| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Countless sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines, along with civilian specialists, have passed through the heavily guarded gates of the National Security Agency just down the pike from Baltimore in the world's safest suburb — Fort Meade. I served...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 1:26 PM
The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Prosecutors had no eyewitness tying Eric Jordan to a pair of armed robberies at Baltimore fast-food restaurants. But they didn't need one to win a conviction — radio waves darting from his cellphone had silently betrayed him.
A few paragraphs...
| Aug 9, 2014
It was the eeriness of the situation that struck Baltimore writer Dan Fesperman. Drone pilots for the Air Force would spend weeks watching what amounted to a real-life silent movie of a small town thousands of miles away — all the while plotting the...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:00 AM
In the year since Edward Snowden's first leaks, the reputation of the U.S. intelligence services has taken a beating, especially by the millennial generation. After everything that's been said about the alleged malevolence of the CIA and the other...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Again, we have the "blame the media" scenario ("The Snowden stigma," June 9). A former intelligence officer tries awfully hard to make this point: "Edward Snowden's leaks and their media coverage have unfairly maligned the intelligence industry." But...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:47 AM
NBC News and anchorman Brian Williams have not done journalistic work the quality of Wednesday night's exclusive interview with Edward Snowden in a long, long time.
Since NBC News had the interview for a week, according to Williams, it could have done...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:50 AM
UPDATE, 5/20: Part 2 of this landmark documentary airs tonight at 10 on MPT, and it is not to be missed.
From Verizon being ordered to hand over phone records of its customers, to James Clapper, director of national intelligence, lying to Congress about...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Accused National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was handed a golden opportunity to justify himself Wednesday when he was asked by NBC's Brian Williams whether the American public should view his unauthorized release of thousands of classified U.S....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Walt Townshend has never been a butcher, a baker or a bail bondsman. But if you know him, you know that he's aligned, almost intuitively, with people in virtually every profession. The president and CEO of the Laurel-based Baltimore Washington Corridor...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:41 AM
On Sept. 12, 2001 senior managers and technical experts crammed into the narrow and stuffy conference room of the National Security Agency's Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) director. Each was trying to make sense of what had just happened the previous...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Arthur Turco had defended members of the Black Panther Party across the country, but it was in Baltimore that he would be arrested and jailed — on charges that he and members of the militant group had killed a suspected police informant within their...