U.S .sees Israel, tight Mideast ally, as spy threat

By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO The Associated Press Published Jul 28, 2012 05:59PM MDT Washington • The CIA station chief opened the locked box containing the sensitive equipment he used from his home in Tel Aviv, Israel, to communicate with CIA headquarters in Virginia, only to find that someone had tampered with it. He sent word to his superiors about the break-in. The incident, described by three former senior U.S. intelligence officials, might have ... Full Story »

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by Jack Powers - Jul. 28, 2012

Despite inarguable ties between the U.S. and its closest ally in the Middle East and despite statements from U.S. politicians trumpeting the friendship, U.S. national security officials consider Israel to be, at times, a frustrating ally and a genuine counterintelligence threat.

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