As more details come out about the alleged affair between former CIA director David Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell, it's beginning to look like the story is about more than two married people cheating on their spouses.
President Obama will say he sees a day when the War on Terror comes to an end in a much anticipated speech Thursday afternoon. But when-ish will the War on Terror really end? It's going to be a while — maybe long after Obama has left office.
New reports coming out about the affair between former CIA director David Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell reveal there was a third woman involved that led the FBI to discover the affair.
The conspiracy theory that thought the husband of CIA Director David Petraeus' mistress wrote to Chuck Klosterman, the New York Times Magazine's Ethicist, asking whether or not he should expose the affair has been debunked.
On the night that militants in Benghazi attacked the U.S. consulate and a U.S. ambassador was killed along with four others, the CIA did nothing wrong during the rescue mission, the Washington Post's David Ignatius reports.
Following a pair of denials by the CIA and the National Security Council to a Fox News story published Friday, the Pentagon has come under scrutiny for its response to the assault on the U.S. compound in Benghazi. However, in a statement to The Atlantic Wire, a senior defense official says the Pentagon never denied requests for military intervention in Benghazi.
A Danish spy claims that the third marriage of terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki was actually part of a CIA plot to set up the al-Qaeda leader for a CIA assassination attempt.
For the last month, the media and Congress have been grilling the State Department for the security failures during the deadly assault on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. But what if the State Department is the wrong target of scrutiny?
Now, 11 years later, new details of the attack on the World Trade Center continue to emerge from the government's vault of classified documents and the journalists who've gained access.
Human Rights Watch has released a new report claiming that CIA agents arrested and tortured opponents of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi before turning suspects over to his regime.
Former Navy SEAL author Matt Bissonnette is going to tell his version of events surrounding the death of Osama bin Laden, even if the Pentagon sues him for every last penny.
Nothing to see here: The Justice Department closed its investigation into the deaths of CIA detainees overseas and will not bring any charges, Attorney General Eric Holder announced today.
He's only got three days left on the job and New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane is making them count: For the second time in a week, he's dinging the Grey Lady's ethical standards.
For everyone who didn't get special access to information about the Osama bin Laden raid, today was a little bit discouraging as new e-mails revealed CIA officials gushing over Hollywood filmakers at the expense of trained reporters and documentarians.
In an example of the kind of cooperation with sources a New York Times editor encouraged reporters to "push back" against earlier this summer, Times reporter Mark Mazzetti shared a Maureen Dowd column with the CIA to assuage concerns before its publication.
Israel's officials have a message for anyone praising the CIA for its sophisticated cyber attack on Iran: It was our baby.
It's the story of the most sophisticated state-sponsored cyber attack in history and now the FBI wants to know how it leaked. The trouble is: It appears the Obama administration permitted the leak in the first place.
ProPublica's Justin Elliott tries to lay out exactly what's known (not much) about President Obama's policy on drone strikes, what's not (a lot), and what the White House is saying in response to a New York Times report.
The jailed Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden is in quite the bind: if he stays inside his Peshawar prison, his fellow inmates won't hesitate to take him out, if he gets released, the Taliban will assassinate him.
Everyone is talking about drones. Domestically, their surveillance power is being hyped for everything from fighting crimeto monitoring hurricanes or spawning salmon. Meanwhile, concerns are cropping up about privacy, ethics and safety. ProPublica has rounded up some of the best coverage of drones to get you oriented.
The Pakistani press does not share the outrage of U.S. lawmakers at the 33-year prison sentence of the doctor who helped the CIA locate Osama bin Laden. In fact, Dr. Shakil Afridi, charged with running a fake vaccination clinic to collect bin Laden's DNA, should be glad he wasn't executed according to some Pakistani dailies.
It's not often we learn about the secret world of government-paid hackers, but when we do, it's fascinating to see how they they leave their mark.
There's a perfectly rational explanation for why a U.N. nuclear inspector was killed in Iran today but it's much less intriguing than the conspiracy theories spreading online.
The former head of the CIA's Clandestine Service Jose Rodriguez says President Obama is waging the nation's war against radical Islam in a far more brutal manner than his predecessor President George W. Bush.
A federal judge overlooked a key legal requirement in his ruling rejecting the a lawsuit seeking the release of Osama bin Laden's death photos, says Dan Metcalfe, the former director of the Justice Department's Office of Information and Privacy.
The Central Intelligence Agency's website CIA.gov is unresponsive in what looks a lot like a denial of service attack, and Anonymous is taking credit.
The C.I.A.'s policy of silence around its drone program has really gotten in the agency's way as it tries to defend against a scathing new investigative report that found U.S. drones target rescuers and funerals in Pakistan.
After a probe resulted from reports that the CIA was helping the New York Police Department set up surveillance programs in the Muslim community, the CIA is removing its agent from the NYPD, reports the Associated Press.
The CIA announced the arrest of John Kiriakou, a former agent, for leaking classified information, marking the second time this month the agency is sending the message that it doesn't like its ex-agents to be talking to reporters.
Amir Hekmati, an American citizen who was accused by Iran of being a spy for the CIA, has been sentenced to death by that country's Revolutionary Court.
It's not something the federal government likes to admit but every December, the faceless men and women of the U.S. government are allotted a holiday party to toast the year's successes.
In one of the more bizarre things you'll read about the CIA today, the secret Romanian prison the agency had been suspected of running has been found -- not in a some remote location tucked in the country's mountainside but in a tree-lined suburb of the nation's capital, Bucharest.
The U.S. lost one of its most advanced surveillance drones on a C.I.A. mission in Iran, unnamed "U.S. officials" said on Monday, which means Tehran now likely possesses the stealth aircraft.
An Associated Press story Monday on the CIA's "badly damaged" operation in Lebanon gives a rare glimpse into the methodology used by opposing intelligence networks to track down U.S. spies, which look a lot like old-school P.I. work.
Former CIA Director William Colby comes off as cold, mysterious and ultimately suicidal in his son's documentary, The Man Nobody Knew. The rest of Colby's family disagrees.
After a day of staring at Twitter, we're sharing our favorite tweets that made no sense.
Rep. Michele Bachmann doubled down on her claim that the ACLU dictates CIA policy on Sunday morning talk show appearances. Commentators would beg to differ.
Meet the Open Source Center, the unassumingly-named CIA offshoot that spies on the world through "pores over Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels, local radio stations, Internet chat rooms -- anything overseas that anyone can access and contribute to openly," the Associated Press's Kimberly Dozier reports.
It seems that some top U.S. officials were concerned about our roaming, Hellfire missile-equipped Predator drones in Pakistan--so some concessions have been made about when they can and can't target terrorists, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Documents suggest the agency sent terrorism suspects, despite reports of torture
Washington Post uncovers strange, chilling details of the murky program
Police confirmed that an agent is teaching officers espionage techniques
Bush's former counterterrorism czar says a failed recruiting operation blinded the CIA
Inter-agency squabbling doomed an Afghan wireless network intelligence project
An analyst has gone "under cover" amidst speculation about his identity
The Guardian says the Pakistani doctor who worked with the agency has been arrested
The analyst, identified only as "John," spent ten years hunting the al-Qaeda leader
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