Nation Topics - US Intelligence
News and Features
How The Nation's special issue on the bureau brought down the wrath of J. Edgar Hoover.
We must remain vigilant against government crimes and secrecy.
Against the background of the surge, David Finkel twists the concept of wartime good into a cosmic joke.
Will the Afghan and Iraq wars lead to a surveillance state here in the US?
With Pentagon cash, contractors bribe insurgents not to attack supply lines for US troops
287(g), the Department of Homeland Security program that empowers local police, like notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio, to detain undocumented immigrants, is under scrutiny.
The Pentagon has all but eclipsed the State Department in setting US foreign policy.
An effective investigation into the breadth of the CIA's interrogation programs must be bipartisan, similar to the work of the Church Committee in the 1970s.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey is poised to implement new rules that will create a new surveillance state.
The history of American intelligence-gathering is rife with incompetence, dysfunction and contempt toward legislative oversight.
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