Nation Topics - Covert Ops
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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.
The CIA tapes' destruction and violation of anti-torture statutes they recorded require a special prosecutor.
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.