New operatives, Hayden said, are being asked to take more risks. The agency's new mission — targeting transnational terrorist groups as well as rival states — is causing CIA to stretch to produce "non-traditional" cover identities for u
The ACLU said Wednesday it is suing Jeppesen Dataplan Inc., a subsidiary of Boeing Co., claiming it provided secret CIA transportation services to shuttle three terrorism suspects overseas, where they were tortured.
An unclassified summary of outed CIA officer Valerie Plame's employment history at the spy agency, disclosed for the first time today in a court filing by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, indicates that Plame was "covert" when her na
Valerie Plame Wilson, was a “covert” CIA officer who repeatedly traveled overseas using a “cover identity” in order to disguise her relationship with the agency.
In a move sure to raise even more questions about the decision to go to war with Iraq, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will on Friday release selected portions of pre-war intelligence in which the CIA warned the adminstratioin of the risk
Here's the press conference that Dr. Paul and Mike Scheuer gave yesterday in educating a former NY City mayor. Dr. Paul also gave a book list for him to read as well. I love this stuff.
The following is a letter from Michael F. Scheuer, former Chief of the CIA's Osman bin Laden Unit, to the editor of Antiwar.com, regarding Congressman Ron Paul's exchange with Rudy Giuliani about why the al Qaeda network has targeted the US
Two intelligence assessments from January 2003 predicted that the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and subsequent U.S. occupation of Iraq could lead to internal violence and provide a boost to Islamic extremists and terrorists in the region, according to
Ammunition shipments to local gun shops and police departments are being delayed for months because the Army has more than tripled its demand for small caliber ammunition.
The officials, who include senior White House adviser Karl Rove and Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, argued that the judge should dismiss a lawsuit filed by Wilson that stemmed from the disclosure of Plame's
If they question why we died, Tell them because our fathers lied. Rudyard Kipling
The American Prospect talks to Armanda Spataro, an Italian prosecutor in the first-ever trial of those involved in America's "extraordinary rendition" policy.
US intelligence recently undertook a "significant" covert action with notifying Congress, as required by law, the House Intelligence Committee disclosed in a new report on the 2008 intelligence authorization bill.
A former warlord who for a time had been on the CIA payroll was sworn in Friday as mayor of Mogadishu and announced a plan to pacify this turbulent African capital within 3 months by requiring resident to turn in their guns.
A US judge has thrown out an indictment against Cuban Luis Posada Carriles, a former CIA contractor linked to the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner. Posada allegedly entered the US illegally in 2005, but charges were dismissed on Tuesday
The former CIA chief is earning big money from corporations profiting off the war -- a fact not mentioned in his combative new book or heard on his publicity blitz.
With his trial on immigration charges set for May 11, the US government has filed a motion in federal court seeking to bar the international terrorist Luis Posada Carriles from testifying on his role as an agent of the CIA.
Court orders in January that brought President Bush's warrantless terrorist surveillance program under existing law have limited the intelligence that agencies can collect, Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell told a Senate committee
A Swiss court has acquitted three Swiss journalists on charges of violating state secrecy requirements for publishing an intelligence intercept of the Swiss intelligence service that confirmed the existance of a CIA "blacksite" detention fa
In a new book that will likely add more fuel to the debate over the war, former CIA Director George Tenet says that his agency warned the Bush White House that a U.S. invasion could lead to "anarchy and the territorial breakup" of Iraq.
George Tenet has a story to tell. With his appearance tonight on "60 Minutes" and the publication of his new memoir, "At the Center of the Storm," the former director of the CIA is out to absolve himself of the failings of 9/11 a
An Iraqi man accused of being a key aide to Osama bin Laden and a top leader of al-Qaeda was arrested late last year on his way to Iraq and handed over to the CIA, the Pentagon announced yesterday, in what became the first secret overseas
Former CIA director George Tenet says in a new book that there was no serious debate within the US administration ahead of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, according to US media reports Friday.
The Senate's No. 2 Democrat says he knew that the American public was being misled into the Iraq war but remained silent because he was sworn to secrecy. "The information we had ... was not the same information given to the American people.
The CIA warned the Bush White House seven months before the 2003 Iraq invasion that the U.S. could face a thicket of bad consequences, starting with "anarchy and the territorial breakup" of the country, former CIA Director George Tenet writ
George J. Tenet, the former director of central intelligence, has lashed out against Vice President Dick Cheney and other Bush administration officials saying they pushed the country to war in Iraq without ever conducting a “serious debate” about whe
Concerned about the growing dependence of the nation's spy agencies on private contractors, top intelligence officials have spent months determining just how many contractors work at the CIA, DIA, FBI, NSA and the rest of the spook alphabet soup.
Ex-CIA Director George Tenet says the intelligence extracted from terror suspects in the Agency’s “High Value Detainee” program, which includes so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques,” was more valuable than all the other terror intelligence ga
A top Italian court said Wednesday it would review the indictment of 26 Americans, mostly CIA agents -- a move which could delay any start of the trial for the 2003 kidnapping of a Muslim cleric. Italian prosecutors have accused the Americans
To deal with potential bioterrorism, the government will focus on buying new medicines for anthrax, smallpox and acute radiation syndrome, according to a Bush adminstration plan. The plan's release came on the same day that Democratic