BEIRUT -- Negotiations over the future of Syria are not taking place in Geneva. They're taking place on the battlefields of Idlib and Aleppo. And it's not the opposition that's winning: it's the Assad regime, backed by Russia. This victory will have grave consequences for the U.S. and Europe-led security infrastructure in the Middle East and beyond.
After Augusto Pinochet led a coup d'état in Chile on September 11, 1973, he exiled Allende's Foreign Minister, Orlando Letelier. After Letelier sought asylum in the United States, Pinochet believed he was acting as an informant to the U.S. government.
Photo: Barry Eisler Barry Eisler, known to millions of readers for his edge-of-your-seat thriller novels, which include his bestselling John Rain a...
If we're to accept George Santayana's dictum that those who forget the past are "condemned to repeat it," the U.S. should be extremely cautious about who we're arming and the deadly long-term effects that could easily blowback to the American homeland.
Current relations - Source: Sputnik News There have been many objections to what is denominated as the Russian interference in Syria, more speci...
Multiple sources have now confirmed efforts by the CIA to hire Sarah Palin as a national security advisor.
There hasn't been a rah-rah movie since American Sniper, and it certainly paid off for that film. 13 Hours should engender the same kind of attention and success. The politics are played down in the movie, but it should still find an audience that will put into it whatever they want to see and feel.
2015 was a great year for Patel. He had an opportunity to interview high-profile individuals - including the former Director of the CIA. He published a book and he secured a deal to co-author another book with a Hollywood producer and screenwriter.
If one reads carefully The Devil's Chessboard along with James Douglass's superb book, JFK and the Unspeakable, the reader will come away with a deeper understanding of the "crime of the century" that synthesizes the most relevant details that 50 years of scholarship and investigation have provided.
Tech firms have an obligation to comply with reasonable and specific requests, in order to solve and thwart crimes. And it just seems like the right thing to do. With increasing terrorist attacks on soft targets, our domestic and foreign intelligence agencies should not be "handcuffed" while they seek to save lives and solve crimes.
When it comes to Trump, it is easy to vilify and jump on the backlash bandwagon, but it has been comparatively more difficult for Americans to vocalize their mortification for what has already happened.
In all the talk about the Venezuelan government's alleged "repressiveness," there has been little to no discussion of its neighbor, and close U.S. ally, Colombia, whose military admittedly killed over 5,000 of its own civilians and claimed they were guerillas in order to justify the continued massive military support from the U.S.
COUNTER-TERRORIST EXPERT, ANAT HOCHBERG-MAROM, EXPLAINS HOW MARKETING IS A NECESSARY WEAPON FOR DEFEATING ISIS. By Rory Winston Way before idiosyn...
Source: Reuters It's been almost two weeks since the downing of the Russian fighter jet at the Turkish-S...
In a provocative interview with Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer for his KCRW podcast "Scheer Intelligence," John Kiriakou, author of The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror, details his 15 years as a CIA analyst and counterterrorism operation officer specializing in the Mideast.
The Showtime documentary, "The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs," which will air Saturday night, pulls the curtain back on America's most secret agency and sheds light on its successes and failures.