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No Backlash Against Torture

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Just before the U.S. Senate released its report at the end of 2014 on the CIA’s use of “harsh interrogation” tactics against prisoners, the question was whether or not the report would provoke a public backlash against torture. The answer

CIA director: ISIS engaged in “active external plotting”

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There is no “credible evidence” that militants within the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL) are plotting strikes against the United States to coincide with the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, CIA Director

Cyber warfare: The next front in the Israel-Gaza conflict?

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich, is sounding the alarm that that cyber warfare could be the next front in the conflict between Israel and Hamas as nations allied with the Gaza-based militants look for non-military ways to aid

Snowden unlikely to ‘man up’ in face of Espionage Act, legal adviser says

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Responding to US secretary of state’s comments, Snowden adviser Ben Wizner says ‘negotiated settlement’ would be necessary. An adviser to Edward Snowden said on Wednesday that an unfair legal landscape made it unlikely that the NSA whistleblower would take US

Report: NSA considers amnesty for Snowden

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Officials within the National Security Agency are considering whether to grant Edward Snowden amnesty and allow him back into the United States, in order to get back reams of classified information taken by the former agency contractor.  Rick Ledgett, the

NSA abuses contradict Obama and congressional claims of oversight

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Since the public learned in June about sweeping National Security Agency programs, government officials from President Obama on down have insisted the nation's surveillance programs are subject to layers of oversight. "I am comfortable that the program currently is not