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  • 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...
  • Berlin vs. Washington: When friends spy on friends

    Commenting on the execution of a French nobleman by Napoleon, the French diplomat Talleyrand supposedly observed: "It was worse than a crime — it was a blunder." That consummate expression of realpolitik certainly applies to the alleged U.S....
  • Arthur J. Walker dies at 79; sold classified documents to Soviets

    Arthur J. Walker, a conspirator in one of the biggest U.S. spy cases since World War II, was a surprisingly trusting soul. When FBI agents wanted to talk to him in 1985 after arresting his brother John on suspicion of espionage, Walker voluntarily...
  • Why Germany feels dissed

    Why Germany feels dissed
    I arrived in Berlin last week hoping to see something rare: a country that's prosperous, well-governed and even happy, if only because it was just crowned champion of soccer's World Cup. Germany is all those things, and Germans know they are doing well....
  • NSA tracked email accounts of leading Muslim Americans, report says

    NSA tracked email accounts of leading Muslim Americans, report says
    The National Security Agency and the FBI allegedly tracked email accounts of five Muslim American leaders between 2006 and 2008, according to an NSA spreadsheet of email addresses disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The spreadsheet, which...
  • Germany orders out American as spy charges strain relations

    Germany demanded the departure from the country of the top spy at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin on Thursday, dramatizing its deepening unhappiness with reports of U.S. intelligence operations targeting its officials. Following accusations of two cases of...
  • Bowe Bergdahl's captors: Who, where and why?

    Bowe Bergdahl's captors: Who, where and why?
    The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years. For much...
  • 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....