Posts Tagged: CIA
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.
CIA drone operators conflicted over drone strikes.
During the Bush years, the CIA lost its sense of smell. On the torture issue, its lawyers no longer could tell what was fishy and what was not.
The CIA's involvement in targeting drug traffickers in Peru and terrorists in Pakistan shares a similar lack of accountability.
The latest assassination scandal reveals a longstanding congressional oversight problem.
The Obama administration has yet to make substantive change in the way the United States does intelligence work.
The West is seriously misreading what is going on in Tibet.
Congress and the next president must take U.S. intelligence agencies away from the Pentagon and put them under civilian control.
The United States has a long history of complicity in Indonesia's human rights abuses. As columnist Conn Hallinan explains, the Bush administration is unfortunately upholding that tradition.
In his introduction to the series 'China: What's the Big Mystery?' John Feffer tries to answer the riddle of congagement.