June 15, 2011 |
Hackers briefly took down the public website of the CIA early Wednesday evening, but U.S. officials said no sensitive or classified material was compromised. The CIA declined to confirm the cause of the apparent crash, which kept the site from loading for at least an hour. "We are looking into these reports," said spokesman Preston Golson. A group calling itself LulzSec took responsibility for the site crash in a Twitter message at around 6 p.m. "Tango down — cia.gov — for the lulz.
April 25, 2011 |
A senior Al Qaeda military commander strongly warned Khalid Shaikh Mohammed not to kill Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002, cautioning him "it would not be wise to murder Pearl" and that he should "be returned back to one of the previous groups who held him, or freed. " But Mohammed told his U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay that he cut off Pearl's head anyway, according to U.S. military documents posted on the Internet on Monday by WikiLeaks. Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept.
January 7, 2011 |
A former CIA officer was arrested Thursday on charges of illegally disclosing classified material and obstructing justice after authorities said he assisted a newspaper reporter and book author with information about highly classified covert operations. Jeffrey A. Sterling, who was terminated by the CIA after nearly nine years and who then sued alleging racial discrimination, was arrested in St. Louis after a federal grand jury indictment was unsealed in Alexandria, Va., charging him with 10 counts, including the "unlawful disclosure of national defense information.
July 26, 2010
Predictably, this week's release of thousands of classified documents by WikiLeaks — which also provided them to the New York Times, Germany's Der Spiegel and the Guardian in London — has fired up those who believe secrecy fosters national security and who shudder at the idea of journalists rummaging through classified material. Typical was the comment from tiresome Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). WikiLeaks, he maintained, is armed with "an ideological agenda implacably hostile to our military and the most basic requirements of our national security."
June 8, 2007 |
Sandy Berger, a national security advisor to President Clinton, was voluntarily disbarred from the practice of law by the D.C. Court of Appeals. Berger agreed last month to relinquish his law license to the D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility, a part of the D.C. Bar, rather than submit to an investigation by the bar's counsel of his removal of classified documents from the National Archives. A three-member panel of the D.C. appellate court approved the plan.
March 29, 2006 |
A federal judge put in place temporary rules Tuesday to prevent the leak of classified information in the case of alleged Al Qaeda operative Jose Padilla. While agreeing to rules proposed by prosecutors, U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke said she would consider suggestions from defense lawyers, who complained that the restrictions would hurt their ability to defend clients charged with supporting terrorism overseas.