CIA pays AT&T over $10 million a year to tap phone records: report

Nov 8, 2013

CIA pays AT&T over $10 million a year to tap phone records: report

The CIA annually pays AT&T more than $10 million to provide phone records with possible links to suspected terrorists, the New York Times reported Thursday, citing government officials. The arrangement is voluntary and there is no court order requiring the company to cooperate with ...

Doctors complicit in torture at CIA, military prisons: study

Nov 4, 2013

Doctors complicit in torture at CIA, military prisons: study

Doctors and nurses tasked with monitoring the health of terror suspects were complicit in abuses committed at prisons run by the Pentagon and the CIA, an independent report said Monday. The Defense Department and the CIA demanded that the health care personnel “collaborate in ...

Oct 26, 2013

Former NSA chief gets a taste of the other side of eavesdropping

He should’ve taken the Quiet Car. But that’s not what Michael Hayden did Thursday afternoon as he boarded Acela No. 2170, bound for New York. Instead, Hayden nestled into a regular coach seat and soon began what for many travelers is an Amtrak ritual: ...

Aug 20, 2013

Papers detail CIA role in Iran coup

The CIA has admitted orchestrating the August 1953 coup that toppled Iran’s prime minister after he tried to nationalize his country’s oil wealth from Britain, a declassified document shows. The Central Intelligence Agency’s role in the overthrow of Mohammad Mossadegh has long been known, ...

Jul 20, 2013

Panama releases ex-CIA operative

A former CIA operative detained in Panama last week at the request of Italian authorities over his conviction in the 2003 kidnapping of a Muslim cleric in Milan was released Friday and boarded a flight to the United States, U.S. officials said. Robert Seldon ...

May 31, 2013

Harder battle over Benghazi

by Reuel Marc Gerecht

Many conservatives suspect that the U.S. State Department, with the White House in a supporting role, deceived the public about the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans. This conspiratorial narrative is, in all probability, false. Even the embarrassing “Cairo-demonstrations-killed-us-in-Benghazi” messages by ...

Afghan leader confirms CIA cash payments

Apr 30, 2013

Afghan leader confirms CIA cash payments

Afghan President Hamid Karzai confirmed Monday that his office has received money from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency over the past decade, with wads of cash reportedly handed over in suitcases and backpacks. Karzai thanked the U.S. spy agency for what he said was ...