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# cia - Monday 7 January, 2013

Irishman who planned bin Laden raid to be named as new CIA head
# John Brennan
# John Brennan

Irishman who planned bin Laden raid to be named as new CIA head

Jan 7th 2013, 11:59 AM 19,697 Views 63 Comments

John Brennan’s parents hail from Roscommon, and he was raised in New Jersey. The counterterrorism expert was deeply involved in planning the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

# cia - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Plane used to transfer unlawfully detained man landed at Shannon
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Plane used to transfer unlawfully detained man landed at Shannon

Dec 13th 2012, 3:22 PM 12,690 Views 60 Comments

The plane used by the CIA landed in Shannon Airport on its way to Macadonia to pick the man up.

# cia - Monday 10 December, 2012

Iran says it decoded data from captured CIA drone
# Drone
# Drone

Iran says it decoded data from captured CIA drone

Dec 10th 2012, 2:40 PM 8,421 Views 58 Comments

Tehran now claiming it will reverse-engineer the drone and build its own version.

# cia - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Obama: 'No security threat' in Petraeus and Allen sex scandal
# Sex Scandal
# Sex Scandal

Obama: 'No security threat' in Petraeus and Allen sex scandal

Nov 15th 2012, 2:06 PM 3,069 Views 3 Comments

Barack Obama says the scandal surrounding the former CIA head and the top military commander in Afghanistan has no security impact.

# cia - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Disgraced CIA chief to testify before Congress: reports
# US
# US

Disgraced CIA chief to testify before Congress: reports

Nov 14th 2012, 5:30 PM 3,284 Views 9 Comments

David Petraeus will testify before Congress after all about the attack on the US consulate in Libya which killed US Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other Americans.

# cia - Monday 12 November, 2012

Details of second woman in Petraeus case emerge
# David Petraeus
# David Petraeus

Details of second woman in Petraeus case emerge

Nov 12th 2012, 10:36 AM 5,207 Views 2 Comments

The second woman is alleged to have received emails from Paula Broadwell who is said to have conducted an affair with the now former head of the CIA.

# cia - Friday 9 November, 2012

CIA director quits over extramarital affair
# CIA
# CIA

CIA director quits over extramarital affair

Nov 9th 2012, 8:25 PM 11,070 Views 44 Comments

Petraeus said in a statement that he had shown “extremely poor judgement” in having an affair.

# cia - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Nov 4th 2012, 10:30 AM 9,887 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# cia - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Former CIA agent gets 30 months' jail for naming colleague
# CIA
# CIA

Former CIA agent gets 30 months' jail for naming colleague

Oct 23rd 2012, 8:33 PM 13,376 Views 29 Comments

John Kiriakou told a journalist the name of a colleague who was involved in torturing suspected al-Qaeda members.

# cia - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Italy upholds conviction of CIA agents
# Italy
# Italy

Italy upholds conviction of CIA agents

Sep 20th 2012, 2:03 PM 5,819 Views 18 Comments

Some 23 Americans were convicted in 2009 of involvement in the kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect.

# cia - Thursday 6 September, 2012

New report alleges Gaddafi's enemies were waterboarded by CIA
# Waterboarding
# Waterboarding

New report alleges Gaddafi's enemies were waterboarded by CIA

Sep 6th 2012, 9:20 PM 6,907 Views 27 Comments

Human Rights Watch are alleging that at least one opponent of Muammar Gaddafi was waterboarded during George Bush’s presidency.

# cia - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Navy Seal releases book on bin Laden hit operation
# Classified
# Classified

Navy Seal releases book on bin Laden hit operation

Aug 23rd 2012, 10:17 AM 3,416 Views 12 Comments

The book has triggered concerns that classified information may be released to the public.

# cia - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Syria: Rebels bombard airbase near Aleppo amid reports of torture and execution
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Rebels bombard airbase near Aleppo amid reports of torture and execution

Aug 2nd 2012, 8:18 AM 1,820 Views 44 Comments

There have been further reports of human rights abuses from both government forces and rebels in Syria as the battle for its second city continues.

# cia - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Iran 'says it is not involved in Bulgarian bombing'
# Bulgaria
# Bulgaria

Iran 'says it is not involved in Bulgarian bombing'

Jul 19th 2012, 10:11 AM 2,195 Views 13 Comments

Iran’s state TV is rejecting accusations of Tehran’s involvement in the bombing, which killed seven yesterday.

# cia - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Doctor who helped CIA trace bin Laden 'jailed over militancy'
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Doctor who helped CIA trace bin Laden 'jailed over militancy'

May 30th 2012, 4:57 PM 2,453 Views 11 Comments

Court documents obtained today debunk the view that Shakil Afridi was convicted for working with the CIA.

# cia - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Doctor who helped CIA trace bin Laden sentenced to 33 years
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

Doctor who helped CIA trace bin Laden sentenced to 33 years

May 23rd 2012, 8:34 PM 8,483 Views 40 Comments

The Pakistani man has been convicted of conspiring against Pakistan.

# cia - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

'Underwear bomber' was a double agent
# Spy Games
# Spy Games

'Underwear bomber' was a double agent

May 9th 2012, 7:54 AM 4,753 Views 47 Comments

The spy had been working with the Saudi intelligence agency in Yemen and handed the bomb to authorities instead of sneaking it onto a plane.

# cia - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

'Undetectable' underwear bomb plot thwarted says CIA
# Plot
# Plot

'Undetectable' underwear bomb plot thwarted says CIA

May 8th 2012, 7:57 AM 3,777 Views 25 Comments

The device was an upgrade of the Christmas 2009 underwear bomb plot but the would-be bomber had not yet picked a target or bought an airline ticket.

# cia - Friday 27 April, 2012

US court rules against release of dead bin Laden photos
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

US court rules against release of dead bin Laden photos

Apr 27th 2012, 10:46 AM 1,800 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, earlier today Osama bin Laden’s family was deported from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia.

# cia - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Attacks
From The Daily Edge
# Attacks

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Apr 22nd 2012, 11:00 AM 57 Views 2 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# cia - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Operation Midnight Climax: how the CIA secretly sent citizens on acid trips
# Espionage
# Espionage

Operation Midnight Climax: how the CIA secretly sent citizens on acid trips

Mar 27th 2012, 7:00 AM 11,617 Views 22 Comments

It sounds like a wild conspiracy theory, or film script, but recently declassified documents exposes more about the bizarre project.

# cia - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Secret agents and magnetic bombs: the how and why of modern assassinations
# Assassinations
# Assassinations

Secret agents and magnetic bombs: the how and why of modern assassinations

Feb 18th 2012, 6:00 PM 6,027 Views 7 Comments

Do assassinations achieve their political aims and how do agents really carry them out?

# cia - Friday 10 February, 2012

Anonymous says it has taken down the website of the C.I.A.
# Tango Down
# Tango Down

Anonymous says it has taken down the website of the C.I.A.

Feb 10th 2012, 8:57 PM 7,249 Views 49 Comments

The hactivists have been quick to claim credit for crashing CIA.gov.

# cia - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Will the US release photos of Osama bin Laden's death?
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

Will the US release photos of Osama bin Laden's death?

Jan 31st 2012, 9:48 PM 4,748 Views 27 Comments

The CIA has 52 photos and videos of the al-Qaeda leader’s assassination – and could be forced to make them public.

# cia - Monday 9 January, 2012

Iran sentences US citizen Amir Mirzai Hekmati to death over 'CIA spying'
# Iran
# Iran

Iran sentences US citizen Amir Mirzai Hekmati to death over 'CIA spying'

Jan 9th 2012, 10:11 AM 1,930 Views 25 Comments

Conviction comes as US-Iranian relations increasingly sour.

# cia - Monday 5 December, 2011

US vacating air base in Pakistan used by drones
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

US vacating air base in Pakistan used by drones

Dec 5th 2011, 9:54 AM 648 Views 0 Comments

Islamabad demanded the vacation of an airbase used by US drones in response to NATO airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

# cia - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

CIA spy rings uncovered in Iran and Lebanon
# CIA
# CIA

CIA spy rings uncovered in Iran and Lebanon

Nov 22nd 2011, 8:13 AM 1,898 Views 6 Comments

The United States has suffered a huge security setback after several CIA operatives in two distinct networks were captured by Iran and Hezbollah. The informants are feared dead.

# cia - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Doctor who 'helped CIA find bin Laden' accused of treason
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

Doctor who 'helped CIA find bin Laden' accused of treason

Oct 6th 2011, 9:50 PM 682 Views 16 Comments

The CIA’s fake vaccination programme in the Pakistani town where bin Laden was found and killed in May has caused many problems in its aftermath.

# cia - Monday 26 September, 2011

One American killed, and another injured, in Kabul embassy attack
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

One American killed, and another injured, in Kabul embassy attack

Sep 26th 2011, 10:31 AM 369 Views 1 Comment

An annex of the US Embassy in Kabul, used by the CIA, is attacked by an Afghan employee with no apparent motive.

# cia - Monday 5 September, 2011

British intelligence inquiry to study Gaddafi links
# Libya
# Libya

British intelligence inquiry to study Gaddafi links

Sep 5th 2011, 7:24 PM 135 Views 4 Comments

Documents found after rebels took Tripoli have shown cooperation between British and US intelligence operatives and Gaddafi’s regime.

# cia - Saturday 3 September, 2011

Documents reveal Gaddafi regime's ties to CIA
# Rendition
# Rendition

Documents reveal Gaddafi regime's ties to CIA

Sep 3rd 2011, 6:06 PM 901 Views 8 Comments

The US’s Central Intelligence Agency worked closely with the Gaddafi regime in the rendition of terror suspects, documents show.

# cia - Thursday 1 September, 2011

US 'rendition flight' aircraft flew to Shannon airport
# Rendition
# Rendition

US 'rendition flight' aircraft flew to Shannon airport

Sep 1st 2011, 7:52 AM 1,678 Views 11 Comments

The Clare airport was one of a number of international locations used by the secret flights, court documents show.

# cia - Friday 19 August, 2011

Pakistan mosque hit by suicide bombing that kills 40
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pakistan mosque hit by suicide bombing that kills 40

Aug 19th 2011, 3:07 PM 176 Views 0 Comments

Some 300 people had gathered for Friday prayers and many were on their way out when the explosion occurred.

# cia - Monday 18 July, 2011

Petraeus hands over command in Afghanistan to take up CIA role
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Petraeus hands over command in Afghanistan to take up CIA role

Jul 18th 2011, 9:34 AM 169 Views 0 Comments

What’s next for the nearly 10-year-old conflict?

# cia - Friday 15 July, 2011

CIA criticised for using fake vaccinations to trap Bin Laden
# Trap
# Trap

CIA criticised for using fake vaccinations to trap Bin Laden

Jul 15th 2011, 3:36 PM 634 Views 11 Comments

Medecins Sans Frontieres has said setting up a fake vaccination programme threatened life-saving immunisation work around the world.

# cia - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

How the CIA tried to find Osama bin Laden
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

How the CIA tried to find Osama bin Laden

Jul 12th 2011, 12:35 PM 623 Views 3 Comments

A fake vaccination programme was organised in the town where the Al Qaeda leader was hiding but did it work?

# cia - Sunday 26 June, 2011

Hacker group LulzSec calls it a day but why?
# No More Lulz
# No More Lulz

Hacker group LulzSec calls it a day but why?

Jun 26th 2011, 12:42 PM 413 Views 0 Comments

It could be a sign of nerves in the face of law enforcement investigations.