Cheney huddled with two of his top aides -- "Scooter" Libby, his then-chief of staff, and Catherine Martin, then assistant to the vice president for pubic affairs. Discussed how to discredit former U.S. ambassador, Joseph Wilson, that the B
Newly released internal CIA documents assert that former president George Herbert Walker Bush's oil company emerged from a 1950's collaboration with a covert CIA officer.
A Milan prosecutor is making the CIA nervous. Despite the opposition of his own government he wants to indict 26 US agents and five Italian secret agents for the kidnapping of a terror suspect. Rome and Washington would prefer that the embarrassing t
Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples said Iraqi security forces have been thoroughly infiltrated by Shiite militias and "are presently unable to stand alone against Sunni insurgents, al-Qaeda in Iraq" or the militias themselves.
The Central Intelligence Agency has been authorised to take covert action against Hizbollah as part of a secret plan by President George W. Bush to help the Lebanese government prevent the spread of Iranian influence. Senators and congressmen have be
A lawyer for a former CIA station chief accused of involvement in the alleged kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect withdrew from the case Tuesday, saying statements by Italian spymasters implicating US agents had underminded
[Gosh, and I thought her position at the CIA was minor.] A CIA panel has told former officer Valerie Plame she can't write about her undercover work for the agency, a position that may threaten a lucrative book project with her publisher,
A former senior CIA operative who tracked Osama bin Laden for 10 long years foresees "an apparent American defeat in Afghanistan". Michael Sheuer said the way ahead in Afghanistan and along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border "ultimatel
Some journalists who made careers out of questioning government officials and bearing witness to history may soon find themselves answering questions from prosecutors as key witnesses in the CIA leak case.
I recently saw the great documentary "Why we fight", and I was reminded by Gore Vidal that we are the United States of Amnesia. Here's a great article that details how we helped put Saddam in power.
Perhaps The NY Times entered into some sort of secret agreement with the Bush Administration that it hasn't disclosed when it published the redacted Op-Ed written by Flynt Leverett on a news dump Friday just before Christmas when most people woul
A former Bush official has been blocked by the White House from writing an Op-Ed for The New York Times based on a report which was already approved by the CIA. Leverett blasts the conduct of "the White House staffers who have injected themselve
U.S. Special Forces teams sent overseas on secret spying missions have clashed with the CIA and carried out operations in countries that are staunch U.S. allies, prompting the Pentagon to tighten the rules for military units engaged in espionage, acc
In 1942, the Gestapo circulated posters offering a reward for the capture of "the woman with a limp. She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies and we must find and destroy her."
British intelligence officers and military commanders have accused the US of undermining British policies in Iraq and Afghanistan, after the sacking of a key British ally in the Afghan province of Helmand.
The American secret service was bugging Princess Diana's telephone conversations without the approval of the British security services on the night she died. US security service was bugging her calls in the hours before she was killed in a car cr
Far worse than today. America is clearly losing the two wars it is fighting, and our political leadership has neither the will nor the popular support it needs to send more forces. So I would anticipate us having withdrawn from both Iraq and Afghanis
Italian prosecutors asked a judge to order CIA agents and Italian spies to stand trial on charges of kidnapping a terrorism suspect and flying him to Egypt, where he says he was tortured.
He's unlikely to face the level of scrutiny he did in 1991 — when 31 Democratic Senators voted against him — or, for that matter, in 1987, when lingering questions about his role in Iran-Contra forced him to withdraw from the confirmation process
The world's top spy chiefs - including the heads of the CIA and British, Australian and Canadian agencies - have been meeting in secret this week in New Zealand. The elite Anglo-Saxon group is known as Echelon.
The CIA flew 1,245 secret flights into European airspace, according to a European Parliament draft report. The report is the result of a year-long investigation into secret CIA "extraordinary rendition" flights and prisons in Europe.
European countries knew about U.S. secret jails for terrorism suspects and have obstructed an investigation into the transport and illegal detention of prisoners, a draft European Parliament report said.
What is at stake here is preserving the Bush family legacy, which is of far greater concern to Bush loyalists than any other factor. The choice of James Baker to head a probe of current Iraq strategy only serves to reinforce this belief.
The CIA has finally acknowledged the existence of a presidential order authorizing the agency to detain and interrogate terror suspects overseas. "For more than 2 years, the CIA had refused to either deny or confirm the existence of the document
THE CIA manipulated the Lock erbie trial and lied about the strength of the prosecution case to get a result that was politically convenient for America, according to a former US State Department lawyer. Michael Scharf, who was the counsel to the
In an account smuggled out of prison, a radical Muslim cleric has detailed how he was kidnapped by the CIA from this northern Italian city and flown to Cairo, where he was tortured for months with electric shocks and shackled to an iron rack known as
The US intelligence community on Tuesday unveiled its own secretive version of Wikipedia, saying the popular online encyclopedia format know for its openness is key to the future of American espionage. The office of US intelligence czar
With withering and methodical dispatch, White House nemesis and prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald sliced up the first person called to the stand on behalf of the vice president's former chief of staff.
The CIA tried to persuade Germany to silence EU protests about the human rights record of one of America's key allies in its clandestine torture flights programme, the Guardian can reveal. According the a secret intelligence report, the CIA offe
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