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  • CIA intelligence gap hinders counter-terrorism efforts in Syria, Iraq

    CIA intelligence gap hinders counter-terrorism efforts in Syria, Iraq
    In mid-September, as the U.S. military prepared to launch cruise missiles against Islamic State militants in Syria for the first time, CIA analysts lobbied to expand the target list to include eight possible locations for leaders of a band of battle-hardened Al Qaeda operatives moving between towns west of Aleppo.
  • Edward Snowden 'confused,' John Kerry says

    Edward Snowden 'confused,' John Kerry says
        In an NBC interview, NSA leaker Edward Snowden has said he trained as a spy and never intended to wind up in Russia. The full interview, with Brian Williams questioning Snowden last week in Moscow, will air at 10 p.m. Wednesday (tonight) on...

    Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he was a trained spy

    WASHINGTON — Edward Snowden, who has admitted disclosing secret U.S. surveillance operations at home and abroad, says he was “trained as a spy” and given false names and undercover assignments abroad that made him more than a low-level...

    'Good Spy' scrutinizes Middle East CIA officer Robert Ames

    The collapse last month of America's latest efforts to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal marked another spin in the relentless cycle of heartache, conflict and terrorism in the Middle East. Arguably no American was more familiar with the region's...

    A new era of secrets and spies in Hollywood

    There is a scene that bookends "No Way Out," the 1987 espionage thriller starring Kevin Costner. He's a naval officer, a hero, being interrogated about the murder of the secretary of Defense's mistress. There are hints that he might be a double agent. You...