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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...

    CIA apologizes, admits it improperly searched Senate computers

    CIA apologizes, admits it improperly searched Senate computers
    The CIA acknowledged Thursday that its employees had secretly searched Senate computer files related to an investigation of the agency’s Bush-era harsh interrogation program, apologized to key senators and abandoned its previous insistence that it...

    Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

    Obama: 'We tortured some folks'
    In startlingly blunt phrasing, President Obama on Friday acknowledged the CIA’s use of brutal interrogation tactics in the years after the Sept. 11 attack, even as he defended the agency’s top spy, who is a veteran of the era. “We...