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  • Former CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter James Risen

    A federal jury Monday convicted former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling for revealing to reporter James Risen highly classified details of a U.S. operation designed to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.
  • 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-...

    CIA torture report shows shifting rationales for brutal interrogations

    One of the chief points of the Senate’s report on the CIA’s torture of prisoners at its secret detention camps is that the expressed justifications for the often brutal interrogations shifted depending on circumstances. A prime example is...

    Plan to release report on CIA interrogation tactics prompts warnings

    Plan to release report on CIA interrogation tactics prompts warnings
    The most extensive review of U.S. intelligence-gathering tactics in generations is set to be made public Tuesday and is expected to reignite a post-Sept. 11 public debate over the use of torture to combat terrorism. The Senate Intelligence Committee's...

    Senate report says CIA torture methods yielded no useful intelligence

    The CIA's brutal interrogations of terrorism suspects from 2002 to 2008 led to false confessions and fabricated information, produced no useful intelligence about imminent terrorist attacks and were so badly run that the CIA lost track of captives,...