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Matt Sledge

Intelligence Agencies Won't Release Reports On Excessive Secrecy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

A little more than three years ago, Congress passed a law ordering the nation's top intelligence agencies to review their classification procedures. T...

The Real Benghazi Scandal

Melvin Goodman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Melvin Goodman

When congressional Republicans complete manipulating the Benghazi tragedy, it will be time for the virtually silent Senate Intelligence Committee to take up three major issues that have been largely ignored.

Big Day For Obama's CIA Director Nominee

Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics

By RICHARD LARDNER, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled to vote on President Barack Obama's pick to l...

Obama's CIA Pick Could Affect Drone Program

The Washington Post | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

President Obama began his first term with a dramatic change of course for the CIA, issuing orders on his second day in office to close the agency's se...

The New Obama Doctrine, A Six-Point Plan for Global War

Nick Turse | Posted 08.14.2012 | World
Nick Turse

One thing is certain: American war-making (along with its spies and its diplomats) is heading ever deeper into "the shadows." Expect yet more clandestine operations in ever more places with, of course, ever more potential for blowback in the years ahead.

The Golden Age of Special Operations

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Andrew Bacevich

When it comes to military policy, the Obama administration's success in shutting down wars conducted in plain sight tells only half the story, and the lesser half at that.

Data Mining You

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In these last years, while so many Americans were foreclosed upon or had their homes go "underwater" and the construction industry went to hell, the intelligence housing bubble just continued to grow.

Why No One Would Listen

Eyal Press | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Eyal Press

What's worse: to be persecuted and indicted for trying to expose an act of wrongdoing -- or to be ignored for doing so?

Steve Kappes, CIA Deputy Director, Helped Cover Up Detainee Death, Washingtonian Reports

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CIA Deputy Director Steve Kappes helped cover up the death of a detainee at a secret interrogation facility in Afghanistan, according to a profile in ...

We Cannot Afford This

Charles S. Faddis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles S. Faddis

I have no doubt that the Attorney General is acting in what he believes to be the country's best interest. I also have no doubt that launching this inquiry will have a catastrophic effect on the CIA.

Why Rendition?

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

The president should be challenged. His campaign words on torture are empty, rendered meaningless with his "new" policy on rendition.

Sam Stein

Feingold Writes Holder: Investigate Bush-Era CIA Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Russ Feingold, who has played a leading private and public role in pushing for an investigation into possible illegalities under President Bus...

Obama Thanks CIA During First Visit To Langley; Defends Release Of Torture Memos

AP | NATASHA METZLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday defended before his most skeptical audience his decision to release Bush-era memos outlining inter...

Obama Weighs Airing CIA Tactics: Top Officials At Odds

Wall Street Journal | EVAN PEREZ and SIOBHAN GORMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is leaning toward keeping secret some graphic details of tactics allowed in Central Intelligence Agency interro...

Sam Stein

Jim Woolsey Praises Panetta, Obama's Foreign Policy Team

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former CIA Director and John McCain adviser Jim Woolsey professes to being "impressed overall by the quality" of Barack Obama's national security team...

Sam Stein

Obama Puts Out The Panetta Fire

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama was forced into his first real rift with congressional Democrats on Monday when two influential Senators complained publicly about not ha...

Obama Unlikely To Radically Overhaul Controversial Intelligence Policies

Wall Street Journal | SIOBHAN GORMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama is unlikely to radically overhaul controversial Bush administration intelligence policies, advisers say, an...