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If the vice president ordered the CIA to deceive Congress, he broke the law--and must be held accountable.

Will the CIA tell Congress the truth? Would Congress listen if it did?

Momentum is growing for some form of official accountability on the Bush administration's practice of torture, surveillance and detentions without trial.

The history of American intelligence-gathering is rife with incompetence, dysfunction and contempt toward legislative oversight.

House Democrats capitulate to pass a surveillance bill that further compromises our privacy and limits accountability of the government and telecoms. Will the Senate fight back?

The GOP nominee favors unilateralism and "rogue state rollback."

The House stalemate with the White House over electronic surveillance creates a rare moment to reconsider an array of unconstitutional post-9/11 laws.

Democratic leaders are poised to validate Bush's illegal surveillance, giving up even more ground than their Republican colleagues did. Why?

Long before a top bureaucrat was exposed for destroying secret interrogation tapes, the CIA shrouded his identity, making the press corps complicit in practices that would offend the nation's conscience.

The agency's secret destruction of tapes is a parable of the futility of oversight.

Blogs

As President Saleh’s corrupt regime teeters on the brink of collapse, the US belatedly backs reform in Yemen.

April 4, 2011

The US doesn't want Yemen's autocratic president to lose his grip on power: he’s one of the administration’s main allies in the war on terror.

April 1, 2011

In efforts to target Al Qaeda members in Yemen, the US has unintentionally weakened President Saleh’s regime.

April 1, 2011

Should the US arm Libya's rebels? For The Nation's Jeremy Scahill, the answer is an emphatic “No.”

March 31, 2011

Last week GRITtv spoke to Dave Lindorff about Raymond Davis, the CIA employee held in Pakistan, accused of shooting two Pakistani civilians. Davis has been released after a reported $2.3 million was paid to the families of the victims. Davis is free, his secrets protected.

March 17, 2011

The military has floated plans to send Special Forces across the Afghan border into Pakistan's tribal areas. Not gonna happen.

January 8, 2011

From dumb to dumber in Afghanistan: the US military wants to use Special Forces to invade Pakistan.

December 21, 2010

President Obama's chief adviser on counterterrorism is mum on whether the administration is planning a covert war In Yemen.

December 20, 2010

 On MSNBC's Countdown, Greg Mitchell and Chris Hayes ask, has WikiLeaks' Julian Assange really endangered lives?

December 3, 2010

When Jeremy Scahill reported on a secret US war in Pakistan last year, the Pentagon called his article "conspiratorial." But now, says Scahill on Democracy Now!, the latest WikiLeaks diplomatic cables dump confirms his reporting.

December 3, 2010