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  • Judge unseals letters of support filed in Petraeus case

    Political, military and international figures are among the nearly three dozen people who filed letters of support for former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was ruined for sharing classified materials with a mistress who was writing his...
  • SEAL Team 6 and the secret history of U.S. kill missions in Afghanistan

    As the U.S. military focused heavily on the Iraq war in 2006, the general in charge of the secretive Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) noticed something alarming: The Taliban was regrouping in Afghanistan, and the United States didn't have the...
  • Privacy fight is far from over

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Sunday, June 7: The Senate's passage of the USA Freedom Act last week marks the first time since the Nixon administration that Congress chose to rein in a powerful intelligence agency...
  • How a CIA officer and a suspected terrorist came to agree about al-Qaida plot

    How a CIA officer and a suspected terrorist came to agree about al-Qaida plot
    In the immediate aftermath of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the CIA and other intelligence agencies worked to track down potential al-Qaida plotters around the world as the plotters tried to come up with fresh ways to sow panic in the United States....
  • 'The Great War of Our Time' goes inside the CIA, to a point

    'The Great War of Our Time' goes inside the CIA, to a point
    In his book "The Great War of Our Time," former CIA deputy Director Michael Morell explains the blunder that led to Saddam Hussein being deposed and sent him into hiding in a spider hole. Hussein, Morell writes, had overestimated the U.S. intelligence-...
  • Son implores Iran to release Coral Springs man missing for eight years

    Son implores Iran to release Coral Springs man missing for eight years
    WASHINGTON — Daniel Levinson implored Congress on Tuesday to pressure Iran into divulging the whereabouts of his father, Robert Levinson of Coral Springs, a former FBI agent and CIA spy who is the longest-held hostage in American history. "No...
  • Rachel Marsden: Intelligence agencies need to knock off the fearmongering

    PARIS -- Parts of the U.S. Patriot Act expired on Sunday. You may not have noticed, but the terrorists did. At least that's what CIA Director John Brennan said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "I think terrorist elements have watched very carefully what has...
  • Former Maryland man held at Guantanamo alleges CIA torture

    Former Maryland man held at Guantanamo alleges CIA torture
    A former Maryland resident imprisoned at Guantanamo was subjected to mistreatment while in CIA custody far in excess of what has previously been disclosed, including being hung from a wooden beam for three days and kept in total darkness for nearly a...
  • Boy Scouts president's call to end gay leader ban draws mixed reaction

    Boy Scouts president's call to end gay leader ban draws mixed reaction
    Robert M. Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America, urged the group on Thursday during its annual meeting in Atlanta to end its ban on gay leaders, saying the prohibition “cannot be sustained.” “I truly fear that any other...
  • White House calls new report on Osama bin Laden raid 'baseless'

    White House calls new report on Osama bin Laden raid 'baseless'
    A published report in Britain that disputes the official U.S. account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011 drew sharp criticism Monday from the White House, which said the story was full of "inaccuracies and baseless assertions."...
  • 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...