articles tagged "CIA"
Thursday, 5 December 2013 | A Public Affair
Just how much power does the CIA have and how does that affect people in the United States and around the world? Find out today on A Public Affair! more »
Tuesday, 6 August 2013 | buzz
On its website, the Central Intelligence Agency says that its mission is “collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence information to top US government officials.” Not included in that description is “assassination, covert operations, and drone warfare.” Our next guest is the author of “The Way of the Knife” which chronicles the shift of the CIA’s mission from information-gathering to murder. Mark Mazzetti is a national security correspondent for The New York Times. In 2009, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the intensifying violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan and Washington’s response, and he has won numerous other major journalism awards, including the George Polk Award (with colleague Dexter Filkins) and the Livingston Award, for breaking the story of the CIA’s destruction of interrogation videotapes. Mazzetti has also written for the Los Angeles Times, U.S. News & World Report, and The Economist. more »
Wednesday, 6 March 2013 | Molly Stentz
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is in the midst of a real live filibuster, a very long speech, on the question of John Brennan’s nomination for Director of the CIA. He has been speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate since before noon, successfully delaying the nomination. Paul is raising questions about the Obama Administration’s use of drone strikes. Watch it on CSPAN live. You can read transcripts of his earlier remarks here. If you want a shortcut, you can just cut to the chase and get a quick update here. Or follow the Senator’s quips on Twitter. Here’s the article in Wired about the Pentagon selling drones to Afghanistan that Paul cited. more »