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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...

The Greek American CIA Spy Who Empowered the Taliban

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

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...

Wikileaks: CIA was Monitoring French Political Parties and their Stance on Greek Crisis

The interest of the CIA for the attitude of French political parties towards the Greek debt crisis before the 2012 elections in France has been revealed on the WikiLeaks website. According to WikiLeaks, the CIA was watching all major French...

CIA: USSR Wanted 'Republic of Macedonia' With Thessaloniki, Kavala, Alexandroupolis in 1950

A CIA document recently declassified and published on its website, refers to a Soviet Union plan to create a "Republic of Macedonia" including Thessaloniki, Kavala, Alexandroupolis and all Macedonia and Thrace regions. The document written in 1950, one year after...

CIA Daughter On the Anniversary of the Coup Her Dad Helped

By Leslie Absher A baby before the coup, brought there by her father, a young spy on his first mission. “There is much I’ll never know about his work in Greece but my love for him and Greece calls me...