U.S. covert human intelligence has specialized in failure.
Binalshibh was arrested in Pakistan in 2002 and whisked to a secret CIA prison, where he was subjected to “enhanced interrogation techniques.” He and 13 other high-value detainees were transferred to Guantanamo Bay in September 2006.
It would seem the CIA has gone back into their archives, blown the dust off the Phoenix Program, and put it into play again as the “Drone War.”
The Washington Post’s new owner, Jeff Bezos, is the founder and CEO of Amazon — which recently landed a $600 million contract with the CIA. But the Post’s articles about the CIA are not disclosing that the newspaper’s sole owner is the main
The National Intelligence Director can commit perjury and CIA officials can lie to Congress without nary an investigation let alone prosecution. Intelligence officials can run a torture program in violation of treaties and international law without
A top climate change expert at the EPA has admitted to defrauding the government out of more than $900,000 by claiming he was an undercover CIA agent so he didn't have to show up for work for months at a time.
The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change deserves to go to prison for at least 30 months for lying to his bosses and saying he was a CIA spy working in Pakistan so he could avoid doing his real job, say federal prosecuto
Tamerlan Tsarnaev feared he had been brainwashed to act on trigger phrase
One important aspect of the debate over the decision whether to be exclusively nonviolent in the Occupy movement relates to the role the CIA and Pentagon and think tanks play in funding and promoting nonviolent resistance training and why.
In March 2007, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson flew to Kish Island, an Iranian resort awash with tourists, smugglers and organized crime figures. Days later, after an arranged meeting with an admitted killer, he checked out of his hotel, slipped in
In March 2007, Levinson flew to Kish Island, an Iranian resort awash with tourists, smuggler and organized crime figures. Days later after a meeting with an admitted killer, he vanished. For years the U.S. has publicly described him as a private citi
Consumer advocates have asked the Federal Communications Commission to declare that AT&T violated a privacy rule in the Communications Act by selling phone records to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
A Freedom of Information request filed by government watchdog Judicial Watch revealed that former CIA Director Leon E. Panetta was the source who gave up secret information to the scriptwriter of “Zero Dark Thirty,” the Hollywood movie about the raid
According to a CIA document declassified in March 2006, the U.S. government lied publicly about pushing for a United Nations “on-the-spot” investigation into Soviet, Chinese and North Korean charges of U.S. use of biological weapons (BW) during the K
Not limiting their activities to the earthly realm, American and British spies have infiltrated the fantasy worlds of World of Warcraft and Second Life, conducting surveillance and scooping up data in the online games played by millions of people acr
Dubbed the RQ-180, will conduct the penetrating ISR mission that has been left unaddressed, and under wide debate, since retirement of the Lockheed SR-71 in 1998.
A few hundred yards from the administrative offices of the Guantanamo Bay prison, hidden behind a ridge covered in thick scrub and cactus, sits a closely held secret.
The agency offered detainees freedom, safety, and millions of dollars. Many top al-Qaeda operatives were killed as a result of the risky program.
Six months after President Obama signaled his desire to shift the campaign to the Defense Department, the CIA’s drone operations center in Langley, Va., is still behind the vast majority of strikes.
In the aftermath of the Boston bombings last spring, GOP Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham and others called on Barack Obama to treat the surviving suspect in the bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, as an “enemy combatant” rather than as a criminal defen
November 22, 2013, is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
But, they're too busy to go after them, because they're too busy going after raw milk farmers;
The Central Intelligence Agency is suffering major attrition among officers working closely with the nation's elite financial institutions, reports Jeff Stein for Newsweek.
Just as historical accounts in the old Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin would edit out any references to Leon Trotsky, so CBS News is editing out any references to its former news reporter and anchor Dan Rather in its “coverage” of the November 22, 1
The CIA is collecting bulk records of international money transfers handled by companies like Western Union under the same law that the National Security Agency uses for its huge database of Americans’ phone records
In January 2008, the NSA department in charge of energy issues reported it had managed, for the first time, to infiltrate OPEC in its entirety. OPEC, founded in 1960, has its main objective to control the global oil market, and to keep prices high.
Fifty years later, a complicit media still covers up for the security state. We need to reclaim our history
Al Jazeera has obtained the personal diaries of one of the highest-value detainees at Guantanamo
The C.I.A. is paying AT&T more than $10 million a year to assist with overseas counterterrorism investigations by exploiting the company’s vast database of phone records, which includes Americans’ international calls, according to government official
A Senate panel approved its annual authorization of funding for intelligence operations, including measures to increase spy agencies' ability to prevent leaks of classified information like those by former National Security Agency contractor Edward S