Articles

The CIA Gets It Right

As the news of Osama bin Laden’s death moves from exhilarating novelty to accepted reality, one group in the U.S. government will emerge as key to the win: the...

How Unmasking Afghan CIA Sources Hurts Us

If there ever were a story that's not worth the paper it's written on it's the "news" from the New York Times that the CIA is paying corrupt Afghan officials...

Pelosi Faces Off with Obama on CIA Oversight

Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama are unlikely political foes, but the House Speaker is in the middle of an ugly fight with the President — as well as the CIA and...

Why Were CIA Interrogation Tapes Destroyed?

The case of the missing 92 CIA interrogation tapes would be a good subject for a modern day Agatha Christie mystery. Someone at the CIA decided the tapes had to...

CIA Bomber Was No Double Agent, Say Jordanians

Senior Jordanian intelligence sources speaking to TIME on condition of anonymity have disputed the claim that Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, whose suicide...

The CIA Takes a Big Hit in the Afghan War

Updated The U.S. intelligence community is reeling from one of the worst days in the CIA's history: the death of seven employees in a suicide bombing in...

The Hmong and the CIA

On Dec. 28, Thailand's military packed more than 4,000 Hmong asylum seekers into trucks and drove them from refugee camps to neighboring Laos, a single-party...

Overseas Turf War Between the CIA and DNI Won't Die

Can anyone end the dispute between the nation's intelligence chiefs? The National Security Council tried and failed; National Security Adviser Jim Jones tried...

CIA Agents Convicted in Italy Unlikely to Serve Time

Twenty-two CIA agents who were convicted by a Milan court on Wednesday of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric are unlikely to spend any time in prison. The verdict,...

Why the CIA Can't Be Picky About Afghan Partners

For the past eight years, the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has reportedly been on the CIA payroll. The brother has also long been accused of being...