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Central Intelligence Agency: National intelligence agency of the United States
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the federal government of the United States, tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT). As one of the principal members of the United States Intelligence Community (IC), the CIA reports to the Director of National Intelligence and is primarily focused on providing intelligence for the President and Cabinet of the United States.

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An Ex-Spy Who Wants to Represent New Mexico Can’t Hide From Criticism

Valerie Plame is celebrating her C.I.A. past in a race for a congressional seat. But as she finds herself cast as an outsider, she’s running into trouble.
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He Waterboarded a Detainee. Then He Had to Get the C.I.A. to Let Him Stop.

An architect of the C.I.A. interrogation program testified that to persuade his superiors to let him stop torturing a captive, he had them stand in the cell and watch.
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Defiant Psychologist Says He'd Design Torture Program Just The Same [Video]Defiant Psychologist Says He'd Design Torture Program Just The Same

James Mitchell is one of the two architects of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques. Business Insider reports the psychologist appeared at a hearing of several Guantánamo prisoners on Tuesday...

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Psychologists who designed CIA torture to testify at Guantanamo [Video]Psychologists who designed CIA torture to testify at Guantanamo

Psychologists to testify on CIA interrogation methods to stop new al-Qaeda attacks on the US after 9/11 event.

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Trump administration is 'misleading us on Iran': Sanders [Video]Trump administration is 'misleading us on Iran': Sanders

Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders on Thursday said that the Trump administration has not provided evidence to 'justify' the killing of the top Iranian commander and urged Congress to pass a bill that..

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Sen. Lee slams Trump administration briefing on Iran crisis [Video]Sen. Lee slams Trump administration briefing on Iran crisis

Republican Senator Mike Lee said on Wednesday that a briefing from Trump administration officials on the killing of an Iranian commander in Iraq was “probably the worst briefing I’ve seen, at least..

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Top Trump Administration Officials To Meet Over Iran-Iraq [Video]Top Trump Administration Officials To Meet Over Iran-Iraq

Top Trump administration officials will brief the full U.S. Senate on Wednesday. This includes the secretaries of state and defense, according to Reuters.com. The developments in Iraq and Iran after an..

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Ex-CIA director says Soleimani killing 'bigger than Bin Laden' [Video]Ex-CIA director says Soleimani killing 'bigger than Bin Laden'

Former CIA director and retired U.S. Army General David Petraeus on Sunday (January 5) said "it was impossible to overstate the significance" of the American airstrike that killed Iranian Major-General..

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Trump Attempting To Avoid Another Benghazi [Video]Trump Attempting To Avoid Another Benghazi

The unit, which goes by the unwieldy name Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, was created in Kuwait in 2013, less than a year after the Benghazi attack that..

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Saudi Arabia sentences five to death, three to jail in Khashoggi case [Video]Saudi Arabia sentences five to death, three to jail in Khashoggi case

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced five people to death and three more to prison for the assassination last year of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Joe Davies reports.

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With 'No Time to Die,' Daniel Craig's license as James Bond expires [Video]With 'No Time to Die,' Daniel Craig's license as James Bond expires

In the latest James Bond movie, "No Time to Die," Daniel Craig dons the famed tuxedo of the iconic British secret agent 007 for his fifth and final time. The actor, cast and crew of the highly

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French Publisher Apologizes for Stating C.I.A. Was Behind 9/11 Attacks

The company said the misinformation in its history textbook “echoes conspiracy theories devoid of any factual basis.”
NYTimes.com - Published

Architect of CIA's 'enhanced interrogation' testifies at Guantánamo tribunal

A psychologist who designed the "enhanced interrogation" techniques gives evidence at Guantánamo Bay.
BBC News - Published

France apology after history textbook links CIA to 9/11

The statement aimed at students echoed a debunked conspiracy theory and was spotted by teachers.
BBC News - Published

Psychologist Who Waterboarded for C.I.A. to Testify at Guantánamo

James Mitchell will be the first witness to describe the torture of detainees in the secret prisons — some at his own hands — in the trial of the men accused of plotting the Sept. 11 attacks.
NYTimes.com - Published

Far-Left Internet Thinks Mayor Pete Is A Secret Agent

far-left internet thinks mayor pete is a secret agent
The world is on fire. But for an increasingly vocal segment of extremely online politicos, there is a greater geopolitical concern hanging over the election: the fear that Pete Buttigieg is secretly an..
WorldNews - Published

What you need to know about the death of Gen. Soleimani and the escalating situation with Iran

Here is a run down of the situation ex-CIA Director Leon Panetta described as "closer to war with Iran than we've been in the last 40 years."
USATODAY.com - Published

CONTEXT: US-Iran relations: A brief history

From the CIA-orchestrated overthrow of Iran's prime minister to tension in the time of President Trump.
BBC News - Published

CIA devised way to restrict missiles given to allies, researcher says

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has devised technology to restrict the use of anti-aircraft missiles after they leave American hands, a researcher said, a move that experts say could persuade the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Intelligence Agencies Prepare to Pull Back Officers From Africa

An expected withdrawal of military forces would lead the C.I.A. and other agencies to reduce their presence, leaving some officials and experts fearful of a gap in stopping terrorist threats.
NYTimes.com - Published

Durham Is Scrutinizing Ex-C.I.A. Director’s Role in Russian Interference Findings

The federal prosecutor investigating the origins of the Russia inquiry is examining testimony by the former C.I.A. director John Brennan and seeking his communications records.
NYTimes.com - Published

Julian Assange’s extradition fight could turn on reports he was spied on for CIA

julian assange’s extradition fight could turn on reports he was spied on for cia
Julian Assange’s fight against extradition to the US could last years, and his argument could hinge on reports he has been illegally spied upon and his sensitive information given to the CIA...
WorldNews - Published

Who Is John Durham, the Prosecutor Investigating the Russia Inquiry

Mr. Durham, the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut, has investigated potential wrongdoing by the F.B.I. and C.I.A. for the Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump administrations.
NYTimes.com - Published

'I felt like I was going to die': A harrowing look into CIA torture from the eyes of a detainee

A CIA detainee's drawings detail the brutal reach of torture. They are part of a new Seton Hall report called "How America Tortures."
USATODAY.com - Published

An Illustrated First-Person Guide to the C.I.A.’s Torture Program

Sketches drawn in captivity by the first prisoner known to undergo “enhanced interrogation” portray his account of what happened to him in vivid and disturbing ways.
NYTimes.com - Published

What does Cold War-era radar-tricking program have to do with recent UFO sightings? Area 51 & CIA veterans reveal

what does cold war-era radar-tricking program have to do with recent ufo sightings? area 51 & cia veterans reveal
There’s never a shortage of UFO stories, with arguments raging between skeptics and those who want to believe. But a pair of CIA and Area 51 retirees claims the mysterious sightings might have quite..
WorldNews - Published

Iran arrests eight 'linked to CIA' during unrest: State media

iran arrests eight 'linked to cia' during unrest: state media
TEHRAN: Iran arrested eight people "linked to the CIA" during street violence that erupted in nationwide demonstrations against a...
WorldNews - Published

Iran says it arrested eight with CIA links during unrest

Iranian security agents arrested at least eight people linked to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency during last week's unrest over gasoline price hikes, the official news agency IRNA reported on..
Reuters - Published

Ex-C.I.A. Officer Sentenced to 19 Years in Chinese Espionage Conspiracy

Jerry Chun Shing Lee, who pleaded guilty to conspiring with Chinese intelligence agents, received a lengthy sentence in a case built on circumstantial evidence and many unknowns.
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Jerry Chun Shing Lee: Ex-CIA agent sentenced over China spying

Jerry Chun Shing Lee is sentenced to 19 years in prison for conspiring to share US secrets with China.
BBC News - Published

JFK files: CIA spy in Cuba 'befriended' Castro, Che; played key role amid nuclear-war fears

Fifty-six years after John F. Kennedy's murder, unsealed government files detail dangerous intrigues about Cuba. This CIA spy was deeply involved.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump impeachement: FBI seeks to interview whistleblower who triggered investigation

trump impeachement: fbi seeks to interview whistleblower who triggered investigation
The FBI is seeking an interview with a CIA whistleblower whose complaint led to an impeachment inquiry into whether US president Donald Trump abused his office in his dealings with the Ukrainian..
WorldNews - Published

Maura Tierney breaks down 'The Report'

Maura Tierney is one of the stars of 'The Report.' A film that brings to light the CIA's torture of detainees in the wake of Sept. 11. (Nov. 19)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Guantanamo Bay detainee: I lived through CIA torture. Everyone else can catch the movie.

I learned new facts about my detention and torture from the CIA torture report summary. Hopefully, Americans can learn not to repeat those mistakes.
USATODAY.com - Published

Leaked cables reveal scale of Iran's influence in Iraq

leaked cables reveal scale of iran's influence in iraq
Iranian intelligence officers have co-opted much of the Iraqi government’s cabinet, infiltrated its military leadership, and even tapped into a network of sources once run by the CIA, leaked cables..
WorldNews - Published

What the death of an ISIS leader means for the fight against terrorism

Holly Williams in Turkey and CBS News Senior National Security contributor Michael Morell, a former acting director of the CIA, join CBS News to discuss the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi..
CBS News - Published

Judge Rules Prosecutors Misrepresented Evidence From C.I.A. Sites

A military judge for Guantánamo’s war court found that the handling of classified information from secret prisons was deeply flawed, complicating the Cole case.
NYTimes.com - Published

Saudi King Hosts CIA Chief After Spying On Twitter Users Charges

saudi king hosts cia chief after spying on twitter users charges
Saudi Arabia's King Salman hosted the Central Intelligence Agency's director Thursday, state media said, after three people were charged in the United States with spying on Twitter users critical of.....
WorldNews - Published

Saudi king receives CIA chief in Riyadh: state media

Saudi Arabia's King Salman received the director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in Riyadh, the Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Why ISIS leader's death is a "setback," according to former CIA acting director

CBS News senior national security contributor and former acting CIA director Michael Morell joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Morell was..
CBS News - Published

CIA Director: "Reversal of battlefield successes" derailed ISIS recruitment

CIA Director John Brennan says ISIS has become a "failing organization," after claims of great victory have been "debunked" over the past six to nine months. Brennan notes the United States aims to..
CBS News - Published

Open: This is Face the Nation, September 11

On the 15th anniversary of 9/11, "Face the Nation" reflects on the fight against terror, with guests CIA director John Brennan, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California, CBS News Elections Director Anthony..
CBS News - Published

Fmr. CIA Director says new head of NSA, Gen. McMaster has a "stellar reputation"

Fmr. CIA Director John Brennan says he believes new National Security Advisor Gen. McMaster understands "bumper sticker terms" such as "radical Islam" do more harm than good. He urges the president to..
CBS News - Published

CIA Director Mike Pompeo on the threat from North Korea

The director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, discusses President Trump's response to Charlottesville and the tensions with North Korea with Face the Nation Moderator John Dickerson
CBS News - Published

CIA Director Pompeo says pressure on North Korea will continue

CIA Director Mike Pompeo joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the form proposed talks with North Korea would take and what conditions must be met before the talks.
CBS News - Published

Sen. King says it would be a "constitutional crisis" if Mueller were fired

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the confirmation hearing for Gina Haspel to become CIA director.
CBS News - Published

White House has full faith in its nominees to lead the CIA and State Department

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the nominees for Secretary of State and Director of the CIA and the Mueller investigation.
CBS News - Published

Michael Hayden asks how the post-truth information age affects national security

Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden joins "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss his new book "The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an..
CBS News - Published

Full interview: Robert Gates, former defense secretary and CIA director

"Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan sits down for an interview with Robert Gates, former defense secretary and CIA director, on the college campus of William & Mary. This is an extended cut of..
CBS News - Published

"That's not the way I would deal with people," former defense secretary Robert Gates says of President Trump

Robert Gates, former secretary of defense and CIA director, sat down with Margaret Brennan for a wide-ranging interview to air Sunday on "Face the Nation."
CBS News - Published

Sadler's McCain comments are "disgusting," says Sen. Lindsey Graham

For an interview to air Sunday on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan spoke with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina. Graham was responding to comments made by a staffer that McCain's opposition to..
CBS News - Published

Face the Nation: Mike Pompeo, Lindsey Graham and Robert Gates

Missed the second half of the show? The latest on the nuclear agreement with North Korea, withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, and CIA Director Gina Haspel.
CBS News - Published

Robert Gates says Trump's "tough talk" got the attention of North Korea

Former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Robert Gates discusses the Trump administration's strategy for the upcoming summit with North Korea and the impact of exiting the Iran nuclear deal.
CBS News - Published

Will Gina Haspel be confirmed as director of the CIA?

Dan Balz, Salena Zito, Jeffrey Goldberg and Seung Min Kim discuss whether or not Gina Haspel will receive enough votes to become director of the CIA. The panel also analyzes the upcoming summit between..
CBS News - Published

North Korea experts say U.S. summit still "highly likely" despite date concerns

Former CIA analyst Sue Mi Terry and Jean Lee of the Wilson Center discuss the on-and-off again plans for the summit with North Korea in Singapore.
CBS News - Published

North Korea experts' advice to Trump: Keep summit as simple as possible

Former CIA senior official Jung Pak and Ambassador Robert Gallucci, who was the top U.S. negotiator during the North Korean nuclear crisis in 1994, explain the stakes of the upcoming summit in..
CBS News - Published

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