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How We Outsourced CIA Torture And Why It Matters

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One big revelation in the explosive summary of the Senate report on CIA torture is just how much the U.S. government is outsourcing its dirty work. The 500-page report on CIA interrogation tactics, released last week, details shocking instances of

Snowden’s Revelations Bring Changes to US Intelligence Gathering

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For more than a year,  former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has been living in Russia, having been granted asylum. He is wanted in the United States on espionage charges after making public key intelligence documents dealing with the U.S.

Pulitzer Prizes Awarded for Coverage of N.S.A. Secrets and Boston Bombing

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The Washington Post and Guardian U.S. on Monday won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, among the most prestigious awards in journalism, for their articles based on National Security Agency documents leaked by the former government contractor Edward J. Snowden.

CIA closes office that declassifies historical materials

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WASHINGTON — The budget ax has fallen on a CIA office that focused on declassifying historical materials, a move scholars say will mean fewer public disclosures about long-buried intelligence secrets and scandals. The Historical Collections Division, which has declassified documents

Ex-CIA Analyst Expects North Korea to Attack South Korea Before Tensions End

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Unless North Korea wants to be annihilated, its leadership has to find a way to climb down from its current wave of provocative rhetoric. But one of the CIA’s former top Pyongyang analysts thinks dictator Kim Jong-un will order a

REVIEW: Democracy, Law and Security. Internal Security Services in Contemporary Europe

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By Jean-Paul Brodeur, Peter Gill, and Dennis Töllborg, eds.  New York: NY:  Columbia University Press, 2003.  354 pages. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The academic attention to intelligence as a factor in international relations and domestic security has increased markedly in the last twenty

REVIEW: Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror

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By Rohan Gunaratna.  New York, NY:  Columbia University Press, 2002.  276 pages _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rohan Gunaratna is a research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrew’s in Scotland and an