Obama’s decision to authorize the killing by the Central Intelligence Agency of a terrorism suspect who is an American citizen has set off a debate over the legal and political limits of drone missile strikes, a mainstay of the campaign agains
Now America finally gets to meet the real Oklahoma City Bomber, and hear his shocking account of his crime, as reported by McVeigh’s fellow death row inmate, David Paul Hammer....
On March 28, 2002, at exactly 2 AM, CIA, FBI and Pakistani intelligence agents raided 14 houses in Faisalabad, Pakistan and captured 52 alleged terrorists, including one who the Bush administration had wrongly claimed was the No. 3 person in al-Qaeda
Farmers cited high rainfall in some areas, drought in others, free seeds for alternatives crops and good prices for food crops, and a mystery disease withering plants in some areas. Some farmers accused the USA and UK of spraying their crops with che
The CIA received secret permission to attack a wider range of targets, including suspected militants whose names are not known, as part of a dramatic expansion of its campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan's border region,
A former rising star at the CIA accused of drugging, raping and taping Muslim women while stationed in the Middle East appeared before a federal judge in Virginia after skipping a pre-trial hearing and going on an apparent drug binge.
The United States has extradited former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega to France to face money-laundering charges after years of legal wrangling, US and French officials said. Noriega was placed on board an Air France jet, escorted by French pri
Porter J. Goss, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, in 2005 approved of the decision by one of his top aides to destroy dozens of videotapes documenting the brutal interrogation of two detainees, according to an internal C.I.A. do
1951: The United States faced an enemy with “no scruples about employing any weapon or tactic,” and nuclear weapons smuggled across porous borders threatened to devastate American cities. Sleeper cells might already be inside the country.
The American-led "engagement” policies towards Iran is going to result in the very war it wants to prevent, according to an Iranian CIA spy. He says the only way to prevent a possible nuclear war with Iran is to attack the country now. In the mea
As secretary of state, Henry Kissinger canceled a U.S. warning against carrying out international political assassinations that was to have gone to Chile and two neighboring nations just days before a former ambassador was killed by Chilean agents on
An unhappy federal judge on Tuesday approved a $3 million settlement with a former narcotics officer who said the CIA spied on him overseas. The approved settlement caps a 16-year fight for former Drug Enforcement Administration agent Richard A.
The Salt Pit death was the only fatality known to have occurred inside the secret prison network the CIA operated abroad. The death had strong repercussions inside the CIA that uncovered abuses in detention and interrogation procedures, and forced
An investigation into the destruction of CIA videotapes that depicted harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects appears to be nearing a close, ending a long inquiry in which authorities encountered a series of roadblocks in building a case.
On Nov. 28, 1953, Frank Olson, a bland, seemingly innocuous 42-year-old government scientist, plunged to his death from room 1018A in New York’s Statler Hotel, landing on a Seventh Avenue sidewalk just opposite Penn Station. Olson’s ignominious en
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top American commander in Afghanistan, has brought most American Special Operations forces under his direct control for the first time, out of concern over continued civilian casualties and disorganization among units
The Afghan government was holding secret talks with the Taliban's No. 2 when he was captured in Pakistan, and the arrest infuriated President Hamid Karzai, according to one of Karzai's advisers. The detention of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar - second
Under the cover of a benign government information-gathering program, a Defense Department official set up a network of private contractors in Afghanistan and Pakistan to help track and kill suspected militants, according to military officials and bu
A United Nations report on the existence of secret detention facilities in countries around the world puts most of the blame on the US and its Central Intelligence Agency. The report says that the CIA, under the pretext of fighting terrorism, runs sc
H. P. Albarelli’s True Thriller: A Terrible Mistake - The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments / James LeBlance - Let Us Help Your Community! The Unity Project
The suicide bomber behind the attack on a CIA base in Afghanistan lured U.S. and Jordanian intelligence officers into a trap by sending them misleading information about terrorist targets as well as videotapes he made of senior al-Qaeda leaders.
According to the documents, previously marked "Top Secret," between 2001 and 2007, the CIA briefed at least 68 members of Congress on the CIA interrogation program, including so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques."
A 2005 Human Rights Watch report, based on leaked logs of CIA-linked plane flights to Poland, claimed the U.S. spy agency housed a secret prison in Poland where it allegedly held and brutally questioned Al-Qaida prisoners. Poland has denied the
Turkish police detained 50 military commanders planning to blow up mosques in order to trigger a military takeover and overthrow the Islamic-rooted government. The nationwide sweep highlighted the ongoing struggle between the secular establishment an
Barre and the men are accused by the UN of committing horrific war crimes throughout the '70s thru the '90s that Somalia is still reeling from. Shockingly, along with refugees and victims of war crimes, some war criminals emigrated to the US, escapin
I like to consider myself a human rights activist, but I feel I have been completely ineffectual in my efforts. I am a survivor of grotesque MKULTRA and SRA abuse that continues to this day. I am the child of a man who claimed in 1973 to be theRead Letter
3 years ago, the BPC and Securing America's Future Energy staged another simulation, "Oil ShockWave," which examined US dependence on foreign oil as a national security threat. Founded by 4 former Senate Majority leaders
In 1974, far out in the Pacific, a U.S. ship pretending to be a deep-sea mining vessel fished a sunken Soviet nuclear-armed submarine out of the ocean depths, took what it could of the wreck and made off to Hawaii with its purloined prize. Now, Wa
The government launched a successful last-minute bid to persuade the court of appeal to erase the most damning details of MI5's complicity in torture from its decision in the Binyam Mohamed case – but has been unable to suppress a letter that details
In the past six weeks, Americans have witnessed two jarringly different -- but completely accurate -- views of al-Qaeda's terrorist network. One image was that of terrorist leaders being hunted down and killed by satellite-guided, pilotless aircraft.