Latest Military intelligence News

Russian official offers to unveil correspondence with US

Dec. 11, 2018 8:03 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A top official at Russia's cybersecurity agency has offered to publish its communications with American counterparts during the 2016 U.S. election campaign. Nikolai Murashov, a deputy head of the Russian National Coordinating Center for Computer Incidents, said Tuesday that the first U.S....

Spy satellite launch from California air base called off

Dec. 8, 2018 11:52 PM EST

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The planned launch of a spy satellite from a California coastal base has been called off. A United Launch Alliance rocket carrying a classified National Reconnaissance Office satellite was poised to blast off Saturday night from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest...

Chinese executive facing US extradition appears in court

Dec. 8, 2018 12:01 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian prosecutor urged a Vancouver court to deny bail to a Chinese executive at the heart of a case that is shaking up U.S.-China relations and worrying global financial markets. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of telecommunications giant Huawei and...

Ex-intel chief in South Korea found dead in possible suicide

Dec. 7, 2018 6:28 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A former South Korean military intelligence chief was found dead on Friday, police said, in a suspected suicide. Former Defense Security Command head Lee Jae-su was being investigated by state prosecutors for allegedly ordering the illegal surveillance of families of people killed...

Why Huawei arrest deepens conflict between US and China

Dec. 6, 2018 8:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The dramatic arrest of a Chinese telecommunications executive has driven home why it will be so hard for the Trump administration to resolve its deepening conflict with China. In the short run, the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer heightened skepticism about the trade truce that...

UN: New information could shed light on Hammarskjold crash

Dec. 3, 2018 6:31 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New information has been received that could shed light on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold on a peace mission to then newly independent Congo, the U.N. legal chief said Monday. Miguel de Serpa Soares told the General Assembly that a...

Czech spy agency blames Russia for cyberattacks on diplomats

Dec. 3, 2018 7:01 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech spy agency says it's "obvious" that Russia was behind cyberattacks against the country's foreign ministry, calling them the most serious case of cyberespionage to hit the European country. The agency known as BIS said in its annual report Monday the attacks were part of the Turla...

Politician, ex-codebreaker Baroness Trumpington dies at 96

Nov. 27, 2018 8:35 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Socialite, codebreaker, British government minister and bon vivant Jean Barker — better known by her title, Baroness Trumpington — has died. She was 96. Son Adam Barker said she died in her sleep on Monday. He tweeted that "she had a bloody good innings." Jean Alys...

Former CIA chief Michael Hayden hospitalized after stroke

Nov. 23, 2018 4:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director Michael Hayden has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke earlier this week. A statement released Friday by Hayden's family says he is "receiving expert medical care." Hayden, who is 73 and a retired Air Force general, led the CIA under President George W. Bush...

Igor Korobov, head of Russia's GRU spy agency, dies at 62

Nov. 22, 2018 1:41 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Igor Korobov, head of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU, which has been accused of meddling in U.S. elections, has died in Moscow. He was 62. The Defense Ministry said Thursday in a statement that Korobov, who led the GRU since 2016, died Wednesday of "a lengthy and grave illness,"...