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Justice Department won't prosecute CIA interrogators in two prisoner deathsupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 18:21:00

The Justice Department on Thursday closed its criminal investigation of the deaths of two prisoners in CIA custody, ending a controversial investigation that Attorney General Eric Holder had approved more than a year ago.

Court blocks release of CIA interrogation methodsupdated: Mon May 21 2012 16:50:00

CIA secret interrogation methods -- including detention and harsh questioning of suspected terrorists -- remain off limits to public release, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

CIA drone war in Pakistan in sharp declineupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 05:54:00

The past year has seen the number of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan plummet. In the first three months of 2012, there were 11, compared with 21 in the first three months of 2011 and a record 28 in the first quarter of 2010.

A look at hackers and the Occupy movementupdated: Sat Feb 11 2012 01:44:00

CNN's Amber Lyon reports on the global internet collective known as "Anonymous" for CNN Presents.

Hackers target CIA, Mexican, Alabama websitesupdated: Sat Feb 11 2012 01:44:00

Websites affiliated with the CIA, Mexico's mining ministry and the state of Alabama were down Friday, allegedly done in by hackers, government officials and a well-known hacking group reported.

Ex-CIA officer charged with illegal leaksupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 15:05:00

Investigators charged a former CIA officer Monday with disclosing classified information to journalists on several occasions.

Iranian news agency airs 'confessions' of alleged U.S. spyupdated: Sun Dec 18 2011 19:45:00

The semi-official Fars news agency in Iran on Sunday broadcast video showing what it called the confessions of an alleged U.S. spy.

Iran claims to arrest CIA agentupdated: Sat Dec 17 2011 10:51:00

Iran's Intelligence Ministry claimed it had arrested an Iranian-American working as a CIA agent, state media reported Saturday.

Bachmann: CIA interrogation is lackingupdated: Sun Nov 13 2011 01:34:00

During Saturday night's Republican candidates' debate on national security issues, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota said the United States has nowhere to take terrorists for interrogation and said the CIA does not interrogate anymore.

Trial delayed for former CIA officer accused of leaking secretsupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 17:25:00

The trial for a former CIA officer charged with leaking classified defense information has been delayed just as jury selection was set to begin on Monday.

Fatal shooting at U.S. Embassy in Kabulupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 18:50:00

An American and an Afghan are fatally shot inside the U.S. Embassy compound in Kabul. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

2 die in U.S. Embassy shooting in Kabulupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 18:50:00

An Afghan employee of the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan who opened fire at a CIA annex there worked as part of a local guard force, a U.S. official said Monday.

Romania denies hosting secret CIA prisonsupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 12:05:00

Romania insisted Wednesday there was no evidence it had hosted secret CIA prisons as part of the United States' "global war on terror" after September 11, 2001.

Council of Europe demands truth on CIA 'black sites'updated: Tue Sep 06 2011 00:21:00

The human rights commissioner for the Council of Europe urged countries that have hosted secret CIA prisons to come clean Monday, as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches.

Documents shed light on CIA, Gadhafi spy tiesupdated: Sat Sep 03 2011 23:53:00

Documents seized at the Libyan intelligence headquarters have revealed a surprisingly close relationship between the CIA and their counterparts in the Gadhafi regime.

Federal judge: CIA not in contempt for destroying interrogation tapesupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 21:15:00

A federal judge on Monday rejected arguments that the CIA should be held in contempt for destroying videotapes allegedly showing the torture of detainees during interrogations.

U.S. official: CIA interrogating terror suspects in Somaliaupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 21:37:00

CIA operatives have secretly traveled to Mogadishu, Somalia, to help interrogate terrorism suspects about operations in East Africa and Yemen, a senior U.S. official told CNN Tuesday.

Justice narrows CIA torture probe to 2 deathsupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 18:44:00

A special prosecutor has recommended a criminal probe into the deaths of two prisoners in CIA custody but cleared U.S. interrogators of wrongdoing in 99 others, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Hackers temporarily down CIA websiteupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 16:51:00

Hackers shut down the Central Intelligence Agency website for a few hours Wednesday. CNN's Colleen McEdwards reports.

CIA, Senate hackers gleefully promise moreupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 16:51:00

They've breached or busted the websites of the CIA, PBS and the U.S. Senate, and launched at least part of an extended attack on Sony, whose PlayStation Network was brought to a grinding halt for the better part of a month.

Pakistan seizes suspected CIA informantsupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 09:39:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on Pakistan's arrest of informants who helped the CIA track Osama bin Laden.

Obama personally thanks CIA officers involved in bin Laden's deathupdated: Fri May 20 2011 20:13:00

President Barack Obama honored CIA officers for their role in the death of Osama bin Laden during a visit to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on Friday.

CIA trying to hire more diverse group of agentsupdated: Wed May 18 2011 18:21:00

The CIA's job market for secret operatives has never been more open. If you speak a language or two, are culturally aware and, even better, if you are a first- or second-generation American, you've greatly enhanced your chances of landing a job at the nation's spy agency.

Obama to visit CIA headquarters Fridayupdated: Wed May 18 2011 10:29:00

President Barack Obama will visit the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia, Friday to thank CIA operatives for the "work they do every day to keep America safe and specifically for their excellent work in tracking down Osama bin Laden," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday.

Panetta tapped for defense secretaryupdated: Sun May 01 2011 07:29:00

The president will name CIA Director Leon Panetta as his nominee to succeed Robert Gates as defense secretary.

Spy agency reveals invisible ink formulaupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 19:13:00

The pages read like a modern-day Harry Potter novel.

Pakistan wants to cut CIA drone strikes, personnelupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 22:33:00

The Pakistani government would like the CIA's aggressive drone campaign "suspended" and only resumed under "new rules" and "formalized terms," according to a Pakistani military official familiar with discussions between the two nations.

CIA operating in Libyaupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 22:46:00

Wolf Blitzer reports that the CIA is operating in Libya to help the U.S. increase its understanding of the situation.

PakistanPakistan: CIA contractor trial delayed: CIA contractor trial delayedupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 22:15:00

A CIA contractor's trial is delayed and he is told he does not have diplomatic immunity, as CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Ex-CIA officer pleads not guilty in classified info caseupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 11:28:00

A former CIA officer pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he disclosed secret defense information.

Former CIA officer charged with disclosing defense informationupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 19:19:00

A federal judge in St. Louis ordered a former CIA officer held in custody as a flight risk Thursday after his arrest on charges that he disclosed secret defense information, a CNN affiliate producer who was in the courtroom said.

CIA chief: No more leakingupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 15:37:00

The head of the Central Intelligence Agency sent a stern warning Monday to the nation's spies and employees to button up the leaks.

Can the CIA still accomplish its mission?updated: Tue Oct 26 2010 07:37:00

On October 19, the Central Intelligence Agency made public the results of the inquiry by its counterintelligence division into the December 30 bombing of its Khost base in Pakistan and the killing of seven Agency officers.

In wake of CIA suicide bomber, what went wrong depends on who you askupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 18:44:00

In the wake of the deadly attack at one of its bases in Afghanistan, there is disagreement among CIA veterans about what went wrong.

Report: Key information on CIA base bomber wasn't relayedupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 21:30:00

Prior to a suicide attack on a CIA base in Afghanistan last December, some people within the CIA and the Jordanian intelligence service were skeptical about the reliability of a Jordanian informant, but those concerns were not passed on to officers on the base, according to a U.S. intelligence official.

Former spy sued by CIA for publishing without permissionupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 21:19:00

The CIA has filed a civil suit against a former spy who published a book critical of the agency without the necessary review of the material by the agency, in violation of a secrecy agreement.

9 years in Afghanistan: Experts see worldwide war with no end in sightupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 04:04:00

Watching the worst terrorist attack in the nation's history on a TV at CIA headquarters was like a punch in the stomach for Gary Schroen.

Does White House have the CIA's back?updated: Thu Sep 16 2010 12:53:00

Amidst the very public and emotional debates over the locations of mosques and the burning of holy books, last week's anniversary of the 9/11 attacks also saw quiet commentary on the powerful continuities between the 43rd and 44th presidents when it comes to fighting al Qaeda.

CIA names new spy chiefupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 14:33:00

The man who oversaw the CIA's counterterrorism efforts in Pakistan will now be in charge of the agency's spy operations.

Former soldier in Iran's Revolutionary Guard writes of life as CIA spyupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 22:12:00

The tale contains elements of a spy thriller: a soldier in Iran's feared Revolutionary Guard turns spy for the CIA after concluding that the government that had promised democracy had instead ushered in oppression, violence and death.

Foot soldier in Revoutionary Guards turns CIA spyupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 21:05:00

The tale contains elements of a spy thriller: a soldier in Iran's feared Revolutionary Guards turns spy for the CIA after concluding that the government that had promised democracy had instead ushered in oppression, violence and death.

Spy agency adds 12 stars to Memorial Wallupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 18:49:00

Twelve new stars have been recently added to the CIA's Memorial Wall, which pays tribute to the 102 men and woman who lost their lives in the line of duty for the spy agency.

No-name terrorists now CIA drone targetsupdated: Sat May 08 2010 14:55:00

Once upon a time, the CIA had to know a militant's name before putting him up for a robotic targeted killing. Now, if the guy acts like a guerrilla, it's enough to call in a drone strike.

Al Qaeda tape allegedly of suicide bomber who killed 7 CIA officersupdated: Sat May 01 2010 01:57:00

Radical militant Islamist websites posted a new video Friday containing an audio message purported to be by Humam Al Balawi, the Jordanian doctor turned suicide bomber who killed seven CIA agents in eastern Afghanistan in December.

Destruction of CIA tapes sparked concernsupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 11:25:00

The destruction of nearly 100 videotapes showing the harsh interrogation of two al Qaeda detainees in 2005 triggered concerns within the CIA over whether it was adequately cleared, according to newly released documents.

Valerie Plame Wilson: Nukes not OKupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 07:02:00

The former CIA agent says the time is now for America to lead the change. She spoke to CNN at TED 2010.

CIA bomber's widow defiantupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 19:48:00

The widow of a suicide bomber who killed seven CIA agents says she is proud of him, but says life as a single mom is hard.

Source: CIA bomber was about to be searched when explosives detonatedupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 17:37:00

The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA officers and contractors and a Jordanian intelligence official in Afghanistan was within seconds of being searched by two security contractors when he detonated his explosives, a former intelligence official with knowledge of the incident told CNN on Tuesday.

Retired CIA officer: Fix the Agencyupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 09:17:00

The nation lost seven valuable intelligence officers in the attack in Khost on December 30, 2009. Those of us "in the business" lost good friends and longtime colleagues.

CIA bomber was double-agentupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 03:42:00

CNN's Atia Abawi discusses the latest developments in the murder of seven CIA officials in Afghanistan.

Military revising security procedures after attack on CIAupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 23:33:00

In the wake of the suicide bombing at Forward Operating Base Chapman, new security guidance has gone out to U.S. bases across Afghanistan, U.S. military officials said.

Taliban factions compete for credit in CIA bombing deathsupdated: Sun Jan 03 2010 22:49:00

It was one of the worst blows ever to America's intelligence community -- a suicide bombing that killed seven CIA officers in Afghanistan.

Intel officer: CIA officers' deaths will be avengedupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 16:50:00

An American intelligence official vowed Thursday that the United States would avenge a suspected terrorist attack on a U.S. base in Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths of seven CIA officers.

Source: 2 killed in Afghanistan bombing were security contractorsupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 22:05:00

Two of the seven CIA officers killed Wednesday in a suspected terrorist attack on a U.S. base in Afghanistan were contractors for Xe, a private security firm formerly known as Blackwater, a former intelligence official said Thursday.

Source: CIA failed to circulate report about bombing suspectupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 22:44:00

The father of terrorism suspect Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab talked about his son's extremist views with someone from the CIA and a report was prepared, but the report was not circulated outside the agency, a reliable source told CNN's Jeanne Meserve on Tuesday.

Suspect's father met with CIAupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 22:44:00

CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports that the CIA failed to circulate information regarding the plane bombing suspect.

Castro's sister: She helped CIA against Cuban leadersupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 02:18:00

Juanita Castro, the younger sister of Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul Castro, worked for the CIA during some crucial years of the Cold War, she says in her new memoir.

Obama wrong to release interrogation memosupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 13:36:00

I know that the story has moved on, that the outline of the journalistic narrative has been set, and that the "first draft" of history has been just about finalized. Before the ink dries though, I would like to offer at least a footnote.

Commentary: Obama wrong to release interrogation memosupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 11:58:00

I know that the story has moved on, that the outline of the journalistic narrative has been set, and that the "first draft" of history has been just about finalized. Before the ink dries though, I would like to offer at least a footnote.

Dem: 'No one is above the law'updated: Sun Aug 30 2009 21:24:00

Watch as Sens. Orrin Hatch, a Republican, and Maria Cantwell, a Democrat, spar over a new investigation of the CIA.

Commentary: Prosecuting CIA a foolish moveupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 06:53:00

The Obama administration actually has me feeling sorry for the Central Intelligence Agency. This week, the administration hit the CIA with both barrels.

Borger: CIA flap a huge headache for Obamaupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 09:53:00

No matter which way you look at it, the question is painfully difficult: What -- if anything -- do we do about the post 9/11 behavior of some CIA agents who worked feverishly to interrogate prisoners they believed had information that could save American lives?

CIA interrogation questionsupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 23:18:00

A CIA report on its Bush-era interrogation program is expected to be released Monday. CNN's Elaine Quijano reports.

Sources: Report to detail alleged abuse inside CIA secret prisonsupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 11:07:00

CIA interrogators threatened an al Qaeda prisoner with a gun and an electric drill to try to scare him into giving up information, according to a long-concealed inspector-general's report due to be made public on Monday, sources familiar with the report confirmed to CNN.

Analysis: Blackwater has longstanding ties to CIAupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 23:32:00

The private military contractor formerly known as Blackwater has held classified contracts with the Central Intelligence Agency for nearly a decade, but an allegation that the contractor was part of a secret CIA program to kill al Qaeda operatives -- if true -- would take the relationship to a whole new level.

Commentary: Let's keep an eye on the spiesupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 08:25:00

In response to the growing pressure for an investigation into potential abuses by the CIA and former Bush administration officials, Republican Sen. John Cornyn warned: "This is high-risk stuff. Because if we chill the ability or the willingness of our intelligence operatives and others to get information that's necessary to protect America, there could be disastrous consequences."

House panel to investigate secret CIA programupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 21:13:00

The House Intelligence Committee will investigate whether any laws were broken when the CIA concealed a now-canceled counterterrorism program from Congress, the panel's chairman announced Friday.

Republicans, Democrats trade barbs on alleged CIA wrongdoingupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 17:33:00

Partisan sniping over allegations that the CIA intentionally misled lawmakers in recent years escalated sharply Thursday, with Republicans accusing Democrats of undermining national security and Democrats charging intelligence officials with illegally concealing information.

Iranian envoy: CIA involved in Neda's shooting?updated: Thu Jun 25 2009 20:05:00

The United States may have been behind the killing of Neda Agha-Soltan, the 26-year-old Iranian woman whose fatal videotaped shooting Saturday made her a symbol of opposition to the June 12 presidential election results, the country's ambassador to Mexico said Thursday.

Commentary: Washington week of torture, sex and Twitterupdated: Thu May 21 2009 09:18:00

The past week has not been what one would call a great week for our political leaders.

GOP congressman asks for probe of Pelosi-CIA chargeupdated: Wed May 20 2009 14:54:00

A Republican congressman Wednesday asked the head of the FBI to investigate allegations that the CIA lied to Congress about the Bush administration's use of "alternative" interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists.

Senate panel starts inquiry into CIA interrogation programupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 19:35:00

The Senate Intelligence Committee has launched a review of the Bush administration's controversial interrogation and detention program.

Court papers: 92 interrogation tapes destroyed by CIAupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 17:37:00

The CIA destroyed 92 videotapes of terror-suspect interrogations, according to a court document filed by the government on Monday. The disclosure marks the first time the specific number of tapes has been made public.

In today's intelligence hierarchy, who really runs the show?updated: Thu Feb 12 2009 11:59:00

CIA vs. DNI -- the clash of the titans.

Former CIA station chief target of rape inquiryupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 22:25:00

A former CIA station chief in Algeria is under investigation by the State and Justice departments after being accused of raping at least two women while he held the post, a source confirmed to CNN on Wednesday.

Republican Rep. Hoekstra accuses CIA of cover-upupdated: Thu Nov 20 2008 18:47:00

A top Republican lawmaker is accusing employees at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency of blocking investigations into the downing of a missionary plane in Peru that killed two Americans in 2001.

Time.com: Six Ways to Fix the CIAupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 16:00:00

Viewpoint: It's not the agency that's broken, but how it's treated in Washington. Robert Baer has some suggestions -- starting with a move

Previously secret torture memo releasedupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 17:09:00

The Bush administration told the CIA in 2002 that its interrogators working abroad would not violate U.S. prohibitions against torture unless they "have the specific intent to inflict severe pain or suffering," according to a previously secret Justice Department memo released Thursday.

Bin Laden associate transferred from CIA to Gitmoupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 15:27:00

The U.S. military has put a close associate of Osama bin Laden in prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Pentagon said Friday.

UK: CIA rendition flights used British soilupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 18:39:00

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Thursday that British territory was used to transport two suspects in the CIA's rendition program.

Official: FBI agents interrogated detainees separately from CIAupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 18:52:00

The FBI sent agents to Guantanamo Bay in 2006 to independently obtain information the CIA had gotten from "high-value" al Qaeda detainees, but without using harsh interrogation techniques, a government official told CNN Tuesday.

CIA chief on waterboardingupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 19:00:00

CIA Director Michael Hayden tells the House Intelligence Committee he questions whether waterboarding is legal.

CIA director: Waterboarding necessary, but potentially illegalupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 19:00:00

Waterboarding is necessary though probably not legal, CIA Director Michael Hayden told Congress Thursday as Attorney General Michael Mukasey said he would not open a criminal investigation into the CIA's use of the technique.

Source: Immunity sought in CIA caseupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 23:28:00

The former head of the Central Intelligence Agency's covert service whom sources say ordered the destruction of videotapes has requested immunity before testifying on Capitol Hill next week, a congressional source familiar with the negotiations told CNN.

Letter: Democrat told CIA not to destroy interrogation tapesupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 17:52:00

The then-senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee urged the CIA in 2003 not to destroy videotapes it had made of the interrogations of terrorist detainees, according to the newly declassified letter.

Justice Department to investigate destruction of CIA tapesupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 19:15:00

Federal prosecutors will investigate the destruction of CIA videotapes showing agents interrogating terrorism suspects, Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Wednesday.

NYT on CIA tapesupdated: Fri Dec 21 2007 14:26:00

CNN's John Roberts talks with a New York Times reporter about the CIA interrogation tapes controversy.

Bush mum about CIA tape destructionupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 11:10:00

President Bush said Thursday that he would have no comment on the debate over the destruction of CIA tapes until an investigation is completed.

GOP lawmaker: Probe of CIA tape destruction to move forwardupdated: Mon Dec 17 2007 02:27:00

The ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee says the panel will move forward with a probe into the destruction of CIA videotapes of detainee interrogations, despite a Justice Department request that congressional inquiries be suspended.

Bush administration: Back off CIA tape probeupdated: Sat Dec 15 2007 21:10:00

The Bush administration wants a federal court and congressional committees not to pursue investigations into the destruction of videotapes showing CIA interrogations of two al Qaeda suspects.

Time.com: Probing the CIA Tapes -- Carefully updated: Thu Dec 13 2007 02:15:00

Analysis: Despite the furor over destroyed interrogation tapes, Congress's track record on torture does not bode well for a hard-hitting investigation

Lawmakers question CIA chiefupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 15:59:00

The CIA director testifies in secret while a former officer says waterboarding was used. CNN's Ed Henry reports

CIA tape controversyupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 20:39:00

The Justice Dept. and the CIA will jointly look into the CIA's destruction of videotapes. CNN's Gary Nurenberg reports.

Justice, CIA to probe destruction of taped interrogationsupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 20:39:00

The Justice Department and the CIA will jointly investigate the destruction of videotapes of CIA interrogations of two al Qaeda suspects, a top official said.

Lawmakers want answers about destroyed CIA tapesupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 14:56:00

Top lawmakers are demanding to know why the CIA destroyed videotapes of interrogation techniques being used on terror suspects and who knew about it.

Time.com: CIA Tapes Furor: A Legacy of Mistrust updated: Fri Dec 07 2007 15:00:00

The agency tries to protect its operatives from betrayal by its political overlords. But in doing so, it may instead have imperiled them

Time.com: The Destroyed Tapes: A Boon for Conspiracy Theoristsupdated: Fri Dec 07 2007 13:00:00

Erasing interrogation tapes, says Robert Baer, will only fuel suspicion that the CIA is hiding something about September 11

CIA director: Tapes of interrogations destroyedupdated: Fri Dec 07 2007 10:04:00

The CIA destroyed videotapes of interrogations of al Qaeda suspects because they no longer had "intelligence value" and they posed a security risk, CIA director Michael Hayden said Thursday.

Supreme Court refuses to hear CIA kidnapping allegationupdated: Tue Oct 09 2007 14:28:00

A German citizen who alleges the CIA mistakenly kidnapped, detained and interrogated him was denied a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court when the justices rejected his appeal for review Tuesday.

Time.com: How Washington Missed 9/11updated: Fri Aug 24 2007 15:00:00

The CIA's declassified report, says Robert Baer, shows that the attack could have been prevented if the various intel agencies were able to talk to each other

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