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Central Intelligence Agency: National intelligence agency of the United States
The Central Intelligence Agency is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the federal government of the United States, tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT). As one of the principal members of the United States Intelligence Community (IC), the CIA reports to the Director of National Intelligence and is primarily focused on providing intelligence for the President and Cabinet of the United States.

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Bipartisan U.S. Senate report backs spy agencies' findings on Russia [Video]

Bipartisan U.S. Senate report backs spy agencies' findings on Russia

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee concurred with spy agencies' findings that Russia sought to boost now-President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, according to a bipartisan report declassified and..

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Palestinians shun CIA after declaring end to security coordination with U.S. and Israel

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Ralph W. McGehee, Agent Who Exposed the C.I.A., Dies at 92

A crisis of conscience in Vietnam led him to conclude that the agency was “a malevolent force” and to lay it bare in a memoir, “Deadly Deceits.”
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C.I.A. Hunts for Authentic Virus Totals in China, Dismissing Government Tallies

Intelligence officials have told the White House for weeks that China has vastly understated the spread of the coronavirus and the damage the pandemic has done.
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Ex-F.B.I. Agent Who Vanished on C.I.A. Mission to Iran Is Likely Dead, U.S. Concludes

The retired agent, Robert Levinson, was said to be the longest-held American hostage in history. A scandal erupted inside the C.I.A. over his disappearance.
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No spying from home in CIA's coronavirus plan

In the age of the coronavirus, working from home is no option for many employees of America's spy agencies.
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Inside the Most Secret Place at Guantánamo Bay

At Camp 7, the military holds prisoners who were previously held and interrogated by the C.I.A. But in recent years, conditions have eased up a bit.
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White House Pushes to Recover Americans Held Overseas

The president’s interest in the case of Austin Tice, a journalist who went missing in Syria in 2012, prompted the C.I.A. to renew its focus on finding him.
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Jury deadlocks on main counts against ex-CIA coder accused of leaking classified data

A New York jury on Monday found a former CIA employee accused of giving classified data to WikiLeaks guilty of making false statements to investigators and contempt of court, but failed to reach a..
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Chinese cybersecurity company accuses CIA of 11-year-long hacking campaign

Chinese antivirus firm Qihoo 360 said CIA hackers have spent more than a decade breaking into the Chinese airline industry and other targets, a blunt allegation of American espionage from a..
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Iran's judiciary says 'CIA spy' will be executed soon in online statement

A website linked to Iran's judiciary carried a statement on Tuesday saying a man convicted of spying for the CIA would be executed soon.
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Killed by a cartel. Betrayed by his own? US re-examines murder of federal agent featured in 'Narcos'

Federal authorities assess new witness claims that a DEA official and CIA operative were tied to DEA agent Enrique Camarena's 1985 murder in Mexico.
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An Interrogation Program Worked Out on the Fly

Testimony at Guantánamo Bay shows that C.I.A. black sites, where some detainees were tortured, amounted to test labs for unproven techniques, with shifting rules shaping operations.
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Justice Dept. Is Investigating C.I.A. Resistance to Sharing Russia Secrets

The prosecutor was assigned by the attorney general to scrutinize the agents and analysts who sought to understand Russia’s covert operation to help Donald J. Trump win the 2016 election.
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Swiss investigate report that firm helped CIA break codes

Switzerland is probing news reports that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and West Germany's spy service used a Swiss company's encryption technology to covertly crack other nations' top-secret..
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Iran to execute man for spying for CIA: judiciary

A man sentenced to death in Iran for spying for the CIA and attempting to pass on information about Tehran's nuclear program will be executed soon, authorities said on Tuesday, according to the..
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Man sentenced to death for spying for CIA: Iran judiciary spokesman

A man has been sentenced to death in Iran for spying for the CIA and attempting to pass on information about the Islamic Republic's nuclear program, Iran's judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday,..
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Two charity staff in Iran convicted of spying for CIA, jailed: Iran's judiciary

Two people working for a charity have been sentenced to jail on charges of spying for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Iran's judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday.
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Architect of C.I.A. Torture Program Testifies Prisoners Acted Well Adjusted

Dr. James E. Mitchell said in court at Guantánamo Bay that the alleged leader of the Sept. 11 plot, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, was fine after 183 rounds of waterboarding.
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Rand Paul names the person widely believed to be the C.I.A. whistle-blower.

After having his question rejected on the Senate floor, the senator held a news conference naming the person and posted it on Twitter.
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Rand Paul to insist on a question that names the whistle-blower.

The question was repeatedly rejected by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Wednesday because it would identify the C.I.A. whistle-blower.
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C.I.A. Interrogator Testifies That He Threatened to Kill Prisoner’s Son

“I will cut your son’s throat,” an architect of the torture program told the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks at a secret prison in Poland.
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Guantánamo Testimony Exposes Role of Doctors in C.I.A. Interrogations

The hearings have showed the role of medical professionals, including keeping count during waterboarding sessions, in the agency black sites where prisoners were tortured.
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Argument Erupts in Guantánamo Court Over Use of the Term ‘Torture’

A military judge said he would decide before the trial of five men accused of plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks whether their treatment in C.I.A. prisons amounted to torture.
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An Ex-Spy Who Wants to Represent New Mexico Can’t Hide From Criticism

Valerie Plame is celebrating her C.I.A. past in a race for a congressional seat. But as she finds herself cast as an outsider, she’s running into trouble.
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He Waterboarded a Detainee. Then He Had to Get the C.I.A. to Let Him Stop.

An architect of the C.I.A. interrogation program testified that to persuade his superiors to let him stop torturing a captive, he had them stand in the cell and watch.
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French Publisher Apologizes for Stating C.I.A. Was Behind 9/11 Attacks

The company said the misinformation in its history textbook “echoes conspiracy theories devoid of any factual basis.”
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Psychologist Who Waterboarded for C.I.A. to Testify at Guantánamo

James Mitchell will be the first witness to describe the torture of detainees in the secret prisons — some at his own hands — in the trial of the men accused of plotting the Sept. 11 attacks.
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What you need to know about the death of Gen. Soleimani and the escalating situation with Iran

Here is a run down of the situation ex-CIA Director Leon Panetta described as "closer to war with Iran than we've been in the last 40 years."
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U.S. Intelligence Agencies Prepare to Pull Back Officers From Africa

An expected withdrawal of military forces would lead the C.I.A. and other agencies to reduce their presence, leaving some officials and experts fearful of a gap in stopping terrorist threats.
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CIA devised way to restrict missiles given to allies, researcher says

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has devised technology to restrict the use of anti-aircraft missiles after they leave American hands, a researcher said, a move that experts say could persuade the..
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Durham Is Scrutinizing Ex-C.I.A. Director’s Role in Russian Interference Findings

The federal prosecutor investigating the origins of the Russia inquiry is examining testimony by the former C.I.A. director John Brennan and seeking his communications records.
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Who Is John Durham, the Prosecutor Investigating the Russia Inquiry

Mr. Durham, the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut, has investigated potential wrongdoing by the F.B.I. and C.I.A. for the Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump administrations.
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'I felt like I was going to die': A harrowing look into CIA torture from the eyes of a detainee

A CIA detainee's drawings detail the brutal reach of torture. They are part of a new Seton Hall report called "How America Tortures."
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An Illustrated First-Person Guide to the C.I.A.’s Torture Program

Sketches drawn in captivity by the first prisoner known to undergo “enhanced interrogation” portray his account of what happened to him in vivid and disturbing ways.
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Iran says it arrested eight with CIA links during unrest

Iranian security agents arrested at least eight people linked to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency during last week's unrest over gasoline price hikes, the official news agency IRNA reported on..
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Ex-C.I.A. Officer Sentenced to 19 Years in Chinese Espionage Conspiracy

Jerry Chun Shing Lee, who pleaded guilty to conspiring with Chinese intelligence agents, received a lengthy sentence in a case built on circumstantial evidence and many unknowns.
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Judge Rules Prosecutors Misrepresented Evidence From C.I.A. Sites

A military judge for Guantánamo’s war court found that the handling of classified information from secret prisons was deeply flawed, complicating the Cole case.
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Saudi king receives CIA chief in Riyadh: state media

Saudi Arabia's King Salman received the director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in Riyadh, the Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.
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Why ISIS leader's death is a "setback," according to former CIA acting director

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CIA Director: "Reversal of battlefield successes" derailed ISIS recruitment

CIA Director John Brennan says ISIS has become a "failing organization," after claims of great victory have been "debunked" over the past six to nine months. Brennan notes the United States aims to..
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Open: This is Face the Nation, September 11

On the 15th anniversary of 9/11, "Face the Nation" reflects on the fight against terror, with guests CIA director John Brennan, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California, CBS News Elections Director Anthony..
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Fmr. CIA Director says new head of NSA, Gen. McMaster has a "stellar reputation"

Fmr. CIA Director John Brennan says he believes new National Security Advisor Gen. McMaster understands "bumper sticker terms" such as "radical Islam" do more harm than good. He urges the president to..
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CIA Director Mike Pompeo on the threat from North Korea

The director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, discusses President Trump's response to Charlottesville and the tensions with North Korea with Face the Nation Moderator John Dickerson
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CIA Director Pompeo says pressure on North Korea will continue

CIA Director Mike Pompeo joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the form proposed talks with North Korea would take and what conditions must be met before the talks.
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Sen. King says it would be a "constitutional crisis" if Mueller were fired

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the confirmation hearing for Gina Haspel to become CIA director.
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White House has full faith in its nominees to lead the CIA and State Department

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the nominees for Secretary of State and Director of the CIA and the Mueller investigation.
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