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By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent, In Homeland Security

It’s expected that nations will collect intelligence. Much of it is open source, but other methods carry a certain weight because of sensitivity. Intelligence gathered from human sources is among the most sensitive of these collection methods. Some of this sensitive intelligence is shared among allies and the U.S.

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Germany’s Parliament is getting ready to review the NSA with a Parliamentary inquiry. Both Britain and the U.S. are threatening to discontinue sharing intelligence with Germany as a result. This ‘threat’ has not been verified. However, with tensions as they are and a crisis meeting to discuss intelligence in Germany’s intelligence sharing, the threat may be genuine.

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

The FBI filed a federal complaint in New York court on Jan. 26, alleging that Evgeny Buryakov, a banker in a New York City office of Vnesheconombank, is actually an asset of the Russian SVR.