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US military trial to censor testimony on CIA torture

By Naomi Spencer, December 15, 2012

While evidence obtained through torture may be introduced into the courtroom, no evidence of the torture itself is to be permitted.

Attack in Libya disrupted major CIA operation

By Bill Van Auken, September 25, 2012

The September 11 attack that claimed the life of the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans disrupted a major CIA operation in the North African country.

The Obama administration and the cover-up of CIA torture

By Bill Van Auken, September 7, 2012

The new revelations of CIA waterboarding of Libyan detainees underscore the criminality of US foreign policy and both major political parties.

US Justice Department closes CIA probe with no charges in torture, murder of detainees

By Bill Van Auken, September 1, 2012

US Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday shut down a three-year investigation into CIA torture and murder of detainees, with no charges being brought against anyone.

Former head of CIA operations defends torture, obstruction of justice

By Bill Van Auken, April 27, 2012

In a book coming out next week, Jose Rodriguez, the former head of the CIA’s clandestine operations directorate, delivers an unequivocal defense of torture and of his destruction of tapes recording the agency’s crimes.

Obama Justice Department indicts ex-CIA agent for exposing torture

By Bill Van Auken, April 7, 2012

Thursday’s indictment of John Kiriakou for exposing CIA torture of detainees confirms yet again that the Obama administration is continuing and deepening the crimes carried out by the Bush White House.

Obama administration prosecutes CIA whistleblower for exposing torture

By Alan Gilman, January 31, 2012

In a criminal complaint filed January 23, the Obama administration’s Justice Department charged John Kiriakou, a former Central Intelligence Agency operative, with disclosing classified information to journalists about the waterboarding of Abu Zubayda.

CIA prison exposed in Romania

By Sybille Fuchs, December 12, 2011

German journalists have uncovered the location of one of the notorious “black site” torture prisons run in Europe by the CIA.

Documents expose intimate ties between Libyan torturers and CIA, MI6

By Peter Symonds, September 5, 2011

The British and American intelligence agencies maintained the closest relations with the Gaddafi regime and collaborated in the interrogation and torture of Islamist suspects “rendered” to Libya.

General Petraeus and the CIA

By Bill Van Auken, April 28, 2011

The appointment of Petraeus to the head of the CIA signals the further militarization of an agency that has already arrogated to itself immense power both at home and abroad.

CIA terrorist Posada Carriles acquitted in immigration trial

By Bill Van Auken, April 12, 2011

The travesty of a trial of Posada Carriles on immigration-related charges let the veteran terrorist and CIA agent walk free, despite being wanted for the killing of scores of civilians.

CIA killer Raymond Davis released by Pakistani authorities

New US drone attack kills dozens

By Ali Ismail, March 18, 2011

One day after Pakistani authorities released CIA agent Raymond Davis, the US carried out a fresh atrocity in Pakistan killing more than three dozen people.