The seal of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency inlaid in the floor of the main lobby of the Original Headquarters Building. (Wikimedia Commons / Duffman)
13 Nov 2015

Leak Hypocrisy: CIA Employee, Contractor Who Committed Security Breaches Weren’t Prosecuted

Evidence revealed by a VICE News investigation revealed the government’s hypocrisy in pursuing whistleblowers like John Kiriakou and Jeffrey Sterling.

Alone in a warehouse, a hacker sits at a laptop while another screen displays data in green text. (Flickr / Brian Klug)
23 Oct 2015

Hacking The CIA Director’s AOL Account Was A Political Act

The teenager who hacked CIA Director John Brennan’s AOL account said he did it to “Free Palestine.” Why is the media ignoring his motivations?

President Kennedy in the limousine in Dallas, Texas, on Main Street, November 22, 1963, minutes before the assassination. Also in the presidential limousine are Jackie Kennedy, Texas Governor John Connally, and his wife, Nellie. (Wikmedia Commons / Dallas Morning News / Walt Cisco)
22 Oct 2015

New Book Ties Former CIA Director To American Corporatocracy, JFK Assassination

A biography of former CIA Director Allen Dulles by one of the founders of Salon ties him to the rise of US corporate power and the agency’s worst misdeeds.

CIA Director John Brennan (LBJ Foundation on Flickr)
21 Oct 2015

WikiLeaks Embarrasses CIA Director, Posts Documents from Hacked AOL Account

Documents from CIA director John Brennan’s personal AOL email address have been released by WikiLeaks. Brennan’s email account was hacked on October 12.

Screen shot from Expose Facts' documentary on Jeffrey Sterling
16 Oct 2015

CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Seeks Presidential Pardon

CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling has requested President Barack Obama pardon him. His wife argued in an open letter that his trial was unfairly biased.

Suleiman Abdullah Salim | Photo from ACLU
13 Oct 2015

CIA Torture Architects Sued by Former Detainees for Water Dousing & Other Methods

The ACLU sued two psychologists contracted by the CIA to develop, implement, and personally administer an experimental torture program in the War on Terror.

Zbigniew Brzezinski at the 50th Munich Security Conference on February 1, 2014. (Wikimedia Commons / Kleinschmidt / MSC)
09 Oct 2015

‘Exporting Revolution’: Zbigniew Brzezinski On Trial At The UN General Assembly

The shadow of the 87-year-old looms large over the U.S. and its allies’ policy of destabilization which other world leaders decry as a “policy of terror.”

A portrait of Younous Abdurrahman Chekkouri in an orange prisoner's jumpsuit. After being imprisoned for 13 years without charges in Guantanamo Bay prison, Yunus was sent to Morocco last week, where he remains in custody. (Reprieve)
25 Sep 2015

U.S. Withholding Evidence That Could Free Former Guantanamo Prisoner Detained In Morocco

Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Younis Chekkouri was released last week and flown to Morocco, where authorities have detained him in one of the country’s most notorious prisons. He now urgently demands a United States federal court release documents proving his innocence, which the U.S. has withheld for the past four years.

U.S. Marines assigned to the female engagement team (FET) of I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) conduct a patrol alongside a poppy field while visiting Afghan settlements in Boldak, Afghanistan, April 5, 2010.  (DoD / Cpl. Lindsay L. Sayres, U.S. Marine Corps)
23 Sep 2015

Rumors Persist That The CIA Helps Export Opium From Afghanistan

Despite billions spent to eradicate opium crops in Afghanistan, the crop is more popular than ever there, leading many to wonder whether some U.S. forces may actually be encouraging its growth and the heroin it later becomes.

Activists in hoods and orange jumpsuits stand before the US Justice Department with a banner that reads "Bush Justice = Obama Justice = No Justice." (Justin Norman)
22 Sep 2015

Inspector General Urged To Investigate Justice Department For Ignoring CIA Torture

Amnesty International USA urged the inspector general for the Justice Department to investigate why the department has failed to examine human rights violations documented in the Senate report on CIA torture. In a letter dated September 21, AIUSA alleges the Justice Department failed to review evidence regarding the department’s role in human rights violations, which were committed by the CIA.