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CIA Director Denies Spying On Senate Intel Committee

CIA Director Denies Spying On Senate Intel Committee

Source: NBC News CIA Director John Brennan told NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell that the agency did not snoop on Senate Intelligence Committee computers to thwart an investigation into illegal detention and interrogations under President Bush. “We weren’t trying to block anything,” Brennan said.The matter is being dealt with in an appropriate way,” he added. “The […]

WASHINGTON POST: CIA Begins Delivering Weapons To Syrian Rebels

WASHINGTON POST: CIA Begins Delivering Weapons To Syrian Rebels

Source: Ernesto Londoño and Greg Miller / The Washington Post The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, ending months of delay in lethal aid that had been promised by the Obama administration, according to U.S. officials and Syrian figures. The shipments began streaming into the country over the past two weeks, along […]

Edward Snowden Comes Forward As Source Of NSA Leaks

Edward Snowden Comes Forward As Source Of NSA Leaks

Source: Barton Gellman, Aaron Blake and Greg Miller / The Washington Post A 29-year-old man who says he is a former undercover CIA employee said Sunday that he was the principal source of recent disclosures about ­top-secret National Security Agency programs, exposing himself to possible prosecution in an acknowledgment that had little if any precedent […]

NBC NEWS: CIA Didn’t Always Know Who It Was Killing In Drone Strikes, Classified Documents Show

NBC NEWS: CIA Didn’t Always Know Who It Was Killing In Drone Strikes, Classified Documents Show

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Source: Richard Engel and Robert Windrem / NBC News The CIA did not always know who it was targeting and killing in drone strikes in Pakistan over a 14-month period, an NBC News review of classified intelligence reports shows. About one of every four of […]

Senate Confirms John Brennan As CIA Director

Senate Confirms John Brennan As CIA Director

Source: Z. Byron Wolf  / Yahoo! News Senator Rand Paul’s nearly 13 hour filibuster may have started a conversation about U.S. drone policy, but it didn’t stop John Brennan from becoming CIA director. Senators voted to 63 – 34 to elevate President Obama’s top counter-terrorism adviser at the White House to lead the Central Intelligence Agency after Paul, R-Ky., dropped his opposition to […]

Fox News Chief Urged Petraeus To Run For President

Fox News Chief Urged Petraeus To Run For President

Source: CBS News Fox News chairman Roger Ailes urged Gen. David Petraeus to run for president last year, according to a digital recording of a conversation between Petraeus and an Ailes emissary obtained by the Washington Post. The Post’s Bob Woodward reported that Petraeus, then the U.S. Commander in Afghanistan, was contacted by Kathleen T. McFarland, […]

ISAF Chief Gen. John Allen Under Investigation Amid Petraeus Probe

ISAF Chief Gen. John Allen Under Investigation Amid Petraeus Probe

Source: Lateef Mungin / CNN The spiraling scandal that took down former CIA Director David Petraeus has apparently ensnared another powerful general, as authorities announced that Gen. John Allen is under investigation for allegedly sending inappropriate messages to Jill Kelley, a woman who has been linked to the Petraeus scandal. Allen, who is the commander of […]

CIA Chief Petraeus Resigns Over Affair

CIA Chief Petraeus Resigns Over Affair

Source: Dana Ford / CNN  Only two people know how the affair started, but the world knows now about its inglorious end. Admitting to the extramarital affair, David Petraeus stepped down as director of the CIA on Friday in a surprise move that shocked the intelligence community just days after President Barack Obama was re-elected. Immediate […]

US Sees Israel, Tight Mideast Ally, As Spy Threat

US Sees Israel, Tight Mideast Ally, As Spy Threat

Source: Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press WASHINGTON — The CIA station chief opened the locked box containing the sensitive equipment he used from his home in Tel Aviv, Israel, to communicate with CIA headquarters in Virginia, only to find that someone had tampered with it. He sent word to his superiors about […]

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