CIA Fuels Decades-Long Class Conflict by Helping Colombian Military Drop ‘Smart Bombs’ on Rebel Leaders

By: Monday December 23, 2013 4:05 pm

A major investigative report by The Washington Post’s Dana Priest shows the CIA has overseen and helped the Colombian government target and assassinate rebel leaders. Forces from Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) have also provided assistance to the Colombian government, mounting operations to find hostages taken by guerrilla groups. It is all a part of a military assistance program called “Plan Colombia.”

 

CIA Fuels Decades-Long Class Conflict by Helping Colombian Military Drop ‘Smart Bombs’ on Rebel Leaders

By: Monday December 23, 2013 1:57 pm

A major investigative report by The Washington Post’s Dana Priest shows the CIA has overseen and helped the Colombian government target and assassinate rebel leaders. Forces from Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) have also provided assistance to the Colombian government, mounting operations to find hostages taken by guerrilla groups. It is all a part of a military assistance program called “Plan Colombia.”

Top 10 MyFDL Diaries of 2010

By: Friday January 14, 2011 12:35 pm

Check out this list of the top 10 MyFDL diaries from 2010 (based on pageviews). Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to our fantastic community of writers. We look forward to reading your work in 2011.

What were your favorite myFDL diaries from last year? Share your picks in the comments!

Cargo Bomb Investigation: Pentagon’s Denial on Yemen Misses the Point

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 6:55 am

As Marcy discussed here, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the Obama administration was looking at giving the CIA control over secret operations – including JSOC assassination teams and drones – in Yemen, supposedly in response to the still rather mysterious printer cartridge bombs announced last week. Today, the Pentagon was eager to deny these reports.

Manic Monday Expected in Washington: How Many Mil Contractors Are There?

By: Sunday July 18, 2010 4:00 pm

On Monday it’s expected that the Washington Post will debut a series by Dana Priest on military contractors, with an emphasis on intelligence contracting. We’ve known for some time there are far more contractors than troops, that we don’t know the exact number — which makes for a lot of interesting questions.

The Intelligence Industrial Complex Prepares for War — a War on the Truth

By: Sunday July 18, 2010 6:45 am

I’m amused by the panic revealed in a memo the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a few weeks ago preparing all members of the intelligence community for an upcoming Dana Priest series covering the same terrain.

Revisiting the al-Harithi/Derwish Assassination

By: Sunday January 31, 2010 5:00 pm

It would seem unnecessary to kill a guy for planning the Cole bombing if you knew you had the suspect who planned the Cole bombing in custody. But claiming a tie between him and the Cole bombing might provide the excuse to target a car carrying your real target: Derwish.

Post Story Cites List of US Citizens Targeted for Killing or Capture

By: Wednesday January 27, 2010 12:45 pm

WaPo’s Dana Priest’s latest article indicates that somewhere there’s a list of Americans who, the President has determined, can be killed with no due process.

Obama’s Growing War in Yemen Includes New Base, Assassination Attempts

By: Wednesday January 27, 2010 6:48 am

The Washington Post reports that US involvement in Yemen includes attempts to assassinate US citizens in Yemen, and a new joint operations center.

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