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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

The private defense operation formerly known as Blackwater—now called Xe—has cleaned up its act about as much as BP has cleaned up the Gulf, says Jeremy Scahill.

June 25, 2010

There's no doubt, McChrystal was rightly relieved of his duties. But in the end, it was his words--not his actions--that sunk his ship. Blackwater's ship of misconduct, crime and murder sails on, powered by new CIA contracts.

June 24, 2010

Blackwater has announced the infamous mercenary company is for sale. Will this include the CIA assassination business and the company's forward operating bases in Afghanistan?

June 8, 2010

The Obama administration has dramatically expanded the use of special operations forces across the globe, from Iran to Bolivia to Yemen. They've been "empowered more under this administration than any other in recent history--no question," says a special operations source.

June 4, 2010

A new report suggests that the interrogation facility is run by a little-known unit of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

May 14, 2010

The top commander in Afghanistan, who's spent his career in the shadow world of special ops, revealed little, but it was still fascinating.

May 13, 2010

More than 35 exciting job opportunities have opened up at the infamous mercenary company.

May 13, 2010

Two online databases provide a window into the world of private spooks and the undeclared US airwar in Pakistan.

May 13, 2010

The president made the statement during a press conference with Hamid Karzai. But is it true?

May 12, 2010

"The deaths of three American soldiers in a Taliban suicide attack on Wednesday lifted the veil on United States military assistance to Pakistan." So began a Feb 4th piece by Jane Perlez in the New York Times. But even all these days on, it's been a very discreet unveiling.

February 9, 2010