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Navy's Intel Chief Barred From Military Secrets for Last 2 Years

Ted Branch is not allowed to see classified info during DoJ inquiry

(Newser) - The intelligence chief for the US Navy is named Twig Branch, and he hasn't been allowed to see any major intelligence for more than two years. This isn't a lost chapter from the satirically bizarre Catch-22—it's the truth behind the scenes of a major military corruption... More »

Did a Dull-Sounding Navy Office Go Rogue?

Court documents dig into $1.6M purchase of unmarked silencers

(Newser) - There's a little-known, civilian-run Navy office in the Pentagon that's meant to provide "programmatic oversight" of intelligence operations—but as the Washington Post puts it, "some of its activities have fallen into a gray area, crossing into more active involvement with secret missions." According to... More »

Colonel Gave Nuke Secrets to Chinese Girlfriend: Feds

Defense contractor charged; hid relationship from military

(Newser) - A 59-year-old defense contractor's 27-year-old girlfriend from China may have had some ulterior motives, federal authorities say. Benjamin Bishop, a lieutenant colonel in the US Army Reserve who works in intelligence at Pacific Command, has been charged with passing "national defense information regarding existing war plans, information regarding... More »

Bradley Manning Defers Plea in WikiLeaks Case

He puts it off for now during arraignment at Fort Meade

(Newser) - An Army private chose not to enter a plea today to charges he made the biggest leak of classified information in US history. Bradley Manning also put off a choice of whether to be tried by a military jury or a judge alone. He was arraigned before Col. Denise Lind... More »

Pakistanis, Taliban Battle for Downed Drone

China, Iran could gain access to drone parts

(Newser) - Pakistani troops battled Taliban fighters over a downed CIA drone today, raising fears that America's enemies may gain access to its military technology. Taliban militants reportedly surrounded the Predator in a tribal region of Pakistan, but were fought off by Pakistani soldiers in a 4-hour battle that left three... More »

Bradley Manning Will Be Housed With Other Inmates

WikiLeaks suspect passes psychological tests at Fort Leavenworth

(Newser) - Looks like better conditions for accused WikiLeaker Bradley Manning: The Army said today that he passed an array of physical and psychological tests and will be allowed contact with other inmates at Fort Leavenworth, reports AP . Manning, still awaiting trial, will have his own cell but will get access to... More »

Military Secrets Bared in Brit Internet Blunders

Redacted information often easy to restore, says British newspaper

(Newser) - British military secrets, contaminated blood information, commercial negotiations, and other secret data is now readily available online, reports the Telegraph . Most of the documents were made available through Freedom of Information laws—but with sensitive information redacted. But because of an Internet blunder by officials, the redacted information is often... More »

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