WASHINGTON (AP) — The peril that National Security Agency staff wanted to discuss with their director didn’t involve terrorists or enemy nations. It was something closer to home: racism and cultural misunderstandings inside America’s largest intelligence service.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has a book coming out this fall that covers his years in the Trump administration and, according to his publisher, offers “unvarnished appraisals of the deals made and characters encountered along the way."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States believes Russia underestimated the strength of Ukraine’s resistance before launching an invasion that has likely caused thousands of Russian casualties, the Biden administration's top intelligence official told lawmakers Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA has a secret, undisclosed data repository that includes information collected about Americans, two Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee said. While neither the agency nor lawmakers would disclose specifics about the data, the senators alleged the CIA had long hidden details about the program from the public and Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of intelligence experts hasn't identified a single culprit for apparent brain injuries reported by U.S. personnel that have been linked to so-called “Havana syndrome,” but several potential causes remain plausible, including the use of devices that emit beams of directed energy, officials said Wednesday.
MIAMI (AP) — A retired Venezuelan army general says U.S. officials at the highest levels of the CIA and other federal agencies were aware of his efforts to oust Nicolás Maduro — a role he says should immediately debunk criminal charges that he worked alongside the socialist leader to flood the U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA believes it is unlikely that Russia or another foreign adversary has used microwaves or other forms of directed energy to attack the hundreds of American officials who attribute symptoms associated with brain injuries to what's come to be known as “Havana syndrome."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives on Wednesday made public nearly 1,500 documents related to the U.S. government's investigation into the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of intelligence officers could soon face dismissal for failing to comply with the U.S. government’s vaccine mandate, leading Republican lawmakers to raise concerns about removing employees from agencies critical to national security.
MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian security official met the visiting chief of the Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday, a rare encounter amid tensions between Moscow and Washington.
Nikolai Patrushev, the powerful secretary of the Kremlin's Security Council, met CIA Director William Burns in Moscow to discuss U.S.-Russian relations, Patrushev's office said in a statement without providing any details.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military jury imposed a sentence of 26 years Friday on a former Maryland man who admitted joining al-Qaida and has been held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center. But under a plea deal, the man could be released as soon as next year because of his cooperation with U.S.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who went through the brutal U.S. government interrogation program after the 9/11 attacks described it openly for the first time Thursday, saying he was left terrified and hallucinating from techniques that the CIA long sought to keep secret.
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — A former Central Intelligence Agency official is going to become the next commissioner of the Vermont Department of Corrections, Gov. Phil Scott's office announced Friday.
Nicholas Deml will succeed interim Corrections Commissioner Jim Baker who held the position for 22 months.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA said Thursday it will create a top-level working group on China as part of a broad U.S. government effort focused on countering Beijing’s influence.
The group will become one of fewer than a dozen mission centers operated by the CIA, with weekly director-level meetings intended to drive the agency’s strategy toward China.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed skeptical of requiring the U.S. government to divulge what it says is secret information being sought by a Guantanamo Bay detainee. But in a surprising turn, several justices also raised questions about the rights of the man, who was tortured by the CIA abroad and has been detained for nearly two decades.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Taliban's takeover of Kabul has deepened the mutual distrust between the U.S. and Pakistan, putative allies who have tangled over Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. intelligence officer suffered symptoms linked to a series of suspected directed-energy attacks known as “Havana syndrome” while traveling with CIA Director William Burns in India this month.
U.S. President Joe Biden declared Tuesday he is sticking to his Aug. 31 deadline for completing a risky airlift of Americans, endangered Afghans and others seeking to escape Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden used his first visit with rank-and-file members of the U.S. intelligence community — a part of government that was frequently criticized by his predecessor Donald Trump — to make a promise that he will “never politicize” their work.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The two-decade war in Afghanistan has given U.S. spies a perch for keeping tabs on terrorist groups that might once again use the beleaguered nation to plan attacks against the U.S.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The head of New Jersey’s homeland security department is leaving to take a top position at the National Hockey League.
Jared Maples has been the director of the state's Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness since 2017, serving under former Republican Gov...
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — An armed man who was shot outside CIA headquarters in Virginia has died, the FBI said Tuesday...
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — At least one FBI agent opened fire on an armed man outside CIA headquarters in Virginia on Monday, authorities said...
A former FBI lawyer is expected to plead guilty to falsifying a document in the application to surveil former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, The New York Times reported Friday.
Kevin Clinesmith, 38, will enter the plea part of a deal with prosecutors investigating the origins of the Russia probe, the Times reported.
“The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World’s Most Notorious Terrorists,” St. Martin’s Press, by Tracy Walder with Jessica Anya Blau
An early paragraph in “The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World’s Most Notorious Terrorists” by Tracy Walder with Jessica Anya Blau notes how the Iraq war hinged on proof that Saddam Hussein had created and was storing chemical, biological and nuclear weapons in Iraq.
Minnesota native Wayne Norby had a long and varied career in the U.S. Air Force, the Central Intelligence Agency and as a teacher.
And through it all ran a thread of love for hockey born in his home state.
Haspel sworn in, Rosenstein boxed in: Darcy cartoon
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Monday, Gwen Haspel was sworn in as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. And Rod Rosenstein survived another day as deputy Attorney General by conceding to President Trump's demands that investigators investigate the investigation of him and his presidential campaign.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, voted Thursday against confirming the first woman CIA director, citing concern with her past role in and recent comments on the agency’s use of torture.
Gina Haspel passed her first Senate hurdle to becoming the first woman to lead the CIA, winning approval of the intelligence committee Wednesday morning after navigating a renewed debate over the agency's harsh interrogation programs conducted on terror suspects after 9/11.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the dismissal of Andrew McCabe, a former FBI deputy director (all times local):
The Associated Press has learned that the recently fired FBI deputy director kept personal memos detailing interactions with President Donald Trump.
President Trump's latest personnel shake-up comes with a historic first: Gina Haspel is in line to be the first woman to head the CIA.
But the low-key, highly decorated CIA veteran, whose rise through the agency's vaunted Clandestine Service put her at the center of some the most controversial U.S.
A former high-level spy who served in top CIA roles during the Obama years says Gina Haspel was long ago cleared of wrongdoing in a case that involved the destruction of videotapes alleged to show American interrogators torturing al Qaeda suspects.
President Donald Trump’s pick Tuesday to head the CIA, Gina Haspel, was the center of a legal dispute in Spokane as part of the civil suit filed by three men who claimed they were tortured in an interrogation program developed by former Spokane psychologists James E.
WASHINGTON -- Two former CIA employees are accusing the Trump administration's choice for CIA chief watchdog of being less than candid when he told Congress he didn't know about any active whistleblower complaints against him.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination.
Kimberly Kay "Kim" Irwin Bell, 56, of Madison died Friday, April 21, 2017, at her residence. She was born March 9, 1961, in Bradford, Pa., to Robert Edward and Pauline Phyllis Poteet Irwin.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ten years after a former FBI agent working on an unauthorized CIA mission disappeared in Iran, his family hopes U.S. President Donald Trump will do something America's last two presidents have been unable to achieve: Finally bring him home.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday turned down a request from some senators to declassify a Senate report documenting the CIA's harsh treatment of detainees after 9/11.
As the end of Obama's presidency approaches, a number of senators have urged him to declassify the 6,770-page investigation so that the public can have a full accounting of past torture practices.
Vestal: Spokane psychologist who developed CIA’s waterboarding program has become a torture pundit amid Trump’s ‘torture works’ rhetoric
During the campaign, Donald Trump made it clear he was a big fan of waterboarding.
Waterboarding – and a hell of a lot worse! – was a cheer point at his rallies, a part of the puffed-chest, armchair general rhetoric that included pronouncements that he would simply “bomb the sh— out of” terrorists, families included.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The deaths of an Italian and an American in a covert CIA drone strike in Pakistan — and the rhetorical contortions required of the president when he informed the world — have breathed new urgency into a long-stalled plan to give the Pentagon primacy over targeted killing of terrorists overseas.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading Democrats sharply criticized a former CIA chief on Monday for suggesting that a Senate panel's disputed torture report was motivated by the "emotional feeling" of the senator who chairs the committee, not by a desire for objectivity.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to release parts of a hotly contested, secret report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after Sept. 11, 2001, and the White House said it would instruct intelligence officials to cooperate fully.