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Did senior Bush officials blow the cover of a US intelligence officer
working covertly in a field of vital importance to national
security--and break the law--in order to strike at a Bush Admin

A former US ambassador says Cheney and others knew the alleged Iraq uranium purchase was baseless long before Bush used it in his State of the Union speech

"Intelligence is an art, not a science," says Deputy Defense Secretary
Wolfowitz. Secretary of State Powell observes, "There are always debates
about intelligence subjects.

As the Pentagon scours Iraq for weapons of mass destruction and Iraqi
links to Al Qaeda, it's increasingly obvious that the Bush
Administration either distorted or deliberately exaggerated the

As quixotic searches for "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq continue
to yield little more than chagrin, the Washington establishment is
growing restive.

In these jittery times, many Americans see torture as justified.

Events do rush by us in a blur, I know, but let's not abandon Secretary
of State Colin Powell's February 5 UN speech to the graveyard of history
without one last backward glance.

Shortly after Ronald Reagan became President of the United States, the
nation's capital got a second morning newspaper. Eventually, Dr. Ronald
Goodwin, formerly the Rev.

Would-be intelligence watchdogs often lack the knowledge or the will to be effective.

Blogs

The tragedy of September 11, 1973 belongs not just to the Chileans. It belongs also to the military coup’s enablers—the taxpayers of the United States.

September 11, 2013

Obama discussed the targeted killing operation today, but will anything really change?

May 23, 2013

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

April 24, 2013

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

March 27, 2013

Unchecked use of drones is counterproductive, says the retired Marine general who is close to Obama.

March 22, 2013

A curious paradox, but one that’s part of a pattern of Middle East bungling by the US.

March 13, 2013

The US Attorney General has recently stated that drone strikes on Americans are possible and that banks complicit in the financial crisis are too big to prosecute.

March 12, 2013

The Obama administration should have argued the case against Anwar al-Awlaki in a court of law, not on the pages of The New York Times.

March 11, 2013

Two more children have been added to the deadly toll of civilian casualties.

March 4, 2013

The covert program surfaced in a piece about John Kerry’s announcement of increased aid to the fighters.

March 1, 2013