Articles by John Prados

The CIA’s Lawyer Problem

March 8, 2010 | 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.

CIA Accountability Hits New Lows

CIA Accountability Hits New Lows

February 19, 2010 | The CIA's involvement in targeting drug traffickers in Peru and terrorists in Pakistan shares a similar lack of accountability.

The Hayden Letter

September 29, 2009 | Why is the former director so eager to suppress the CIA investigation?

The AfPak Paradox

April 1, 2009 | With its new unified approach, the Obama administration is trying to increase the U.S. focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan and simultaneously prepare for withdrawal.