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    1. November 22, 2014

      Report undercuts Benghazi attack claims

      A Republican-controlled congressional committee said on Friday that Obama administration officials did not deliberately...

    2. November 9, 2014

      North Korea frees two US prisoners

      TACOMA, Washington, November 8 – Two Americans freed from secretive North Korea returned home on Saturday after the surprise...

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    1. Cyber Security

      Cyber attacks on the likes of eBay, Yahoo and US retailer Target have raised public co...
    2. Oil Industry 2013

      A shift on the part of US independents, many of which have been under pressure from sh...
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    1. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - “With bank earnings it’s not only the earnings that are probabilistic. Time itself is blurry.” -...

    2. October 24, 2014

      ‘Afghanistan: The Lion’s Last Roar?’, BBC2

      Underprepared, under-resourced, with no clear achievable objective, “a story of folly” that has, according to one CIA man,...

    3. October 24, 2014

      ‘A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal’, by Ben Macintyre

      For 30 years, James Jesus Angleton (CIA) and Nicholas Elliott (MI6) spied for their countries. Kim Philby (MI6) – mentor,...

    4. October 12, 2014

      Drone strikes on Isis loom large in allies’ strategy

      Hundreds of air strikes have dominated the opening of the US-led battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or...

    5. October 7, 2014

      Obama the victim as officials rush into print before sell-by date

      Writing kiss-and-tell memoirs is as old as the US republic. But few presidents have had to suffer as much from them while...

    6. August 29, 2014

      Hong Kong media baron denies CIA connection

      Jimmy Lai, the anti-Beijing media tycoon whose home was searched as part of a bribery inquiry, has denied involvement in any...

    7. August 20, 2014

      Defeating Isis likely to take years, warn military analysts

      The brutal murder of the American journalist James Foley on Tuesday has gruesomely raised the stakes in the international...

    8. The A-List

      August 18, 2014

      Iraq's new leader will fail without western support

      What is it about political leaders installed by America in third world countries? It seems they never want to leave office....

    9. August 13, 2014

      A hug cannot heal US split over Iraq

      Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton plan to “hug out” their differences at a mutual friend’s birthday party in the old-money...

    10. August 7, 2014

      Companies at Black Hat conference warned on cyber risk disclosure

      An argument is raging about whether companies should be forced to disclose cyber attacks, as cyber security experts warn...

    11. August 4, 2014

      Pentagon confronts militant dilemma in Africa

      The hum of US drones is becoming more familiar over African skies. From Nigeria to Somalia, US military presence on the...

    12. August 1, 2014

      Obama defends CIA chief after agency spied on Senate

      Barack Obama jumped to the defence of his CIA director John Brennan who is facing mounting political pressure after...

    13. July 31, 2014

      CIA apologises for spying on Senate

      The CIA has apologised to the Senate intelligence committee after it admitted spying on computers used by staffers to...

    14. July 31, 2014

      Key dates in 400-year history between US and Africa

      It is in recognition of the changing times that the White House has invited 50 African heads of state, alongside hundreds of...

    15. July 11, 2014

      A style guide for spies misses its grammatical target

      Now that the war on terror is cooling down, the war on grammar is hotting up. Last week, a 185-page style guide written by...

    16. June 24, 2014

      CIA expands spy work through Amazon cloud

      The Central Intelligence Agency is stepping up its reliance on Amazon’s burgeoning cloud computing infrastructure, as US...

    17. June 20, 2014

      ‘The Zhivago Affair’, by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée

      The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA and the Battle over a Forbidden Book, by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée, Harvill...

    18. The World

      June 20, 2014

      Guantánamo inmates settle in for fourth World Cup

      By Richard McGregor in Guantánamo Bay Caption: AFP There are many ways to measure the never ending “war on terror” but...

    19. June 6, 2014

      CIA follows the trail to Twitter

      The US Central Intelligence Agency decided it was its turn to be followed on Friday, expanding its social media presence by...

    20. June 2, 2014

      NYT journalist faces jail over CIA leaks

      The US Supreme Court has refused to take up an appeal by a New York Times reporter against an order for him to testify in a...

    21. May 28, 2014

      Obama confronts a war-weary nation

      One of the loudest cheers during Barack Obama’s speech on foreign policy came near the beginning, when the US president told...

    22. May 20, 2014

      China’s rampant commercial spying

      The US Department of Justice’s indictment of five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking this week is unlikely to...

    23. April 11, 2014

      White House pressed to release report into CIA torture programme

      The White House is facing intense pressure to release a secret congressional report into the CIA’s torture programme after a...

    24. March 14, 2014

      Dianne Feinstein: Steely inquisitor who calmly skewered the spies

      For more than three years, beginning in 2009, staff members of the US Senate intelligence committee spent their days combing...

    25. March 12, 2014

      CIA row reopens ‘war on terror’ wounds

      A fortnight before he took office in 2009, Barack Obama indicated that he did not plan to prosecute officials at the Central...

    26. March 11, 2014

      Senator accuses CIA of interfering in torture inquiry

      The head of the Senate intelligence committee claimed on Tuesday that the Central Intelligence Agency may have violated the...

    27. FT Alphaville

      March 7, 2014

      The Krypto$ theory

      This is Kryptos: It’s an encrypted sculpture by Jim Sanborn which stands outside the offices of the Central Intelligence...

    28. March 6, 2014

      US accused of ‘trying to destroy Russia’

      An ally of Vladimir Putin has accused the US and a “global financial oligarchy” of organising the violent overthrow of power...

    29. January 24, 2014

      US softens tone on any Snowden deal

      The US government is beginning to drop hints about opening a legal negotiation with Edward Snowden a week after the White...

    30. January 23, 2014

      Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – film review

      Chris Pine is going about being younger versions of everyone. Yesterday Star Trek’s Jim Kirk. Today Jack Ryan, Tom Clancy’s...

    31. January 13, 2014

      Obama will rein in US spies but not hinder their work

      In an atmosphere of near panic about terrorism in the post 9/11 era, US intelligence agencies have been able to operate in a...

    32. January 9, 2014

      US feared threat from ‘virtual bin Laden’

      US intelligence experts were worried that Osama bin Laden would be reincarnated in an “immortal” form: as a virtual avatar,...

    33. December 20, 2013

      Twelve years on, prisoners of Guantánamo Bay face divergent paths

      As Congress made ready a new law this week that could allow most of the 158 detainees still held at Guantánamo Bay to be...

    34. December 13, 2013

      Intelligence: The all-seeing eyes

      Like relaxed work colleagues casually sharing the tricks of the trade, American and British intelligence officers tracking a...

    35. December 6, 2013

      Box adds to soaring start-up valuations

      Valuations are soaring across Silicon Valley with technology companies from cloud storage provider Box to CIA-backed...

    36. December 5, 2013

      CIA-backed Palantir valued at $9bn

      Palantir Technologies, a big data company which works for the US intelligence services, has been valued at about $9bn, after...

    37. November 26, 2013

      Brussels considers options to respond to NSA spying scandal

      Ever since Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower, revealed that US spies were...

    38. November 24, 2013

      US spying fuels popularity of secure messaging app Wickr

      Wickr, the secure messaging app that positions itself “halfway between Snapchat and Snowden”, is set to raise more funds and...

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