An Italian judge has ordered 26 US citizens - most of them CIA agents - to stand trial over the kidnap of an Egyptian cleric in Milan in 2003.
Over the past few days, I've contacted a number of academics, think-tank analysts, and former government officials and asked them whether they think military action against Iran is likely, and the probable consequences of a military confrontation
The CIA spoke with Italy's spy chief about kidnapping terrorism suspects in Italy and flying them abroad days after the September 11 attacks, according to testimony being used to prosecute US and Italian agents. A former Italian
AUSTRALIA'S close military alliance with the United States is to be further entrenched with the building of a high-tech communications base in Western Australia.
The CIA's former No. 3 official and a defense contractor were indicted on charges stemming from a federal contracts investigation that landed former Republican congressman Randy Cunningham in jail.
European governments and intelligence services knew that the United States was transporting terrorism suspects across Europe (to torture) and chose to keep it secret, the European Parliament said on Wednesday.
Porter Goss resigned shortly after ABC News reported that Foggo was under criminal investigation. At the time, officials close to Goss dismissed the investigation of Foggo "as existing only in the blogosphere" and tried to discourage ABC Ne
The European parliament has approved a damning report on secret CIA flights, condemning member states which had colluded in the operations. (The scariest words were "European Parliament" - do they have any power? - I'll check)
Freed Egyptian cleric Osama Mustafa Hassan may now be able to testify at preliminary hearing into his alleged abduction by US and Italian intelligence services, his wife's lawyer has said. Hassan was released on Sunday, the day before the hearin
The US remains, for the moment, the most powerful nation in history, but it faces a violent contradiction between its long republican tradition and its more recent imperial ambitions. The fate of previous democratic empires suggests that such a confl
"They didn't make the changes that were talked about in that August 20th meeting," Gimble said, and instead went on to present their deeply flawed findings to senior officials at the White House. The work of that special Pentagon uni
They'd effectively be admitting to leaking Plame's ID after having learned of it through classified channels, making it a possible violation of the IIPA (barring, of course, a Cheney claim to have declassified Plame's identity before leak
Vice President Cheney regarded a former ambassador's accusations that President Bush misled the nation in going to war in Iraq as an unparalleled political assault and held daily discussions about how to debunk them.
The Scooter Libby trial has put a new focus on Vice President Dick Cheney's own role in the leak of CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson's identity. This is the first suggestion that Cheney himself talked about disclosing Wilson's wife's
Recruits are training to fight Iran, one of the four countries that rule the fractured Kurdish people. And although they belong to an organization officially outlawed as terrorist by Washington, they appear to be operating unhindered either by Iraqi-
Scooter Libby acknowledged in November 2003 that he and Vice President Cheney may have talked in July about whether to tell reporters that Valerie Plame worked at the CIA bolsters Cheney being behind this whole sordid tale.
Unless otherwise noted, documents are in PDF format. Exhibits will be posted as they are obtained by The Associated Press and grouped by the day each exhibit is released.Entered By: Powell Gammill
A German court ordered the arrest of 13 people in connection with the alleged CIA-backed kidnapping of a German citizen, regarded as one of the most notorious US "renditions" of a terror suspect, prosecutors said.
A judge has ordered Spain's state intelligence agency to declassify any documents it has about secret CIA flights shuttling terrorism suspects, court officials said.
Given the desperate situation in Iraq, the CIA's Baghdad station chief needs to be an exceptional manager who can marshal the agency's forces and work closely with the US armed forces. Unfortunetly, several sources have informed me that the
A smörgåsbords of Washington insider details has emerged during the perjury trial of the vice president's former chief of staff. She testifies about the administration's manipulation of the media.
Libby is named in the indictment, yet it is the vice president who is really on trial here. It wasn't just Scooter out there planting stories in the media discrediting Ambassador Joe Wilson, implying that he'd been sent to the African nation
European Union lawmakers ended a year- long investigation into alleged CIA activities in Europe, rejecting attempts by conservative EU deputies to soften criticism of the United States and senior European officials.
FireDogLake has a blogger sitting in daily on "Scooter" Libby's trial, which opened today. This reporter is really giving detail, so ignore the newspapers, here in lies the scoop ... Who burned CIA secret agent Valerie Plame? And why?
Several American and Australian intelligence agents are in Mindanao to monitor terrorist activities, military sources here claimed yesterday. "Mindanao is crawling with CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
The British foreign secretary admitted Friday that her government was aware of a secret CIA prison network before President Bush acknowledged its existence in September.
58% of the American people believe the government manipulated intelligence in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, i.e., they believe government officials lied in order to drag us into war. They have been way ahead of the politicians, the "expert
A fired CIA employee, who collected prewar intelligence that Iraq was not developing weapons of mass destruction, can continue with a lawsuit challenging his dismissal, a federal judge has ruled.
Patients were put in isolation, tied down or drugged, and subjected to hours and hours of taped recordings meant to brainwash them at the behest of the Central Intelligence Agency. They were subjected to massive electroshocks, experimental drugs and
European investigators are tracking the mysterious deaths of two security experts who had uncovered extensive spyware in their telecommunications firms. He used mobile phone records to trace how a "Special Removal Unit" composed of CIA