Espionage and Intelligence

  • Film

    October 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Tosh Plumlee, Ex-CIA Contract Pilot, Spills Beans On Murder Of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena

    Remember Tosh Plumlee? He was the star of my Sept. 2006 cover story, "Cocaine Airways," which detailed his colorful career as a contract pilot for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. In that story, I wrote about how Plumlee, a Texas native, found work for the CIA in the 1950s flying weapons to Cas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Glenn Greenwald Talk in Anaheim Next Month More Vital with NSA "Assassination" Report

    When Glenn Greenwald speaks in Orange County next month, he'll have more to talk about than the classified documents from Edward Snowden on the massive U.S. and British surveillance programs or the injustice of the Bradley Manning prosecution. It was revealed Saturday that Greenwald and fellow jour ... More >>

  • Film

    May 23, 2013

    'We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks': All the News That's Fit to Hack

    Alex Gibney's documentary draws too few conclusions

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    CIA Secret War Files Discussion Set For This Afternoon at Richard Nixon Presidential Library

    Are you bored and a history buff?Well, today was made to liven up your life in Yorba Linda at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, which is holding a party this afternoon entitled, "Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War."[Insert joke here, if you wish.]

  • Calendar

    January 24, 2013
  • Film

    November 8, 2012

    'Skyfall' Deals With 007's Mommy Issues

    Daniel Craig's Bond revisits childhood trauma, kicks adult ass

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Accused Orange County Terrorism Suspect: FBI is Using Secrecy to Mask a Bad Case

    A lawyer representing an Orange County CVS pharmacist accused in 2011 of lying to the FBI about her role in funding international terrorism claims the government's case is weak and that prosecutors are abusing foreign intelligence secrecy rules.Defending Oytun Ayse Mihalik against the charge when th ... More >>

  • Film

    December 8, 2011

    'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' Plays Whack a Mole

    Back to the Cold War with Gary Oldman

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Attorney General Eric Holder Chastised for Move to Quash Suit Against FBI for Spying on Muslims in OC

    Monteilh​Attorneys for Muslims who have been spied on by the government through paid informants like Irvine's Craig Monteilh asked a federal court to reject U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's move to dismiss their lawsuit against the FBI on grounds the case exposes state secrets."It is shocking t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Loretta Sanchez Lauds Military, Intelligence Community and Obama for Getting Osama Bin Laden

    ​Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, congratulates the armed forces, the intelligence community and President Barack Obama in a statement issued about the Commander-in-Chief's announcement that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Where Are #WikiLeaks' Media Friends? [UPDATED]

    ​UPDATED: WikiLeaks Betrayed by Amazon, Visa, Mastercard--And Worst of All, the MediaWhere are the First Amendment's establishment warriors as government-spooked businesses try to shut down Wikileaks?Hackers with computers, not hacks with press passes, have been the first line of resistance.More t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Rick Warren Saddlebacks George W. Bush

    Courtesy of Saddleback Church​As released WikiLeaks proved George W. Bush lied, told half-truths and lived in a world far from reality--at least as chronicled in his recently released memoir, Decision Points--the former president was receiving a reportedly "rousing reception" at Sad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    ACLU Seeks FBI Records on "Muslim Mapping"

    ​As part of a massive request for data under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California today asked the FBI to turn over records related to the agency's collection and use of race and ethnicity data in Southern California communities.Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Orange Engineer Chung Gets 16 Years for Handing China Space and Defense Secrets

    ArmsExpo.ruDongfan "Greg" Chung​Orange aerospace engineer Dongfan "Greg" Chung was sentenced today to nearly 16 years in federal prison for his conviction on charges of economic espionage and acting as an agent of the People's Republic of China for more than three decades.The 73-year-old stole res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    How Did Chung Get Away With Spying for China for So Long?

    In light of today's first-ever economic espionage conviction of Dongfan "Greg" Chung, 73, of Orange, it must be asked: How did the former Rockwell International and Boeing engineer get away with being a spy for China for so long? Born in China, Chung was employed by Rockwell in Downey from 1973 unti ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 18, 2009

    What the Bellhop Saw

    Golden West College

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    Goat Boy: Not So Dead Edition

    With the global economy teetering on the brink of self-destruction, America still fighting a two-front war in Iraq and Pakistan, the LA Times about to fire the 75 people who somehow haven't been fired yet, and the Angels out of the race for the pennant, it's about time for a feel-good human interest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2007

    It's Saturday Night: Do You Know Who Our Sheriff Is Hugging?

    Flashback: Frederick J. Rizzolo, a Vegas titty bar owner, poses with Michael S. Carona, our self-proclaimed "Christian" sheriff, before Rizzolo was sent to federal prison this summer. Carona first told reporters he didn't know Rizzolo, who--according to the FBI--has connections to legendary mobste ... More >>

  • Film

    June 21, 2007

    Pearl Harbor

    Michael Winterbottom gives Mariane and Daniels story A Mighty Heart

  • News

    May 10, 2007


    Nick Begich: Mind Control

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2007

    MLK Day and the Bush administration

    One of the things that fuels the belief of some people in some sort of government conspiracy in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is the fact that Army Intelligence (along with the usual suspects, the FBI, etc.) was monitoring Dr. King. And now, just in time this year's MLK day comes ... More >>

  • News

    September 14, 2006

    Cocaine Airways

    A former CIA pilot says secret flights to El Toro could explain a Marine officers suicide

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2006

    Numbers (Five Years Later)

    From a list compiled by the UK newspaper, The Independent: 2,973 Total number of people killed (excluding the 19 hijackers) in the September 11, 2001 attacks 72,000 Estimated number of civilians killed worldwide since September 11, 2001 as a result of the war on terror 2 Number of years since US ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2006

    Can You Hear Me Now?

    In this case, the President has acted, undisputedly, as FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] forbids. FISA is the expressed statutory policy of our Congress. The presidential power, therefore, was exercised at its lowest ebb and cannot be sustained. --from Federal District Court Judge Anna D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2006

    Memories (wiretapping edition)

    There was something very familiar about Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' testimony before the Senate Judicary Committee yesterday. As Think Progress summarizes yesterday morning's highlight: Earlier this year, the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), which is charged ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2006

    Wanted (sort of)

    Remember President Bush's steely determination to get Osama bin Laden Dead or Alive? Turns out he meant we'll get him, if we happen to bump into him. The New York Times reports this morning that "The Central Intelligence Agency has closed a unit that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osama b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2006

    Dianne Feinstein's Profile in Courage

    There was nothing surprising in the careful analysis on Glenn Greenwald's blog, Unclaimed Territory, of the gutless way Senate Democrats are scuttling away from Senator Russ Feingold's (D-Wisconsin) resolution to censure President Bush for his administration's illegal wiretapping program. Democrats ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2006

    Protecting California from Grannies

    State Senator Joe Dunn's (D-Garden Grove) investigation into the California National Guard's spying on political activists was featured on the KGO evening news yesterday. Whether the story on San Francisco's ABC affiliate will help raise the profile of the investigation remains to be seen, but this ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 21, 2005

    The Spy Who Loved Me

    Why does George W. Bush want the terrorists to win?

  • News

    May 26, 2005

    Memorial Day 2005

    We remember everything

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    Dr. Death Revisited

    In French TV documentary, ex-CIA official admits ties to CIA-cocaine scandal character

  • News

    February 17, 2005

    Dead End

    Feds deny connection between CIA and ex-Laguna Beach cop and drug dealer. So why are his files secret?

  • Features

    October 7, 2004

    59 Reasons Why Bush Sucks

    Why youd have to be a freaking idiot to vote for this guy

  • News

    July 22, 2004
  • Unknown

    May 13, 2004
  • News

    February 19, 2004

    Daily Brief with Ray McGovern

    Bush, Tenet, Iraq, Conservatives, Vietnam and Sept. 11 through the eyes of a 27-year CIA analyst

  • News

    August 29, 2002

    Our Man in San Salvador

    Notorious generals U.S. ties ran through an ex-OC cop

  • News

    August 8, 2002
  • News

    June 13, 2002
  • News

    May 30, 2002
  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Patriot Games

    How a Newport Beach businessman used granny, apple pie and the flag to bilk patriotic investors

  • Features

    October 4, 2001

    Dr. Frankenbacher

    Huntington Beach Congressman Dana Rohrabacher helped arm the terrorists accused of attacking New York and Washington, D.C. Now hes got a new plan to save the world

  • Features

    July 19, 2001

    Crack Cop

    FBI documents link an ex-Laguna cop and drug runner to an Irvine executive with ties to the CIA

  • News

    April 26, 2001


    Bush set to name Cox to U.S. bench

  • Columns

    October 26, 2000
  • Columns

    June 15, 2000
  • Columns

    July 29, 1999
  • News

    July 15, 1999

    The Phantom Menace

    Are American POWs still being held in Southeast Asia?

  • News

    April 2, 1998

    The Tatum Chronicles

    News of OC businessman's high-profile assassination in a Moscow subway remains top-secret

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