Posts Tagged: CIA
President Obama praised the CIA for its role in killing Osama bin Laden, but we should not be so quick to hail a shadowy agency hell-bent on shielding its actions from public scrutiny.
Glenn Carle was interrogating a top al-Qaeda operative when he started to have doubts.
The global anti-polio campaign has recently been complicated by the CIA operation to verify Osama bin Laden's location by gathering DNA samples through a hepatitis B vaccination program.
What will we say when other governments follow our example by providing immunity from prosecution to torturers?
The Obama administration promised to reverse the Bush-era policies on terrorism. But the president has spent most of his time reversing himself.
The Raymond Davis incident encapsulates the growing estrangement between the two countries over their respective strategies in Afghanistan.
Vang Pao's passing reminds us how U.S. enables drug dealing as means to foreign-policy ends.
An idea for a new CIA-based reality show.
Someday we might have a Muslim president of the United States. In the meantime, I'm hoping for a president who's not afraid of appearing weak.
If we ask some hard questions about the means and ends of intelligence-gathering, perhaps we might discover that all this spycraft is as overrated on our side as on theirs.