Monday, July 27, 2015
CIA
GreatWar-edited

‘The Great War Of Our Time’ Goes Inside The CIA, To A Point

In his book The Great War of Our Time, former CIA deputy Director Michael Morell explains the blunder that led to Saddam Hussein being deposed and sent him into hiding in a spider hole.

June 21, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Dreamland: The True Tale Of America’s Opiate Epidemic’

Dreamland is a tale of two artificial and highly permeable membranes. One separates legal and illegal drugs, the other Mexico and the United States.

June 14, 2015
Trey Gowdy

Straining To Attack Clinton, ‘New York Times’ And Trey Gowdy Deliver Libya Squib

Republican staffers on the House Select Committee on Benghazi plainly leaked Clinton emails to the paper of record — in frustration that their probe is headed nowhere.

May 19, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Guantánamo Diary’ By Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, wrote a 466-page memoir from his cell, which is a hellish account of perpetual torture.

May 17, 2015
SixtiesBooks-edited

The Long Sixties: What Did We Know, And When Did We Know It?

If there are lessons to be extracted from these three books, they have as much to do with the dangers of elite consensus as with those of dissent.

May 10, 2015
The Central Intelligence Agency logo is displayed in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008 (AFP/Saul Loeb)

Iran-Backed Rebels In Yemen Loot Secret Files About U.S. Spy Operations

U.S. officials say the names of confidential informants and plans for counterterrorism strikes have been exposed.

March 26, 2015
David Petraeus addresses the media as CIA Director

David Petraeus To Plead Guilty To Giving Classified Material To Mistress

David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty for sharing classified material with Paula Broadwell.

March 3, 2015
David Petraeus

Talk Of Petraeus Indictment Raises Legal Questions For His Ex-Paramour

David Petraeus’ former paramour may be in legal trouble, too.

January 13, 2015
Al-Qaeda and Taliban detainees captured in Afghanistan after the 2001 terror attacks were transferred to the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Human Rights Groups Urge Criminal Investigation Into CIA Torture

The Senate torture report is spurring new calls to prosecute Bush administration officials.

December 23, 2014
Al-Qaeda and Taliban detainees captured in Afghanistan after the 2001 terror attacks were transferred to the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

September 11 Detainees In Guantanamo Get Copies Of CIA Torture Report

Could the torture report boost the 9/11 detainees’ criminal defenses?

December 15, 2014
The Central Intelligence Agency logo is displayed in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008 (AFP/Saul Loeb)

Incoming Senate Intelligence Chief Plans ‘Real Time’ Scrutiny Of CIA

Find out how the North Carolina Republican plans to keep tabs on the CIA.

December 15, 2014
The Central Intelligence Agency logo is displayed in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008 (AFP/Saul Loeb)

Torture Is Not Only Morally Corrupting, But Ineffective As Well

The CIA torture report reveals a genuine threat to democracy itself.

December 13, 2014
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Senate Report Confirms CIA Had ‘Black Site’ At Guantanamo, Hid It From Congress

Inside one of the most shocking revelations from the CIA torture report.

December 12, 2014
Director of Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan takes questions from reporters during a press conference at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, December 11, 2014 (AFP/Jim Watson)

Q&A: Senate Torture Report Opens Political Wounds

Everything you need to know about our national debate over torture.

December 11, 2014
CIA

Intelligence Gleaned From CIA Torture Focus Of Debate

CIA officials are pushing back against the Senate’s conclusion that torture made America no safer.

December 11, 2014
The Central Intelligence Agency logo is displayed in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008 (AFP/Saul Loeb)

CIA Chief Acknowledges Some ‘Abhorrent’ Terror Interrogations

Find out what John Brennan had to say in his first press conference since the release of the Senate torture report.

December 11, 2014
AlternateFeedingCVIA

Cartoon: TMI From The CIA

For too many Americans, ignorance is bliss.

December 11, 2014
Afghan policeman

U.S. Shuts Down Last Detention Center In Afghanistan

The Defense Department no longer operates any prisons in Afghanistan.

December 11, 2014
Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (C) speaks to reporters about the committee's report on CIA interrogations at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on December 9, 2014 (AFP/Saul Loeb)

Will We Torture Again?

The reaction to the Senate’s shocking torture report raises troubling questions about the future.

December 11, 2014
CIA

CIA Struggled To Keep Rationalizing Brutal Interrogations, Report Shows

The CIA kept finding new reasons to keep torturing prisoners.

December 10, 2014
BushCheneyTorture

Cartoon: Does Torture Work? George W. Bush Thought So

Cartoon: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney respond to the torture report.

December 10, 2014
Al-Qaeda and Taliban detainees captured in Afghanistan after the 2001 terror attacks were transferred to the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

At CIA’s ‘Salt Pit’ Prison, Torture Reigned, With Little Oversight

Learn more from the Senate’s horrifying CIA torture report.

December 10, 2014
Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

The Senate Torture Report: Crimes Without Punishment

The CIA broke international law and American values. How can the nation hold torturers accountable?

December 10, 2014
Guantanamo Bay

Will History Or The Law Judge CIA’s Interrogations As Illegal Torture?

Will CIA officers face any legal consequences for the Senate Intelligence Committee’s revelations?

December 9, 2014
John McCain

Report’s Release Strengthens U.S. Security And Stature, McCain Says

At least one prominent Republican backs Democrats’ decision to release the CIA torture report.

December 9, 2014
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