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Afghan Lawmakers Endorse Controversial Intelligence Chief

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan lawmakers have endorsed a new intelligence chief who has been accused by human rights groups of allowing acts of torture. Parliament on Saturday voted in Asadullah Khalid, the minister of tribal and border affairs and a former provincial governor. He takes over Afghanistan’s National Security Directorate, known as the NDS. Khalid is expected to […]

US Refuses to Discuss African Surveillance Report

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. military has confirmed it runs “broad ranging” intelligence operations in Africa, though it stopped short of verifying a report that it has set up small air bases across the continent to keep watch on terrorist groups. A statement issued Friday said the U.S. military “routinely” works with African partner nations to “counter” those […]

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Report: US Expands Air Surveillance Across Africa

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Washington Post reports the U.S. military has set up small air bases across Africa to conduct surveillance of terrorist groups. The newspaper, quoting U.S. and African officials, says about a dozen bases have been set up since 2007 in a number of countries, including Burkina Faso, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and the Seychelles. Instead […]

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Report: US Expands Air Surveillance Across Africa

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Washington Post reports the U.S. military has set up small air bases across Africa to conduct surveillance of terrorist groups. The newspaper, quoting U.S. and African officials, says about a dozen bases have been set up since 2007 in a number of countries, including Burkina Faso, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and the Seychelles. The […]

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Report: US Expands Air Surveillance Across Africa

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Washington Post reports the U.S. military has set up small air bases across Africa to conduct surveillance of terrorist groups. The newspaper, quoting U.S. and African officials, says about a dozen bases have been set up since 2007 in a number of countries. They include Burkina Faso, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and the Seychelles. […]

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Center for Intelligence Sharing Opens in DR Congo

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Intelligence chiefs from 11 countries of Africa’s Great Lake region opened a new Center for Intelligence Sharing Wednesday in the eastern Congolese city of Goma. The executive secretary of the new center and a former minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo government, Professor Ntumba Luaba, said they chose Goma because there are a number […]

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Report: US Intelligence to Pakistan Compromised

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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A prominent U.S. newspaper reports U.S. intelligence officials have twice provided information to Pakistan about the specific locations of insurgent bomb-making factories, only to find the sites abandoned before Pakistani troops arrived. The Washington Post reported Friday that U.S. officials say they do not know how the operation was compromised. The newspaper says the U.S. […]

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