President Barack Obama told hundreds of CIA employees Friday that the death of seven of their colleagues in a suicide bombing Dec. 30 in Afghanistan was a "summons . . . to carry on their work, to complete this mission, to win this war and to keep ou
Bush administration lawyers who drafted legal theories that led to waterboarding and other harsh treatment of terrorism suspects showed poor judgment but won't face sanctions for professional misconduct, according to a published report.
A joint US-Afghan force called in an airstrike on what turned out to be an Afghan army post after taking fire from there before dawn, killing 4 Afghan soldiers and prompting an angry demand for punishment from the country's defense ministry.
If a United States citizen was determined to have joined a foreign terrorist group, that person could be legally murdered under orders given by President George W. Bush after the 9/11 attacks. In spite of an administration change in Washington, D.
Two of the three men arrested on Tuesday along with "ACORN pimp" James O'Keefe for "maliciously tampering" with Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) phones in her New Orleans office have ties to the United States intelligence community.
U.S. Special Forces, the CIA and the National Security Agency have played an important part in the growing covert assistance program aimed at helping Yemeni forces track down and kill the leaders of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Martin Luther King, JFK, RFK and Malcolm X were murdered by an conspiracy involving the CIA, the US military and the Mafia under a four year reign of LBJ. An assassination COINTELPRO-like program? Jim Di Eugenio interviewed
Iran said it would take revenge on its arch-foes Israel and the United States for the killing of an Iranian scientist last week. Professor Massoud Ali-Mohammadi was killed in a bombing outside his home in Tehran on Tuesday. Officials have accused Isr
2 suspected US drone missile strikes killed at least 12 people in an area of Pakistan’s volatile northwest teeming with militants suspected in a recent suicide attack that killed seven CIA employees in Afghanistan, intelligence officials said.
The US intelligence community's information-sharing problems are nothing new, and there have been repeated attempts to correct them since 1955, when a congressional panel recommended the CIA director take charge of US intelligence efforts.
The CIA base attacked by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan this week was at the heart of a covert program overseeing strikes by the agency's remote-controlled aircraft along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, officials familiar with the installation said
As the U.S. and its allies try to overcome logistical hurdles and rush some 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan in 2010, intelligence officials are warning that the Taliban-led insurgency is expanding and that "time is running out" for the U.S.-led co
A suicide bomber who killed 7 CIA officers and contractors and wounded 6 others at an isolated CIA base in eastern Afghanistan was a Taliban infiltrator dressed in an Afghan Army uniform, according to US officials and a Taliban claim of responsibilit
US officials said the suicide attacker detonated explosives at Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost province near the Afghan border with Pakistan, killing 8 American civilians. A congressional official said CIA employees were believed to be among
A programmer who claims he produced software that detected hidden terrorist messages in Al Jazeera broadcasts was apparently responsible for a false alert in 2003 that grounded international flights. The 2003 incident raised the government’s security
Lithuania's intelligence agency helped the CIA set up secret prisons in the Baltic country, but it's unclear whether they were actually used to interrogate terror suspects, a parliamentary panel said Tuesday.
Palestinian security agents who have been detaining and torturing supporters of the Islamist organisation Hamas in the West Bank have been working closely with the CIA. The CIA is co-operating with security agents whose continuing use of torture has
Members of the Mujaheddin-e Khalq, or MEK, who reside in the 10-square-mile compound, have warned that they will not be taken out alive. Residents and Western officials fear the increasingly tense stalemate at Camp Ashraf could end in bloodshed. T
Lawyers for the Foreign Secretary mounted an extraordinary attack on High Court judges who want to disclose intelligence material relating to allegations of torture involving the CIA. David Miliband accused the 2 senior judges of irresponsibly "charg
The US contractor Blackwater is operating in Pakistan at a secret CIA airfield used for launching drone attacks, according to a former US official, despite repeated government denials that the company is in the country.
Private security guards from Blackwater Worldwide participated in some of the C.I.A.’s most sensitive activities — clandestine raids with agency officers against people suspected of being insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan and the transporting of det
An award-winning Iranian nuclear scientist traveled to Saudi Arabia earlier this year to perform a religious pilgrimage. He never returned. Shahram Amiri's mysterious disappearance is turning into a Middle Eastern whodunit involving nuclear secret
The US Air Force on Tuesday confirmed for the first time that it is flying a stealth unmanned aircraft known as the "Beast of Kandahar," a drone spotted in photos and shrouded in secrecy. The RQ-170 Sentinel is being developed by Lockheed Martin a
Two weeks ago in Pakistan, Central Intelligence Agency sharpshooters killed eight people suspected of being militants of the Taliban and Al Qaeda, and wounded two others in a compound that was said to be used for terrorist training.
The founder of Blackwater Worldwide acknowledged he helped the CIA with secret programs targeting top al-Qaeda leaders, a role he says was intended to give the agency "unattributable capability" in sensitive missions.
Osama bin Laden was unquestionably within reach of U.S. troops in the mountains of Tora Bora when American military leaders made the crucial and costly decision not to pursue the terrorist leader with massive force, a Senate report says. The repor
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The Obama administration is using mercenaries with the firm formerly known as Blackwater to kidnap and assassinate high value targets in Pakistan, according to a published report. The program, operated out of the US Joint Special Operations Comman
They said that the C.I.A. for years has cultivated relationships with foreign spy services — relationships that could be thrown into confusion if foreign spymasters were forced to deal with different American liaisons.
"You know who's guarding Hillary Clinton in Afghanistan right now? Blackwater," "You know who guards members of Congress? Blackwater. They have half a billion dollars in contracts in Afghanistan right now. CIA, State Department, Defense Department.