The United States deliberately passed up repeated opportunities to kill the head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Jordanian-born terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, before the March 2003 US-led invasion of that country. The claim, by former US spy Mike Scheuer, w
Earlier administrations have fired and prosecuted government officials who provided classified information to the press. They have also tried to force reporters to identify their sources. But the Bush administration is exploring a more radical measur
The CIA has imposed new and tighter restrictions on former employees remain contractors with it. The restrictions will apply to books, articles, and opinion pieces published by them, National Journal reported Friday. According to severa
Aspiring EU member Macedonia faced pressure to explain its role in the CIA abduction of a German man as a European Parliament team flew in for a 3-day investigation mission. German Khaled el-Masri was detained in Macedonia on December 31, 2003. From
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The response does indicate that the US has a black eye not so much with European governments, but with European publics. At least some European governments not only knew of the flights and transfers of suspected terrorists, but also cooperated with t
The government improperly sealed hundreds of previously public CIA, Pentagon and other records by reclassifying them as secret on questionable grounds, an internal review said.
The CIA has conducted more than 1,000 clandestine flights in Europe since 2001, and some of them secretly took away terror suspects to countries where they could face torture, European Union lawmakers said.
The Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has denied attempts to interview Secretary of State Rice, former CIA Director Tenet and 2 former aides to Secretary of State Powell.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter is considering legislation to cut off funding for the Bush administration's secret domestic wiretapping program until he gets satisfactory answers about it from the White House.
Special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald early Wednesday went before a federal grand jury looking into the leak of the identity of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame. Fitzgerald's unfinished business includes White House deputy chief of staff Karl
Top White House aide Karl Rove arrived at the federal courthouse Wednesday for his fifth grand jury appearance in the Valerie Plame affair.
Bush Should Polygraph Staff on Plame Outing: Dana Priest's Sources were Multiple and Were Most Likely in Europe Senior CIA official Mary McCarthy has denied leaking information to Dana Priest about the CIA's secret Eastern European prisons
Key Democratic legislators yesterday joined Republicans in saying they do not condone the alleged leaking of classified information that led to last week's firing of a veteran CIA officer. But they questioned whether a double standard exists that
[Has he checked the White House?] The firing of a veteran CIA officer who has been accused of leaking classified information is a rare and dramatic move, yet CIA officials say it is only the beginning of a campaign to stanch the unauthorized flow of
A former CIA officer who was sacked last week after allegedly confessing to leaking secrets has denied she was the source of a controversial Washington Post story about alleged CIA secret detention operations in Eastern Europe, a friend of the operat
The FBI is conducting investigations similar to the one that resulted in last week's firing of a senior CIA analyst who acknowledged leaking classified information, director Robert Mueller said Monday. "We do have investigations going,**Q
"The termination of the unidentified officer was announced to CIA employees yesterday after an internal investigation of the leaks. The terminated officer failed a polygraph examination, according to an agency official who spoke on the condition
Mary McCarthy, is an old acquaintance. I hasten to add that I do not consider her a friend. She was my immediate boss in 1988-89 and was instrumental in my decision to leave the CIA and take a job at the State Department's Office of Counter Terro
In 1998, when President Bill Clinton ordered military strikes against a suspected chemical weapons factory in Sudan, Mary O. McCarthy, a senior intelligence officer assigned to the White House, warned the president that the plan relied on inconclusiv
The budget next year for National Intelligence Director John D. Negroponte's office and the several agencies attached to it may be near $1 billion or more. When it served the former CIA director it was less than $200 million a year.
The U.S. Air Force engaged in a pattern of ignoring requests for the release of classified documents dating to the Vietnam War, establishing a response rate that is worse than the CIA's, a federal judge has ruled.
[Whistleblowers step up to the plate.] What's been little noted thus far is what looks to be a similar revolt brewing at the CIA. An ex-senior agency officer who keeps in contact with his former peers told me that there is a “a big swing” in anti
"The U.S. intelligence community comprises almost 100,000 patriotic, talented and hardworking Americans in 16 federal departments and agencies. The country should know what they are doing, why they are doing it, and how well they are doing it. P
Not long after columnist Jack Anderson's funeral, FBI agents called his widow to say they wanted to search his papers. They were looking for confidential government information he might have acquired in a half-century of investigative reporting.
Active CIA and FBI agents were “loaned” to Enron for corporate espionage tied to offshore special purpose entities, pre-9/11 insider trading and profits of death
State secrets are involved in a lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency brought by the wife of a former covert operative, lawyers for the agency said yesterday in a New York federal court, arguing that United States security will be at risk i
The National Archives agreed to seal previously public CIA and Pentagon records and to keep silent about US intelligence's role in the reclassification, according to an agreement released under the Freedom of Information Act. Archivists were conc
President Bush acknowledged he ordered the declassification of parts of a prewar intelligence report on Iraq to respond to critics. Bush said he declassified an October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate in July 2003
"President Bush must fully disclose his participation in the selective leaking of classified information," said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. "It's time for the President to come clean about his involvement in the leak case.**