Tag: C.I.A.

It’s Cruel. It’s Useless. It’s the C.I.A.

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We learned a lot from that big Senate Intelligence Committee report on C.I.A. interrogation tactics after 9/11. It was what may be the first time in American history that the term “rectal hydration” appeared in family newspapers throughout the land.

In Cold War, U.S. Spy Agencies Used 1,000 Nazis

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WASHINGTON — In the decades after World War II, the C.I.A. and other United States agencies employed at least a thousand Nazis as Cold War spies and informants and, as recently as the 1990s, concealed the government’s ties to some

Car Bomb Kills 8 Afghans From Unit Linked to C.I.A.

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Eight Afghan paramilitary soldiers were killed during an assault on a Taliban hide-out in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Wednesday. It was the latest of several clashes to take a heavy toll on the security forces as

C.I.A. Study of Covert Aid Fueled Skepticism About Helping Syrian Rebels

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WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency has run guns to insurgencies across the world during its 67-year history — from Angola to Nicaragua to Cuba. The continuing C.I.A. effort to train Syrian rebels is just the latest example of an

Suspicions Run Deep in Iraq That C.I.A. and the Islamic State Are United

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BAGHDAD — The United States has conducted an escalating campaign of deadly airstrikes against the extremists of the Islamic State for more than a month. But that appears to have done little to tamp down the conspiracy theories still circulating

New Book Says C.I.A. Official in Benghazi Held Up Rescue

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CAIRO — Five commandos guarding the C.I.A. base in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012 say that the C.I.A. station chief stopped them from interceding in time to save the lives of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and an American technician during

LEGACY OF ASHES. The History of the CIA

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“We went all over the world and we did what we wanted,” said Al Ulmer, the C.I.A.’s Far East division chief in the 1950s. “God, we had fun.” But even their successes turned out to be failures. In 1963, the

Senator Denounces Redactions of Report on C.I.A. Detention Program

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WASHINGTON — The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday that heavy censorship by the Obama administration of her committee’s voluminous report on the C.I.A.’s detention program eliminates or obscures “key facts” buttressing the document’s conclusions, and pledged

Ex-Chief of C.I.A. Shapes Response to Detention Report

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WASHINGTON — Just after the Senate Intelligence Committee voted in April to declassify hundreds of pages of a withering report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention and interrogation program, C.I.A. Director John O. Brennan convened a meeting of the men

Senate Asks C.I.A. to Share Its Report on Interrogations

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WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the C.I.A. for an internal study done by the agency that lawmakers believe is broadly critical of the C.I.A.’s detention and interrogation program but was withheld from congressional oversight committees. The committee’s

C.I.A. Is Said to Pay AT&T for Call Data

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The C.I.A. is paying AT&T more than $10 million a year to assist with overseas counterterrorism investigations by exploiting the company’s vast database of phone records, which includes Americans’ international calls, according to government officials. The cooperation is conducted under

Court Orders the C.I.A. to Disclose Drone Data

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court held Friday that the Central Intelligence Agency must disclose, at least to a judge, a description of its records on drone strikes in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the

REVIEW: The Secret History of CIA

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  By Joseph J. Trento. Roseville, CA: Prima Publishing, 2001. 542 pages.   The author is an investigative journalist who has worked within the U.S. media. The Secret History of the C.I.A. hence has a sensationalist tendency. Further, the liberal

C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition

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WASHINGTON — A small number of C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey, helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers.