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Valerie Plame was no CIA paper-pusher. She was searching out intelligence on Iraq's weapons of
mass destruction.

Valerie Plame was no mere analyst or paper-pusher at the CIA. She was an operations officer working on a top priority of the Bush Administration: searching out intelligence on Iraq's weapon's of mass destruction.

Did the New York Times violate the Espionage Act by publishing reports of government secret spying program? A controversial essay in Commentary has provided intellectual ammunition to chill, censor and punish the press.

It's outrageous enough that the NSA is secretly monitoring Americans' calling
patterns. But has anyone considered what would happen if unscrupulous
monitors sold that information to the highest bidder?

The CIA is in need of reinvention and a director who can oversee the transformation. Gen. Michael Hayden is not the right man for the job.

How are AT&T, Sprint, MCI and other telecommunications giants cooperating with the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program?

Gen. Michael Hayden, nominated by President Bush to head the CIA, is
the man responsible for the most extensive attack ever on the privacy
of US citizens.

When government refuses to explain itself, it's up to journalists to discover the truth. As Tony Snow debuts as White House Press
Secretary, will answers on Porter Goss be forthcoming--or will the
practice of press nullification continue?

Former CIA official Tyler Drumheller joins the parade of insiders denouncing how the Iraq war has been sold and fought.

If President Bush wants to tell the truth to the American public, he can make Cheney, Rove and Libby come clean about their role in the Plame affair.

Blogs

Because if he told them, he’d have to kill them. Wait. He did.

February 6, 2013

The leaked Department of Justice “white paper” attempts to justify the killing of American citizens, but what really has died is the rule of law.

February 6, 2013

A slippery slope that ought to scare us all.

February 5, 2013

Two breaking stories—a report on CIA secret detentions and the “white paper” on killing American citizens—incriminate the Obama administration before the confirmation hearings on Thursday.

February 5, 2013

With covert ops and drone warfare on the rise, we have to ask ourselves about how we fight terrorism.

January 28, 2013

The Washington Post investigative piece is truly frightening. The “Global War on Terror” goes on and on. 

October 24, 2012

A Tanzanian man was detained and tortured by US officials in Afghanistan on suspicion of terror. But he was completely innocent. 

July 6, 2012

How US counterterrorism strategy in Yemen is actually counterproductive.

May 17, 2012

Barack Obama’s general election campaign wasted no time in playing the bin Laden card against Mitt Romney.

April 27, 2012

While Rick Perry hails the president's authorization of the killing of two Americans in Yemen, Paul rejects “assassinating American citizens without charges.”

October 1, 2011