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  • When JFK Secretly Reached Out to Castro

    When JFK Secretly Reached Out to Castro

    President Barack Obama's surprise effort to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, concurrent with an economic embargo, recalls the two-track approach - economic and sometimes military force, along with secret, sporadic attempts to find some kind of...

  • Hackers Invoke 9/11 in New Chilling Sony Threat

    Hackers Invoke 9/11 in New Chilling Sony Threat

    Hackers invoked the 9/11 attacks Tuesday in their most chilling threat yet against Sony Pictures, again warning the Hollywood studio not to release a film which has angered North Korea.

  • Half of America Believe CIA Interrogation Methods Justified: Poll

    Half of America Believe CIA Interrogation Methods Justified: Poll

    About half of Americans believe that the CIA was justified in its harsh interrogation methods of "war on terror" detainees, a poll found Monday, days after a damning US report revealed harrowing details of torture.

  • Guantanamo Hearings for 9/11 Plotters Postponed

    Guantanamo Hearings for 9/11 Plotters Postponed

    The first open pre-trial hearings with accused 9/11 plotters Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Ramzi Binalshibh since the release of a damning Senate report on CIA torture have been postponed until February, officials said.

  • Sony Meeting After Hackers Vow 'Christmas Gift'

    Sony Meeting After Hackers Vow 'Christmas Gift'

    Sony Pictures organized a town hall-style meeting with staff Monday to discuss the massive cyber attack on the Hollywood studio, a day after hackers promised a big "Christmas gift."

  • CIA Interrogators Heroes Not Torturers: Dick Cheney

    CIA Interrogators Heroes Not Torturers: Dick Cheney

    Former US vice president Dick Cheney on Sunday defended America's now-banned program that tortured Al-Qaeda suspects, praising the CIA operatives who ran it as heroes.

  • CIA Director Defends Use of Interrogation Tactics, Avoiding Issue of Torture

    CIA Director Defends Use of Interrogation Tactics, Avoiding Issue of Torture

    John O Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, on Thursday defended the agency's use of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation tactics, sidestepping questions about whether agency operatives tortured anyone.

  • Chinese Say Torture Report Highlights US Hypocrisy

    Chinese Say Torture Report Highlights US Hypocrisy

    A report on the CIA's interrogations of terrorism suspects released Tuesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee has received extensive coverage in China, which has long accused the United States of hypocrisy on human rights issues.

  • It's Cruel. It's Useless. It's the CIA.

    It's Cruel. It's Useless. It's the CIA.

    We learned a lot from that big Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA interrogation tactics after 9/11. It was what may be the first time in US history that the term "rectal hydration" appeared in family newspapers throughout the land.

  • Did Torture Really Help US Find Al Qaeda Chief Hambali?

    Did Torture Really Help US Find Al Qaeda Chief Hambali?

    Hailed as a major success in the US "war on terror," the capture of Indonesian cleric Hambali if often touted by the US intelligence community as evidence that harsh interrogation produces results.

  • CIA Report Must Lead to Prosecutions: Rights Group

    CIA Report Must Lead to Prosecutions: Rights Group

    British-based advocacy group CAGE has demanded criminal proceedings following the release of a US Senate report that found CIA torture of Al-Qaeda suspects was far more brutal than acknowledged.

  • Report Discredits Claim on Bin Laden Hunt

    Report Discredits Claim on Bin Laden Hunt

    Months before the operation that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011, the CIA secretly prepared a public relations plan that would stress that information gathered from its disputed interrogation program had played a critical role in the hunt.

  • Senate Torture Report Condemns CIA Interrogation Program

    Senate Torture Report Condemns CIA Interrogation Program

    It provides a macabre accounting of some of the grisliest techniques that the CIA used to torture and imprison terrorism suspects.

  • CIA Torture Brutal and Ineffective: US Senate Report

    CIA Torture Brutal and Ineffective: US Senate Report

    The CIA's interrogation of Al-Qaeda suspects was far more brutal than acknowledged and did not produce useful intelligence, a damning and long-delayed US Senate report said Tuesday.

  • CIA Chief John Brennan Insists Torture Did Thwart Attacks

    CIA Chief John Brennan Insists Torture Did Thwart Attacks

    The director of the CIA insisted Tuesday that US agents' use of brutal interrogation techniques against Al-Qaeda suspects helped prevent attacks, in the wake of a critical Senate report.

  • FBI Probing Sony Hack, as Data Leaks Emerge

    FBI Probing Sony Hack, as Data Leaks Emerge

    The FBI said Tuesday it was investigating a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, amid reports that employee information as well as new films were being leaked online.

  • CIA Chief Orders Review That Could Dramatically Change the Agency

    CIA Chief Orders Review That Could Dramatically Change the Agency

    CIA Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping internal review that could dramatically change how the country's leading spy agency is organized, officials said Thursday.

  • CIA Tweets 'Argo' Errors on Iran Crisis Anniversary

    CIA Tweets 'Argo' Errors on Iran Crisis Anniversary

    The CIA on Friday good naturedly highlighted the inaccuracies in Oscar-winning Iran hostage drama "Argo," in a series of tweets to mark the anniversary of the 1979 crisis.

  • US Too Late on Syria: Former Pentagon Chief

    US Too Late on Syria: Former Pentagon Chief

    The rise of the brutal Islamic State group can partly be blamed on President Barack Obama's failure to arm moderate Syrian rebels far earlier, said former US defense secretary Leon Panetta.

  • Release of US Senate CIA 'Torture' Report Still on Hold

    Release of US Senate CIA 'Torture' Report Still on Hold

    The public release of a long-awaited U.S. Senate report detailing the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could be held up for weeks as the Senate Intelligence Committee and Obama administration negotiate what material can be included in the ...

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