Today marks the five year anniversary of the military operation that led to terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden’s death. To honor the occasion, the Central Intelligence Agency spent the day “live-tweeting” the raid that took place on May 1, 2011.
Remember when it came out that former CIA Director David Petraeus was having that extramarital affair with his biographer? And how Jill Kelley supposedly gave him a handjob under the table at the Four Seasons too? Now, she’s writing a book to clear her name (and her hands):
Frequent Fox News guest Wayne Simmons has basically built his career around the fact that he was an Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer for the CIA from 1973 to 2000. Unfortunately, he was never a CIA official; he was just a criminal.
Light Monday, huh? In December, the Senate intelligence released a report on CIA torture practices. If you didn’t dig into the horrible details then, John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight has kindly gotten Helen Mirren to voice them, because he knows “no one wants to read this or talk about what’s in it.”
Former CIA director David Petraeus will plead guilty to sharing classified information with Paula Broadwell, his mistress and biographer, according to media reports and court documents. The Justice Department began investigating Petraeus in 2012, suspecting that he'd given Broadwell access to his CIA email.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney briefly emerged from his lair to weigh in on the Senate Intelligence Committee's horrifying report on CIA torture during the Bush administration, calling it "full of crap." He then returned home and furiously masturbated over the report for several hours.
In response to the Senate Intelligence Committee's appalling though sadly not surprising CIA torture report, Ben Emmerson, the UN's special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights, has called for the prosecution of senior CIA and US officials who signed off on the gruesome interrogation techniques. He stated,…
Today the Senate Intelligence Committee released a 500-page, utterly damning, thoroughly horrifying report on the use of torture by the Central Intelligence Agency against terrorism suspects. Among its many hideous highlights: detainees were deprived of sleep, threatened with death, forced to submit to medically…
Torture is very serious business. And with the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of a secret report that claims the CIA engaged in torture practices during George W. Bush's presidency—and lied to Congress and the public about it, it has become even more serious.
Earlier this month, Mother Jones described the early days of the CIA as "Mad Men with security clearances." Men were the spies; women were the secretaries. But over the years, things have changed, and now, women make up nearly half of the CIA, and at least 40% of undercover operatives (spies) are female.
As a graduate (and a scholar) in International Relations and Middle East Studies, I've eyed my fair share State Department/intelligence jobs before realizing I didn't want to be another pawn in the enactment of American imperialism and hegemony. But before it dawned on me that I never want to have to remove my nose…
Last week, several media outlets obtained leaked information that revealed that the United States government, in collaboration with several major corporations, has been secretly collecting a metric fuckton of data on its citizens without their knowledge or consent, all as part of a Bond villainesquely named program…
At yesterday's University of Southern California annual ROTC dinner, former CIA director David Petraeus made his first public speech since resigning last November after it was revealed that he had been having an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell.
Was General John R. Allen, who succeeded General David Petraeus as lead commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan, actually sending inappropriate emails to Tampa socialite Jill Kelley? (If you still don't know who these people are, read our explainer here.)
She looks so much like a modern day Jane Austen character, it's hard to believe this wasn't staged. Poor Jill Kelley, perhaps she should take to bed before she comes down with consumption. This is all so fucking Greek tragedy/Desperate Housewives, I can hardly stand it.
Twenty to thirty thousand emails, shirtless photos, illicit sex ("under" a desk, no less): are we sure the Petraeus scandal isn't actually a viral marketing campaign for the next season of Gossip Girl? If you haven't been paying attention to the still-developing drama (we're expecting a secret pregnancy to break this…
David Petraeus resigned as director of the CIA today due what he called his "extremely poor judgment" regarding an extramarital affair.