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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.

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?

Blogs

The late Saul Landau spent years investigating the assassination in Washington, DC, of his friend, Orlando Letelier, the former Chilean foreign minister. What he found pointed right back to DC.

September 13, 2013

The NSA illegally monitored United Nations diplomats and weapons inspectors in an effort to get the Iraq War approved. 

June 11, 2013

Somewhere along the way, we lost our bearings on the balance between privacy and security.

June 6, 2013

A stunning report by The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald reveals that the NSA has been tracking every call by Verizon business customers. How far does the spying go?

June 6, 2013

What, you may ask, where they thinking?

May 14, 2013

The last thing we need is having US police intelligence departments tracking down leads from the Russian secret service.

May 10, 2013

Contrary to popular belief, the president has only increased the scope of our global program to detain and torture people.

April 24, 2013

So let's take another look at the Patriot Act, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Northern Command.

April 17, 2013

Julian Assange himself has criticized the film, but the director says Assange should watch it first.

April 3, 2013

Fixing the CIA is a tall order, but it can be done.

March 27, 2013