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CIA To Investigate Wikileaks Documents

Washington Examiner | Sara A. Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CIA Director Leon Panetta said the agency's Office of Security will "fully investigate" the WikiLeaks documents released on a public web site. "In som...

CIA Launches 'W.T.F.' WikiLeaks Task Force

Washington Post | Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Officially, the panel is called the WikiLeaks Task Force. But at CIA headquarters, it's mainly known by its all-too-apt acronym: W.T.F. The irrever...

Haiti Elections -- Is This What Democracy Looks Like?

Jane Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jane Regan

2010-11-26-Screenshot20101126at6.19.18PM.pngGo ahead and vote on these photos... since you can't vote in the questionable elections funded by US tax dollars to be held in Haiti on Nov. 28.

ART OF WAR: Modern Art Used As Weapon By CIA During Cold War

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern a...

CIA Director Panetta Declares War

Richard H. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard H. Smith

I have reservations about the basic counter-terrorist strategy in Afghanistan and beyond, inherited from a disreputable Republican administration. Unfortunately, I haven't heard of a better alternative.

U.S. Pushing To Expand CIA Operations In Pakistan

Wall Street Journal | JULIAN E. BARNES and ADAM ENTOUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON--The U.S. is pushing to expand a secret CIA effort to help Pakistan target militants in their havens near the Afghan border, according to s...

Peace at Last? No thanks to the State Department ...

Roger Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Roger Warner

A tentative deal between the Laotian government, anti-government guerrillas, and expatriated Lao refugees could finally bring an end to a little-known conflict that grew out of the Vietnam War.

CIA Sues Former Spy Over Book

ABC | MATTHEW COLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A CIA lawsuit threatens to turn a little-known two-year-old tell-all by a disgruntled former spy into a bestseller. Within hours of the lawsuit's fili...

CIA Was Warned About Afghan Base Bomber, Inquiry Finds

New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Three weeks before a Jordanian double agent set off a bomb at a remote Central Intelligence Agency base in eastern Afghanistan last Dece...

CIA Escalates Pakistan Campaign, Diverting Drones From Afghanistan

Wall Street Journal | ADAM ENTOUS, | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON--The U.S. military is secretly diverting aerial drones and weaponry from the Afghan battlefront to significantly expand the CIA's campaign ...

"Obama's Wars": The Real Story Bob Woodward Won't Tell

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

For almost four decades, under cover of his supposedly "objective" reporting, Woodward has represented the viewpoints of the military and intelligence establishments. Often he has done so in the context of complex inside maneuvering.

AP: Ex-CIA Officer Accused Of Electric-Drill Torture Now Training CIA Operatives As A Contractor

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A former CIA officer accused of revving an electric drill near the head of an imprisoned terror suspect has returned to U.S. intell...

U.S. Intel Agencies Catching al-Qaeda in its own Web

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

Devastated by Predator attacks, al-Qaeda is transforming from a terrorist group that uses propaganda into a propaganda group that outsources terrorism.

CIA Has Several Afghan Government Figures On The Payroll, Former U.S. Officials Say

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The CIA has multiple members of the Afghan government on its payroll in order to help it keep track of various factions within the ...

Peculiar Posner

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Baker

At first glance, I thought my eyes were deceiving me. Here's a complaint letter to the editor published in The New York Times, from a man representing...

Top Karzai Aide Appears To Have Been On CIA Payroll For Years

New York Times | DEXTER FILKINS and MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The aide to President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan at the center of a politically sensitive corruption investigation is being pai...

CIA May Send Predator Drones Into Yemen

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The White House, in an effort to turn up the heat against al-Qaida's branch in Yemen, is considering adding the CIA's armed Predato...

When Paperwork Power Struggles Turn Dangerous

Ed Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Hooper

Diluted responsibilities and the lack of definitive chains of command in the U.S. Intelligence community are critically dangerous issues in the public eye.

The Secrecy State

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

In our otherwise financially bankrupt society, where we can afford virtually nothing that actually helps people, money is no object in the Secrecy State, described by the Washington Post a in harrowing tale of government gone wild.

The Case For Reining In Washington's Out-Of-Control Intelligence Community

Time | Robert Baer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No one intended to create a monster bureaucracy after 9/11 -- Washington has always thrown money and people at a problem rather than good ideas. But n...

Spy vs. Lawyer: How Human Rights Advocates Ended Up Snooping On The CIA

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The CIA probably doesn't want you to know this, but unmasking its covert operatives isn't as hard as you'd think....

One "Spy Czar" Too Many?

Richard H. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard H. Smith

Nearly as inevitable as Death and Taxes is the perpetuation of a Government mistake - especially when that mistake is an ill-conceived bureaucracy con...

Enabling the Needle and the Damage Done

David Vognar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Vognar

People use drugs for whatever energy they're after or hiding from, yet drugs just sap us of our energy and make waste. Too many people of extraordinary heart and head have been hooked.

Shadow Elite: Why Did Military Top Brass Flout Its Own Chain of Command?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

In December, the top U.S. intelligence officer in Afghanistan bypassed traditional boundaries and used a think tank to deliver a blistering report on the state of intelligence-gathering in that country.

Removing the Dots

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brock Cohen

Shouldn't a person be able to determine how the government intends on keeping us safe from terrorists without having to enlist Wile E. Coyote ACME Flowcharts Ltd.?