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CIA Daughter Remembers the Polytechnic Uprising in Greece

On the occasion of the Athens Polytechnic uprising in Greece against the Junta, Leslie Absher, the daughter of a CIA operative stationed in Greece during the military dictatorship, recalls the events that eventually brought down the regime in 1973. Leslie...

CIA Chief Meets Russian Counterpart in Turkey

The CIA chief met his Russian counterpart in Turkey on Monday. The Kremlin verified that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William Burns met face-to-face with Sergey Naryshkin, the head of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR RF), in the...

Emirates Flights at Athens Airport Disrupted After CIA Terror Alert

Two Emirates flights from Athens airport were disrupted on Thursday evening after a CIA alert received by Greek authorities. A U.S.-bound Emirates plane made an emergency landing at Athens International Airport "El. Venizelos". Another flight was grounded. The CIA's information referred...

The Greek-American CIA Spy Who Helped the Afghans Defeat the Soviet Invaders

Afghanistan's Taliban owe a lot to a Greek American CIA spy who ran the largest covert operation in the agency's history in arming the Mujahideen in the 1980s

A CIA Officer’s Daughter Remembers the 1967 Greek Coup

By Leslie Absher Just prior to the 1967 Greek coup, fifty-five years ago, I arrived in Athens with my mother and CIA father. He was a young officer and Greece was his first field assignment. I was a toddler when...

UK Top Court Opens Door for Julian Assange’s Trial in the U.S.

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange maybe eventually tried in the US on espionage charges after the UK High Court on Friday granted the US government’s appeal. In January, a district court denied the US extradition request, citing the vulnerable mental state...

The CIA “Plotted to Kidnap and Assassinate” Julian Assange

A report published on Friday by Yahoo News reveals how the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of Donald Trump's presidency plotted to kidnap and potentially assassinate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The report details the ways in which the CIA conceived of...

My Dad Was a CIA Spy in Greece — But Not a Thug

by Leslie Absher When I was just a baby, my father was sent to Greece for his first field assignment with the CIA. It was the summer of 1966 when we arrived, nine months before the military coup led...

Declassified CIA Report on Albania's Greek Minority Reveals 'Potential for Trouble'

A declassified CIA report warns of the potential for instability in the Balkans that may be caused by the mistreatment of the Greek minority in Albania. The report stresses that this instability may be detrimental to U.S. interests. The June...

Greece Caught in 1999 'Debacle' over PKK Chief's Arrest

February 1999 was a month when relations between Greece, Turkey and the United States were put to the test, as the Greek authorities tried to hide the fugitive founder and leader of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan. The PKK...