| Mar 20, 2015
| 1:45 PM
To mark the Iranian new year, President Barack Obama on Friday paid respects to Robert Levinson of Coral Springs, a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran eight years ago while reportedly working as a spy for the CIA.
The president recalled Levinson...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 3:49 AM
A Pakistani judge on Tuesday ordered that criminal charges be filed against a former CIA lawyer who oversaw its drone program and the one-time chief agency operative in Islamabad over a 2009 strike that killed two people.
Former acting general counsel...
| 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 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,...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Former CIA Director David Petraeus plea-bargained to a misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material after having given classified government information to his onetime mistress, Paula Broadwell. How was Petraeus'...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 6:27 PM
Agility and digital savvy traditionally haven't been the strong suits of government agencies, so it's encouraging that CIA Director John O. Brennan wants a big investment in cyberespionage and a new Directorate of Digital Innovation as part of what he...
| 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...
| 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 9, 2014
| 2:51 PM
One of the chief points of the Senate’s report on the CIA’s torture of prisoners at its secret detention camps is that the expressed justifications for the often brutal interrogations shifted depending on circumstances. A prime example is...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 7:46 PM
The most extensive review of U.S. intelligence-gathering tactics in generations is set to be made public Tuesday and is expected to reignite a post-Sept. 11 public debate over the use of torture to combat terrorism.
The Senate Intelligence Committee's...