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From TheJournal.ie CIA reveals it tried to train animals to spy on the Russians in the 1970s Coo-ld War

CIA reveals it tried to train animals to spy on the Russians in the 1970s

The CIA hoped birds of prey could be trained for “emplacement” missions like dropping a listening device on a windowsill.

From TheJournal.ie Iran says it's arrested 17 'CIA spies' and sentenced some to death Iran-US Tensions

Iran says it's arrested 17 'CIA spies' and sentenced some to death

An Iranian official said that all of the suspects were Iranians who had acted independently of each other.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's not a smoking gun but a smoking saw': US senators oppose Trump on Saudi journalist's murder Jamal Khashoggi

'There's not a smoking gun but a smoking saw': US senators oppose Trump on Saudi journalist's murder

The CIA’s director briefed a small group of senators about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi killing Mbs

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi killing

The Washington Post reported on the claims last night.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-CIA bosses have issued a scathing statement about Donald Trump Unprecedented

Ex-CIA bosses have issued a scathing statement about Donald Trump

Former directors appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents backed the statement.

From TheJournal.ie Trump under fire for blacklisting former CIA director who said he lacked 'decency' Banana Republic

Trump under fire for blacklisting former CIA director who said he lacked 'decency'

Former secretary of state John Kerry accused the US President of “personal petty politics”.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial candidate involved in torture in the past confirmed as new CIA director Gina Haspel

Controversial candidate involved in torture in the past confirmed as new CIA director

Yesterday Haspel’s nomination was approved by the US Senate Intelligence Committee.

From TheJournal.ie Teen 'cyber terrorist' who hacked CIA chief jailed for two years Crackas With Attitude

Teen 'cyber terrorist' who hacked CIA chief jailed for two years

Kane Gamble was 15 when he started carrying out the attacks from his bedroom in Leicestershire.

From TheJournal.ie CIA chief secretly met Kim Jong-un North Korea

CIA chief secretly met Kim Jong-un

The US and North Korea are preparing for a meeting between Kim and Donald Trump.

From TheJournal.ie Who is Gina Haspel, the black ops veteran Trump's nominated to lead the CIA? Gina Haspel

Who is Gina Haspel, the black ops veteran Trump's nominated to lead the CIA?

If she wins the nomination, she would be the first female director of the CIA.

From TheJournal.ie Former CIA agent arrested in New York with top secret info listing real identities of undercover spies Espionage

Former CIA agent arrested in New York with top secret info listing real identities of undercover spies

The man was found with documents in JFK International Airport.

From TheJournal.ie CIA penetrated by insider network of snack thieves who stole 3k worth of junk food The Sweetest Haul

CIA penetrated by insider network of snack thieves who stole 3k worth of junk food

A substantial amount of crisps and chocolate were nicked from the spy agency.

From TheJournal.ie Vladimir Putin sits down with Megyn Kelly and compares Russia hacking claims to anti-Semitism I WASN'T LISTENING This post contains videos

Vladimir Putin sits down with Megyn Kelly and compares Russia hacking claims to anti-Semitism

The Russian president denied meddling in the US election.

From TheJournal.ie China killed or jailed up to 20 US spies in two years Killed In Action

China killed or jailed up to 20 US spies in two years

Western espionage services have traditionally found it exceptionally hard to develop spy networks in China and Russia.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea says it foiled a CIA attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un Nice Try

North Korea says it foiled a CIA attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un

It is claimed a man named Kim was being coerced into killing the North Korean leader using a biochemical weapon.

From TheJournal.ie Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' and warns he has a lot more info to leak Who's Watching You

Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' and warns he has a lot more info to leak

US officials told CNN that a federal criminal investigation was being opened into the leak.

From TheJournal.ie WikiLeaks releases over 8,000 documents 'hacked from CIA' Espionage

WikiLeaks releases over 8,000 documents 'hacked from CIA'

The files appear to show the CIA wanted to subvert software products and use them as surveillance devices.

From TheJournal.ie John McCain says 'every American should be alarmed' by Russian interference in election Clapper

John McCain says 'every American should be alarmed' by Russian interference in election

The US intelligence community has said Moscow interfered to help Republican Donald Trump win.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says CIA finding Russia helped him win election is 'just another excuse' Red Scare

Trump says CIA finding Russia helped him win election is 'just another excuse'

Trump dismissed the reports as an attempt by Democrats to excuse their election loss.

From TheJournal.ie CIA finds Russia intervened in the US election to help Trump win: report Review

CIA finds Russia intervened in the US election to help Trump win: report

The Washington Post report has drawn an extraordinary rebuke from the president-elect’s camp.

From TheJournal.ie Who is Evan McMullin, the outsider who could top the presidential poll in Utah? Evan Almighty

Who is Evan McMullin, the outsider who could top the presidential poll in Utah?

McMullin, who has been surging in the polls, is a former CIA operative.

From TheJournal.ie Secrecy, terrorism and no egos: What it's really like to work as a CIA agent Keeping Secrets

Secrecy, terrorism and no egos: What it's really like to work as a CIA agent

Former CIA operative Brian Goral talks about his experiences.

From TheJournal.ie Syria might need to be dismembered, says America's spymaster Partition

Syria might need to be dismembered, says America's spymaster

John Brennan’s comments are a rare public acknowledgement by a senior US official that Syria may need partition.

From TheJournal.ie CIA accidentally left explosive material under school bus Canine Training

CIA accidentally left explosive material under school bus

It was left behind after a training exercise.

From TheJournal.ie German agent spied for the CIA and Russia because he wanted to do 'something exciting' Not So Super Spy

German agent spied for the CIA and Russia because he wanted to do 'something exciting'

We don’t think it’s meant to work like that.

From TheJournal.ie Police arrest British 16-year-old linked to hacking of CIA boss Intelligence

Police arrest British 16-year-old linked to hacking of CIA boss

The 16-year-old was arrested in the East Midlands in England on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work Waterboarding This post contains videos

Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work

“Torture may get someone to talk, but there’s no evidence that it’s the truth.”

From TheJournal.ie Kian Egan 'not surprised' Westlife song used as part of CIA torture methods Stress Positions This post contains videos

Kian Egan 'not surprised' Westlife song used as part of CIA torture methods

The American Civil Liberties Union says the song My Love was played along with heavy-metal to break down prisoners.

From TheJournal.ie The 18 most 'miserable' countries in the world Misery Index

The 18 most 'miserable' countries in the world

There are a few surprises in here.

From TheJournal.ie The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of Billion Dollar Spy

The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of

Meet Adolf Tolkachev – and find out how he was betrayed by the CIA.

From TheJournal.ie 'It ranges from being fired to being executed': Former CIA chief on what happens if a spy gets caught Big Brother

'It ranges from being fired to being executed': Former CIA chief on what happens if a spy gets caught

The Director of Counterintelligence talks 9/11, what makes a great spy and the mistakes made in Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see Torture

Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see

Guantánamo Bay has just marked its thirteen anniversary; its legacy is as shameful as it is horrifying.

From TheJournal.ie 'CIA interrogators are heroes, not torturers' says ex-US Vice President Torture Report

'CIA interrogators are heroes, not torturers' says ex-US Vice President

Dick Cheney says that despite a damning report, the CIA did nothing wrong.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009 Failte Roimh

Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, USA…

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm not a doctor but...': Ex-CIA chief defends rectal rehydration of inmates Torture This post contains videos

'I'm not a doctor but...': Ex-CIA chief defends rectal rehydration of inmates

Michael Hayden claimed the report is wrong when it says the technique was used for interrogation.

From TheJournal.ie UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall

UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture

“It is now time to take action.”

From TheJournal.ie Dick Cheney thinks that CIA torture report is 'full of crap' Dick Says

Dick Cheney thinks that CIA torture report is 'full of crap'

The former US vice president has spoken out today.

From TheJournal.ie Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’ Torture

Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’

Torture survivor Juan Mendez looks back at his harrowing experience, and the challenges facing the global fight against torture, in his role as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture.

From TheJournal.ie Department of Foreign Affairs: Shannon Airport was not used to facilitate torture CIA

Department of Foreign Affairs: Shannon Airport was not used to facilitate torture

A damning report into torture used by the US military was released yesterday.

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