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Senate Intelligence Committee

Elise Foley

Dianne Feinstein: David Petraeus News 'Was Like A Lightning Bolt' | Elise Foley | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday her committee will investigate the Federal Bureau of I...

Michael Calderone

Lawmakers Pledge To Crack Down On Leaks | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.07.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Four top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committees condemned recent national security leaks during a Thursday news confe...

Disguising the Truth about U.S.-Sponsored Torture

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

As a nation founded on religious and moral values, we cannot begin to move past the shameful use of torture until we ensure that U.S. government-sponsored torture never occurs again. Justifications for the use of torture impede us from this important task.

America's Bloated Intelligence Bureaucracy

William Astore | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
William Astore

Lost is the lesson of 9/11: We didn't have a collection problem but a connection one. Yet our response has largely been not to find better ways of connecting the dots, but rather simply to collect more dots.

Dem Chairman Faults White House, Fellow Dems For Detainee Policy

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Friday faulted the White House and fellow Democrats for mischaracterizing provisi...

Sources: Pakistan Arrests Multiple C.I.A. Informants Involved In Bin Laden Raid

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER and KATHY GANNON | Posted 08.14.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Pakistan's intelligence service has arrested the owner of a safe house rented to the CIA to observe Osama bin Laden's compound before th...

Patriot Act Extension Signed By Obama

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Minutes before a midnight deadline, President Barack Obama signed into law a four-year extension of pos...

NY Times: Harsh Interrogation Methods Played 'Small Role At Most' In Bin Laden's Capture

The New York Times | SCOTT SHANE and CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 07.03.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Did brutal interrogations produce the crucial intelligence that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden?...

Jennifer Bendery

Key Senator: Bin Laden May Have Lived At Compound For Up To Six Years | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Monday that Osama bin Laden had been living on the compound where he was...

McCain Blocks National Intelligence Director Nomination

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A spokeswoman for Sen. John McCain says the senator is blocking President Barack Obama's nominee to be the director of national int...

Senate Committee Expected To Approve Intelligence Chief Nominee

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's nominee to be chief of U.S. intelligence, James R. Clapper, is expected to be approved by the Senate Intel...

When Paperwork Power Struggles Turn Dangerous

Ed Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Hooper

Diluted responsibilities and the lack of definitive chains of command in the U.S. Intelligence community are critically dangerous issues in the public eye.

Most Guantanamo Bay Detainees Were Low-Level Fighters, Report Confirms

New York Times | Charlie Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The 48 Guantánamo Bay detainees whom the Obama administration has decided to keep holding without trial include several for whom there is no evidence...

Intelligence Community Must Build Greater Trust

Pete Contostavlos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Contostavlos

We must keep the trust of intelligence professionals and war fighters on the front lines in order to provide timely, accurate and relevant information to policymakers and those who need it.

Top Spies Terror Warning: Shades of Bush

Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Stein

Which is it now -- imminent terrorist threat, or no threat? Certain or uncertain? Only last month U.S. intelligence officials were saying the Nigeria...

Kit Bond Pulls Out Of Intelligence Investigation

Washington Post | Peter Finn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said Friday that they will no longer participate in an investigation into the Bush administ...

CIA Wants DOJ To Investigate Assassinations Leak

Washington Independent | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The CIA is none too happy about the recent disclosure of apparently inchoate "significant actions" canceled by Director Leon Panetta. After the activi...

The Democrats' Selective Amnesia on Assassination: Clinton Did It and Obama Does It Too

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

The "secret" CIA assassination program that Dick Cheney allegedly concealed from Congress sounds a lot like the assassination policy implemented by President Bill Clinton.

Senate Probe Could Target Cheney For Interrogation Briefings

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dick Cheney, as vice president, was once the president of the Senate. Now he could become the target of a Senate investigation, for the Senate intelli...

Ryan Grim

Feinstein: Senate Committee Has Completed Torture Investigation Into Two High Value Detainees | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate intelligence committee's investigation into the treatment and interrogation of detainees is well underway, having already completed its loo...

Senate Republicans Join Campaign Against Obama Intel Chair

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

All seven Republicans on the Senate intelligence committee joined the chorus of criticism on Capitol Hill over the Obama administration's naming of a ...

Senate To Investigate CIA's Actions Under Bush

Los Angeles Times | Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Washington -- The Senate Intelligence Committee is preparing to launch an investigation of the CIA's detention and interrogation progra...

Feinstein: Bad Choice for Intelligence

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

If Dianne Feinstein's real goal was to protect us from Iraq's alleged WMD's, she would have called for the withdrawal of troops once they invaded and discovered that there weren't such weapons after all.

Dem Senator Reasserts Hard Line Against Torture After Blogger Outrage

New York Times | Scott Shane And Mark Mazzetti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After some bloggers raised concerns that Senator Dianne Feinstein might be shifting her stance on the issue of American interrogation policy, the Cali...

Congress Set For Showdown Over Destroyed CIA Tapes

ABC News | John Cochran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a closed door hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Congress plans to ask why the CIA destroyed tapes showing interrogations of suspected al-Qaeda opera...