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  • Obama remembers Coral Springs man still missing in Iran

    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...
  • How the CIA can get from spy to cyberspy

    How the CIA can get from spy to cyberspy
    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...
  • Review: 'Death in the Congo' by Emmanuel Gerard and Bruce Kuklick

    Review: 'Death in the Congo' by Emmanuel Gerard and Bruce Kuklick
    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,...
  • CIA torture report shows shifting rationales for brutal interrogations

    CIA torture report shows shifting rationales for brutal interrogations
    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...
  • Former CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter James Risen

    Former CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter James Risen
    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...
  • Plan to release report on CIA interrogation tactics prompts warnings

    Plan to release report on CIA interrogation tactics prompts warnings
    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...
  • Senate report says CIA torture methods yielded no useful intelligence

     Senate report says CIA torture methods yielded no useful intelligence
    The CIA's brutal interrogations of terrorism suspects from 2002 to 2008 led to false confessions and fabricated information, produced no useful intelligence about imminent terrorist attacks and were so badly run that the CIA lost track of captives,...
  • CIA director, on defensive, admits flaws in interrogation program

    CIA director, on defensive, admits flaws in interrogation program
    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...
  • CIA torture report seen abroad as proof of U.S. human rights duplicity

    Revelations about Central Intelligence Agency mistreatment of captive terrorism suspects spurred worldwide revulsion Tuesday and provided ammunition to foreign critics who accuse the United States of a double standard on human rights at home and abroad....
  • Focus on terrorist threats, not CIA interrogation methods

    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,...
  • CIA struggled to keep rationalizing brutal interrogations, report shows

    CIA struggled to keep rationalizing brutal interrogations, report shows
    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...