Tag: CIA

Barbara Myers: The Other Conspirator

June 2015

The secret origins of the CIA’s torture program and the forgotten man who tried to expose it.

Norman Solomon: CIA Evidence from Whistleblower Trial Could Tilt Iran Nuclear Talks

February 2015

The Jeffrey Sterling trial shows the U.S. government to be committed to deception about the Iranian nuclear program.

Norman Solomon: Destroy the Whistleblower and Perfume the Stench of ‘Operation Merlin’

February 2015

The leak trial of CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling never got near a smoking gun, but the entire circumstantial case was a smokescreen.

Norman Solomon: The CIA Tries to Hide Its Incompetence

January 2015

The trial of Jeffrey Sterling has revealed how far the agency will go to cover up its blunders.

Norman Solomon: The CIA Takes Its Revenge

January 2015

Scapegoating whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling.

Rebecca Gordon: American Torture—Past, Present, and… Future?

December 2014

Beyond the Senate torture report.

Tom Engelhardt: Failure Is Success

October 2014

How American intelligence works in the 21st century.

Tom Engelhardt: The Fourth Branch

August 2014

What the CIA clashes with the Senate Intelligence Committee reveal about the national security state.

The Ayatollahs

May 2014

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author looks inside 1979’s subterfuge and the lead-up to the Iran-Contra scandal.

Tom Engelhardt: Advice Too Secret To Ignore

March 2014

Col. Manners answers your questions on national security.

Normon Solomon: Why the Washington Post’s New Ties to the CIA Are So Ominous

January 2014

The Washington Post is supposed to expose CIA secrets. Amazon is under contract to keep them.

Pratap Chatterjee: Hollywood Without the Happy Ending

December 2013

How the intelligence community in America fails to achieve the success of its fictonal counterpart.

Cora Currier: Condolence Payments in the Drone War

August 2013

Does the U.S. pay families when drones kill innocent Yemenis?

Tom Engelhardt: Now You See Him, Now You Don’t

July 2013

Living in a one-superpower world (or Edward Snowden vs. Robert Seldon Lady)

Nick Turse: The Terror Diaspora

June 2013

The U.S. military and the unraveling of Africa.

Cora Currier: A Public Indictment Could Shed Light on CIA’s Secret Program

March 2013

What happened to the victims of the US secret prisons and extraordinary renditions?

Nick Turse: “I Begged for Them to Stop”

February 2013

Waterboarding Americans and the Redefinition of Torture

Greg Grandin: The Latin American Exception

February 2013

How a Washington global torture gulag was turned into the only gulag-free zone on Earth.

Cora Currier: At Least 20 CIA Prisoners Still Missing

February 2013

Long after the US government claims to have shut down its secret prisons, detainees remain unaccounted for.

Tom Engelhardt: Dumb and Dumber

February 2013

A secret CIA drone base, a blowback world, and why Washington has no learning curve.

Tom Engelhardt: The U.S. Intelligence Community’s New Year’s Wish

January 2013

Megatrends, game-changers, black swans, tectonic shifts, and a world not that different from 2012.

Brandon Lingle: Queen’s Creek

August 2012

Back from Iraq, a veteran meditates on the past, present, and future of American warfare, and the small creek in Virginia where they all flow together.

Alfred W. McCoy: Impunity at Home, Rendition Abroad

August 2012

How two administrations and both parties made illegality the American way of life.

Nick Turse: The New Obama Doctrine, A Six-Point Plan for Global War

June 2012

Civilian soldiers, drones, and cyber attacks are just a few elements of the Obama formula for contemporary war.