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  • Robert Ames and the CIA's history of back-channel talks with 'the bad guys'

     Robert Ames and the CIA's history of back-channel talks with 'the bad guys'
    When reports surfaced in Washington this month that the Obama administration has been holding secret back-channel talks with Hamas over the last six months, the denials came swiftly. "These assertions are completely untrue," proclaimed State Department...
  • '24: Live Another Day' recap, POTUS has no choice...

    '24: Live Another Day' recap, POTUS has no choice...
    It’s tea time and we’ve finally reached the all-important part of the story arch where people actually start trusting Jack Bauer. Margot Al-Harazi is a step ahead of the United States government and has six U.S. drones under her command. Hell...
  • Laila Robins, Corey Stoll Join Showtime's 'Homeland'

    Showtime and Fox 21′s CIA spy thriller "Homeland" has two new recruits. "In Treatment's" Laila Robins will be a series regular in the upcoming season, playing Martha Boyd, the type A United States ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan....
  • '24: Live Another Day' recap, Of drone strikes and hospitals

    '24: Live Another Day' recap, Of drone strikes and hospitals
    The following takes place between 5-6 p.m. There's plenty to catch up on after last week’s thriller took every storyline of the season and twisted it in circles. Let’s start on the streets of London, where Simone Al-Harazi lay...
  • Rachel Marsden: CIA makes an ill-advised foray into the Twitterverse

    PARIS -- On June 6, the Central Intelligence Agency joined the social media platform Twitter with its first tweet: "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet." Presumably this is an attempt by the agency to develop its "brand." Here's...
  • CIA vs. the Senate: The Constitution demands action

     CIA vs. the Senate: The Constitution demands action
    CIA spying on the Senate is the constitutional equivalent of the Watergate break-in. In both cases, the executive branch attacked the very foundations of our system of checks and balances. President Obama is not President Nixon. He hasn’t been...
  • Obama's first response to CIA spying shouldn't be to praise its director

    Obama's first response to CIA spying shouldn't be to praise its director
    Whether he knew about it long ago or not, CIA Director John O. Brennan doesn’t come off looking good now that an internal report has found that his agency had done the very thing that he has been insisting all along it could not possibly have done:...
  • Senate report on CIA abuses delayed by fight over classified data

    Senate report on CIA abuses delayed by fight over classified data
    A long-awaited Senate report on the CIA's harsh interrogation of prisoners during the Bush administration will wait a while longer. The Senate and the White House can't agree on what to release to the public. Last week, after months of review, the White...
  • Greece intelligence on alert for traveling Islamist militants

    Greece’s National Intelligence Service said Tuesday that it was at “a heightened state of vigilance” for suspected militants, keeping close tabs on radical Muslims, and had detected at least six foreign fighters with the terrorist...
  • The intelligence community keeps lying

     The intelligence community keeps lying
    A diplomat was once defined as someone whose job is to lie for his country. That's apparently what makes diplomats different from intelligence officers, whose function is to lie to their country. How else can you explain why CIA Director John Brennan...
  • Snowden should cut deal and return to U.S., German minister says

    Snowden should cut deal and return to U.S., German minister says
    NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden is too young to spend his life dodging extradition in remote foreign locales, Germany's justice minister said Tuesday in advising the fugitive to return to the United States and face the charges against him. Snowden's...