Military intelligence

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 13, 2018 file photo, police officers stand guard at the bottom of the road where poisoned former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal lives in Salisbury, England. Bulgaria will investigate reports about a third suspect in last year's nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England, a suspect who has also been allegedly involved in a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria. Tsvetan Tsvetanov of the ruling party says Bulgaria's intelligence services will present evidence at a parliamentary hearing Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
February 10, 2019 - 11:03 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria plans to investigate reports that a third suspect in the nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England allegedly was involved in a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria, a Bulgarian party official said Sunday. Tsvetan Tsvetanov of the ruling GERB party said the probe was...
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A powerful Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying a U.S. spy satellite lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Calif., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. The rocket propelled the National Reconnaissance Office satellite at 11:10 a.m. Pacific time, arcing over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it headed toward space. The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy is made up of 3 rocket cores strapped together producing almost 2.2 million pounds of thrust at lift-off. (AP Photo/Matt Hartman)
January 19, 2019 - 5:24 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A powerful Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying a U.S. spy satellite lifted off Saturday from California. The rocket propelled the National Reconnaissance Office satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 11:10 a.m. Pacific time, arcing over the Pacific Ocean west...
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This photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent, 35, of Pine Plains, N.Y. Kent was killed in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Syria, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Pentagon officials say four Americans killed in the northern Syrian town of Manbij. The attack also wounded three U.S. troops and was the deadliest assault on U.S. troops in Syria since American forces went into the country in 2015. (U.S. Navy via AP)
January 18, 2019 - 9:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week was a Navy sailor and married mother of two whose father is a high-ranking officer in the New York State Police, officials said Friday. The Pentagon identified three of the four Americans killed in...
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January 13, 2019 - 9:00 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's government has announced that the chief of its military intelligence has died of wounds sustained during last week's drone attack on an army parade. It said President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, head of Yemen's internationally recognized government, sent a cable of...
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December 23, 2018 - 2:30 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say the director of the powerful military intelligence agency has been replaced by his deputy. They said Sunday that the new head of the agency, Maj-Gen. Khaled Megawer, a career soldier who commanded the 2nd Army and served as military attache in Washington. The...
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December 03, 2018 - 7:00 am
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...
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In this Aug. 25, 2017, photo, Gen. Col. Igor Korobov, the head of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, speaks during a news conference in the Russian Defense Ministry's headquarters in Moscow, Russia. The head of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU which has been accused of meddling in the U.S. elections has died in Moscow. He was 62. The Defense Ministry said Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in a statement that Korobov, who led the GRU since 2016, died Wednesday of "a lengthy and grave illness," a usual Russian euphemism for cancer. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
November 22, 2018 - 1:40 pm
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...
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November 17, 2018 - 5:59 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Britain's Home Office says that the company contracted to collect visa applications in Russia has "absolutely no involvement with the decision-making process." The company, TLSContact, is "simply an application point," according to a statement. Final decisions are made in the U.K. The...
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President Vladimir Putin speaks at a the community of active citizens forum in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 . Putin hailed the agency, saying that he highly appreciates intelligence information and analytics it provides. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 2:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russia's GRU military intelligence on its centenary Friday, hailing the agency that has been accused by the West of election meddling, nerve agent poisonings and hacking attacks against chemical weapons probes and anti-doping sports bodies. "I'm...
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FILE - This Saturday, July 14, 2018 file photo shows the building of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, also know as Russian military intelligence service in Moscow, Russia. After seeing its secrets increasingly exposed by determined journalists and Kremlin critics, the Russian military intelligence agency known as the GRU endured another hit Friday, Oct. 26: A new report details misbehavior, sloppiness and bizarre bureaucratic decisions that allowed a Russian journalist to identify multiple alleged GRU officers. While no one is suspected of grave wrongdoing, journalist Sergei Kanev says he wants to call attention to problems within an organization that he feels has crossed a line beyond traditional spying into unchecked violence and foreign interference. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
October 26, 2018 - 11:42 am
PARIS (AP) — It seems like open season on the GRU. The Russian military agency had its inner workings exposed again Friday as determined journalists and Kremlin critics remain focused on uncovering its secrets. A new report details the alleged misbehavior and bizarre bureaucratic decisions that...
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