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Covert Operations

The Maxwell Smarts of USAID Are at It Again in Cuba

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
William M. LeoGrande

Four months after the Associated Press uncovered USAID's secret attempt to create ZunZuneo, a Twitter-like instant messaging service created to send subversive messages to Cuban users, AP has blown the cover on yet another covert USAID operation in Cuba.

How Presidential War Came Out of the Shadows -- and We Went Into Them

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In the last decade a high-tech, privatized, covert version of war has become presidential property, fought at the White House's behest by robots, warrior corporations, and two presidentially controlled "private" forces.

Does the Mossad have Spy Vultures?

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

Early this week, a vulture flew across the Israeli border into Saudi Arabia, where it was captured on suspicion of espionage.

Patriot Games: Why the New Valerie Plame Film Matters

Stuart Connelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Connelly

Seeing the new Doug Liman film Fair Game last night was a chilling reminder of the power of the presidential agenda, and the cruelty with which those in the ruling class can crush the truth in the name of whatever they've got cooking.

Three Clues That CEOs or Politicans Are Lying to You

Todd Kashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Todd Kashdan

There's nothing wrong with an assumption that people are inherently good while giving them the benefit of the doubt. All I ask is that you go beyond the surface content of what people talk about.

Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC): Playing the Xenophobia Card in an Election Year -- a Case Study

William E. Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William E. Jackson Jr.

Playing the xenophobic card has become part of Myrick's standard repertoire in sounding the alarm over the threat of terrorism. What is her purpose, other than to spread fear and suspicion for political gain?