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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?

A new book reveals the FBI Director's distinctive relationship with his publisher.

Post-cold war America is looking a lot like the former Soviet Union.

Blogs

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

What we can learn from contractors about intelligence—and the CIA.

May 11, 2015

Our intelligence apparatus, operating in the dark.

April 7, 2015

A guilty plea to a misdemeanor, and no jail time.

March 18, 2015

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

February 23, 2015

The United States in the twenty-first century has not even attained the relatively enlightened moral standards of the war in the Philippines.

February 23, 2015

60 Minutes’s Leslie Stahl carefully avoided DARPA’s total dependence on contractors and obscured its close ties with the surveillance state.

February 13, 2015

The Supreme Court justice might need to brush up on his Eighth Amendment.

January 5, 2015

What the CIA found out about its torture program is much different than what officials have said publicly.

December 10, 2014

Virtually every Bush-era claim about torture doesn’t withstand scrutiny after the investigation.

December 9, 2014