TV News LIES

Tuesday, Oct 21st

Last update02:41:11 AM GMT

You are here News International NSA pays $150m in secret funding for UK spy agency GCHQ

NSA pays $150m in secret funding for UK spy agency GCHQ

E-mail Print PDF

UK spy agencyThe US government has paid at least £100m to the UK spy agency GCHQ over the last three years to secure access to and influence over Britain's intelligence gathering programmes.

The top secret payments are set out in documents which make clear that the Americans expect a return on the investment, and that GCHQ has to work hard to meet their demands. "GCHQ must pull its weight and be seen to pull its weight," a GCHQ strategy briefing said.

The funding underlines the closeness of the relationship between GCHQ and its US equivalent, the National Security Agency. But it will raise fears about the hold Washington has over the UK's biggest and most important intelligence agency, and whether Britain's dependency on the NSA has become too great.

In one revealing document from 2010, GCHQ acknowledged that the US had "raised a number of issues with regards to meeting NSA's minimum expectations". It said GCHQ "still remains short of the full NSA ask".

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Jews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalem

Selwan, JerusalemResidents of a hotly contested part of east Jerusalem said armed Israeli guards moved into two...

5 Yr-Old Palestinian Girl Dies After Being Hit by Settler Driver

Palestinian girl diesA Palestinian girl died after being hit by a car driven by a Jewish West Bank...

Gaza plan 'relieves Israel of responsibility'

gaza PlanA massive U.N.-supervised project to rebuild Gaza got underway earlier last week, but officials in Gaza...

Suicide Bomber Kills 21 Outside Baghdad Mosque

Baghdad bomber kills 19A suicide bomber has detonated explosives at a Shia mosque in western Baghdad, killing at least...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!