. in a prisoner swap, his lawyer said Tuesday
Russia sentences Marine vet accused of espionage to 16 years in prison
The US Ambassador to Russia called Whelan's imprisonment a "mockery of justice" and "an egregious violation of human rights."
Russia seeks 18-year jail term for Marine vet in spying trial
"The prosecution has made a very harsh demand, it's absolutely unjustified and groundless," his lawyer said. "To be honest, we're in shock."
US accuses China-linked hackers of stealing COVID-19 vaccine research
Coronavirus-related research and data have emerged as a key intelligence priority for hackers of all stripe
Russian diplomats reportedly tried to spy on Davos while disguised as plumbers
"It is true that we checked two Russian citizens in Davos and they identified themselves with diplomatic passports, but we could not ascertain any reason to detain them."
A secret Russian assassination squad can reportedly ‘get to anyone’ in Europe. It’s also really sloppy about it
Two current European intelligence officials described the scoop by the New York Times about a unit of Russian military intelligence, commonly called the GRU, tasked with murdering Russia's enemies in Europe and helping sow political and military chaos, as "credible."
The US reportedly pulled a top spy out of Russia after Trump revealed classified information to the Russians in an Oval Office meeting
A person directly involved with the discussions told the outlet the U.S. was concerned that Trump and his administration routinely mishandled classified intelligence and that their actions could expose the covert source as a spy within the Russian government
Iran claims it has captured 17 CIA spies amid rising tensions
Iranian state television published images that it said showed the CIA officers who had been in touch with the suspected spies
US charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with espionage
The U.S. Justice Department unveiled 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday, saying he unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired with and assisted ex-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in obtaining access to classified information
Trump issues executive order banning Chinese tech company in US markets amid concerns of sabotage and espionage
President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday giving his administration sweeping powers to block Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. and other foreign communications firms from doing business in the United States — a long-anticipated move he had postponed while Washington and Beijing were in intense trade negotiations.
Chelsea Manning could be headed back to jail — again
The former Army intelligence analyst was released last Thursday after 62 days behind bars for refusing to comply with a grand jury subpoena for testimony in an investigation into WikiLeaks by U.S. prosecutors in Alexandria, Virginia
One of the greatest deception operations in history is getting a movie with the help of a ‘The Pacific’ writer
The World War II-era deception plot known as Operation Mincemeat is getting a movie starring Oscar winner Colin Firth, directed by John Madden, and written by Emmy-nominated Michell Ashford, whose credits include The Pacific and Masters Of Sex.
Former US intelligence officer pleads guilty to attempted espionage for China
A former U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency officer pleaded guilty to attempted espionage for China, the Justice Department said on Friday
US sabotage may be behind Iran’s embarrassing rocket launch failures
Iran tried twice in the past month to launch a satellite into space. Both attempts ended in failure, and it may not be an accident
Former Air Force intelligence officer charged with spying for Iran
A former Air Force intelligence officer, Monica Witt, has been charged with espionage after U.S. authorities say she defected to Iran and shared highly classified information with the Iranian government
Chinese student sentenced to one year for taking photos of Florida naval station
Zhao Qianli pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of photographing defense installations at the Key West military facility and was sentenced to one year in prison
The Former Marine Arrested By Russia Reportedly Tried To Steal Over $10,000 From The US Government While Serving In Iraq
Paul Whelan, the U.S. citizen and former Marine detained in Russia on espionage charges, was reportedly convicted of attempting to steal roughly ten grand from Uncle Sam while deployed to Iraq in 2006
Marine Veteran Held In Russia On Espionage Charges
Paul Whelan, the U.S. citizen currently detained in Russia on espionage charges, is a former U.S. Marine who had traveled...
Chinese Hackers Charged With Stealing Data From Navy, NASA
Two hackers associated with China’s chief security service have been charged with stealing troves of confidential digital information from dozens...
Chinese Hackers Are Reportedly Stealing Loads Of US Navy Secrets, And The Navy Is Scrambling To Stop It
U.S. Navy defense contractors and subcontractors have reportedly suffered “more than a handful” of disconcerting security breaches at the hands...
Chinese Intelligence Officers Charged In US With Jet Engine Hacking Conspiracy
Two Chinese intelligence officers and a group of alleged hackers have been charged in San Diego on accusations of infiltrating...
The KGB Stalked A Snap-Happy French Tourist For Eight Years. But Was He A Spy?
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty. KYIV — Fifty-five years ago, on September 11,...