The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal court Wednesday to force the Obama administration to release legal and intelligence records related to the killing of three U.S. citizens in drone attacks in Yemen last year.
"There are now so many phony "Private Secret Police" forces in the U.S. and around the world, and so many official secret-secret armies and secret-known armies, that all kinds of false flag, treasonous, or merely corrupt activities become very high p
CBS News‘ Scott Pelley appears to be one of the very few American journalists bothered by, or even interested in, the fact that President Obama has asserted and exercised the power to target U.S. citizens for execution-by-CIA without a shred of due p
Leon Panetta on murdering Americans.
The call from the Central Intelligence Agency came on a December afternoon in 2009 while Gary Anderson was skiing with his three children. It’s about your wife, the agency man said. Standing inside Eagle Rock ski lodge in Pennsylvania, Anderson pl
The inspector general opened its investigation after a series of AP articles that revealed how the NYPD, working in close collaboration with the CIA, set up spying operations that put Muslim communities under scrutiny.
Former New York City Police Commissioner and Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton said Tuesday that it was important for local police agencies to exchange and coordinate information with the CIA regarding terrorism. “In dealing with informatio
A senior CIA analyst resigned Tuesday amid accounts that she had been pressured to step down after her husband — a former agency employee — was charged with leaking classified information to the press.
The Justice Department on Monday charged a former Central Intelligence Agency officer with disclosing classified information to journalists about the capture and brutal interrogation of a suspected member of Al Qaeda, Abu Zubaydah — adding another ch
Liberia’s Charles Taylor, the first African head of state to be prosecuted for war crimes by an international tribunal, used to work for the CIA. Taylor had a relationship with the US spy agency for years, although the details of what he actually did
The CIA's top lawyer never approved sending a veteran agency officer to New York, where he helped set up police spying programs. Such approval would have been required under the presidential order that Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said authorize
Agents with Israel’s Mossad agency posed as American CIA agents in operations to recruit members of the Pakistani militant group Jundallah, a report in Foreign Policy magazine said Friday.
A series of CIA memos describes how Israeli Mossad agents posed as American spies to recruit members of the terrorist organization Jundallah to fight their covert war against Iran.
The Obama administration denied any role in Wednesday’s killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist, the latest in a series of events that have exacerbated tensions with Iran. The assassination of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was the latest in a year that ha
The United States on Monday defended a draft amnesty law for Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, saying a Gulf Arab deal granted him protection from prosecution in order for him to leave power. It said the deal brokered last year by the Gulf Coop
"She's also lying when she says US funding of Al-Qaeda was a response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. As the planners openly admit, US funding of Al-Qaeda was taking place prior to the invasion. Its purpose was to encourage the Soviets to inte
In 3 years, the administration has built an extensive apparatus for using drones to carry out targeted killings of suspected terrorists and stealth surveillance of other adversaries. The apparatus involves dozens of secret facilities, including 2 ope
In yet another display of democracy and "People Power," the unarmed protestors in Syria have set off two bombs in Damascus targeting government buildings and killing some 40 people. This latest "peaceful demonstration" occurred conveniently on the
When New York undercover officers and informants were infiltrating a mosque in Queens in 2006, they failed to notice the increasingly radical sentiments of a young man who prayed there. Police also kept tabs on a Muslim student group at Queens Colleg
Since September, at least 60 people have died in 14 reported CIA drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal regions. The Obama administration has named only one of the dead, hailing the elimination of Janbaz Zadran, a top official in the Haqqani insurgent ne
Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, an Iranian-American from Arizona, apparently in his late 20s. In the video, the man says he joined the United States Army after graduating from high school in 2001, served in Iraq and received training in languages and espionage
Escalating its confrontation with the CIA, the militant organization Hezbollah released what it said were the names of agency officers working in Lebanon in a television broadcast that aired there last week. The exposure creates new security risks
Data obtained by Amnesty International shows that the US has repeatedly transferred ammunition to Egypt despite security forces’ violent crackdown on protesters. A shipment for the Egyptian Ministry of Interior arrived from the US
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Thursday of stirring up protests against his 12-year rule and said foreign countries were spending hundreds of millions of dollars to influence Russian elections.
In northern Bucharest, in a busy residential neighborhood minutes from the heart of the capital city, is a secret the Romanian government has long tried to protect. For years, the CIA used a government building codenamed "Bright Light" as a makesh
Here is a very informative Slate article on how certain establishment insiders made a fortune from prior knowledge concerning early CIA covert actions. And here is the more detailed scholarly study in forensic economics which provided the basis for t
the Times on Wednesday alleged that the blast had not been a military accident, and that the city's nuclear facility was damaged. The report quotes Israeli intelligence officials who based their conclusion on updated satellite images showing smoke
"Two Scandals, One Connection: The FBI link between Penn State and UC Davis" Another Member of the National Security Higher Education Advisory Board is Michael Crow, President of ASU
Journalist and historian Webster Tarpley reported from Damascus this week and said that the CIA, Mossad and MI6 are orchestrating much of the violence in Syria (see Tarpley’s interview with Alex Jones).