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 ...

Mar 24, 2013

CIA feeding Syria rebels intel: report

The CIA has been feeding information to select rebel fighters in Syria to make them more effective against government troops, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Citing unnamed current and former U.S. officials, the Journal said the new CIA initiative reflects a change in ...

CIA drone war exempt from counterterror 'playbook'

Jan 21, 2013

CIA drone war exempt from counterterror 'playbook'

The Obama administration is nearing completion of a detailed counterterrorism manual that is designed to establish clear rules for targeted-killing operations but leaves open a major exemption for the CIA’s campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan, U.S. officials said. The carve-out will allow the ...