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Snowden: I Was a Spy, Had a Fake Name

NSA leaker's sit-down with Brian Williams was months in the making

(Newser) - Edward Snowden wants the world to know he was more than the "low-level systems administrator" US authorities have described him as—he was a trained spy and technical expert. In an interview with NBC News' Brian Williams, the National Security Agency leaker says he was a spy "in... More »

Pentagon Gets Its Own Global Spy Agency

Defense Clandestine Service will snoop beyond battlefields

(Newser) - The Pentagon has created a new spy agency that will expand its intelligence gathering operations outside of current war zones. The new Defense Clandestine Service will work closely with the CIA, investigating targets unrelated to its current battles in Iraq and Afghanistan, officials tell the Washington Post ; the paper speculates... More »

Pentagon May Buy 10K Copies of Book to Protect Secrets

It finds breaches after memoir is published

(Newser) - The Pentagon plans to buy—and destroy—the entire first run of an Afghanistan war memoir that officials say contains classified information, the New York Times reports. Operation Dark Heart, by former Defense Intelligence Agency officer Anthony Shaffer, got approved by Army reviewers in January and sent to the presses.... More »

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