The ACLU has appealed a federal court's decision to allow the CIA to withhold documents allegedly signed by President Bush, authorizing the establishment of secret CIA prisons overseas and detailing appropriate treatment of prisoners.
CIA contracts are not public, and there’s an added veil of secrecy and opaqueness to the “black” contracting world. Rep. Cunningham bragged about his ability to help influence the procuring of contracts from this secretive Congressional source in a l
An Ethiopian student who lived in London claims that he was brutally tortured with the involvement of British and US intelligence agencies. He spent nearly 3 years in the CIA's network of 'black sites'. He underwent the strappado torture
The European Union secretly allowed the US to use transit facilities on European soil to transport "criminals" in 2003, according to a unpublished document, contradicting repeated EU denials that it knew of "rendition" flights by
More than a year before President Bush declared in his 2003 State of the Union speech that Iraq had tried to buy nuclear weapons material in Africa, the French spy service began repeatedly warning the CIA there was no evidence to support the allegati
"I know what happened. When it happened. How it happened. I guided the French intelligence in this affair. I made the decisions. I communicated and exchanged with the Americans all information concerning this case."
Poland was the heart of the CIA's secret detention network in Europe, with bases there until recently holding a quarter of the 100 detainees estimated held in such camps worldwide, a human rights group said.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has questioned a policy that requires US military personnel who witness abuse of detainees in Iraqi custody to take "all reasonable actions" to prevent it, a spokesman said.
Casey also said it was the responsibility of U.S. personnel in Iraq "to take all reasonable action, in accordance with the rules of engagement, to stop or prevent any observed or suspected instances of physical or mental abuse likely to lead to
But the Sober worm has served primarily as an instrument of "hacktivism," a type of online crime that advocates a particular ideology or political agenda. Earlier this year, a Sober variant forced infected computers to spew out spam e-mails
Secretary of State Rice said that the US prohibits all its personnel from using cruel or inhuman techniques in prisoner interrogations, whether inside or outside US borders.
Abu Ghraib was no anomaly but the most visible tip of a widespread but clandestine policy. The CIA used German, Macedonian, Albanian and Afghan authorities and European air space and terminals to "render" a German citizen snatched up abroad
Secretary of State Rice sought to clarify US policy on harsh interrogation methods, saying no US personnel may use cruel or degrading practices at home or abroad. [Of course we can ship them abroad.]
Torture has always been rife around the world but governments have generally condemned it, denied it, or both. Since the September 11 attacks, though, some experts say the U.S. government has tried a new tactic -- redefining the meaning of torture.
The American Civil Liberties Union will file a lawsuit today against former CIA director George Tenet and three American contractors challenging the CIA’s abduction of a foreign national for detention and interrogation in a secret overseas prison.
While "Duke" Cunningham pled guilty to taking bribes from defense contractors. Numerous current and retired CIA officials say they will not be surprised if the investigation touches the CIA in general, and its 3rd-ranking official especiall
Rice was not challenged directly over reports that the US had run secret prisons in Eastern Europe, which Washington has refused to confirm or deny. But she reiterated her vigorous defense of US methods in its war on 21st century militants.
2 CIA secret prisons were operating in Poland and Romania until they were shut down following reports of their existence. The US scrambled to get the suspects off European soil to a CIA facility in the North African desert before Secretary Rice arriv
A German man filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming he was held captive and tortured by U.S. government agents after being mistakenly identified as an associate of the Sept. 11 hijackers.
The CIA's tip was a deliberate lie, part of a ruse designed to stymie efforts by the Italian anti-terrorism police to track down the cleric, Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, an Egyptian refugee.
Robert Seldon Lady, identified by Italian prosecutors and law enforcement officials as the retired station chief in Milan, is one of 22 current or former CIA operatives for whom Italian prosecutors have issued arrest warrants in connection with the 2
Valerie Plame, the diplomat's wife whose secret resume was exposed in a newspaper column that eventually led to the indictment of Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, is leaving the CIA on Friday.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice turned the tables on European critics of tough U.S. tactics in the war on terror Monday, maintaining that intelligence gathered by the CIA has saved European as well as American lives.
The German government has a list of at least 437 flights suspected of being operated by the CIA in German airspace.
Pakistani tribesmen on Sunday displayed parts of a U.S.-marked missile they said hit a house and killed two boys, evidence at odds with the government which says an explosion there killed a top al Qaeda commander.
The American Civil Liberties Union says the intelligence agency has broken both US and international law. It is acting for a man allegedly flown to a secret CIA prison in Afghanistan.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to give allies in Europe a response next week to their pressure over Washington's treatment of terrorism suspects: back off.
More than 300 CIA flights have landed at European airports, adding a new element to claims that Washington has been transporting terrorist suspects to secret prisons in Europe.
CIA Director Porter Goss, saying his agency struggles to penetrate terrorist sanctuaries overseas, insists that "we know more than we're able to say publicly" about Osama bin Laden and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Andrea Mitchell, who caught the eye of the Huffington bloggers recently, tried to explain herself to Don Imus on Wednesday morning, and Crooks and Liars was there with the video.