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  1. News - World - ITALY

    Ex-CIA Milan chief convicted of terror suspect abduction detained in Panama

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 02:33am

    ... A former CIA base chief in Italy who was convicted in the 2003 abduction of an Egyptian terror suspect from a street in Milan has been detained in Panama, the Italian justice ministry said on Thursday. Robert Seldon Lady, the former Milan CIA station chie ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    US spy agency a law unto itself

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... roles between soldiers and spies, the growth of a military intelligence complex, and what the shift portends for the future. Soon after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the CIA ... killed almost no civilians: it lists everyone as a combatant unless explicit intelligence posthumously proves him innocent. Needless to say, most Pakistanis don't agree. In the meantime, ...

  3. A new code

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode On a certain level, it is unfortunate that the world of intelligence co-operation necessarily takes place in the shadows, for it can shed light on intriguing trends unfolding ... soul mates and such exchanges are unlikely to be formalised any time soon. Just last week, a plan to formally codify military and intelligence exchanges this month was put on ice amid ...

  4. News - World - ESPIONAGE

    Russia scorns 'clumsy' spying after alleged CIA agent's arrest in Moscow

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... agent with an advance of HK$100,000 for intelligence on the Northern Caucasus, according to the Russian FSB security service. The man, who was carrying a "typical espionage arsenal" ... and ordered to leave the country after being declared persona non grata. The Kommersant daily said Fogle was likely to have been seeking intelligence about the Boston marathon bombers whose origins ...

  5. News - World - LIBYA ATTACK

    CIA tells of bid to rescue US diplomats in Benghazi

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... went to the aid of US State Department staff less than 25 minutes after they got the first call for help during the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, US intelligence officials said, ... them the consulate was under fire, they were twice told to "stand down". The CIA publicly denied the report. Its annex in Benghazi is located away from the consulate. The intelligence ...

  6. Help for young writers

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans Rael Baird, eight, has a vivid imagination, which is helped by avid reading and a writing workshop that allowed him to create a secret agent, John Bc'Arta. 'He's captured... after being sent on a mission by the head of the C ...

  7. Legacy of Ashes

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner Anchor, HK$136 If Tim Weiner were writing the Central Intelligence Agency's report card it would be riddled with Fs: the CIA failed ... and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Other fiascos abound. The author, a Pulitzer Prize winner who has written about intelligence for 20 years, chronicles in Legacy of Ashes the agency's ...

  8. Channel Hop

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Lai The success of Mad Men has given new licence to pomade and American nostalgia on the small screen. Now, that nostalgia has lifted off from New York's Madison Avenue and taken to the skies, with the new big-budget drama Pan Am (AXN Beyond; ...

  9. News - World - GUANTANAMO BAY

    CIA 'whistle-blower' pleads guilty to leak of interrogator's name

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Alexandria, United States

    ... was convicted, the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, had not yielded a conviction in 27 years. Kiriakou was described by one of his lawyers as a whistle-blower, who identified the covert operatives ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US cannot hide behind excuses

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... When a burglary is reported, the immediate action to take is to assess the loss and damage and alert the police to investigate. With any luck, justice will then be served. So after American surveillance whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed that Hong Kon ...




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