Jeb Bush won't rule out use of torture by government

Aug 14, 2015

Jeb Bush won't rule out use of torture by government

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday declined to rule out resuming the use of torture under some circumstances by the U.S. government. The former Florida governor said that in general, he believes torture is inappropriate, and that he was glad his brother, former ...

Jun 13, 2015

Documents show bitter CIA dispute over pre-9/11 performance

Top CIA officials fought bitterly in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks over whether U.S. intelligence agencies could have done more to stop the deadliest terrorist strikes in American history, documents released on Friday show. The once-secret documents include a more complete ...

Petraeus fined $100,000, gets two years of probation for military leak

Apr 24, 2015

Petraeus fined $100,000, gets two years of probation for military leak

Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years’ probation and fined $100,000 for giving her classified material while she was working on the book. The sentencing came two months after ...

CIA director: Iran general 'destabilizing' efforts in Iraq

Mar 23, 2015

CIA director: Iran general 'destabilizing' efforts in Iraq

Having the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force direct Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group is complicating the U.S. mission against terrorism and contributing to destabilization in Iraq, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency said Sunday. The comments by CIA Director John ...

CIA to make sweeping changes, focus more on cyberops

Mar 7, 2015

CIA to make sweeping changes, focus more on cyberops

The Central Intelligence Agency will make one of the biggest overhauls in its nearly 70-year history, aimed in part at sharpening its focus on cyberoperations and incorporating digital innovations, Director John Brennan says. Brennan told reporters he is creating new units within the CIA, ...

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty, admits giving mistress secrets

Mar 4, 2015

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty, admits giving mistress secrets

Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified information, with the retired four-star general admitting to giving eight “black books” full of such data to a military mistress who was writing his biography. Petraeus, 62, will plead guilty to ...

Officials: U.S. closing embassy in Yemen amid continued unrest

Feb 11, 2015

Officials: U.S. closing embassy in Yemen amid continued unrest

The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen amid political deadlock and deteriorating security conditions after the takeover of the country by Shiite rebels, two U.S. officials said. The officials said that diplomats were being evacuated from the country on Tuesday and that ...