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Aspen Security Forum Highlights: ISIS, US Drone Strikes, and Transparency

Keosha Varela | Posted 09.28.2014 | Home
Keosha Varela

The 2014 Aspen Security Forum brought together top military brass, intelligence officials, and ambassadors to discuss hot button issues in international affairs, and possible solutions for more peaceful relations between nations. Below are highlights from these conversations.

NSA Surveillance

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The revelations that the U.S. government has been collecting phone and Internet data has reopened a debate about the balance between privacy and security, at a time when America is becoming an increasing target of terrorists.

Green Alert: Banks Use Bush Terror Team, Threat Tactics to Push Debit Card Fees

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Big banks and credit card companies have made a PR misstep in the fight over debit card charges. They're trying to use the Bush administration's anti-terror team to convince Americans that debit card fees are needed for our nation's security.

Refuting the Self-Fulfilling Torture Prophecy: A Response to Hayden and Mukasey

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Not torturing prisoners is one of our nation's proudest traditions, one of the features that define us. Yet, the men who served as CIA Director and Attorney General still believe in these techniques.

Secret "War on Terror" Prison on Diego Garcia Confirmed

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

This news will be an embarrassment to the US government, which has persistently denied claims that it operated a secret prison on Diego Garcia.

Guantanamo Trials: Another Torture Victim Charged

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

In the real world, where evidence obtained through torture is inadmissible, it remains unclear whether the government's attempts to set up a judicial system for alleged terrorists will ever be successful.

Jason Linkins

General Hayden Revises History In Iraq | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We gave this particular moment some special attention on our Sunday Morning Liveblog today, but it deserves some special attention and scrutiny. We'r...

Spy Chief Orders Probe Of Internal CIA Watchdog

Los Angeles Times | Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CIA Director Michael V. Hayden has mounted a highly unusual challenge to the agency's chief watchdog, ordering an internal investigation of an inspect...

CIA Bans Use Of Water-Boarding During Interrogations

ABC News | Brian Ross, Richard Esposito & Martha Raddatz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The controversial interrogation technique known as water-boarding, in which a suspect has water poured over his mouth and nose to stimulate a drowning...