More CIA Articles

  • Stephanopoulos asks, CIA answers: Yes, ISIS is pretty dangerous

    ABC News' George Stephanopoulos asked over the weekend whether there is a danger of the U.S. overreacting to the threat posed by ISIS.

  • Is Obama getting a bum rap on the failed Foley rescue mission? Examiner Editorial

    After Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden, President Obama and the White House were criticized for leaking classified information about the raid in what critics called an effort to harvest positive media attention. Some have leveled similar criticism regarding Wednesday's revelation that U.S....

  • The tortuous debate over the CIA's 'torture' report

    The biggest political drama of the summer isn't about Hillary Clinton or immigration reform. It's the intense behind-the-scenes battle between the CIA and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence over the committee's report on the CIA's alleged torturing of terrorist detainees during the...

  • 20 watchdog groups call for Brennan's resignation

    A coalition of 20 transparency and ethics watchdog groups are fed up with CIA Director John Brennan's leadership and are calling on President Obama to ask him to step down.

  • The intelligence community's secrets and lies

    A diplomat was once defined as someone whose job is to lie for his country. That's apparently what makes them different from intelligence officers, whose function is to lie to their country.

  • Democrats steamed that White House let the CIA censor a torture report

    Senate Democrats say the White House has pledged to work with them in "good faith" to resolve their differences over redactions to their torture report, but they're still furious that President Obama allowed the CIA, instead of the White House, to take the lead in censoring it.

  • Senate's torture report delayed indefinitely

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she has put off the release of the report until further notice because redactions by intelligence officials are obscuring the report's findings.

  • Saxby Chambliss calls Democrats 'absolutely wrong' about CIA tactics

    The senior Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee Sunday ripped Democrats for a soon-to-be-released review of Central Intelligence Agency interrogation practices, saying that the techniques in question foiled terrorist plots.

  • Dianne Feinstein says intelligence officials 'significantly redacted' torture report

    The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said the CIA has heavily redacted her panel's final report of its investigation into the agency’s detention and interrogation practices.

  • Obama: 'We tortured some folks' after 9/11

    President Obama acknowledged Friday that the U.S. "tortured some folks" in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, highlighting CIA shortcomings ahead of the release of a Senate report on the agency's interrogation techniques.

  • Why Obama can't sweep aside his John Brennan problem at the CIA

    As it did when other agency chiefs came under fire, the White House dismissed calls for Brennan's head, labeling the matter a "misunderstanding" and trying to move past the embarrassing episode. But for President Obama, it won't be that easy, for one simple reason: Democrats are furious.

  • Key Senate Republican defends CIA Director John Brennan

    In his strongest defense of Brennan to date, Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said an inspector general's report shows that the CIA head didn't direct or know in advance about the agency snooping on Senate staffers' computers.

  • 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.

  • CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a devastating report by his own inspector general sided...

  • 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...



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