The "American Taliban," a Californian who joined the Taliban in 2001, will be released today.
Many Americans don't realize that breaking a law can sometimes be legally, as well as morally, permissible.
The problem for people who care about government transparency is that the CIA's efforts to conceal history go far beyond soup.
Gina Haspel, now in the highest position at the CIA, was involved in the use of "enhanced interrogation" techniques on a suspected terrorist in 2002.
Officials are again pointing to the need for mass surveillance to take down terrorists. Here’s what we know about how well it works.
Denis Villeneuve’s movie gets much right about the borderlands but crosses the line into exaggeration. A veteran border correspondent compares the film’s underworld to the one he knows.
The American Psychological Association pandered to the CIA out of self-interest. In so doing, it betrayed a core ethical spirit—and opened the path to a dangerous future.
Emails disclosed by a hacker show a close family friend was funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack.
If you downloaded the privacy software Tor in 2011, you may have been flagged to be spied on.
Our criticism of the U.S. government's covert or "discreet" funding of communication channels like ZunZuneo or Radio Free Europe presumes that they try to seed something non-native.
The designation could also make it harder for Syrian refugees to come to the U.S., even if they haven’t actually taken up arms against the regime.
We requested information on how the U.S. handles condolence payments for civilian drone strike deaths in Yemen. But the military won’t reveal a thing.
Whatever the method, it’s in everyone’s best interest.
The Authorization for Use of Military Force was passed by Congress after 9/11 to give the president authority to hunt and fight those responsible. But al Qaeda is a completely different kind of organization now, according to this former CIA operative who spearheaded the Zarqawi Operations team from 2004-2006 as a targeting officer, and we need to rethink the tools we've created.