Earnest says the U.S. is aware that a German citizen was arrested amid allegations he was purportedly working for the U.S. He says he can’t comment because Germany is still investigating and the issue relates directly to U.S. intelligence matters. Continue reading
The CIA and other spy agencies are scrambling to close intelligence gaps as they seek ways to support possible military or covert action against the leaders of the al-Qaida-inspired militant group that has seized parts of Iraq and threatens Baghdad’s government. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Fifteen CIA employees were found to have committed sexual, racial or other types of harassment last year, including a supervisor who was removed from the job after engaging in “bullying, hostile behavior,” and an operative who was sent home from an overseas post for inappropriately touching female colleagues, according to an internal CIA document obtained by The Associated Press.
The Central Intelligence Agency made its debut on Twitter today.
Although the @CIA handle was created Feb. 24, the intelligence agency waited until today to tweet for the first time. Already the handle has garnered more than 110,000 followers as the tweet goes viral. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s top lawyer will look into how the name of the CIA’s top official in Afghanistan was accidently revealed to thousands of journalists, the White House said Tuesday. Continue reading
The officer’s name — identified as “chief of station” in Kabul — was included by U.S. embassy staff on a list of 15 senior American officials who met with President Obama during the Saturday visit. The list was sent to a Washington Post reporter who was representing the news media, who then sent it out to the White House “press pool” list, which contains as many as 6,000 recipients. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals … Continue reading
The McClatchy news service late Thursday published what it said are the voluminous, still-classified review’s 20 findings. It concludes that the “enhanced interrogation techniques” failed to produce valuable intelligence; the CIA misled the Bush administration, Congress and the public about the value of the harsh treatment; the agency employed unauthorized techniques on detainees and improperly detained others; and it never properly evaluated its own actions. Continue reading
In our news wrap Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to declassify parts of a report on interrogations conducted by the CIA after 9/11. But the CIA says Senate staffers accessed the information illegally. Meanwhile, Israel rescinded its promise to release another group of Palestinian prisoners, citing the Palestinians’ push for U.N. recognition. Continue reading
A classified report by the Senate Intelligence Committee claims that the CIA misled the government and the public over aspects of its interrogation program for years. According to The Washington Post, the agency concealed details about the severity of its methods and took undue credit for some intelligence. Gwen Ifill talks to Washington Post’s Greg Miller for a closer look at the report. Continue reading