More CIA Articles

  • CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers. Five agency employees — two lawyers...

  • Report: CIA officers read Senate emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA officers improperly accessed Senate computers, read the emails of Senate staff, and exhibited a "lack of candor" when interviewed by agency investigators, according to a declassified CIA inspector general's report. The document, released Thursday by the CIA, is a summary...

  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a...

  • Obama remains confident in CIA head John Brennan despite Senate spying

    President Obama remains confident in CIA Director John Brennan's leadership despite an independent investigation that concluded that the agency had overreached its authority by spying on Senate staffers.

  • New EMP fear: Missile attack over defenseless U.S. southern border, killing 90%

    A former CIA director is raising a new concern that Iran, or even North Korea, could send U.S. civilization "to a cold, dark halt" by firing a nuke over America's southern border which is largely absent of missile defenses.

  • If it's not OK to spy on senators, is it still OK to spy on citizens?

    CIA Director John Brennan admitted Thursday that agency officials acted improperly when they hacked Senate computers, according to the Associated Press.

  • Ex-CIA officers barred from reviewing report hitting them with harsh interrogation tactics

    In a stunning reversal, the administration has told some 10 former intelligence officers that they can't review a 6,000-page Senate report on controversial post-9/11 interrogation tactics is released.

  • Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under which they were subjected to torture. The ruling by the...

  • The CIA's Twitter #fail

    The CIA's venture into the social networking world is a colossal embarrassment thus far. It does, however, reveal something that Washington hoped to keep secret: that it remains fundamentally unsavvy about how to use social networking to advance policy -- rather than political -- goals.

  • Heroic Marine, nicknamed 'Lion of Fallujah,' finally honored for CIA service

    "Five wounded, one martyred," was the radio report from Iraqi coalition forces who fought alongside Marine Maj. Douglas Alexander Zembiec when he fell to small arms fire in 2007.

  • Secrecy, the no-fly list and concealed weapons

    It's a classic Orwellian nightmare: The government decides to deny you a right it extends to other people, but it won't tell you why and it won't tell you what you can do about it. You're stuck in purgatory, effectively convicted without being tried -- or even being told the charge against you.

  • Oops: Intelligence boss muffs 'rein' vs. 'reign'

    Snickers are raining down on the director of national intelligence for his confusion over the apparently devilish "rein" versus "reign."

  • A thought piece on Dick Cheney from the philosopher Michael Bay

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" has a villain who will remind viewers of a certain vice president back in the news: Dick Cheney.

  • President Obama is giving America the John Beale style of government

    If there's one takeaway from the John Beale saga, it's that our federal bureaucracy has grown far too powerful, and there's not nearly enough oversight and transparency to keep it in check.



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