DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 30, 2010, 6:13 PM (GMT+02:00)
Gen. Yuri Ivanov, 52, deputy head of GRU, the Russian military's overseas intelligence arm of Russian military, was found dead in mysterious circumstances described in a terse official Russian eulogy as a tragic swimming accident "several days ago." No further details were provided such as where he died. Although he apparently drowned off the shore of Syrian Latakia, his body was recovered from Turkish waters ten days after he went missing.
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly July 17, 2010, 11:05 AM (GMT+02:00)
The riddle of Iranian nuclear physicist Shahram Amiri, who disappeared in June 2009 while on a pilgrimage to Mecca, was never solved - even when he turned up in Washington and flew home to Tehran on July 14. The glimpses into his story DEBKA-Net-Weekly provided Friday in its latest issue fit a Cold War espionage scenario much more closely than this week's US-Russian spy swap in Vienna, because it brought the undercover war between the American CIA and the Iranian MOIS to a new climax.
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DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 16, 2010, 12:04 AM (GMT+02:00)
The CIA is busy sorting out how much data was real, how much planted in Shahram Amiri's six-year career as a US double agent - and how far US and allied policy-makers were misled about Iran's nuclear program.
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly June 17, 2010, 9:31 AM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKAfile Special Report June 6, 2010, 1:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
Turkish PM Recep Erdogan is spoiling for more trouble with Israel, irrespective of the peaceful outcome of the Rachel Corrie incident. debkafile's sources disclose his funding of the IHH terrorist group's purchase of 8-10 large vessels for more Gaza flotillas. He has secretly replaced professional intelligence and security chiefs with Islamist cronies. Rising demand for the international probe against Israel to also focus on the Turkish government's ties with a terrorist group.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 26, 2010, 1:56 AM (GMT+02:00)
While eliminating the Hamas' dangerous Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, the perpetrators demonstrated their ability to access any point on the Middle East map, perform their mission and escape unharmed.
DEBKAfile Special Report February 24, 2010, 10:38 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's intelligence and counter-terror sources rate Rigi's capture one of Iranian intelligence's biggest coups and a stinging setback for Western undercover operations against the Islamic regime in
DEBKAfile Special Report January 27, 2010, 4:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
"Two German diplomats using fictitious names were arrested" last month during clashes at the Ashura festival, an unnamed Iranian deputy intelligence minister said Wednesday, Jan. 27.
During the day, Israeli president Shimon Peres told the Reichstag he was sure
DEBKAfile Special Report January 6, 2010, 12:27 AM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKAfile Special Report January 5, 2010, 9:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
The year 2010 will see a new Israeli military operation in
DEBKAfile Special Report December 29, 2009, 3:50 PM (GMT+02:00)
US president Barack Obama, in his second speech in 24 hours, said: "Data was not shared and a systemic failure occurred. I consider that totally unacceptable."
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 22, 2009, 10:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
Saturday, Nov. 14, Iran's state Press TV ran verbatim debkafile's exclusive disclosure on Nov. 12 of an extraordinary secret summit of the intelligence chiefs of four nations in Amman earlier this month to discuss the crisis over Iran's nuclear program and the possible outbreak of a regional ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 4, 2008, 5:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
By extending the Mossad director, Meir Dagan's tenure for another year until the end of 2009, Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has put in place a vital constituent for a possible eleventh-hour unilateral strike at Iran's nuclear facilities.
In his six years on the job, the 61-year old external intelligence ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 6, 2006, 10:03 PM (GMT+02:00)
The abrupt resignation (ouster?) of Porter Goss as director of the Central Intelligence Agency lays bare the rocky state of America's most prestigious secret service amid critical missions on three fronts, Iraq, Afghanistan and the war on al Qaeda. US forces are not getting to grips with either of the ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 2, 2005, 12:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
Pope John Paul II broke out of the conventional papal mold in many ways that will engage generations of historians. Above all, he was the most democratic of any of his predecessors, always in close rapport with Catholic communities in every corner of the globe and possessed of an unfailing ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 14, 2005, 11:29 AM (GMT+02:00)
The prominence Israel afforded the outpost report and the decision to abbreviate the evacuation period paradoxically conceals their rationale, namely, the unfolding new reality which produced them both. Last week, Lt. Gen William Ward, the newly appointed US security coordinator for Israel, Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinians, secretly moved into ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2005, 1:24 PM (GMT+02:00)
The major US offensives waged in the Iraqi towns of Najef last June-July and Fallujah last November brought a stern lesson home to American counter-terror strategists. It is that broad-based, large-scale operations to subdue entire towns in order to eradicate terrorist hotbeds - even if successful - do not achieve ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 16, 2004, 2:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
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A mystery-submarine's intrusion into Israeli territorial waters last week provided the sequel for another unfinished tale: the one about Israel's failure to intercept a Hizballah drone that flew over the northern Israeli town of Nahariya on November 8.
Examination of the images the ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 7, 2004, 12:07 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's 6th Ofek (Horizon) plummeted to a watery death in the Mediterranean Sea when it was test-fired Monday, September 6, from Palmahim. Malfunction of the third stage of the Israeli-designed Shavit booster was blamed for the loss of the $50m Ofek-6, the latest in the series of spy satellites developed ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 20, 2004, 2:35 PM (GMT+02:00)
Former president Bill Clinton's national security adviser, Sandy Berger, is under criminal investigation and subject to FBI searches of his home and his office since he was caught - probably by hidden cameras - purloining copies of highly classified terrorism documents and his own handwritten notes from a secure reading ...