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CNN. "Accused Double Agent Pleads to Tax Charge." 16 Dec. 2005. [http://www.cnn.com]

On 16 December 2005, Katrina Leung, a prominent Chinese-American businesswoman "accused of being a Chinese double agent[,] pleaded guilty" to "a tax violation and lying to authorities about her longtime affair" with FBI counterintelligence agent James J. Smith. Leung was sentenced to "three years of probation and was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service. She also must pay a $10,000 fine and participate in FBI debriefings for 18 months."

[SpyCases/Leung]

CNN. "Acting National Intelligence Chief Resigning at End of August." 25 Jun. 2010. [http://www.cnn.com]

A U.S. intelligence official has told CNN that Acting DNI David Gompert "has informed Congress he is resigning effective the end of August regardless of whether the new nominee for the post is confirmed.... The nomination of James Clapper has been delayed because of infighting over an intelligence bill." See also, Siobhan Gorman, "Acting Spy Chief Plans Departure," Wall Street Journal, 25 Jun. 2010.

[DNI/10]

CNN. Wire Staff. "Alleged Russian Spy Confesses, Officials Say." 1 Jul. 2010. [http://www.cnn.com]

The suspect known as Juan Lazaro "has admitted that he worked for Russia's intelligence service, federal prosecutors say in court documents obtained by CNN" on 1 July 2010. According to prosecutors, "[h]e allegedly told federal agents that he was not born in Uruguay, that 'Juan Lazaro' is not his real name, that his house in Yonkers, New York, had been 'paid for by the "Service"' and, although he loved his son, he would not violate his loyalty to the 'Service' even for his son."

[SpyCases/U.S./RussianSpies10]

CNN. "Blair Confirmed as Director of National Intelligence." 28 Jan. 2009. [http://www.cnn.com]

On 28 January 2009, the Senate "confirmed by unanimous consent" Adm. Dennis Blair for the position of Director of National Intelligence.

[DNI/09]

CNN. "Bush Creates National Security Service." 29 Jun. 2005. [http://www.cnn.com]

On 29 June 2005, "President Bush ... directed the creation of a new National Security Service within the FBI." The "service will specialize in intelligence and other national security matters and follow the priorities laid out" bythe DNI. "The service will operate within the FBI and combine the disparate assets of the Justice Department's counterterrorism, intelligence and espionage units." See also, Douglas Jehl, "Bush to Create New Unit in F.B.I. for Intelligence," New York Times, 30 Jun. 2005.

[DNI/05; FBI/00s/05]

CNN. "Bush Nominates Hayden as CIA Chief." 8 May 2006. [http://www.cnn.com]

On 8 May 2006, President Bush nominated Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden to head the CIA.

[CIA/DCIAs/Hayden]

CNN. "CIA Asks Court to Keep Interrogation Records Secret." 8 Jun. 2009. [http://www.cnn.com]

On 8 June 2009, CIA Director Leon Panetta asked U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein "to keep records of U.S. interrogations of top al Qaeda captives secret, arguing their release could cause 'exceptionally grave' damage to national security."

[CIA/00s/09]

CNN. "CIA Measures Damage Following Leaked Nuclear Secrets." 9 Mar. 1999. [http://www.cnn.com]

According to U.S. officials on 8 March 1999, "[a] CIA-led task force is assessing how much damage may have been done to U.S. national security after a Chinese scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico allegedly shared nuclear secrets.... The information leaks at the Los Alamos nuclear research laboratory allegedly happened during the 1980s."

[SpyCases/U.S./China/99]

CNN. "CIA Spy Hunter Talks to CNN about Notorious Turncoats." 29 May 2000. [http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/05/29/cia.spy.02/index.html]

In an interview with CNN National Security Correspondent David Ensor, Richard Haver, former executive director of the CIA's Community Management Staff, "talks about his experiences with ... John Anthony Walker; Aldrich Ames,... and Jonathan Pollard." (Includes video clips of interview.)

[CI/00; SpyCases/U.S./Ames, Pollard, & Walker]

CNN. "CIA Tries New Strategy to Deter Terrorism." 1 Mar. 1999. [http://cnn.com]

On the sixth floor of the CIA's "new Global Response Center, a high-tech,... command post in suburban Virginia, CIA workers are busy with the agency's newest weapon against terrorism -- the tactic of disruption.... Typically, a disruption operation begins with a scrap of information.... The CIA might provide evidence, for instance, for a legal pretext for arrest, such as information that a terrorist cell crossed a border with false papers or illegal arms. The key to disruption is that it takes place before terrorists strike, amounting to a pre-emptive, offensive form of counterterrorism, Richard Clarke, President Clinton's counterterrorism coordinator, said."

[CIA/90s/Gen]

CNN. "Congressional Report Cites 'Missed Opportunities' Prior to 9/11." 24 Jul. 2003. [http://www.cnn.com]

A 900-page report on the joint investigation by the House and Senate intelligence committees into events prior to the 9/11 terror attacks was released on 24 July 2003. The report concludes that "intelligence agencies, including the FBI and CIA, 'missed opportunities' to disrupt terrorist planning" prior to the attacks. The report "does not point to any one single clue that could have thwarted" the terrorist plot, but "says that 'various threads and pieces of information' were either overlooked or not put together."

[GenPostwar/00s/03/911Report]

CNN. "Cuban Diplomat Linked to INS Spy Case Identified." 22 Feb. 2000. [http://www. cnn.com]

"[T]he name of a Cuban government official ordered expelled by the United States has now been revealed.... Jose Imperatori,... who holds the rank of second secretary at the Cuban diplomatic mission in Washington -- formally known as the Cuban Interests Section -- has four more days to leave the United States. But the Cuban government ... is refusing to recall him to Havana."

[SpyCases/U.S./Faget]

CNN. "Defense Official Charged in Spy Conspiracy." 13 May 2009. [http://www.cnn.com]

According to a criminal complaint unsealed in the Eastern District of Virginia on 13 May 2009, Pentagon official James Wilbur Fondren, Jr. "has been charged with conspiracy to communicate classified information to a person he believed represented China's government." Fondren worked as the "deputy director for the Washington liaison office for U.S. Pacific Command."

[SpyCases/U.S./Other/Fondren]

CNN. "Drone Strike Kills U.S.-Born al Qaeda Cleric al-Awlaki, U.S. Officials Say." 30 September 2011. [http://www.cnn.com]

According to U.S. and Yemeni government officials, "Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki -- an American ... [who was] one of the top terrorist recruiters in the world -- was killed [on 30 September 2011] in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen." A U.S. official said that "the U.S. military helped target al-Awlaki.... The strike also killed American Samir Khan and two others who were in the same vehicle as al-Awlaki, said another U.S. official, who was briefed by the CIA. Khan specialized in computer programming for al Qaeda and produced the terrorist network's English-language online magazine, Inspire."

See also, Mark Mazzetti, Eric Schmitt, and Robert F. Worth, "Two-Year Manhunt Led to Killing of Awlaki in Yemen," New York Times, 30 Sep. 2011.

[CIA/10s/11; MI/SpecOps/10s; Terrorism/11]

CNN. "Engineer Gets 32 Years in Jail for Selling Defense Designs to China." 25 Jan 2011. [http://www.cnn.com]

Convicted by a federal jury in August 2010, Noshir Gowadia was sentenced on 24 January 2011 to "32 years in prison for selling secret defense designs to China."

CNN. "Engineer Guilty of Trying to Leak U.S. Military Secrets." Associated Press, 10 May 2007. [http://www.cnn.com]

On 10 May 2007, jurors in Santa Ana, California, convicted Chi Mak "of conspiring to export U.S. defense technology to China, including data on an electronic propulsion system that could make submarines virtually undetectable." He was also "found guilty of being an unregistered foreign agent, attempting to violate export control laws and making false statements to the FBI.... Mak faces up to 35 years in prison when he is sentenced September 10."

[SpyCases/U.S./ChiMak]

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