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Germany — BfV to enlarge “Department Two” by 50 percent in 2019

“On numbers, I won’t comment. They are secret. But my goal for the department on right-wing extremism is that it approach the size of our largest department that works on Islamist terrorism.” Thomas Haldenwang — President of the Federal Office … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Germany Constitutional Court Rejects Disclosure of NSA Spy Targets

“The Constitutional Court’s ruling is a blow for any clarification on the activities of the BND and the NSA and for the entire parliamentary monitoring of secret services.” Anna Biselli — Digital research organization Netzpolitik November 24 2016 — Last … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — What hides behind German BND Boss public Statements about Russia?

“The fact that representatives of the special services and the military openly intervene in the coalition negotiations that have not yet ended is a wake-up call. Because, given the role of the Reichswehr and the special services in the end … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Germany Intelligence officials reject the idea of creating a European Intelligence Agency

“We don’t need a European intelligence agency or any other additional European intelligence institution.” Bruno Kahl — President of the BND [Germany’s foreign intelligence agency] October 9 2017 — In recent years, many European leaders have floated the idea of … Continue reading

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German Court Rejects Request to Release Swiss Suspected Spy — [UPDATE-3]

“When someone in Switzerland uses illegal methods in Switzerland to steal state or business secrets, that is espionage, and we have the task to fight that.” Swiss Federal Intelligence Service Director Markus Seiler “The scandal reaches new proportions when spies … Continue reading

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On This Day — West German Spy Chief Defects to East (August 23 1985)

“Naturally I am a traitor, I cannot deny that.” Hans Joachim Tiedge The West German spy chief’s defection was made public by the East German authorities on August 23 1985. Follow us on Twitter; @INTEL_TODAY

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Former VP of the EU Commission : “US holding EU hostage over Iran”

“We in Europe shouldn’t make the mistake to believe that the presidency of Donald Trump is just a short-living mistake. I’m afraid that Trump is representing America much more than Obama represented America. And we should be aware that this … Continue reading

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Germany Spy Chief : Chinese Investments Are Legal Espionage

“Industrial espionage is no longer necessary if one can simply take advantage of liberal economic regulations to buy companies and then disembowel them or cannibalize them to gain access to their know-how.” Hans-Georg Maassen — Director of BfV Hans-Georg Maassen … Continue reading

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CIA Rushing to Judgement. Again

“We must not allow last year’s mistakes to cloud our judgment today.” CIA Director Mike Pompeo “It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.” Jean de la … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Germany : BND Spying On Journalists

“We are disappointed to hear these claims. The BBC’s mission is to bring accurate news and information to people around the world, and our journalists should be able to operate freely and safely, with full protection for their sources. We … Continue reading

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