John Brennan played a key role in expanding a program of air strikes by unmanned drones on suspected terrorists in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen, which has killed more than 2,000 people.
President Barack Obama will nominate John Brennan as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Mr. Kiriakou first stumbled into the public limelight by speaking out about waterboarding on television in 2007, quickly becoming a source for national security journalists, including this reporter, who turned up in Mr. Kiriakou’s indictment last yea
Andrei Arbashe, a young Syrian Christian, had just gotten married and his wife was about to give birth. He had his life ahead of him. But thanks to the US/Saudi/Qatari/Israeli-supported rebels that was not to be. Instead he was beheaded by Obama
The rapid collapse of a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya exposed the vulnerabilities of State Dept. facilities overseas. But the CIA’s ability to fend off a second attack that same night provided a glimpse of a key element in the agency’s defensive
The Senate Intelligence Committee should make public a 6,000-page report on the CIA's detention and interrogation policies.
Petraeus was forced out of the CIA in part because his mistress read sensitive documents.
Weren’t those the greatest of days if you were in the American spy game?
"According to Lynnae Williams, former CIA clandestine service trainee and DIA analyst, the FBI and CIA use trolls to monitor social media and interact with users to discredit information disseminated on the web.
After a contentious closed-door vote, the Senate Intelligence Committee approved a long-awaited report concluding that harsh interrogation measures used by the CIA did not produce significant intelligence breakthroughs, officials said.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled that a German car salesman was a victim of torture and abuse, in a long-awaited victory for a man who had failed for years to get courts in the United States and Europe to recognize him as a victim.
The U.S. military judge overseeing the Guantanamo prosecution of five alleged conspirators in the September 11 attacks has issued an order maintaining secrecy over the defendants' experiences in clandestine CIA prisons.
President Obama formally recognized a newly formed Syrian opposition group as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people, the administration hopes will speed the downfall of President Assad and the formation of an alternative government.
No longer a turf war, the Pentagon and CIA work closely ...
European Union apparatchiks convened in Brussels on Monday to plot moves against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad and to plan for a “humanitarian” intervention in Mali.
In 2010, I said there had been a CIA coup in this country. The CIA runs the military, the drone program, and they are in drug trafficking. The CIA is a secretive government all on its own. With this new expanded Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Unsure how your private security firm makes money as the US war in Afghanistan winds down? One option: Go into the drug trade — specifically the lucrative business of fighting narcotics. The State Department needs a business partner
The Obama administration has ordered significant cutbacks in initial plans for a robust U.S. civilian presence in Afghanistan after U.S. combat troops withdraw two years from now, according to U.S. officials.
Americans need transparency of conventional warfare
The CIA has shuttered its unit dedicated to studying the impact of climate change on national security, shifting its activities elsewhere, an official said Tuesday.
Nothing titillates the nation’s capital like a sex scandal masquerading as a policy controversy.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence cut specific references to "al Qaeda" and "terrorism" from the unclassified talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice on the Benghazi consulate attack - with the agreement of the CIA and FBI.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing Friday morning that his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that “Al Qaeda involvement” was suspected
U.S. officials are demanding answers after learning soldiers who were trained, vetted and equipped by the U.S. government chased down and killed a 15-year-old boy in Honduras, a country plagued by crime where the U.S. is already
Judge Napolitano questions what was the FBI doing monitoring the head of the CIA's email?
Just two days after President Obama’s re-election, General David Petraeus, the CIA Director, has resigned from the administration over an extramarital affair.
A day after the surprise announcement that CIA Director David Petraeus was resigning because of marital infidelity, the pundits continue to miss the supreme irony. None other than the head of the CIA (and former bemedaled four-star general) has becom
CIA Director David Petraeus is stepping down due to extramarital undertakings, and in the course of his career as Head Safester he "redefined what it means to serve and sacrifice for one’s country" [meaning, sacrificing others] and he led the effort
An urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the US consulate and subsequent attack hours later on the annex itself was denied by the CIA who also told the CIA operators twice to "stand down" rather than help
The plea deal comes just months after the department announced that it was closing its investigation of the murders of prisoners in CIA custody without bringing a single charge.