CIA Drones

The Elon Musk of Russian drones is under arrest in Tatarstan, charged with fraud — a situation that some observers say has the look of a shakedown. Either way, the unusual case could slow the Russian military’s UAV ambitions. On April 16, local law enforcement in Tatarstan arrested Alexander Gomzin, the general director and chief designer […]

In Haspel’s case, the agency went on an unusually forward public relations campaign, which featured the glass ceiling narrative. In an official profile of Haspel made up of select declassified details, the CIA noted that “the skepticism of some of her male colleagues” to her first posting “was obvious, with comments like, ‘I can’t believe […]

Regarding the May 11 editorial “Ms. Haspel fails the test”: Now that Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, has been questioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee about her role in overseeing the CIA’s black site in Thailand and the waterboarding that took place there, would it not also […]

More than 7,000 miles from Washington and far from America’s headlines, a war in Yemen is rewriting America’s strategy against Iran and terrorism. The three-sided civil war pits two radical Islamist forces — Al-Qaeda’s largest surviving army and Iran’s biggest proxy force — against each other and six of America’s Arab allies. U.S. Special forces […]

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A federal grand jury in Virginia has indicted former CIA operations officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee for conspiracy to spy for China, in a case that has been under investigation for more than six years. Federal officials say the case represents one of the most damaging spy cases in the CIA’s checkered history of losing […]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s pick for CIA director was grilled by lawmakers on Wednesday over her role in the agency’s past harsh interrogation system, pledging she would never restart the program or follow any morally objectionable order from Trump. The U.S. Senate confirmation hearing for CIA acting Director Gina Haspel was dominated by […]

They are the extremists. If you need proof, look no further than the Afghan capital, Kabul, where the latest wave of suicide bombings has proven devastating. Recently, for instance, a fanatic set off his explosives among a group of citizens lining up outside a government office to register to vote in upcoming elections. At least 57 people died, including 22 […]

Five days after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump dined with some members of his national security team. During the meal, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford roughly outlined a plan for a risky counterterrorism raid in Yemen targeting Al Qaeda in the […]

US marines near Falluja, Iraq, April 30, 2004. (Reuters / Oleg Popov) Ready to join the resistance? Sign up for Take Action Now and we’ll send you three actions every Tuesday. They are the extremists. If you need proof, look no further than the Afghan capital, Kabul, where the latest wave of suicide bombings has proven devastating. Recently, […]