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CIA read emails of Senate staff

CIA read emails of Senate staff

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…

CIA director changes his tone on Senate spying

CIA director changes his tone on Senate spying

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…

Lots of reason for shame at CIA’s tactics

Lots of reason for shame at CIA’s tactics

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…

CIA operatives involved in torture denied report viewing

CIA operatives involved in torture denied report viewing

About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts…

Did Iraq pullout hurt American spying efforts?

Did Iraq pullout hurt American spying efforts?

When John Maguire was a CIA officer in Beirut in the late 1980s during that country’s bloody civil war, he spent weeks living in safe houses far from the U.S.…

Should the U.S. kill Americans with drones?

Should the U.S. kill Americans with drones?

An American citizen who is a member of al-Qaida is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials say, and the Obama administration is wrestling with whether to kill him…

Obama orders NSA to stop spying on World Bank, IMF

Obama orders NSA to stop spying on World Bank, IMF

President Barack Obama has ordered the National Security Agency to stop eavesdropping on the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank as part of a review of intelligence…

America is losing its way in war against terrorism

America is losing its way in war against terrorism

Three disclosures this week show that the United States is losing its way in the struggle against terrorism. Sweeping government efforts to stop attacks are backfiring abroad and infringing on…

Barrack Obama: Just another George W. Bush? Perhaps even worse?

Barrack Obama:  Just another George W. Bush? Perhaps even worse?

Ironically, the current occupant of the White House won his first term in 2008 as a die-hard opponent of George W. Bush and promised to overturn the abuses and lies…

A life surrounded by spycraft

A life surrounded by spycraft

In the suburbs edged by woods midway between Baltimore and the nation’s capital, residents long joked that the government spy shop next door was so ultra-secretive its initials stood for…

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