Previously censored documents released late Friday by the Dept. of Justice shed more light on the FBI investigation into CIA interrogation tactics. In 2003, the FBI sent repeated warnings to the Dept. of Defense, but abusive interrogations occurred f
An Italian judge sentenced 23 Americans to up to eight years in prison on Wednesday for the abduction of a Muslim cleric, in a symbolic condemnation of the CIA "rendition" flights used by the former US government.
An Italian judge sentenced 23 Americans to up to eight years in prison on Wednesday for the abduction of a Muslim cleric, in a symbolic condemnation of the CIA "rendition" flights used by the former U.S. government. The Americans were all tried in
An Italian judge on Wednesday began deliberating the fate of 26 Americans and seven Italians charged with kidnapping an Egyptian terror suspect in 2003, as the first trial in the world involving the CIA's extraordinary rendition program drew to a cl
Newly released White House tapes from the Vietnam War era portray President Kennedy wrestling over the fate of South Vietnam's strongman. Audiotapes and transcripts of four days of White House meetings released this week by the John F. Kennedy Presi
Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald famously declared in the Valerie Plame affair that "there is a cloud over the vice president." Last week's release of an FBI interview summary of Dick Cheney's answers in the criminal investigation underscores wh
Former vice president Richard B. Cheney told a special prosecutor in 2004 that he was unable to recall his role in most of the pivotal events that led to the uncloaking of a clandestine CIA officer in the run-up to the Iraq war, according to newly re
The brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been getting regular payments from the Central Intelligence Agency. Ahmed Wali Karzai is a suspected player in Afghanistan's opium trade and has been paid by the CIA over the past 8 years for services
Juanita Castro, sister of Cuban rulers Fidel and Raúl Castro, cooperated with the CIA in the 1960s -- a time when the U.S. agency was plotting to assassinate Fidel and overthrow his revolution -- according to an exclusive Univisión-Noticias 23 report
Last Friday, October 16, the New York Times, for the first time, shined a light onto the JFK-CIA-Joannides scandal with a story entitled “C.I.A. Is Still Cagey About Oswald Mystery.” The story soon began appearing in other mainstream newspapers and o
The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard accused the United States, Britain and Pakistan of having links with the Sunni militants responsible for a suicide bombing that killed five senior Guard commanders and 37 others. Iran's president said
Is the Central Intelligence Agency covering up some dark secret about the assassination of John F. Kennedy? Probably not. But you would not know it from the C.I.A.’s behavior. For six years, the agency has fought in federal court to keep secret hundr
Congress is set to allow the Pentagon to keep new pictures of foreign detainees abused by their U.S. captors from the public, a move intended to end a legal fight over the photographs' release that has reached the Supreme Court. Federal courts hav
A House intelligence committee meeting was abruptly terminated when Justice Department officials refused to be sworn in before briefing the lawmakers. They were to brief the committee on the 2001 shootdown of a plane over Peru that was carrying Ameri
The Central Intelligence Agency is opening a Center on Climate Change. Its mission is to examine the national security impact of phenomena such as desertification, rising sea levels, population shifts and heightened competition for natural resources.
The CIA is deploying teams of spies, analysts and paramilitary operatives to Afghanistan, part of a broad intelligence "surge" that will make its station there among the largest in the agency's history, U.S. officials say. When complete, the CIA's
The U.N. nuclear agency has no proof that Iran has or once had a covert atomic bomb program, it said on Thursday, dismissing a report that it had concluded Iran was on its way to producing nuclear weapons. The International Atomic Energy Agency reaff
The United States spent $75 billion over the past year to finance worldwide intelligence operations that employ 200,000 people, according to an unprecedented disclosure by the nation's top intelligence official.
Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair told reporters that although combating extremism, issuing warnings, countering weapons proliferation and supporting military operations overseas remain major priorities, the 16 agencies that make up t
Some of the detainees have already been held at Bagram for as long as six years. And unlike the prisoners at the Guantánamo Bay naval base in Cuba, these detainees have had no access to lawyers, no right to hear the allegations against them and only
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During my interview last night with 27-year CIA analyst Ray McGovern on the Mike Malloy Show (which I've been guest hosting all this week), the man who used to personally deliver the CIA's Presidential Daily Briefings to George Bush Sr., among other Presidents, offered an extraordinarily chilling thought --- particularly coming from someone with his background.
In a conversation at the end of the hour (audio and transcript below), as I was trying to pin him down for an opinion on whether or not he felt it was appropriate for CIA Director Leon Panetta to have reportedly attempted to block a
A CIA whistle-blower complained in 2001 that the agency broken US laws by failing to pursue allegations that Peruvian spy master Vladimiro Montesinos trafficked in drugs and laundered money. The CIA classified the complaint as "Secret.''
From 2003 to 2006, the Bush administration quietly tried to relax the
draft language of a treaty meant to bar and punish "enforced
disappearances" so that those overseeing the CIA's secret prison system
would not be criminally prosecuted under its provisions, according to
former officials and hundreds of pages of documents recently
declassified by the State Department.
The increased damage to NATO tanks by Taliban forces has come from anti-tank mines provided by the United States to the jihadi movement in Afghanistan in the 1980s.
When it came time for a CIA employee to testify during the
court-martial of Army Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer, however,
officials went to great lengths to protect the employee's identity,
erecting a high, Army-green tarpaulin to shield him from spectators.
Even the unidentified man's employment by the CIA was off-limits, until
Welshofer's civilian attorney mentioned it in a slip of the tongue.
A potential witness in the Oklahoma City bombing case had contact with the CIA. That is just one of dozens of revelations in a document released by the CIA, in response to a lawsuit by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue.
When the CIA revived a plan to kill or capture terrorists in 2004, the agency turned to the well-connected security company then known as Blackwater USA. Blackwater offered the services of foreigners supposedly skilled at tracking terrorists in lawless regions and countries where the CIA had no working relationships with the government.
Kay Griggs’ report of world events and the power elite paints a picture that begins to explain the hows and whys of our current global scenario.
In a highly unusual legal step, a federal judge has ordered the
government to grant an attorney a security clearance so he can
represent a disgruntled former narcotics officer in a lawsuit against a
former CIA officer.
U.S. officials denied American troops were violating Philippine laws by engaging in combat against Muslim militants, saying they were only training Filipino soldiers and their mission was temporary.
Allegations that U.S. troops in the southern Philippines are building permanent structures and joining the fight against al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf militants have roiled nationalist and left-wing forces opposed to the American presence.