Posts Tagged: CIA
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.
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.