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  • Fate of jailed and missing Americans hangs over Iran talks

    WASHINGTON As a June 30 deadline approaches for a nuclear deal with Iran, the fate of four Americans imprisoned or missing in the Islamic Republic hangs over the talks and has provoked a debate on Capitol Hill. Three a former Marine, a pastor and a...
  • Broken scale: Two CIA leakers receive two kinds of justice

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday, May 13: Disproportionate penalties given to two CIA employees who leaked secrets raise a question about the fairness of American justice. On April 23 a judge sentenced...
  • Former CIA officer sentenced to 3½ years in Iran leaks case

    The list of leakers sent to prison for exposing government secrets is one name longer with Monday's 3 ½-year sentence for former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling. Although his lawyers expressed relief that the sentence was relatively light compared with...
  • 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."...
  • Senators demand CIA's Brennan admit computer search improper

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration and the CIA may have put behind them the agency's intrusions into computers used by Senate Intelligence Committee staffers to compile their scathing report on the agency's torture of suspected terrorists, but some...
  • New push to give Pentagon the lead on drone strikes

    The deaths of an Italian and an American in a covert CIA drone strike in Pakistan — and the rhetorical contortions required of the president when he informed the world — have breathed new urgency into a long-stalled plan to give the Pentagon...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...