The Intercept‘s Glenn Greenwald team up with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian to debate state surveillance with former NSA and CIA chief Michael Hayden and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz.
|By: Elliott Friday May 2, 2014 4:18 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday March 31, 2014 2:40 pm|
As senators push to have at least parts of the completed study declassified (particularly what senators found in their investigation), the CIA refuses to accept that torture did not help the country hunt down bin Laden.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday December 30, 2013 10:50 am|
There is zero evidence that Snowden has tried to sell NSA secrets to any country or engaged in any deal-making to obtain permanent asylum. Also, no evidence has been presented to prove that he still has any copies of documents, which he took with him when he fled to Hong Kong.
|By: DSWright Thursday August 8, 2013 2:05 pm|
Former NSA Director General Michael Hayden has made a stunning declaration sure to further poison relations between the so-called intelligence community and the public.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday September 11, 2012 1:40 pm|
Michael Hayden, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director under President George W. Bush, delivered a speech yesterday where he outlined the ways that President Barack Obama has managed a “practical consensus,” which has fostered “powerful continuity between two vastly different presidents”—himself and his predecessor, Bush.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday September 4, 2012 2:05 pm|
A military intervention short of a regime overthrow would not actually divert the path of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon, if they actually seek one. In fact, while currently it’s ambiguous whether or not Iran will ever want a nuclear weapon – the Supreme Leader claims there are Islamic prescriptions against it, and the consensus of the US intelligence community is that Iran has no active nuclear weapons program – striking at the country militarily will almost certainly push them in that direction. You don’t have to take my word for it. Just take a look at this quote from former Bush-era CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden…
|By: emptywheel Monday May 23, 2011 8:30 am|
I’ve been reviewing the docket on Thomas Drake’s case to see whether it touches on the privacy concerns Drake had about NSA’s post-9/11 activities.
It appears it doesn’t. . . .
|By: emptywheel Monday May 23, 2011 6:04 am|
The government wants to put Drake in jail for 35 years because he tried to make sure incompetence that led to 9/11 doesn’t continue.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday January 12, 2011 12:40 pm|
Pretty crazy, isn’t it, imagining what it would be like to live in a country with a functioning rule of law … like Colombia?
|By: Greg Mitchell Thursday October 7, 2010 12:00 pm|
Bob Woodward’s inside-the-White-House books always provide scoops and provoke controversy and his new one, Obama’s Wars, is no different, but with one vital twist: It is less a look back than a look around. Readers don’t merely re-live or debate, say, a president’s decision to start a war – nothing much can change that – but how he is now conducting, even escalating, a conflict at a key moment. The book concludes with an Oval Office interview with President Obama less than three months ago.