WASHINGTON — For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a devastating report by his own inspector general sided against the CIA on each key point of the dispute with the Senate. Continue reading
Longtime anti-terrorism ally Pakistan demanded the U.S. limit covert activities inside the country. The escalating war of words comes after U.S. drone strikes killed 40 civilians and a CIA contractor who killed two Pakistanis was released. Gwen Ifill discusses the strained relations with the Atlantic Council’s Shuja Nawaz. Continue reading
On the anniversary of the U.S. war against the Taliban, Frontline looks into one U.S. officer’s mission into a valley outside Kabul. Continue reading
Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, President Bush’s nominee for CIA director, fielded questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program created after Sept. 11th while Hayden was head of NSA. Continue reading
President Bush nominated Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden to serve as the Central Intelligence Agency’s next leader, sparking debate over Hayden’s military background and his role in the NSA domestic surveillance program. Two members of the House Intelligence Committee discuss the nomination and the CIA’s new direction.