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A federal judge on Tuesday delayed for another week the perjury trial of an elderly ex-CIA agent while she considers defense claims that prosecutors deliberately delayed turning over documents that showed a witness had worked for Cuban counterintelligence.
William Donovan is an authentic American hero, the man who single-handedly founded our country's first unified intelligence service. Unfortunately, much of what was written about him in the past was clumsy hagiography, based on information that Donovan and aides hand-fed to writers; one book was even vetted by his law firm.
The otherwise fine review of Project Azorian, the CIA and the raising of the K-129 in the Feb. 4 edition of The Washington Times makes one unfortunate misstatement: Navy Intelligence officers did not pinpoint the location of the lost Soviet submarine ("Bringing the K-129 to the surface," Books).
Gen. Omar Suleiman emerged in recent weeks as the man most likely to oversee a transition toward political reform in Egypt. However, he is an unpalatable choice for the hundreds of thousands of Egyptians who have gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
In December 2003, security forces boarded a bus in Macedonia and snatched a German citizen named Khaled el-Masri. For the next five months, el-Masri was a ghost. Only a select group of CIA officers knew he had been whisked to a secret prison for interrogation in Afghanistan.
Three officials from Cuba are expected to testify in the U.S. trial of a former CIA operative and anti-communist militant accused of lying during immigration hearings in Texas — a rare example of cooperation between two governments paralyzed by more than a half-century of frigid relations.
What began as a leaderless movement in the streets of Cairo has evolved into a crowded field of would-be power brokers hoping to lead a new government in Egypt.
U.S. intelligence agencies are drawing criticism from the Oval Office and Capitol Hill that they failed to warn of revolts in Egypt and the downfall of an American ally in Tunisia.
Project Azorian, the 1974 recovery of a sunken Soviet submarine resting 16,300 feet below the surface of the North Pacific, was a singular success for the CIA and the U.S. Navy - despite last-minute media leaks that proved to be of no consequence.