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Topic - Bart Bechtel
One twist in the fugitive hunt for asylum-seeking Edward Snowden is that the former contractor, who revealed the most secrets in history about the National Security Agency, now is undoubtedly one of the agency's chief targets.
One twist in the fugitive hunt for asylum-seeking Edward Snowden is that the man who has revealed the most secrets about the National Security Agency in history now is undoubtedly one of its chief targets.
Outnumbered at the just-completed G-8 conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not give an inch on Syria, preferring to maintain one of Russia's most valuable, though unpopular, alliances.
Former intelligence officials use "reprehensible" and "egregious" to describe the alleged acts of a former CIA officer charged by the government with betraying his own when he revealed the identities of two overseas operatives to the media.
Tracking terrorist messaging systems and clandestine couriers became a critical U.S. intelligence mission years before an al Qaeda courier led U.S. special operations forces to Osama bin Laden's hide-out in Pakistan.
CIA Director Leon E. Panetta, after nearly two years in office, has emerged as a fierce protector of the agency's people and its role in capturing or killing terrorists under an administration that shuns the words "war" and "Islamic terrorist."
China recently conducted a space test involving two satellites that rendezvoused several hundred miles above Earth in a maneuver analysts say will likely boost Beijing's anti-satellite weapons program.
As U.S. military forces continue to stream out of Iraq, formally ending combat operations on Tuesday, one of the most effective elements of those forces missed the drawdown completely.
When the next president takes office in January, he or she will likely receive an intelligence brief warning that Islamic terrorists will attempt to exploit the transition in power by planning an attack on America, intelligence experts say.
"I'd only be in favor of these strikes if they simultaneously strike at the al-Nusra Front rebels," Bart Bechtel, a former CIA officer in the region, told The Washington Times. "Those are the hard-line Islamists who are killing Christians. Any damage to the Assad regime is gong to benefit any opposition."
"NSA is probably doing what it does best, which is sweeping the 'electronicsphere' for communications, voice and data, indicating his next chess move," former CIA officer Bart Bechtel says. "They may also be looking at known and suspected collaborators."