The Senate found a pattern of misinformation knowingly released by the CIA to convince the public that its torture program yielded valuable intelligence — and new forms of torture that have never been previously confirmed. What is most striking
A hotly disputed Senate torture report concludes that waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with the investigation.
• By Greg Miller, Adam Goldman and Ellen Nakashima
A report by the Senate Intelligence Committee concludes that the CIA misled the government and the public about aspects of its brutal interrogation program for years — concealing details about the severity of its methods, overstating the significance
On March 18, 2014 the U.S. released 84 pages of formerly secret information about investigations into the illegal diversion of weapons-grade nuclear material from a Pennsylvania plant into the clandestine Israeli nuclear weapons program.
“We have no way to determine who made the internal Panetta review documents available to the committee.... Further, we don’t know whether the documents were provided intentionally by the CIA, unintentionally by the CIA, or intentionally by
It sounds like something out of Homeland: at a secret location somewhere off the campus of the CIA, the agency leases space and hires contractors to run a top-secret network, which it fills with millions of pages of documents dumped from the
A behind-the-scenes battle between the CIA and Congress erupted in public Tuesday as the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the agency of breaking laws and breaching constitutional principles in an alleged effort to undermine the panel
Congressional aides preparing the Senate Intelligence Committee’s study of the CIA’s secret interrogation and detention program walked out of the CIA's headquarters with classified documents the CIA contended they weren’t authorized to have
The Central Intelligence Agency’s attempt to keep secret the details of a defunct detention and interrogation program has escalated a battle between the agency and members of Congress and led to an investigation by the C.I.A.’s internal watchdog into
On February 10th journalist and anti-drone activist Kareem Khan was kidnapped from his home in Rawalpindi. He was due to testify before the European parliament about the U.S. drone program the following Saturday.
President Obama is now considering whether to order the Central Intelligence Agency to kill a U.S. citizen in Pakistan. That’s big news this week. But hidden in plain sight is the fact that Amazon would be an accessory to the assassination.
US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland was caught on tape micro-managing Ukraine opposition party strategies with US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt. That the Ukraine regime-change operation is being directed from Washington
The Polish authorities refuse to comment on reports saying that Warsaw received 15 million dollars to host CIA secret prisons used to interrogate al-Qaeda suspects, allegedly operating in the country from 2002-2003, the Washington Post reports.
Intelligence historian Hugh Wilford discusses his new book, America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East. Here is a New York Times review of the book. His previous books include The Mighty Wurlitzer: How t
An effort by President Obama to transfer America’s lethal, highly classified drone program from the CIA to the Pentagon appears to have been thwarted by lawmakers wielding a secret weapon of their own.
President Barack Obama’s reported plan to shift control of armed drone operations from the CIA to the Pentagon has apparently been disrupted by lawmakers who have stepped in to help the CIA stay in the killing business, according to a report from The
Turkish anti-terrorist police raided the offices of an aid agency on the border with Syria on Tuesday, in part of what local media said was an operation in six cities against individuals suspected of links to al Qaeda.
Dozens of people from the US who fought in Syria [with US permission] have returned home and are under FBI surveillance, but American officials fear that they haven't identified all of them, several senior officials told ABC News.
A rejuvenated al-Qaeda-affiliated force asserted control over Fallujah, raising its flag over government buildings and declaring an Islamic state in one of the most crucial areas that U.S. troops fought to pacify before withdrawing from Iraq two year
Fifty years ago, exactly one month after John Kennedy was killed, the Washington Post published an op-ed titled “Limit CIA Role to Intelligence.” The first sentence of that op-ed on Dec. 22, 1963, read, “I think it has become necessary to take anothe
The 50-year-old Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, once considered the best-funded insurgency in the world, is at its most vulnerable in decades, due in part to a CIA covert action program that has helped Colombian forces kill at least
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