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  • Former CIA leader defends drone strikes, torture

    President Barack Obama ordered a barrage of CIA drone strikes in Yemen in 2013 that killed the al-Qaida operatives behind the most serious plotting against American interests in years, a former CIA leader says in a new memoir that broadly defends the...
  • Ex-FBI agent to undergo psychiatric exam after arrest at CIA

    A federal magistrate has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a former FBI agent who was arrested at CIA headquarters after a confrontation with security officers. Tunisia Davis of Alexandria was charged with interfering with a federal officer, a...
  • U.S. may revamp overseas hostage-rescue program

    U.S. may revamp overseas hostage-rescue program
    The White House is considering revamping its overseas hostage-rescue program after CIA drone strikes that mistakenly killed an American and an Italian held captive by terrorists in Pakistan, the latest incident to reveal gaps in U.S. counter-terrorism...
  • Debating drone strikes is justified — avoiding realities of war is not

    Debating drone strikes is justified — avoiding realities of war is not
    Up close and personal — that describes targeting individuals in wartime, even when impersonal drone aircraft and electronics are employed. On April 23, President Barack Obama announced — and took responsibility for — a U.S. drone...
  • Are we winning the drone war?

    Are we winning the drone war?
    Almost two years ago, President Obama announced that he was tightening the rules under which the CIA carries out drone strikes against suspected terrorists in Pakistan, Yemen and other countries. “Before any strike is taken, there must be a near-...
  • Rutter: Keeping secrets didn't work for Bulgaria either

    Rutter: Keeping secrets didn't work for Bulgaria either
    The American government spends $56 billion every year on spies and hit squads. What the $56 billion buys specifically is, of course, a secret that only other governments know because we are lousy at keeping the most secretive secrets from everyone but...
  • CIA manager who had been removed from his job is back

    A top CIA manager who had been removed from his job last year for abusive management has been named to a senior role in the agency department that conducts drone strikes. Jonathan Bank, 47, has been installed as deputy chief for counterintelligence at...
  • Rights groups criticize Sen. Burr after report that he called for killing US citizen

    WASHINGTON Civil liberties groups raised concerns Monday about reports that U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, had called in 2013 for the CIA to hunt down and kill an American citizen who had become a top al-Qaida operative, rather...
  • Federal government fails basic openness test

    Federal government fails basic openness test
    You’d think that if you were going to get a timely and adequate response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the federal government, it would be from the Department of Justice’s Office of Information Policy, which oversees the...
  • McCain renews push to end CIA control of drone strikes

    WASHINGTON Sen. John McCain renewed his effort to end the CIA's control over U.S. drone strikes after an attack on an al-Qaida compound in Pakistan killed two hostages. Now that drones have become "an integral part" of U.S. military operations, it...
  • US unveils 6-year-old report on NSA surveillance

    With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans' calls and emails. The Office...