Latest Military intelligence News

Report: German soldier raided over plans to carry out attack

Sep. 14, 2020 6:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German public broadcaster ARD reports that authorities in the northeast of the country have searched premises linked to a soldier suspected of planning an extremist attack. ARD reported Monday the 40-year-old German, stationed at a barracks in the town of Neubrandenburg, has close ties to...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, people walk past a Microsoft office in New York. Microsoft said Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, that the same Russian military intelligence outfit that hacked the Democrats in 2016 has been trying to break into more than 200 organizations in recent weeks, including political parties and consultants. (AP Photo/Swayne B. Hall, File)

Russian hackers targeting U.S. campaigns, Microsoft says

Sep. 10, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The same Russian military intelligence outfit that hacked the Democrats in 2016 has renewed vigorous U.S. election-related targeting, trying to breach computers at more than 200 organizations including political campaigns and their consultants, Microsoft said Thursday. The intrusion attempts...

Montana drone technology company acquired for $350M

Aug. 27, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — An international electronic warfare company has acquired a drone technology company in southern Montana for $350 million. CACI International purchased Ascent Vision Technology earlier this month, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. Ascent Vision Technology develops and builds drone...

This booking photo provided by the Alexandria, Va, Sheriff's Office, shows Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins. A federal magistrate judge in Virginia has refused to free the former Army Green Beret who was arrested last week on a charge that he divulged U.S. military secrets to Russian intelligence agents. U.S. Magistrate Judge John Anderson agreed Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 with federal prosecutors that Debbins, 45, poses a risk to flee if he is released from custody before trial. (Alexandria Sheriff's Office via AP)

Judge refuses to free ex-Green Beret accused of espionage

Aug. 27, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal magistrate judge in Virginia refused Thursday to free a former Army Green Beret who was arrested last week on a charge that he divulged U.S. military secrets to Russian intelligence agents. U.S. Magistrate Judge John Anderson agreed with federal prosecutors that Peter...

FILE - In this Friday, April 5, 2019 file photo, family photographs of some of those who died hang on display in an exhibition at the Kigali Genocide Memorial centre in the capital Kigali, Rwanda. Rwanda's government has written to France requesting the extradition of the former head of Rwanda's military intelligence service Maj. Gen. Aloys Ntiwiragabo, a key suspect in the East African nation's genocide a quarter-century ago, officials said Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

Rwanda seeks genocide suspect's extradition from France

Aug. 26, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s government has written to France requesting the extradition of a key suspect in the East African nation’s genocide a quarter-century ago, officials said Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Aloys Ntiwiragabo, a former head of Rwanda’s military intelligence service,...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 15, 2019, file photo, Palantir CEO Alex Karp arrives for the Tech for Good summit in Paris. Palantir Technologies Inc., a data-mining company with deep ties to U.S. intelligence and military agencies, has shed a good deal of its trademark secrecy about its business in filing for a Wall Street stock offering, on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Secretive Palantir lifts veil before Wall Street stock sale

Aug. 25, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Palantir Technologies Inc., a data-mining company with deep ties to U.S. intelligence and military agencies, has shed a good deal of its trademark secrecy about its business in filing for a Wall Street stock offering. Like many other tech companies, it will be going public without ever...

In this photo provided by the Swedish Armed Forces on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, troops patrol by both air and sea in the Baltic Sea region. Sweden is stepping up its defense activities in the Baltic Sea due to “a deteriorating security situation” as Russia and NATO conduct military operations in the area. The Swedish armed forces said Tuesday that it initiated a “high-readiness action” in the southeastern and southern Baltic Sea due to the “current, extensive military activity” in the region.  (Antonia Sehlstedt/Swedish Armed Forces/TT via AP)

Sweden steps up its defense activities in Baltic Sea region

Aug. 25, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden is stepping up its defense activities in the Baltic Sea region due to what a high-ranking official called “a deteriorating security situation" as Russia and NATO conduct military operations in the area. The Swedish armed forces said Tuesday that they initiated a...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo National Security Agency Director Gen. Paul Nakasone testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nakasone, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command and the director of the National Security Agency, says in a piece being published Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2020, by the magazine Foreign Affairs that the military's cyber fighters are increasingly prepared to engage in combat with online adversaries rather than wait to repair networks after they've been penetrated. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Military's top cyber official defends more aggressive stance

Aug. 25, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military's top cyber official is defending the government's shift toward a more aggressive strategy in cyberspace, saying the mission has evolved over the last decade to become more proactive and offensive in order to keep pace with sophisticated threats. Gen. Paul Nakasone, the...

Denmark suspends foreign spy agency chief, 2 others

Aug. 24, 2020 6:20 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's government said Monday that the head of the country's foreign intelligence service has been “relieved of duty for the time being” after an independent watchdog heavily criticized the spy agency for deliberately withholding information and violating Danish...

This image from video released by the Department of Defense show a scene on a street as captured by a RC-26 flying over Minneapolis, on June 4, 2020. A Pentagon reports concludes that the use of National Guard reconnaissance planes in four U.S. cities to monitor the widespread protests earlier this year didn’t violate rules against the military collecting intelligence on Americans. The investigation by the Air Force inspector general found that the planes were used to gather information about crowd size, crowd flows and fires but they did not monitor individuals. (Department of Defense via AP)

Pentagon: Use of surveillance planes in protests was legal

Aug. 21, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The use of National Guard reconnaissance planes in four U.S. cities to monitor the widespread protests earlier this year didn't violate rules against the military collecting intelligence on Americans, a Pentagon report has concluded. The investigation by the Air Force inspector general...