"I hope we can all agree that we should concentrate on Afghanistan and not be tempted to launch any attacks on Iraq." In Drumheller's account, Tenet replied, "Absolutely, we all agree on that."
Once again, the agency neglected to inform the F.B.I. or the State Department that at least one Al Qaeda operative was in the country. Although the C.I.A. was legally bound to share this kind of information with the bureau, it was protective of sensi
The secret American program of abducting suspected terrorists looks set to claim an unintended victim. Nicolo Pollari, Italy's top spy, is expected to be replaced in the coming days, and besides that, prosecutors say they intend to see his indic
A FORMER inmate of the Guantanamo Bay camp has been identified as the first British citizen known to have been subjected to the CIA’s practice of rendition — the capture and transfer of terrorism suspects across the world without legal process.
A former university professor charged with plotting to bankroll Hamas terrorists was once asked by the CIA whether he wanted a job as a spy, his attorney told a jury.
An unsolicited remark from Porter Goss, then chairman House Intelligence Committee, led a British journalist to unravel many of the details of the CIA’s controversial “extraordinary rendition” program, according to a new book.
An anti-Castro militant now in a Texas jail warned the CIA months before the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner that fellow exiles were planning such an attack, according to a newly released U.S. government document.
October 6, 1976 - 73 people were killed when terrorists blew up Cubana Flight 455. 30 years later, on Sept. 11, 2006, one of the men who carried out the attack, was sitting in a Texas prison when a federal judge ordered him released from detention.
The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and other detainees may have been held and interrogated at a U.S. air base in Germany after they were captured, a British human rights group said Friday. Germany denied the claim.
Have to scroll down for this, but according to Mr. Madsen, Brewster Jennings, which was the front company run by Valarie Plame Wilson, which was responsible for stopping the export of nuclear weapons, cover was blown 2 years prior to Novak.
[She can't be sure?!] Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she cannot recall then- CIA chief George Tenet warning her of an impending al-Qaida attack in the United States, two months before the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
The "CIA personality quiz" is supposed to show how the Agency needs all types to function. So the exam offers up a series of questions, about your favorite leisure activities, the "kind of transportation your prefer," and what su
The CIA-backed venture capital firm In-Q-Tel is investing money in a company that sells software used for managing electronic health records (Why does the CIA have a venture capital firm. What does it have to do with gathering intelligence)
The Senate is likely this week to pass a bill that outlines rules for interrogating terrorism suspects and bringing them to trial, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said. "Unless we pass this bill, we cannot have an interrogation program continu
The US Central Intelligence Agency paid Pakistan millions of dollars for handing over more than 350 suspected al-Qaeda terrorists to the United States, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has reportedly said.
For an agency that ordinarily steers clear of major policy debates, the CIA played an unusually prominent role in the showdown between the White House and dissident Republicans over the treatment of detainees. To many outsiders, the CIA position was
US spy agencies have dropped a political bombshell 6 weeks before elections, with the leak of a classified report concluding that the war in Iraq has spawned a new wave of Islamic radicalism and increased the global threat of terrorism.
Congressional Democrats were skeptical of a deal negotiated by three hold-out Republican senators to rein in President George W. Bush's program to interrogate and try terrorism suspects.
The largest covert CIA operation since the Cold War is run not only by shadowy government contractors in the darkest corners of Afghanistan, but also by unassuming Americans in places like Dedham, Mass.
Mr. President, what part of prohibiting "cruel treatment and torture" don't you understand?
At the center of the congressional debate over whether to authorize harsh interrogation tactics in the war on terror is a fundamental truism. Cruelty is an uncomfortable concept for most Americans. How mean is too mean? When does harsh treatment b
The Bush administration had to empty its secret prisons and transfer terror suspects to the military-run detention center at Guantánamo because CIA interrogators had refused to carry out further interrogations and run the secret facilities.
Members of Congress are looking for answers to very concrete questions on how the CIA questions terror suspects. Is it ever appropriate, for example, to put a naked detainee in a cold cell and douse him with water? If so, for how long? Should inte
When the Muslim world was first inflamed over images of abuse from the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, President Bush took the lead in a campaign to minimize the damage by pledging that his government would speak through its actions.
The Bush administration and holdout GOP senators expressed confidence they could reach a compromise on rules for CIA interrogations of suspected terrorists.
The CIA believed it was operating lawfully in detaining and interrogating 96 suspected terrorists at locations from Thailand to Europe, until the Supreme Court this summer demolished that legal foundation.
President Bush pushed for passage of his military tribunals bill, asking Congress to clarify the meaning of the Geneva Convention to allow the CIA to continue detaining and interrogating prisoners under a formerly secret program. The issue has grown
At the National Counterterrorism Center — the agency created two years ago to prevent another attack like Sept. 11 — more than half of the employees are not U.S. government analysts or terrorism experts. Instead, they are outside contractors.
In the burgeoning field of intelligence contractors, an especially aggressive upstart is Abraxas Corp., a privately held company that has assembled a deep roster of CIA veterans to handle a wide range of clandestine assignments — including secret wor
Blackwater USA, the private security contractor that has operated in places such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, and New Orleans, has been booming the past few years. A number of senior CIA and Pentagon officials have taken top jobs at Blackwater,