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The Guardian

The man who led America's hunt for Osama bin Laden has said the CIA was wrong to disband the only unit devoted entirely to the terrorist leader's pursuit - just at a time when al-Qaida is reasserting its influence over global jihad. Shutti

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Reuters

An Italian judge also raised to 26 the number of Americans -- most believed to be CIA agents -- who are suspected of carrying out the 2003 kidnapping of a Muslim cleric and his transfer from Milan to Egypt. But whereas there is zero chance of the

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New York Times

The CIA has closed a unit that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osam bid Laden and his top lieutenants, intelligence officials confirmed Monday. The unit, know as Alec Station, was disbanded late last year and its analysts reassigned within t

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Reuters

The chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee accused U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte's office on Thursday of downplaying the significance of chemical weapons finds in Iraq. Rep. Peter Hoekstra, a Michigan Republi

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BBC

The Council of Europe accused states of colluding with the CIA on secret flights transferring prisoners to third countries where they could be tortured. It urged governments and parliaments in each state to hold their own inquries

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Washington Post

In late January 2003, as Secretary of State Colin Powell prepared to argue the Bush administrations' case against Iraq at the UN, veteran CIA officer Tyler Drumheller sat down with classified draft of Powell's speech to look for errors. He

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Raw Story

When Tenet insisted in his personal meetings with the president that there was no connection between Al Qaeda and Iraq, Cheney and Rumsfeld initiated a secret program to re-examine the evidence and marginalize the agency and Tenet.

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New York Times

A federal appeals court panel in Manhattan questioned a lawyer for the federal government yesterday as to whether the CIA had a legitimate national security interest in refusing to confirm or deny the existence of documents authorizing it to detain

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by Jim Lobe (AntiWar.com)

[At last a PDF link to the actual report.] Makes clear that the United States has woven a renditions 'spider web' outside the rule of law that includes, 'disappearances,' arbitrary detentions, illegal transfers, and torture or other i

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National Journal

Then-Attorney General John Ashcroft continued to oversee the Valerie Plame-CIA leak probe for more than two months in late 2003 after he learned in extensive briefings that FBI agents suspected White House aides Karl Rove and I. Lewis "Scooter**

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The Guardian

The full extent of European collusion with the CIA during operations to abduct terrorism suspects and fly them to countries where they may be tortured is laid bare today by the continent's most authoritative human rights body. Several states h

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Associated Press

Determined to win the Cold War, the CIA kept quiet about the whereabouts of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in the 1950s for fear he might expose undercover anticommunist efforts in West Germany.

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UPI

Britain's influential Joint Committee on Human Rights called for a full investigation into allegations that US flights involved in extraordinary rendition passed through British territory. The government had not taken sufficient action to probe t

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Raw Story

The latest filing by Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald in the CIA leak investigation indicates the prosecutor possesses "evidence" about communication between Vice President Dick Cheney and his former chief of staff who was indicted

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Associated Press

After hearing assurances he will be independent of the Pentagon, the Senate easily confirmed Gen. Michael Hayden, a career Air Force man, to head the CIA. Hayden, a four-star general, currently is the top deputy to National Intelligence Director J

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Associated Press

[That'll happen.] Vice President Dick Cheney could be called to testify in the perjury case against his former chief of staff. Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald suggested Cheney would be a logical government witness because he could authenticate

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Reuters

Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden's nomination as CIA director won the endorsement of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Approved Hayden's nomination 12-3 after an hour-long closed-door discussion, said Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, the panel's

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