Bill Gertz

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Gertz, Bill. "Russian Merchant Ships Used in Spying." Washington Times, 6 Nov. 2000. []

According to a classified July 2000 CIA report, "Russian merchant ships are spying on U.S. nuclear submarines in the Pacific Northwest and reporting the information to Moscow's military intelligence service."


Gertz, Bill. "Russian Spies Active in Balkans: CIA." Washington Times National Weekly Edition, 29 Mar.-4 Apr. 1999, 1, 22.

According to a report by the CIA's Counterintelligence Center, "Russia is recruiting spies, collecting technology, 'sabotaging' international peacekeeping in the Balkans and using world organizations as cover."


Gertz, Bill. "Russian Spy Gets to Leave Quietly." Washington Times National Weekly Edition, 24-30 May 1999, 14.

"A Russian intelligence officer working undercover at the United Nations was caught spying on the United States and was allowed to leave the country quietly.... It was the second time in six months that FBI agents caught an SVR [the Russian foreign intelligence service] officer spying in the United States, a sign that Moscow is intensifying intelligence activities here."


Gertz, Bill. "Russians Told to Cut Number of Spies in America," Washington Times National Weekly Edition, 2-8 Aug. 1999, 14.

According to "administration officials," U.S. Ambasador James Collins has told Vladimir Putin, "Russia's top Security Council adviser," that Russia must "voluntarily reduce the large number of intelligence officers operating in the United States or face cutbacks in diplomatic positions or expulsions."

[GenPostCW/90s/Gen; Russia/90s/99]

Gertz, Bill. "Second Russian Spy Ship Listens In On NATO, U.S." Washington Times, 19 May 1999. "Russia Deploys Second Spy Ship to Balkan Zone." Washington Times National Weekly Edition, 24-30 May 1999, 1, 22.

"Russia is stepping up electronic spying operations against U.S. and NATO forces in the Balkans with the addition of a second intelligence-gathering ship in the region, Pentagon officials said" on 18 May 1999.


Gertz, Bill. "Senate Seeks Intelligence Hub to Shield Satellites." Washington Times, 6 Feb. 2007. []

"A provision of the Senate intelligence authorization bill for fiscal 2007 would require the Bush administration" to create "a new National Space Intelligence Center to better spy on space-based and other threats to U.S. military, intelligence and commercial satellites." The new center would be part of the Office of the DNI.

[DNI/07; Recon/Sats]

Gertz, Bill. "Spies Tell China Embassy Attack Was No Accident." Washington Times, 24 May 1999.

"A classified report based on National Security Agency (NSA) intelligence data" revealed that the Chinese intelligence service reported to Beijing that the bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade "was a deliberate attack aimed at dragging China into the Balkans conflict, according to Pentagon intelligence officials."


Gertz, Bill. "Technology Transfers Threaten U.S.: Panel." Washington Times National Weekly Edition, 4-10 Jan. 1999, 18.

A report by the House Select Committee on U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns, chaired by Christopher Cox (R-CA), has "made 38 recommendations to both the administration and Congress that would tighten controls over sensitive technology transfer."

[PostCW/90s/PRCTech; SpyCases/China/Cox]

Gertz, Bill. "12-hour Glitch on Spy Satellite Causes Intelligence Gap." Washington Times, 26 Jul. 2001. []

The NRO lost contact with a Lacrosse radar-imaging satellite last week, "causing a major gap in intelligence monitoring of world hot spots.... The satellite stopped functioning for some 12 hours, according to U.S. intelligence officials.... The satellite was said to be functioning normally after the glitch was fixed."

[Recon/NRO/01; Recon/Sats/Articles]

Gertz, Bill. "The Wrong Man at Langley." National Review, 28 Oct. 2002, 18-19.

DCI George J. "Tenet has shown little ability to get better intelligence product out of the CIA. The agency's structural failure has been highlighted by the addition of special multidisciplinary centers: The bureaucrats are changing the agency's structure in the hope that a new organizational chart will actually solve the problem, but there is in fact little substantive improvement."


Gertz, Bill. "Yugoslavia Has Nuke Material: Agencies." Washington Times National Weekly Edition, 19-25 Apr. 1999, 1, 22.

"U.S. intelligence agencies warned NATO military commanders two weeks ago that Yugoslavia could resort to nuclear-laced weapons in the Balkans conflict.... Nuclear material for a radiological weapon ... is being stored at the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, located about six miles southeast of ... Belgrade."



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