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  • CIA acknowledges problems but maintains tactics helped thwart attacks

    WASHINGTON The intelligence community on Tuesday unleashed a vigorous defense of its work in fighting terrorism, with the CIA releasing documents and former officials making impassioned arguments to challenge a Senate committee's findings that the...
  • Report shows that, effective or not, treatment of CIA prisoners was brutal

    WASHINGTON The CIA interrogator snapped his fingers, and suspected terrorist Abu Zubaydah meekly lay down on the waterboarding table. Then the pain began, again. It was August 2002, at a secret overseas site code-named by the committee Detention Site...
  • Senate Intelligence Committee: CIA's interrogations vicious, ineffective

    WASHINGTON The CIA held at least 119 people in secret overseas prisons some of whom were innocent and subjected many to gruesome interrogations that didn't lead to any high-level terrorists including Osama bin Laden and were more vicious than the agency...
  • Torture remains a political football

    Torture remains a political football
    The catalog of horrors contained in Tuesday's report from the Senate Intelligence Committee ought to settle one argument for good: Yes, the CIA did use torture on suspected terrorists in its secret detention program a decade ago. Not convinced...
  • Justice Department broadens ban on racial profiling

    Justice Department broadens ban on racial profiling
    The Justice Department on Monday issued new guidelines to federal law enforcement officers that will regulate their use of racial profiling in investigations, an update to a policy first put in place in 2003 by then-Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft. The...
  • 'Homeland' recap: Taliban raid has far-reaching consequences

    'Homeland' recap: Taliban raid has far-reaching consequences
    Taliban commander Haissam Haqqani (Numan Acar) and his terrorist thugs storm the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan with devastating consequences on “13 Hours in Islamabad,” Episode 410 of Showtime’s “Homeland.” What Haqqani seeks and...
  • A hostage rescue fails

    A hostage rescue fails
    A U.S. commando raid over the weekend failed to free an American journalist held hostage by al-Qaida in a militant stronghold in Yemen. As U.S. forces closed in, the terrorists killed the journalist, Luke Somers, 33 and another hostage, South African...
  • U.S. hostage Luke Somers killed in Yemen during rescue attempt

    In the predawn hours Saturday, a team of elite U.S. commandos stepped off a tilt-rotor aircraft into the desolation of central Yemen, intent on rescuing American photojournalist Luke Somers from his militant captors. The team of 40 Special Operations...
  • American hostage dies in rescue attempt in Yemen

    WASHINGTON An American kidnapped more than a year ago in Yemen was killed during a U.S.-led military operation to rescue him, the Pentagon announced Saturday. Luke Somers, 33, a freelance photographer who'd been held by Al-Qaida in the Arabian...
  • Ashton Carter has his hands full trying to shape defense policy

    WASHINGTON How much difference can Ashton Carter make to the Obama administration's national security policy? President Barack Obama's nominee to be secretary of defense, if confirmed, will arrive at the Pentagon commanding nearly universal respect...
  • Eric Frein in letter to mom and dad calls for 'revolution'

    Eric Frein in letter to mom and dad calls for 'revolution'
    In a letter to his parents, Eric Frein called for a revolution against the government. Police say he also confessed to gunning down state police Cpl. Bryon Dickson, calling it an "assassination." The allegations came to light Thursday as officials...