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AP

A U.S. citizen is scheduled to be released from an Afghan prison as the State Department and FBI faced a deadline to answer allegations they ordered his torture and manipulated the Afghan judicial system.

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AP

An Iranian diplomat freed 2 months after being abducted in Iraq accused the CIA of torturing him during his detention, state television reported. The US immediately denied any involvement in the Iranian's disappearance or release.

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The Guardian

The US admitted it was actively working to undermine Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe. Officially Washington does not support regime change, a US state department report acknowledged it was supporting opposition politicians in the country and

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Baltimore Sun

A second-generation Egyptian-American, he grew up speaking Arabic at home, graduated from UCLA with a political science degree and then spent five months in Egypt in an elite federal scholarship program to encourage careers in national security.

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Cooperative Research

Newsday reports, "Some crucial computer evidence against notorious terrorist suspect Ramzi Yousef has been destroyed, and the FBI has begun an investigation into whether the CIA is responsible..." Another timeline here.

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Cooperative Research

The Boston Herald reports that an internal CIA report has concluded that the agency is "partially culpable" for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing because it helped train and support some of the bombers. (Believe this is what's called

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UPI

Despite the hype surrounding the first public appearance by Valerie Plame Wilson last week, the testimoney that was most indicting of the Bush adminstration's handling of the CIA lead controversy came not from the former CIA agent but

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BradBlog.com

Under-oath testimony by Valerie Plame-Wilson in the House Oversight Committee on-going right now. Recurring theme over and over again: She was covert, covert, covert when her identity was outed and her cover was blown --- for the first time in histor

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Raw Story

The CIA operated an interrogation and short-term detention facility for suspected terrorists within a Polish intelligence training school with the explicit approval of British and US authorities, according to British and Polish intelligence officials

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By Khaled El-Masri (LA Times)

ON NEW YEAR'S EVE in 2003, I was seized at the border of Serbia and Macedonia by Macedonian police who mistakenly believed that I was traveling on a false German passport. I was detained incommunicado for more than three weeks. Then I was handed

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AFP (Raw Story)

A US federal appeals court on Friday upheld a refusal to hear the case of a Lebanese-born German man who says he was tortured by the CIA, citing national security reasons. Khaled el-Masri claims was detained by the CIA for several months in 2004 o

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by Jacob G. Hornberger (FFF)

President Bush has decided that the U.S. government is now going to talk to Syria. The reason the president has steadfastly refused to talk to Syria before now is that Syria, he has repeatedly emphasized, is a state sponsor of terrorism.

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Washington Post

On his last day in CIA custody, Marwan Jabour, and accused al-Qaeda paymaster, was stripped naked, seated in a chair and videotaped by agency officers. Afterward, he was shackled and blindfolded, headphones were put over his ears,

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Associated Press

TOKYO - Declassified documents reveal that Japanese ultranationalists with ties to U.S. military intelligence plotted to overthrow the Japanese government and assassinate the prime minister in 1952.

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Reuters

A jury finished a fourth day of deliberating in the perjury trial of former vice presidential aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, after the judge dismissed one member who said she was exposed to outside information about the case.

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Cooperative Research

Here's a detailed timeline of CIA operation which called for conducting covert operations with Iraq as part of a larger effort to overthrow Hussein's government. (Funny, no mention of WMD's. Also, Gen Franks rejected it)

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Asia Times

A former Iranian ambassador and Islamic Republic insider has provided intriguing details to Asia Times about US covert operations inside Iran aimed at destabilizing the country and toppling the regime - or preparing for an American attack.

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National Journal

In the fall of 2003, as a federal criminal probe was just getting underway to determine who leaked the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame to the media, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the then-chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, soug

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LA Times

The forecast called for heavy snow on the route home, so the three pilots who had just flown a covert CIA-sponsored "extraordinary rendition" flight were forced to stay an extra night at the Gran Melia Victoria, a luxury hotel overlooking t

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