Category Intelligence

Bracing for Eurospies

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding attempted to shock the intelligence community by asserting that the Union should create its own intelligence service by 2020 in order for Europe to “level the playing field with our US partners”. Is she for real? While the EU already has its own smallish intelligence body in INTCEN, it has neither spooks […]

The spying show must go on

The game of accusations, declarations, rebuttals and apologies related to U.S. spying went on unabated on Halloween. In continental Europe, German lawmaker met with whistleblower Edward Snowden, who told him that he hopes the U.S. will put and end to its ‘harmful behavior’. On the other side of the Atlantic, NSA director General Keith Alexander blamed […]