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State-Sanctioned Torture In The Age Of Trump

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump declared he would “immediately” resume waterboarding and would “bring back a hell of a lot worse ...

Ten Extremely Weird Documents in the CIA's Online FOIA Archives

Inverse | Posted 01.24.2017 | Weird News

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By James Grebey On Tuesday, the CIA uploaded 12 million declassified pages onto a searchable online...

Senate Confirms Mike Pompeo As CIA Director

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed Representative Mike Pompeoto be President Donald Trump’s Central Intelligence Agency director on Mo...

Of Course The CIA Gave Trump Standing Ovations. He Never Let Them Sit.

The Huffington Post | S.V. Dáte | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON – While President Donald Trump brags about how hundreds of CIA employees gave him standing ovations during his Saturday visit, it should ...

The Intelligence Community Does Need A Shake-Up

Ivan Eland | Posted 01.19.2017 | World
Ivan Eland

Originating from the dispute over whether the Russians hacked the U.S. election and tried to influence it, rumblings have come from the Trump transition team about reorganizing the intelligence community or parts thereof. That's not a bad idea at all.

Exposing The Man Behind The Curtain

Scott Ritter | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Scott Ritter

“When you attack a country,” John McCain, the long-serving Republican Senator from Arizona, who chairs the influential Senate Armed Services Commi...

Intelligence Report Concludes That Putin Intervened In U.S. Election To Help Trump Win

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 01.07.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Russian President Vladimir Putin directed efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election with the goal of helping President-elect Donal...

Weekend Roundup: Russian Intrusion in the U.S. Election Signals a New 'Code War'

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.17.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

Russian hackers have been implicated by the CIA and FBI in an audacious effort to sway voters in the recent U.S. presidential election in the directio...

Republicans Torch U.S. Intelligence Agencies Over Russian Hacking

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics

Republican members of Congress are complaining that U.S. intelligence agencies are refusing to brief them widely on a classified CIA report that concl...

Trump Transition Team Claims Russia Doesn't Exist

Spencer Green | Posted 12.13.2016 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Following CIA claims of Russian interference in the 2016 election, members of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team insist that Russia doesn'...

Trump Denies Conflict Of Interests -- He Says What's Good For Donald Trump Is Good For America

Christopher Lamb | Posted 12.13.2016 | Comedy
Christopher Lamb

"What's good for Donald Trump is good for America," he said.

Electoral College Must Not Vote Until Possible Trump Ties to Russian Hacking are Fully Investigated

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 12.12.2016 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

A petition asking the Electoral College not to vote on the next president until a full investigation is done of Russian interference in the 2016 US el...

Trump Selects Tea Party Rep. Mike Pompeo To Be CIA Director

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) announced Friday that he will accept a nomination from President-elect Donald Trump to lead the CIA. “I am honored to have...

Now Buoyed By The FBI, Clintons Fight To Hold On Against Trump ... Or, Not Quite Tales From The Vault

William Bradley | Posted 11.07.2016 | Media
William Bradley

With just six words, "We have not changed our conclusions," FBI Director James Comey may have ensured a perilous victory for Hillary Clinton. The hotl...

Company Confessions: Secrets, Memoirs, and the CIA

Thought Matters | Posted 10.01.2016 | Books
Thought Matters

By Christopher Moran Introduction I. If Walls Could Talk The secret of our success is the secret of our success. CIA Proverb. In autumn 1973...

9/11 Families Deserve Their Day In Court Against Saudi Arabia

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.26.2016 | World
Robert Naiman

This week the House and Senate are expected to vote on whether to override the President's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terror Act ["JASTA"]. JASTA would allow 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia over allegations Saudi officials were linked to the 9/11 attacks.

Bourne, Again: Leftish Spy Thriller Scores While Other Summer Tentpoles Fall

William Bradley | Posted 08.30.2016 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In this year of mostly misfiring big budget genre films, the rather belated return of star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass to the 'Jason Bourne' espionage franchise is a rare solid success.

The Risks Of Speculation: Turkey's Coup That Wasn't

Joe Lauria | Posted 08.11.2016 | World
Joe Lauria

More than two weeks after Turkey's dramatic failed coup, what exactly happened remains shrouded in mystery leaving only speculation that has hardened into "fact" in the absence of convincing evidence.

"Central Intelligence" Is a Dumbed Down, Formulaic Comedy

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.18.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Central Intelligence" (Warner ...

Reps. Conyers, Yoho: Sending MANPADS to Syria Is Still a Stupid Thing We Shouldn't Do

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.04.2016 | World
Robert Naiman

Concerns over the potential for terrorist groups to obtain MANPADS from U.S.-supplied insurgents have been greatly heightened by incidents in which terrorist groups captured U.S.-supplied weaponry in Syria.

How Tech Is Helping Us Fight Terrorism

Philip Kushmaro | Posted 04.26.2016 | Technology
Philip Kushmaro

Lately, a week doesn't pass without reports of a terrorist attack flooding the news -- there is a sinking realization that terrorism and martyrdom are...

Why We're Never Told Why We're Attacked

Joe Lauria | Posted 04.12.2016 | World
Joe Lauria

After a Russian commercial airliner was downed over Egypt's Sinai last October, Western media reported that the Islamic State bombing was retaliation ...

CIA-Backed Rebels at War With DOD-Backed Rebels

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 04.12.2016 | HuffPost Home
Rep. Alan Grayson

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse ...

CIA Left Inert Explosives On School Bus After Exercise

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - The CIA left behind inert explosives in a Virginia school bus used for a canine training exercise and students were transported in it befo...

CIA Photographed Detainees Naked Before Sending Them To Be Tortured

The Guardian | Adam Goldberg | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics

Classified pictures showing CIA captives bruised, blindfolded and bound raise new questions about US’s willingness to use ‘sexual humiliation’ o...