Category Archives: Intelligence

State Secrets Privilege Invoked to Block Testimony in C.I.A. Torture Case

[Translate] State Secrets Privilege Invoked to Block Testimony in C.I.A. Torture Case By JAMES RISEN, SHERI FINK and CHARLIE SAVAGEMARCH 8, 2017 Photo The Justice Department, under new Attorney General Jeff Sessions, invoked the state secrets privilege in an effort … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Plans To Invoke State Secrets In Case Against Psychologists Behind CIA Torture Program

[Translate] Trump Administration Plans To Invoke State Secrets In Case Against Psychologists Behind CIA Torture Program 22 Feb 2017 Kevin Gosztola 3 4 The seal of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency inlaid in the floor of the main lobby of … Continue reading

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I Love Working for Uncle Sam, Lets Me Know Just Who I Am: Culture, the Human Terrain System, and the Inquiry of World War I

[Translate] I Love Working for Uncle Sam, Lets Me Know Just Who I Am: Culture, the Human Terrain System, and the Inquiry of World War I

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Thinking about Intelligence: Within, Without, and Beyond the State

[Translate] Thinking about Intelligence: Within, Without, and Beyond the State

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How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World

[Translate] How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World Sam Biddle February 22 2017, 6:06 a.m. Donald Trump has inherited the most powerful machine for spying ever devised. How this petty, vengeful man might wield and expand the … Continue reading

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Intelligence Community and Its Use of Contractors: Congressional Oversight Issues

[Translate] Intelligence Community and Its Use of Contractors: Congressional Oversight Issues

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Spy agencies should kick the contractor habit

[Translate] 10 Feb 2017 Houston Chronicle Leonid Bershidsky is a Bloomberg View columnist. He was the founding editor of the Russian business daily Vedomosti and founded the opinion website Slon. ru. Spy agencies should kick the contractor habit Leonid Bershidsky … Continue reading

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The Instant Air Force: The Creation of the CIA’s Air Unit in the Congo, 1962

[Translate] The Instant Air Force: The Creation of the CIA’s Air Unit in the Congo, 1962

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CIA documents expose internal agency feud over psychologists leading interrogation program

[Translate] CIA documents expose internal agency feud over psychologists leading interrogation program By Greg Miller January 19 at 7:00 AM The CIA flag is displayed on stage during a 2015 conference on national security in Washington. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) Newly released … Continue reading

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If Trump wants waterboarding, this could be why

[Translate] If Trump wants waterboarding, this could be why patterns of thought Most interrogators say controversial techniques like waterboarding are ineffective and counterproductive. But a small cadre of experts is arguing that, in specific circumstances, they can get results. Anna … Continue reading

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