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The Case of the Sleepy Spy
Can narcolepsy disqualify a CIA agent?
ACLU Wins Round on ‘Torture Report’
Civil liberties group gains Obama administration promise not to destroy, return full report.
How a Spy Thriller Became a Lethal Weapon
“Six Days of the Condor” inspired a hit movie—and an Iranian assassin. Spy novelist James Grady hopes his sequel won’t get somebody killed.
U.S. Develops New 'Soft' Techniques To End Torture
A new model of interrogation relies on emotional intelligence, empathy and language skills to replace violent coercion.
ACLU: Don’t Let Senate Block Full CIA ‘Torture Report’ Release
The group is countering a senator’s attempt keep the Senate’s full report on harsh CIA interrogation secret.
Head of CIA’s Spy Division Calls It Quits
Frank Archibald’s departure comes amid reports that the spy agency will begin a controversial reorganization plan.
“You Are Not to Tell…”
A former FBI agent is determined to find out why the CIA refused to share information that may have stopped 9/11.
How to Travel Like a CIA Spy
How spies dodge customs and immigration checks.
CIA Behind UFO Sightings in 1950s and 1960s
Agency finally takes credit for mysterious flying objects spotted more than half a century ago.
U.S. Moves to Block Graphic Photos of Detainee Abuse, Again
After the release of the CIA torture report, the Obama administration says, images are worse than words.
Rolando Sarraff Trujillo: The Spy in the U.S.-Cuba Deal
Sources say the former cryptographer is the operative in question.
British Soldiers Accused of Torture and Abuse During Iraq Occupation
A Newsweek investigation discloses that there are thousands of cases of ill-treatment and torture outstanding against the British army in Iraq
Torture: What the Vietcong Learned and the CIA Didn’t
Vietnam’s wartime intelligence agency used brutal interrogation techniques. But unlike the CIA, it tried to learn from its mistakes.
Court Cancels Pretrial Hearing For 9/11 Suspects
The hearing is intended to examine allegations the FBI tried to infiltrate legal defense teams.
Nick Clegg Open To Inquiry of British Spies' Role in CIA Torture
Britain's security services have for years been accused of colluding in the ill-treatment of suspected militants.
CIA Admits It Could Not Evaluate Effectiveness of Torture
The CIA’s drone killing program, too, should be scrutinized.
For One Detainee, the CIA Torture Report Was A Victory
Being named in Senate expose opens the possibility of seeking justice for Mohammed al-Asad
The Other Torture Report
The report sheds light on cases of torture, disappearances and murders in Brazil during a 20-year military dictatorship.
Former Polish Leaders Defend Million-Dollar Pay-Off Over CIA Torture Facility
“There is no such thing as a free lunch,” said the former president, denying knowledge of the base’s operations
The CIA’s Rough Stuff Goes Back to the Cold War
“The CIA,” the Senate Intelligence Committee said yesterday, had “historical experience using coercive forms of interrogation.”
Human Rights Groups Urge UK to Own Up to ‘Glaringly Obvious’ Involvement in CIA Torture
Groups are calling for more transparency after evidence that the UK lobbied hard to keep itself out of report
Torture of Detainees Detailed in U.S. Report on CIA
The CIA misled the White House and public about its torture of detainees and acted more brutally and pervasively than it acknowledged, a U.S. Senate report said.
ACLU Calls on Obama to Pardon Bush Officials for Torture
"[D]oing so may be the only way to ensure that the American government never tortures again."
What CIA Torturers Did to Their Captives
The report highlights waterboarding, sleep deprivation, forced nudity, stress positions, facial slaps and rectal feeding.
The CIA and GOP Are Sticking to Their Story: Torture Worked
A damning report puts the spy agency and its Republican backers on the defensive.
Behind Torture Report, Feinstein’s Frustration
A deceptive CIA and White House alienated the Senate Intelligence Committee chair, historically a defender of pushing the envelope on intelligence-gathering.
Former CIA Officials Launch CIASavedLives.com to Defend Interrogation Program
The site suggests that the threats facing the country after the September 11 terrorist attacks warranted aggressive CIA action.
Senate Intelligence Committee Releases CIA Torture Report
After years of information gathering, summarizing and negotiation, a moment of transparency.
Former CIA Officials Ready to Defend Agency After Torture Report's Release
Bill Harlow, along with former CIA Directors Michael Hayden and George Tenet, and Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr., the former head of the counterterrorism division, have teamed up for a media campaign.
Sexual Threats Used as Part of CIA Anti-Terrorism Tactics
The report will detail the harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA post 9/11