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Robert Baer

A Baer Look Inside the CIA--and Torture

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Ximena Ortiz

The Senate torture report shows that detainee abuse was used not as a last, but sometimes as a first, resort after 9/11. Torture was executed not in a painstaking, precise manner, but by interrogators who lumbered casually and carelessly into it.

'You Can't Outsource National Security'

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before Edward Snowden began leaking national security secrets, he twice cleared the hurdle of the federal government's background check ...

American Muslims In The Obama Era, 9/11 And What Americans' Don't know About Islam?

Omid Memarian | Posted 11.14.2011 | Religion
Omid Memarian

In a multimedia project that reports on the difficulties, hopes and expectations of the American Muslim community... I hope to provide a glimpse into the lives and concerns of an expanding, media-sensitive and misunderstood community.

Former CIA Official: Israel Will Bomb Iran in September

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

A longtime CIA officer who spent 21 years in the Middle East is predicting that Israel will bomb Iran this fall, dragging the United States into another major war and endangering U.S. military and civilian personnel throughout the Middle East and beyond.

On Car Bombs and Righteous Leaks: A Conversation With Robert Baer

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Lybarger

Robert Baer retired from the Central Intelligence Agency after 20 years in 1997, but he's still learning about security threats from the region that was his specialty, the Middle East.

Suicide Bombers, "Christian Crusaders"

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Mills

The combined military might of the U.S., NATO, the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police could not stop a small band of insurgents from striking at the heart of Kabul.

Robert Baer, Former CIA Operative: "Afghanistan Is Making Us Less Safe" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Former CIA officer and author Robert Baer argues that "Afghanistan is a quagmire that everyone wants us in," in a new video segment from the Brave New...

My Conversation with Former CIA Officer Robert Baer

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

2009-09-01-tavisbaer.jpgI spoke with Baer on statements made Sunday by Dick Cheney regarding the investigation the treatment of terror suspects.

Obama, Islamic World and Obstacles of "Mutual Respect"

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

You cannot just declare respect and move on, you must recognize how much damage your predecessor has done.

"America's Secret War" - Current's "Vanguard" Special Report

Current TV’s “Vanguard” | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Current TV’s “Vanguard”

There's been a lot of talk about whether the U.S. and Iran are going to war. The real question is whether the U.S. and Iran are already at war... ...

"Sopranos" Creator Trial Heads To The Jury

AP | JANET FRANKSTON LORIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Both sides were to present closing arguments Wednesday in a trial over whether "Sopranos" creator David Chase owes a New Jersey man money for his help...