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  • James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief

    James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief
    James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...
  • CIA torture didn't work

    The CIA is a rogue operation run by people who think they're entitled to do whatever they want. For years they've gotten away with it. But if President Obama agrees to release a summary of a declassified report on the agency's torture program, they won'...
  • Unlike other spy matters, Senate's probe of CIA's harsh interrogations raises partisan hackles

    WASHINGTON The toxic partisanship that's paralyzed most Washington lawmaking for years often spared congressional consideration of intelligence matters. Not this time. Not when the topic is the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques widely...
  • Senate panel finds CIA illegally interrogated terror suspects after Sept. 11

    WASHINGTON CIA officers subjected some terrorism suspects the agency held after the Sept. 11 attacks to interrogation methods that were not approved by either the Justice Department or their own headquarters and illegally detained 26 of the 119 in CIA...
  • Senate finds CIA illegally interrogated terror suspects after Sept. 11

    WASHINGTON CIA officers subjected some terrorism suspects it held after the Sept. 11 attacks to interrogation methods that were not approved by either the Justice Department or their own headquarters and illegally detained 26 of the 119 in CIA custody,...
  • Senate panel votes to declassify CIA interrogation report

    Senate panel votes to declassify CIA interrogation report
    The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee voted on Thursday to recommend declassification of the summary, findings and conclusions of its report on the CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation methods," which critics say amount to torture. Senator Dianne...
  • On TV, the spies have it

    On TV, the spies have it
    Spies, sex, drugs and a beaming Ronald Reagan. Those are the elements for one of the most arresting scenes you'll see this year on television. It will air Wednesday night on "The Americans," one of the most talked-about series this spring on cable TV....
  • The Feinstein rule: Spying is fine until it happens to you

    The Feinstein rule: Spying is fine until it happens to you
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's accusation that the Central Intelligence Agency has illegally spied on Congress has caused everyone from South Carolina's hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to on-the-run whistleblower Edward Snowden to weigh in.  ...
  • Review: 'The Accident' by Chris Pavone

    Review: 'The Accident' by Chris Pavone
    Book publishing is a dog-eat-dog world these days as the once-comfortable industry butts heads with shorter attention spans, shrinking discretionary income and cheaper-than-hardcover e-books. So I'd bet my e-reader that the people who work in New York's...
  • Obama's NSA compromise plan wins initial praise

    Obama's NSA compromise plan wins initial praise
    WASHINGTON — President Obama's new plan for the National Security Agency would significantly curb its authority, ending its vast collection of Americans' telephone records, but at the same time give the spy agency access to millions of cellphone...
  • Obama defends NSA spying in meeting with Chinese president

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands — President Obama on Monday defended U.S. surveillance programs as serving national security rather than commercial interests, in a wide-ranging meeting with his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of a nuclear summit. In...