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Why did four key members of Congress failed to inform the public and the 9/11 Commission about the use of torture on terror suspects?

CIA, Department of Justice, White House--and members of Congress--ran through every legal and procedural red light designed to prevent criminal conduct and its cover-up.

A predawn fire drill propels a writer into an unexpected encounter with a former CIA director--and an unexpected lesson on the uses and limits of intelligence.

Civil liberties and national security are not contradictory: they are inextricably linked.

As his fellow Democrats rush to pass the President's intelligence bill, Christopher Dodd stands his ground.

The CIA's role in his assassination managed to turn a failed--and flawed--guerrilla fighter into an enduring symbol of resistance to oppression.

Now that telecommunications giants are shielded from lawsuits for warrantless spying, the Bush Administration is seeking to absolve them of past misdeeds.

If it had followed the rule of law from the outset, the Bush Administration could have brought many terrorists to justice by now.

Despite blistering criticism of warrantless surveillance, the Bush Administration rammed a law through Congress that authorizes spying on our calls and e-mails. How did they get away with it?

Key aspects of national security, including intelligence and analysis used to create the President's Daily Brief, have been turned over to private corporations.

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Eliminating bad guys from the sky, even American citizens, confuses national security with a R-rated video game.

September 30, 2011

In a secret, underground prison in Mogadishu, Somalia, prisoners have no access to due process, international organizations or anyone from the outside world.

July 22, 2011

Jeremy Scahill says America has to decide, "are we a country that operates under the rule of law or do we believe we're emperors who can wage war on the world?"

July 19, 2011

Something is terribly wrong when one can see a walled CIA compound in plain site from the tarmac of an international airport.

July 15, 2011

What will be the consequences of Washington’s intensifying counterterrorism focus on Somalia?

July 13, 2011

Blackwater's infamous founder is building a mercenary army in the United Arab Emirates.

May 16, 2011

The ISI claims to disapprove of the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden, but the raid got the green light from Islamabad ten years ago.

May 10, 2011

Some call them “Murder, Incorporated.” Others say they're America's counterterrorism ”ace in the hole.” JSOC is the elite Special Ops force that has been at the tip of the spear from Bush to Obama.

May 2, 2011

Why has the US shifted the official policy toward Yemen's strongman president, Ali Abdullah Saleh?

April 5, 2011