Category: CIA

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CIA Chief Heard Recording of Khashoggi Killing 

CIA Chief Heard Recording of Khashoggi Killing 

Gina Haspel is well-qualified for her intelligence gathering mission to Turkey in the Khashoggi affair. Haspel is known to have served as an intelligence officer in Turkey and one top former CIA official told me she speaks Turkish. So Haspel was able to talk, without interpreters, Hakan Fidan, chief of the Turkish intelligence service, the MIT....

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New Gina Haspel Cable Discloses Her Mistake on Torture

The National Security Archive has obtained new details about the torture tactics of CIA director Gina Haspel and her mistaken belief that extreme measures were necessary. The key document comes from November 2002, a little more than a year after 9/11 attacks. Top CIA officials feared another attack was coming.  Haspel was running a “black site” in...

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David Wise, author and CIA expert who exposed ‘invisible government,’ dies at 88

David Wise, author and CIA expert who exposed ‘invisible government,’ dies at 88

David Wise was co-author of the 1964 best-seller “The Invisible Government,” the first really good book ever written about the CIA. The book, which the CIA sought to suppress, chronicled the excesses of U.S. intelligence agencies, including the CIA. Wise laid bare the agency’s role in orchestrated coups in Iran and Guatemala in the 1950s,...