Associated Press

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Associated Press. "Ecuador Alleges 'Clear' Signs of CIA Infiltration." 31 Oct. 2008. []

A commission appointed by Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa "has concluded that U.S. intelligence services infiltrated the Andean nation's military and police and supported a cross-border incursion by Colombian troops that killed a top rebel commander."

[CIA/00s/08; LA/Ecuador]

Associated Press. "Energy Chief to Dismiss Officials in Spy Case." 31 May 1999. []

"Energy Secretary Bill Richardson said [on 30 May 1999 on the NBC News program 'Meet the Press'] that he would dismiss some department officials for failing to act on signs that China was stealing secrets from an American nuclear weapons lab."


Associated Press. "Engineer's Kin Admits to Aiding in Espionage." 4 Jun. 2007. []

"Authorities say three relatives" of Chinese-born engineer Chi Mak, "convicted of attempting to export U.S. defense technology to China[,] have pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy. Chi Mak's brother Tai Mak, Tai Mak's wife, Fuk Li, and the couple's son, Yui 'Billy' Mak were set to stand trial in Santa Ana [on 5 June 2007]. Chi Mak's wife, Rebecca Laiwah Chiu, is still scheduled to face similar charges."


Associated Press. "EU Panel OKs Report on Secret CIA Flights." 23 Jan. 2007. []

On 23 January 2007, "[a] special committee of the European Parliament ... approved a report alleging EU nations including Britain, Poland, Germany and Italy were aware of secret CIA flights over Europe and the abduction of terror suspects by U.S. agents into clandestine detention centers."

Molly Moore, "E.U. Report Faults 16 Nations in Probe of Secret CIA Flights," Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2007, A14, reports that the European Parliament on 14 February 2007 "approved a report admonishing 15 European countries and Turkey for helping the CIA transport terrorism suspects held in secret or for failing to cooperate in the parliament's investigation of the practice."


Associated Press. "Ex-Spy Convicted of Selling Secrets." 4 Nov. 2002. [http://www.nytimes. com]

On 4 November 2002, David Shayler "was ... found guilty of three counts of breaking the Official Secrets Act [in 1997] by selling ... 28 documents -- four of them top secret -- to the tabloid Mail on Sunday for about $60,000. The documents, which included the names of British undercover agents and other sensitive information, placed the lives of spies at risk, prosecutors said."


Associated Press. "FBI Explains Side in Downing of 2 Planes." Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2000, A15. []

"Encrypted communications between the Cuban government and five accused Cuban spies were intercepted in early 1996 but were not decoded in time to enable the authorities to alert the exile group Brothers to the Rescue that Cuba was planning to shoot down its airplanes, the FBI said in a court filing. The messages, which were sent over shortwave radio and intercepted by the FBI, have been declassified for the trial of the five Cubans. They are charged with being members of a spy ring that targeted South Florida military installations and infiltrated anti-Castro exile groups."


Associated Press. "FBI Planning to Add Offices Overseas." Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2003, A13. []

In a $47 million expansion going to Congress, the FBI would open offices in Sarajevo, Jakarta, Tashkent, Kabul, Belgrade, and "other foreign capitals as part of a decade-long overseas expansion.... The blueprint also calls for adding 30 new FBI personnel, including 17 agents, to the nearly 200 stationed at 46 locations around the world.... Earlier this year, Congress agreed to give the FBI money to open new legat [legal attaché] offices" in Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Tunis, Sanaa, and Tbilisi. "They will be in operation in coming months."


Associated Press. "France Reorganizes Intelligence Services to Fight Terrorism Better." 13 Sep. 2007. []

On 13 September 2007, Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie announced that France's two police intelligence services -- the police surveillance agency Renseignements Generaux (RG) and the DST counterterrorism service -- will be combined into a new organization, the Central Directorate for Domestic Intelligence (DCRI). The organization's "mission will include counterterrorism, industrial espionage, fighting cyber crime and monitoring social unrest like that seen during three weeks of youth riots in late 2005."


Associated Press. "French Spy Satellite Launched into Orbit." 18 Dec. 2004. []

According to Arianespace, "the commercial arm of the 13-country European Space Agency," an Ariane-5 rocket launched from Kourou, French Guyana, has placed into orbit "a surveillance satellite billed as giving France's military new abilities to spy worldwide.... The Helios 2A military satellite ... is to rotate in sun-synchronous orbit around 435 miles above the Earth, Arianespace said."


Associated Press. "Gemplus Executive Leaves In-Q-Tel." Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2002, E5. []

"Alex Mandl, the newly appointed chief executive of smart-card maker Gemplus International SA, said [on 30 August 2002] he has resigned from the board of the CIA's venture capital technology unit, In-Q-Tel."


Associated Press. "Germany Demands US Return Spy Files." 9 Dec. 1998. []

In a television interview, German intelligence chief Ernst Uhrlau demanded "that the United States return former communist East German spy files the CIA allegedly grabbed at the end of the Cold War."


Associated Press. "Germany Expects Stasi Files Back." 21 Jan. 1999. []

Johannes Legner, the spokesman for the German government agency that oversees the Stasi files in Berlin, said that the agency "expects the United States will eventually hand over secret files that were spirited away to Washington shortly after the Berlin Wall fell."


Associated Press. "Germany, U.S. to Discuss Spy Files." 27 Jan. 1999. []

During a 8-9 February 1999 visit to Washington, Bodo Hombach, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's chief of staff, will meet with DCI George Tenet and probably national security adviser Sandy Berger to "press efforts to recover former East German spy files believed taken by the CIA."


Associated Press. "Goss Calls CIA Chief's Duties Overwhelming." Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2005, A26. []

In an hour-long address at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on 2 March 2005, "CIA Director Porter J. Goss said he is overwhelmed by the many duties of his job, including devoting five hours a day to preparing for and delivering intelligence briefings to President Bush."


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