CIA investigates whether officers spied on Senate

Mar 6, 2014

CIA investigates whether officers spied on Senate

The CIA is investigating whether its officers improperly monitored Senate Intelligence Committee staffers who were investigating the agency, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The CIA inspector general is looking into the circumstances surrounding the committee’s investigation into allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention ...

Congressional Gold Medal sought for WW II-era spy agency

Nov 30, 2013

Congressional Gold Medal sought for WW II-era spy agency

The men and women who spied on Germany and Japan for the U.S. during World War II parachuted behind enemy lines, led guerrilla raids, invented special equipment such as scuba gear and established a counterintelligence network that endured into the Cold War. Nearly 70 ...

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 ...