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Pondering Petraeus

We spent the weekend sifting through the shards of what had been the stellar career of the nation's most prominent and respected post911 general because of an...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

McCain Denies Giving O.K. to a CIA Torture Tactic

U.S. Senator John McCain, a torture survivor from his days as a captive during the Vietnam War, says his private comments about harsh interrogation methods...