Despite pledges by President George W. Bush and American intelligence officials to the contrary, hundreds of US citizens overseas have been eavesdropped on as they called friends and family back home, according to two former military intercept operators who worked at the giant National Security Agency (NSA) center in Fort Gordon, Georgia.
In a sign of the times, the National Debt Clock in New York City has run out of digits to record the growing figure. Seymour Durst put the sign up in 1989 to call attention to what was then a $2.7 trillion debt. It’s marking the federal government’s current debt at about $10.2 trillion.
In 1942, German intelligence officers rounded up skilled Jewish prisoners and launched Operation Bernhardt, a clever scheme designed to counterfeit hundreds of millions of dollars worth of British Pounds and destroy the British economy by flooding it with counterfeit money. It is important to note that Operation Bernhardt was an act of war.