This initiative comes as the Senate Intelligence Committee edges toward releasing parts of a report documenting CIA abuses of terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks. The CIA has contested the conclusions of the report. Continue reading
The officials wouldn’t say which U.S. agency is providing the arms or what weapons are being sent, but one official said it isn’t the Pentagon. The CIA has historically done similar quiet arming operations. Continue reading
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
In our news wrap Thursday, a team of international investigators were escorted by armed Ukrainian troops and armored vehicles to the Malaysia Airlines crash site. Dozens of bodies have yet to be retrieved since the disaster two weeks ago. Also, the director of the CIA apologized to Senate leaders for searches conducted by agency employees on their office computers earlier this year. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — CIA Director John Brennan apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.
When Boris Pasternak finished his novel “Dr. Zhivago” in 1956, Soviet authorities refused to publish the tale of an individual’s struggle amid the Russian Revolution. A new book, “The Zhivago Affair,” tells the story of how Pasternak’s novel came to be published and smuggled back into the Soviet Union — with help from the CIA. Jeffrey Brown talks to co-author Peter Finn. Continue reading
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