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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • '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-...
  • Movie review: Hilarious 'Spy' will slay you

    Comedies based on funny people in peril have been movie gold since the age of Charlie Chaplin. "Spy" proves that classic idea never ages out of style, even when it's about throwing stilettos rather than custard pies. This engaging secret agent farce...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pentagon seeks to shed 'dreary' image to attract Silicon Valley talent

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter sought Thursday to begin repairing the Pentagon’s relationship with the technology industry, reminding Silicon Valley about the fruits of innovation that came from closely working with the government. In a speech at...
  • 'The Americans' recap: KGB spies target Afghan commander

    'The Americans' recap: KGB spies target Afghan commander
    KGB spies Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) come face-to-face with an Afghan leader who mercilessly executes Soviet troops in “I Am Abassin Zadran,” the Season Three penultimate episode of “The Americans”...