| Mar 12, 2015
| 7:00 AM
In 2013, George Washington University released newly declassified documents that confirmed the CIA was behind the 1953 overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.
The covert operation was carried out to prevent the nationalization of the...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 10:08 AM
Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus — perhaps the most revered military commander of his generation — has agreed to a plea deal for passing highly classified material to Paula Broadwell, his biographer and erstwhile mistress. General...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 12:59 AM
In February 2009, the Senate intelligence committee gathered in a soundproof room to learn the stomach-churning details of the brutal interrogations the CIA conducted with its first important al-Qaida prisoners.
Committee aides distributed a report based...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 9:11 AM
Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the CIA, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable and close espionage gaps amid widespread concerns about the spy agency's limited insights into a series of major global...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 12:05 AM
"Let me be very clear, I have always conducted myself appropriately and in accordance with the law." — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, who is under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor....
| Mar 6, 2015
| 6:51 PM
After more than a decade of hunting terrorists, stopping plots and scrambling from crisis to crisis, the CIA has concluded it has been outflanked and outwitted on a critical front: digital tradecraft.
On Friday, the CIA acknowledged that it was time...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:55 AM
Patrice Lumumba was the first democratically elected leader of Congo. Born in 1925 and educated at mission schools, Lumumba deepened his mastery of French on his own and was proud of his facility with the language. Handsome, ambitious, brilliant,...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 2:32 PM
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.
Sterling, 47, of Missouri was convicted of six...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:46 PM
In an unprecedented news conference from CIA headquarters, agency Director John Brennan admitted that some officers had engaged in “abhorrent” conduct in their interrogations of terrorism suspects, but he insisted that the secret program had...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 3:50 PM
To the editor: Since at least the Munich Summer Olympics in 1972, the world has fallen prey to new breeds of virulent, barbaric Islamist radicals who have done the following gruesome things: beheadings; suicide bombings; bombs in cars, buses, subways,...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 5:28 PM
When CIA interrogators waterboarded their first prisoner, Al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah, on Aug. 4, 2002, they justified the simulated drowning as a vital tool to extract secrets about future attacks against the United States.
But after 20 days of...