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Edward Snowden Didn't Show For Flight From Moscow To Havana, Cuba, And Now A Bunch Of Journalists Are Stuck On The Plane -- Business Insider
This weekend NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden left a government safe house in Hong Kong and flew to Moscow, where he then booked a flight to Cuba.
A bunch of journalists booked seats on the same flight from Moscow to Havana.
Snowden didn't show.
The Guardian put it this way: "Edward Snowden not on Aeroflot flight to Havana. But a bunch of reporters are. (Bad news for them: it's dry)."
On Sunday the 30-year-old ex-Booz Allen employee requested asylum in Ecuador and CNN reported that the U.S. revoked Snowden's passport at some point.
Now it looks like Russia, or Snowden (or WikiLeaks), pulled a fast one on everybody.
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MILITARY AND INTELLIGENCE NEWS BRIEFS
Where in the world is Edward Snowden? Leaker vanishes after failing to board flight to Cuba -- Washington Times
Report: Snowden took job to gather NSA cyber evidence -- USA Today
Anonymous Claims To Have Infiltrated North Korea's Intranet And Stolen Military Documents -- Business Insider
State secrets: Kerry’s department downplays Iran’s role in Latin America; likely to anger Congress -- Washington Times
Russia cannot stay within mid-range missiles treaty with U.S. forever: Kremlin -- Xinhuanet
Nuclear Arms Reduction Deals to Become Multilateral – Lavrov -- RIA Novsoti
Russian Defense Ministry Signs $23 Bln in Arms Deals -- RIA Novosti
Russia's 2nd Mistral Warship to Be Complete in 2014 – Vice Premier -- RIA Novosti
Russians Fumble Mistral Construction -- Mark Adomanis, USNI
Sukhoi Test Pilot Explains ‘Supermaneuverability’ -- Aviation Week
Video: Putin tours S-300 missiles factory -- Al Arabiya
Kalashnikov to be airlifted to Moscow in new health scare -- Space Daily/AFP
WATCH: Israeli David's Sling anti-missile system unveiled in Paris -- Israel Hayom
U.S. seeks to buy into Israeli missile programs -- SPACE Daily/UPI
Airbus shows off new military transport plane -- Defence Talk/AFP
France offered Qatar military equipment -- Press TV
Heli-plane flies into the UK -- Express
Britain logs best overseas defense sales in 5 years -- Defense News
Afghan air force will need NATO aid until 2017 -- Washington Times
Reaper Has Edge in Europe's UAV Quest -- Defense News
The U.S. Military Aircraft That Flew in Paris -- Defense Tech
U.S. Navy Is Cautious On Carrier-Launched UAV -- Aviation Week
Army tests lethality against moving targets with new software model -- Defence Talk
Drilling imperils Navy operations -- Pilot Online
USS Guardian Grounding Investigation Results Released -- Maritime Executive
F-35C lands at Eglin (GALLERY) -- NWF Daily News
Maj. Gen. Vandal takes over as 2ID commander in S. Korea -- Stars and Stripes
Angelina Jolie urges world to end rape in war -- AP
To stop sexual assault against women in the US military, add more women -- Ellen Haring and Anne Coughlin, Christian Science Monitor
The Tired Debate Over Missile Defense -- Robert Farley, The Diplomat