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Why was a notorious mercenary awarded a $293 million Pentagon contract?

Few spectacles in journalism in the mid-1990s were more disgusting than the slagging of Gary Webb in the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times.

The debate held before Congress voted to reorganize the nation's intelligence agencies under the authority of an all-powerful intelligence czar was generally portrayed as a simple struggle betwee

No alien penetration or treachery of double agents has ever done nearly as much damage to the CIA as the infighting consequent upon the arrival of each new director, charged by his White House ma

In Washington, it's hardly without precedent for a presidential appointee to swear one thing before a Senate confirmation committee and then, once ensconced in the sought-after post, do another.

The agency is withholding a damning report that points at senior officials.

The little error that we may have made
In picking out a country to invade
Was understandable. The names, of course,
Are close, and when you make a show of force

Nearly every day brings fresh evidence that the Bush Administration deliberately undermined the security of this nation by misleading us into a costly and potentially ruinous war in Iraq.

The new, free Iraq may officially be in the hands of a former terrorist.

The "war on terrorism" is in trouble, and at the very moment the Bush Administration needs it most--election season. George W.

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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