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Pelosi: Cheney ‘set tone’ for CIA torture of prisoners

Pelosi: Cheney ‘set tone’ for CIA torture of prisoners

Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney “set a tone” for the interrogation and detention programs conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency…

Report says torture useless in hunt for bin Ladin

Report says torture useless in hunt for bin Ladin

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…

CIA-Senate spat raises concerns about oversight

CIA-Senate spat raises concerns about oversight

The government’s top intelligence lawyers on Wednesday renewed assurances that Congress is adequately monitoring U.S. surveillance programs. But it’s suddenly an awkward argument for the Obama administration, since the head…

A widening rift between the Senate and CIA

A widening rift between the Senate and CIA

The standoff between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee at its core is a battle over who owns the official history of one of the darkest eras in American…

What happened to missing CIA contractor Levinson?

What happened to missing CIA contractor Levinson?

The Obama administration faced intensified pressure Friday to find former CIA contractor Robert Levinson — both from lawmakers and the Levinson family — nearly seven years after he disappeared in…

‘Penny Lane:’ Another secret CIA operation at Gitmo

‘Penny Lane:’  Another secret CIA operation at Gitmo

A few hundred yards from the administrative offices of the Guantanamo Bay prison, hidden behind a ridge covered in thick scrub and cactus, sits a closely held secret. A dirt…

CIA Director nominee flip-flops on agency torture

CIA Director nominee flip-flops on agency torture

John Brennan, now President Barack Obama’s nominee to be CIA director, sat quietly around a conference table at the agency’s headquarters in Langley, Va., during briefings about the capture and…

CIA memo to destroy tapes had major omission

CIA memo to destroy tapes had major omission

When the CIA sent word in 2005 to destroy scores of videos showing waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics, there was an unusual omission in the carefully worded memo: the…

Death of a detainee at CIA hands

Death of a detainee at CIA hands

More than seven years ago, a suspected Afghan militant was brought to a dimly lit CIA compound northeast of the airport in Kabul. The CIA called it the Salt Pit.…

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